Aarti Patel is a naturopathic medical doctor who practices in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her family. She received her 4-year doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the nation's leading program at Bastyr University. Dr. Patel believes that the journey towards health for each person involves exploring the big picture of symptoms and lifestyle imbalances. She applies this philosophy in her practice, which focuses on chronic illness, endocrinology, autoimmune conditions, stress relief, and homeopathy. Dr. Patel is also the author and illustrator of "Picture It: Homeopathy: A Picture-Based Guide to Homeopathic Remedies and Personalities."
"I wish all my patients would read this book. There are so many factors that go into health...physical, emotional and mental. When we are experiencing symptoms, we immediately and understandably want to know why. Where we go wrong is assuming there is one cause and therefore one cure. We want a magic bullet and are disappointed when our quick fixes don't work. So how can we start to tease out all the factors that may or may not be contributing to our symptoms? Dr. Patel does an amazing job providing a practical, scientifically sound way to dissect through the complexity. She starts by recognizing that you have a unique knowledge and perspective on your life and your body that can help you move towards a healthier lifestyle. Much like her blog, this book is empowering and self nurturing. As a physician, I have bought several copies for my lending library and look forward to recommending it to my patients." --Dr. Diane Staves, M.D. "An informative and inspirational book. The author combines her knowledge, wisdom and inspirational energy making it an easy but transformational read--there is a lot to ponder as the words unfold. Although I'm never one to judge a book by its cover, the book itself looks and feels amazing! Highly recommended." --Sarah-Jane Grace