We believe in building a strong foundation of health while addressing specific pathologies. In todays fast paced world it's convenient to get quick-fixes to your health problems through the use of medications (synthetic and natural), but no matter how fast the world around us becomes, our physiology stays same. We still need to sleep, to exercise, to drink clean water, to eat fresh quality food, to breath clean air, and to have healthy relationships with the people we choose to share our lives with.
We understand that symptoms are often uncomfortable, interferring with your daily life. We will help to palliate those symptoms in order to ensure that our patients are safe and comfortable on their journey toward greater health, but always while correcting the underlying cause in the process. We believe that health is freedom; freedom to think with a clear mind, to walk and run without aches and pains, to interact with the world without anxiety or depression. Our practice is rooted in the concept of individualized, patient-driven medicine. This means we work closely with each patient to design a protocol tailored to their unique needs, in order to build health while simultaneously removing illness.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Naturopathic, Holistic &amp;amp; Alternative Medicine
- Whatcom County, Bellingham, Fairhaven
- American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA
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Fairhaven Integrative Health
My name is Dr. Joseph Garrett and I am a Washington state licensed Naturopathic physician. I grew up in the Midwest and for 10 years I worked in small health food shops, which allowed me to speak to many people who had decided to take health care into their own hands. I listened to their experiences with all types of medicine and it was around this time that I started hearing about Naturopathic Medicine. I started reading about this medicine and immediately I was inspired to become a Naturopathic doctor and to help those who could not find relief from their illness.
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At FIH we utilize diet, exercise, and detoxification to help you achieve healthy body composition. Today, most diets are primarily concerned with fat loss as opposed to finding a lifestyle that maintains a healthy body weight. While fat loss is an important part of body composition management, it is important to know how to keep it off through individualized programs. We do not utilize calorie counting or deprivation diets, but instead work with your physiology and constitution to find a healthier way of eating and living.
Detoxification is a natural process that happens mostly in the cells of your liver. It’s the process by which something that is toxic to the cells/tissues of the body are made less or non-toxic. Most people who talk about detoxification are really referring to the process of depuration, which is the removal from the body of any toxins or waste products. We can help design programs to optimize the detoxification and depuration of the tissues by supporting your liver and optimizing routes of elimination.
Herbs have been used for centuries to treat common conditions that still plague us today. Herbal medicine also known as botanical medicine – involves utilizing plant flowers, berries, leaves, bark, roots, or seeds for medicinal purposes. Herbal medicine’s when used properly, can be safe and powerful medicine for both symptom management and as nourishing tonics for the various organ systems of the body. At FIH we select only the highest quality herbal products, to ensure safety and optimal results.
Biotherapeutic Drainage (“Drainage” for short) is an approach to healing that was developed in Europe over 100 years ago and brought to the U. S. only in the last 15 years. It synergistically combines the philosophies of Anthroposophy, Chinese Medicine, and homeopathy to produce highly effective, healing remedies. Drainage remedies are designed to increase the natural ability of your cells, tissues, and organs to excrete toxins that may inhibit healthy function and contribute to chronic disease.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. It is based on the principle that you can treat ‘like with like’, that is, a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. Homeopathy is a gentle medicine, yet it can create remarkable results if prescribed correctly.
Constitutional hydrotherapy is a treatment that uses hot and cold applications with low-volt electrical sine-wave stimulation. Constitutional hydrotherapy is used to increase the delivery of oxygen, nutrients and immune system elements to the major organs of the body. At the same time, it speeds the removal of metabolic wastes, inflammatory substances, and environmental toxins by enhancing venous and lymphatic flow away from the major organs
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Dr. Sarah Garrett at Fairhaven Integrative Health is an excellent primary care physician! She has taken the time to get to know me and my health needs and provide truly thoughtful guidance to help improve my health.
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I highly recommend Dr Sarah Garrett! She really takes the time to listen to your health concerns and doesn't rush you out. I went to her on a whim when my regular pcp was not able to spend enough time with me, and that left me feeling I didn't have a good option for care. I am so glad I went to Dr Sarah. She is the most caring, helpful Dr I have ever been too. And goes out of her way to help you. Plus she is a very smart Dr ;) Thanks Dr Sarah! You are much appreciated!
I have seen Sarah four times now, and I honestly am blown away by how great she is. I have always hated going to the doctor and put it off until absolutely necessary, but this clinic is different. I feel safe and at peace when I walk through the doors and love how Sarah wants to know more than just my symptoms. It's refreshing to have a doctor be able to ask questions about your lifestyle and get to know me instead of just my medical issues. Sarah put a great importance on making sure that every single one of my questions were answered in depth and even took the time after the appointment to send me links to relevant topics we had covered in the appointment. If you are looking for a provider to build a relationship with and who will go the extra mile for you, you absolutely need to come to this clinic!
Dr. Garrett has been instrumental in helping me to uncover various issues that have kept me from reaching my full health potential. In the short time I've been under his care, we have taken steps to discover reasons for a variety of issues I've been dealing with for quite some time. Having a physician on your side who is patient, empathetic and willing to dig deeper is something every patient should have!
Feeling very well taken care of after my first visit with Dr. Joseph Garrett. This was by far the best experience I've ever had with a primary care doc. He was welcoming, listened to me and gave very compete and thoughtful explanations to my questions. I never felt rushed. If you are considering a new primary doc, I can only give the highest recommendation of this clinic.
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In health care today you often hear people talking about "conventional" vs "alternative". This tends to create a division within health care leading people to feel like they have to choose one or the other. At FIH we utilize an integrative medical model of Naturopathic and standards of care conventional medicine. This allows us to provide a more comprehensive approach to your health, utilizing the most appropriate therapies whether they are considered alternative or conventional. The most prevalent model used in healthcare today involves the use of drugs or even natural agents to control the symptoms of an illness.
Naturopathic physicians use traditional healing methods both validated by science and passed down through centuries of clinical observation. Naturopathic medical philosophy follows a therapeutic order and set of principles that starts with the least force and moves to more invasive measures as necessary. Naturopaths focus on the individual rather than just the disease, incorporating proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis in patient's treatment plans. One of the core beliefs in Naturopathic philosophy is that we have an inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health given the ability to do so and it is the doctor's role to identify and remove barriers or obstacles to cure.