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Meeting on Capitol Hill

May 4, 2009

Today, 100 naturopathic doctors and supporters met on Capitol Hill to advocate for an overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system.

"The healthcare system must address the underlying factors that lead to chronic disease," says Karen Howard, Executive Director of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. "Nearly 40% of all U.S. deaths are from heart disease, and more than two thirds of Americans are overweight. We need to move past this broken model and create a system that focuses on overall health, wellness and enabling the body’s natural healing process."

This is the change we need. By empowering people to take charge of their health by incorporating more whole foods, exercise and stress reducing activities we can significantly lower the amount of money we spend on medications and operations.

This is exactly what Integrative Nutrition students are doing. Yes, we are a school, but we are also a movement. Students and graduates are out in their communities teaching men, women and children the importance of whole grains, fruits and vegetables as well as balancing other aspects their lives.

Do you want to be a part of this movement?

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.