Frequently Asked Questions
At Country Doctor Nutritional Center we take pride in providing you with the finest herbal products and protocols available on your journey to natural health. While we have created some of the most frequently asked questions we have been asked, we encourage you to contact us with your questions and to be an active participant with us in your health care. Our staff is available to keep you up-to-date and educated regarding all Country Doctor Nutritional Center products and health care recommendations.
Country Doctor Nutritional Center – Why use us?
Dan Young and his staff at Country Doctor Nutritional Center are natural health conscious individuals dedicated to bringing you natural health and healing modalities that work. Everything we suggest you use to improve your health has already been tried and tested in our clinical setting before we ever recommend it to you. If a product or procedure does not perform or has not been proven to work for us then it will not be recommended to you.
Many of Dan’s respected colleagues have gone through years of rigorous training to become Naturopathic Doctors and Master Herbalists. However, they have never practiced one day in a clinical setting. Some of them are excellent researchers and can find everything you’d ever want to know about, written on the internet, as you can yourself. Many have written books, newsletters, and other publications but have never touched or worked with a patient.
Our promise to you…If we have not tried and tested a product or procedure in our clinic and found it to meet all of our expectations to our complete satisfaction for wellness, then we will never offer it to you.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
Naturopathic doctors are trained specialists in a separate and distinct healing art which uses non-invasive natural medicine. They are not orthodox medical doctors (M.D.s). Naturopathic doctors (N.D.s) are conventionally trained in subjects such as anatomy, physiology, counseling, dietary evaluations, nutrition, herbology, acupressure, muscle relaxation and structural normalization, homeopathy, iridology, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy and oxygen therapy. Some practitioners are also trained in additional specialties such as acupuncture or natural childbirth.
Naturopathic doctors tailor the healing modality of the needs of the individual with methods which are effective for both chronic and acute problems. Naturopathic doctors cooperate will all branches of medical science, referring individuals to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.
In practice, naturopathic doctors perform lifestyle analysis, laboratory testing, nutritional and dietary assessments, metabolic analysis and other evaluative procedures. They are trained to use a wide variety of natural methods which involve the individual in the healing process. Naturopathy is based upon a belief in the body’s innate God-given natural ability to heal itself when given an appropriate internal and external healing environment. Naturopaths are not involved in the practice of medicine and do not use drugs or pharmaceuticals, nor do they perform abortions or surgery (other than minor first aid). They have been traditionally referred to as “drugless doctors”. In reality, naturopathy deals with wellness and relief from conditions which are the result of stress whether from mental, nutritional, environmental or physical factors.
Naturopathic doctors treat the cause not the symptom, when the cause of the illness turns to wellness the symptom goes away.
What is this going to cost me?
This is an important question! Cost is dependent upon your level of health and wellness, where you are on that level at the time of your initial visit, and how quickly your body will respond to the proper protocols of natural medicine. To achieve wellness you need to commit to a program of care for at least one year. You did not get ill quickly and your body will require at least one year to rebuild with proper cleansing and nutrition. In answer to the question, “What is this going to cost me?” The range of investment into your health and wellness will be somewhere between $100 per month to $400 per month depending on your personal health level and level of commitment.
Does my insurance cover this?
Some health insurance companies do cover alternative health therapies but at the present time most do not. You will have to contact your health insurance company and ask them if they will pay for alternative health therapies and if they will, request their claim forms. We require that you pay us and be reimbursed by your insurance company. Most “health insurance” companies are misnamed. Health Insurance should be called “sickness insurance” because you do not use them unless you are sick! If they would cover preventative medicine then you could reasonably call them a health insurance company.
How long will it take me to feel better?
This question was partially answered in the question pertaining to “cost”. Your timing in feeling better depends upon many things: your current lifestyle, toxicity of your body, your willingness to follow a wellness program, your level of commitment, your mental attitude and your belief system. Basically, in natural medicine there are no incurable diseases. There are however some incurable people.
Three types of people are incurable:
- Those people who enjoy illness and enjoy the attention they receive from other others during illness.
- Those people who will not follow a wellness program to completion. You’d be amazed at the large number of people we place on a wellness program at the clinic who just will not follow through to total wellness.
- Those people whose time has come to leave this world and they are aware of it. We can make them comfortable and relieve their pain but we cannot bring them back to wellness.
Other than these three types of people there are no incurable diseases. How long it takes you to “feel better” is dependent on you and how hard you are willing to work to obtain good health and natural wellness. At Country Doctor Nutritional Center we will provide you with the tools and a health care program specifically designed to fit your needs. However…bottom line…the final commitment to the program we design for you is your responsibility.
Can I take my prescription drugs and take these products and feel better doing it?
Most of our products are herbal based, food grade, therapeutic health and wellness products. We would not recommend any product that would be contra-indicated with any pharmaceutical drug you are currently taking. Since most of our products are “herb based” the answer most commonly is “yes.” We will require a list of all pharmaceutical drugs you are taking at the time of your initial visit. If we do not know what drugs you are taking and the reason they were prescribed, we will more than likely not be able to recommend a natural health program for you.
What is a Master Herbalist?
A master herbalist is an individual who has sacrificed the time, effort and money, (literally given a portion of their life) to the study of herbs and herbal medicine. To become a master herbalist requires a long exhaustive study where one trains under the highest qualified herbal practitioners and herbal pharmacists in the field. The training received places one on the highest level of herbal competency in the world today. Samuel A. Young, a Naturopathic Doctor and Master Herbalist is the founder of Country Doctor Nutritional Center. We are pleased to tell you Dr. Young formulated all of the Country Doctor Herbal Perfect extracts and capsules we offer our clients and although semi-retired, continues to write a monthly herbal product educational report for our wholesale accounts. www.countrydoctorherbal.com.
How am I going to know I am doing this Natural Health Program correctly?
There are a couple of ways to know if you are doing your program correctly. Number one, you may start to feel more energy, be more alert, and feel more alive like you felt as a child or teenager. Or number two, depending how toxic laden your systems are, you may feel worse even starting through what we call a “healing crisis”. However, you will not experience a healing crisis unless you are well enough to handle one. A healing crisis may involve a headache, diarrhea, vomiting, a skin rash, or flu-like symptoms. If this happens rest assured it will pass in 24 hours and you will feel better.
Do I have to change my diet and what I usually eat?
Only if you seriously wants to get well. We have all heard the phrase, “if you continue to do what you have always done, you will continue to get what you have always got.” This is as true today as when the phrase was first coined.
Do I have to take herbs the rest of my life?
No, herbal medicines are plant medicines that are specific for healing certain organs or areas of the body. When you attain healing you will no longer need the herbal medicine. However, we will recommend you follow our Basic Foundation program protocols during your life time. These programs will be discussed with you and we offer a “reminder” on our Preventative Maintenance Calendar.
Do you accept everyone as a patient?
We will see everyone who contacts our office for an initial visit. However, in some instances we find the person is not a good “fit” for us or we are not a good “fit” for them and request they seek natural health care elsewhere. These decisions are not made lightly and are only made after a full staff review of the circumstances
Can I talk to one of your patients about their experience before I make a decision to come and see you?
We respect the privacy of all of our clients. However, many of the thousands who have come through Country Doctor Nutritional Center have graciously provided us with written testimonials of their experience with us. They have given us permission to share their success story with you. We keep a book in the office to share with clients and have posted many of these success stories to our website for you to read and experience.
Why do you use alcohol in your extracts?
Certain herbs will not release their healing properties unless grain alcohol is used to extract the healing nutrients. At Country Doctor Herbals, we have found alcohol to be the most effective medium for this process. There is more alcohol content in most mouth washes than a dropper full of extract. The amount of alcohol in the average dose of extract is equal to the amount of alcohol you’ll find in a ripe banana. However, some people have an emotional, spiritual or physical aversion to consuming alcohol and that is why we have encapsulated our products.
What is a dropper full of extract?
Insert the glass dropper into the liquid, squeeze the rubber tip one time. This will fill the glass dropper about one-half full. (30-35 drops). This constitutes one dropper full.
Are herbal medicines safe?
Yes, herbs are food and food is safe unless your client happens to have a particular food allergy.
Can I take the different herbal formulas all at one time?
Herbs are food and are very safe to mix. Ideally, take them five minutes apart. However if you don’t have the time, you can mix them. Keep in mind you mix the food on your dinner plate with no ill side effects!