In a world full of doctors, healthcare plans, and pharmaceutical companies, you have to be your own advocate on what works best for you and what does not. More and more, people are looking for answers outside of conventional medicine to help them with their illnesses, and to feel their best.
In my experience, Dr. Setareh Tais, ND, at Fresno Holistic Medicine helps do just that. She is a naturopathic doctor located in Fresno who specializes in holistic primary care and naturopathic family medicine. Her areas of focus are reproductive medicine, pediatrics, thyroid disorders, bio-identical hormones, and digestive disorders.
What Is Holistic Medicine?
As someone who has always been fascinated by health and the chemistry within our bodies, I’ve known about holistic (alternative) medicine for many years. But, for those who may not know what it is, the best description I have found is from WebMD:
Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person—body, mind, spirit, and emotions—in the quest for optimal health and wellness… Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected… A holistic doctor may use all forms of health care, from conventional medication to alternative therapies, to treat a patient. The treatment plan may involve drugs to relieve symptoms, but also lifestyle modifications…”
Dr. Tais and Fresno Holistic Medicine provide holistic medical care to women, men, and children. Her goal is to determine the underlying cause of an illness and to work with patients on disease prevention and improving general health. Her outlook is realistic, and her treatment plans are individualized and extend beyond a prescription pad.
My Own Experience with Dr. Tais
After having a full hysterectomy in 2015, I was struggling in all areas of my life. Something was off with me, and my general practice doctors were great, but they wanted to put me on yet more medications that had awful side effects. I knew in my heart nothing was helping, that the medications just masked what was really going on in my body and mind.
Through some research of my own, I was lucky enough to find Dr. Tais—and I have never looked back. She has changed my life completely. I no longer have mood swings, depression, chatter in the brain, worry, anxiety. With some testing, Dr. Tais was able to identify that I have major food allergies, and these allergies were causing me to have reactions and inflammation throughout my body and intestines.
I can honestly say now that I’m happier in all aspects of my life. I’m calmer, my body feels great, and I don’t feel bloated all the time. I have so much more energy along with a positive outlook— even my family, friends, and husband notice the difference. I’m less concerned these days by my size, since that is just a number to me. For the first time in a long time, I want to get healthy from the inside out, because I already feel good!
I would recommend doing your own research on naturopathic doctors if you are looking for answers to your health concerns and want a different approach. Dr. Tais at Fresno Holistic Medicine is a great place to start.