During Naturopathic Medicine Week, we were very fortunate to receive some time with a practicing Vermont primary care naturopath, Susan Jacobs.
Susan’s perspective is one that we need to share, because it’s based on a value system which we at DaVinci also hold true, one that involves whole body wellness, comprehensive understanding and preventative care.
Dr. Jacobs, who practices in Shelburne at the Champlain Center for Natural Medicine, first came across the concept of naturopathy at a young age.
“It was in my junior or senior year of high school and I was at a friend’s house where the family was talking about nutrition and how it could affect cholesterol,” she said.
As an undergrad, Susan studied pre-med and was still on the track to go to modern allopathic medical school, but realized it didn’t fit in with her worldview and philosophy on health. She was more interested in “how do you treat with non-invasive methods? Be proactive instead of reactive?”