As a young medical technician in a San Francisco hospital she decided that the traditional medical system was geared more toward managing diseases and symptoms rather than prevention. Naturopathic medicine, on the other hand, seemed to fit her idea of how a doctor could address the root cause of illness.
"The body has an innate ability for healing, but we get in its way," Guiltinan said. "Health is more than the absence of disease."
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Wed, Jul 24 2013