Dr. Chris' Natural Remedies
By Daidra Annis
“Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.” - Jim Rohn
Healthcare is a pretty hot topic these days. Due to rising costs and other factors, many people want to take a more active role in their own healthcare, and they're seeking out alternative ways to care for their bodies. Thankfully, there is a solution for them at Dr. Chris' Natural Remedies. The practice, as its name suggests, offers a natural approach to healthcare that is high-quality and affordable. Based on the principles of Naturopathic medicine, the staff at Dr. Chris' practice believes in the body's innate ability to heal and rejuvenate itself. In order for this to happen, though, the nervous system must be operating at its best. That's where their vitalistic thought process – treating the whole person, not the symptoms – really makes a difference.
Dr. Kerith Powell, owner of Dr. Chris' Natural Remedies, spoke candidly about the importance of one's nervous system when considering overall health. As a chiropractor, Dr. Powell believes that health is an “above-down, inside-out” concept. This simply means that the brain is the control center of the body, and what comes from “above” filters throughout the entire body and manifests itself on the outside. If the nervous system is impaired, your body will reflect that impairment through aches, pains, and disease. There are three factors that interrupt the functions of the central nervous system: physical, chemical, and emotional stress. Some of these are easier to recognize than others, but Dr. Powell and his staff work to identify the source(s), and then support you in an effort to build resistance to the stresser. Often, that is done through a program that includes both chiropractic adjustments, and non-GMO, whole food supplements. However, many do not realize that Naturopathy is not an alternative, but rather a complement to traditional medicine. As holistic practitioners, they offer a full range of options so their patients can make the best decision to meet their needs. This includes partnering with a non-affiliated medical doctor whois located in the office next door. If needed, she can assist with additional patient monitoring and the administration of prescription medication.
Outside of the busy practice, Dr. Powell serves as a member of the faculty at Life University and is a member of Concerned Parents of Young Athletes. Dr. Chris' Natural Remedies is a member of the Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce, where they are able to support the community via various chamber projects. In addition, they serve as volunteers for Special Olympics, and help to provide free tutoring services at local favorite, the Grayson Coffee House. Participation in coat and food drives are other ways that the team at Dr. Chris' spreads the news of healthy living to the community in which they live and serve.
In the end, the goal of everyone at Dr. Chris' Natural Remedies is for their patients to continue to be active in their older years, and to be able to live fuller lives with less medicine and less surgeries, and without the enormous expense of prescription drugs, and uncovered medical costs. If you think that a naturopathic approach might be right for you, Dr. Powell encourages you to make an appointment for a free consultation with one of the providers at the office.
More information at http://drchrisnaturalremedies.com/