Integrative Health

The Weil Vitamin Advisor is rooted in a healing philosophy often described as "integrative." But what, exactly, does that mean? Integrative health care's principles are best illuminated by the following attributes:

  • A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
  • Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response
  • Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body
  • A philosophy that neither rejects conventional health care nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically
  • Recognition that good health care should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
  • Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
  • Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease
  • Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development

"High-quality supplements, taken in the right amounts are natural, effective, and non-invasive," said Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. "They can both promote health and reduce the severity and duration of some diseases. The recommendations of the Weil Vitamin Advisor are all squarely within the framework of an integrative approach to health."