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Chronic Illness: Treatment and Prevention

Cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes account for nearly 2 of every 3 deaths in the US. Most of our national healthcare expenses are focused on disease treatment and not prevention, the totals account for less than 3% of total healthcare costs1

John Seffrin, PhD
CEO of the American Cancer Society states:

“In spite of hundreds of medical studies, media reports and advice from health officials, Americans still have not got the message that they can prevent most cases of chronic disease.”1

Our naturopathic physicians at the Vermont Integrative & Naturopathic Medicine (VINM) are trained to help you deal with the symptoms of many kinds of chronic illnesses, as well as preventing certain illnesses from developing.


Many of our patients come to us for integrative approaches for many risk factors including, but not limited to:

Many chronic illnesses in addition to cardiovascular disease and diabetes respond well to natural treatment approaches. Chronic conditions commonly treated include, but are not limited to:

  • Autoimmune conditions
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Lupus
  • Digestive disorders
    • IBS
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Reflux
    • Celiac Disease
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
    • Chronic Pain
    • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
    • Osteoarthritis
  • Thyroid conditions
    • Hypothyroidism and/or Hashimoto’s Disease
    • Hyperthyroidism and/or Graves’ Disease
  • Mental health conditions
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
  • Respiratory disorders
    • Asthma
    • Seasonal Allergies
    • Chronic Sinus Infections
  • Sleep disorders
    • Insomnia
    • Sleep Apnea
  • Genitourinary disorders
    • Pain with Urination
    • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
    • Prostate Disorders
    • Low sex Drive
    • Incontinence
  • General
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Headaches and Migraines
    • Environmental Sensitivities
    • Food Intolerances