Good health is important. Did you come to this website because you just don't feel right? Maybe your blood labs are out of whack or you have a problem with diabetes, heart disease or gastrointestinal distress. Maybe you're overweight, carrying around too much belly fat, and feeling sad and sluggish all the time. We have a lot to do in our lives, and a lot of people count on us, and we can't fulfill our obligations effectively if we are not in optimal health. Traditional Western medicine and its doctors are the finest in the world for dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or short-duration illnesses in need of urgent care, such as a traumatic car accident, appendicitis, or a broken leg. But to address chronic problems, to better control or even reverse disease states and debilitation, and to train people in the art and science of wellness and self-healing, we must turn to functional wellness. It is much better suited for developing and maintaining a higher quality, drug-free life well into one's senior years. Functional wellness deals with primary prevention and underlying causes of chronic disease, rather than simply removing or masking symptoms once they arise. Functional wellness emphasizes true healing, helping the body heal itself thru support of normal physiology, and a partnership of joint responsibility between doctor and patient. It also embraces the most current science in diagnosing early abnormalities that eventually lead to chronic illness. Chronic disease, as a rule, is slow to develop. Examples are diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, low thyroid, cancer, mental illness, autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, and back problems. Long-term predictions for such chronic diseases keep rising because the physical, emotional, and mental effects of stress are overwhelming us as a western culture. This stress comes from poor diet, a toxic environment, drugs, accidents, nervous system impairments, emotional reactions to life, mental overload, lack of exercise, and insufficient or poor sleep. Dr. Rappe holds regular seminars on the relationship between stress, hormones and health, and how you can start reversing some or most of the acquired stress damage by enabling your body to heal itself. Join us and learn how to get healthy – safely and naturally! Call for the next seminar date and time 760 771-0861.