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by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Metabolism is the never ending biochemical process by which life carries out its functions. Doctors who deal with disease by means or attempting to restore normal metabolism are said to practice metabolic medicine. At first glance one would think this should be the only type of medicine practiced, but in fact main stream medicine uses man-made drugs to try to alter the natural process of metabolism and induce an artificial state in which undesirable symptoms are not allowed to be expressed. This is called allopathic medicine.

Metabolic medicine, in its most liberal definition, overlaps, includes, and is included by several other medical disciplines. Nutritional medicine, homeopathy, environmental medicine, enzyme potentiated desensitization, chiropractic, orthomolecular medicine, anti-aging, holistic, and preventive medicine all come to mind.

The job description of a doctor practicing metabolic medicine is to identify the areas of breakdown of the normal metabolic process and restore them to full functioning through supplying the missing nutrient or hormone, or by encouraging the release personal stress, realigning the body, readjusting the immune system, and working to prevent future recurrence of the problem. This process takes time and careful study.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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