Why I call the blog “docere”
Docere, the origin of the word Doctor, means to teach or show in Latin. It is one of the six principles of naturopathic medicine. I strongly believe that everyone should play an active role in their own health care. Often people come to me with a diagnosis that they don’t understand. Or a prescription they are taking simply because they were told they had to. Or worse they come in after having been told they have a chronic life-long condition for which there is no cure.
I strive to use language that everyone understands to explain anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. I hope to empower each person to understand their own bodies so they can make decisions about what they put into them. Visits are a little longer so we have time for this education. Another way I educate is through this blog. If you have a question you would like me to address here, contact me.