“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” - Sir William Osler
Drs. Benjamin and Susanna work with patients who are experiencing any number of symptoms or conditions. While both are skilled to support the natural healing of acute conditions and illness, they mainly focus on supporting patients in healing from chronic conditions, such as:
- Autoimmune conditions
- Weight gain
- Hormone balancing
- Men’s health
- Women’s health
- Cardiovascular disease
- Cancer (adjunctive cancer care)
- Frequent infections
- Chronic infections (Epstein Barr, Lyme, Herpes, Shingles, Strep, Staph)
- GI health (Acid reflux, IBS, Crohn’s , SIBO, food intolerances)
- Chronic fatigue
- Sleep disturbance
- Mental health conditions (anxiety/depression)
- Neurologic conditions (Headaches/migraines, neuropathy, MS)
- Skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis)
- Acute conditions (cold/flu, ear infections, sinusitis, injuries)
Drs. Benjamin and Susanna will guide your healing path with any acute or chronic condition.
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Using life itself as a therapeutic intervention is an extremely empowering process. The key to health is focusing on creating a sound foundation through optimizing the most basic habits of eating, breathing, drinking, thinking, and relating with oneself and loved ones. By addressing these most fundamental elements of life we build a sense of strength and resilience that carries us through life with vitality, peace, and joy. Drs. Benjamin and Susanna are constantly exploring new lifestyle habits and routines. While talking the talk AND walking the walk, they are fully adept to support you through a lifestyle transformation!
The art and science of homeopathy is gentle, elegant, yet powerful. The goal of a homeopath is to know how you and your body respond to life physically, mentally, and emotionally. By gathering the entire set of symptoms that are unique to you, the homeopath synthesizes a holistic understanding of who you are, matching your essence with a remedy that supports and optimizes your overall functioning. Despite the mystery and poor understanding of exactly how homeopathy works, Drs. Benjamin and Susanna continue to devote time and energy to mastering the science of homeopathy, feeling supported by fantastic clinical results.
Food IS medicine! Drs. Benjamin and Susanna understand that shifting eating habits can be the most invasive treatment. They never tell anyone what to eat, or what not to eat, but supports patients in making their own well informed decisions. Plant-based whole-foods is always the key to optimal health, though some individuals require more specific therapeutic diets. At Alter Health, we believe vitamins and minerals should always come from food, and nutritional supplements are intended to do just that - supplement the diet! That said, sometimes individuals do need special attention or support through supplemental vitamins and minerals.
Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet come from plants. In fact, the vast majority of pharmaceuticals today were modeled after the effects observed from herbal preparations. Herbs can be a cheap, easy, and even tasty way to bring medicine into your life. While Dr. Benjamin and Susanna love supporting patients in incorporating less exotic herbs on a daily basis in the kitchen, specific herbal extracts can also be a powerful way to support the healing process. What's more than simply taking an herb is knowing how the herb impacts the body. This leads to Drs. Benjamin and Susanna's love for patient education. From infusions, to tinctures, to steams, or encapsulated products, herbs often play a part in the holistic treatment protocols at Alter Health.
In a world where information and stimulation floods through our body, it becomes more and more challenging, yet increasingly critical, to nourish ourselves with a mindfulness practice. Mindfulness, like a muscle, is a practice that can be strengthened. As we anchor ourselves in a state of peace, we are able to navigate throughout the chaotic world using stressful stimuli as reminders to relax. Cultivating a mindfulness practice is a very powerful and effective way to support the body in coming into a physiologic state that allows healing. Honing this practice in today’s world is a great passion of Drs. Benjamin and Susanna. Upon a foundation of basic mindfulness practices, more advanced applications may be used to support the healing process.
With a background in Spiritual Psychology, Drs. Benjamin and Susanna live a spiritually focused life. In fact, Dr. Benjamin is an ordained minister! They believe that humans are in fact divine beings using this human experience for a greater purpose of spiritual evolution. This evolution naturally involves growth and healing on every level, including the physical. At Alter Health we guide individuals into knowing their place in the world, finding meaning and purpose in life through adopting an elevated perspective of life. Cultivating the knowing that every aspect of life, from joys to grievances, is for our benefit always supports the healing process. For both Drs. Benjamin and Susanna, this is truly the most fulfilling aspect of his work.