December 4, 2012
Yelm grad Dr. Andrew Iverson interviewed in int'l journal
Dr. Andrew Iverson
Photo courtesy of: Trilium Foundation
Jaime Leal-Anaya interviewed Dr. Andrew Iverson in the Yelm-based SuperConsciousness online magazine:
"The month of November this year was crucial for the campaign to make people aware of the food they put in their mouths and feed their families. Proposition 37 of the People of the State of California, even though it did not pass by a very small margin, sought to alert us of the dangers of tampering with the food supply as nature intended and has evolved it for us through millennia. The main drive behind Prop 37 was the right to know if our food is truly natural or contains Genetically Modified Organisms. Many experts in the fields of medicine, epidemiology, biology, agriculture and others came forward and offered their staggering findings and real dangers for everyone’s health, including crops and cattle, if our food supply continues to be disrupted for the sake of profit or short-term economics without regard for the consequences in future generations.
We posed some of these questions to Dr Iverson in this interview, a practitioner of Naturopathic Medicine and and expert in Medical Botany, following up on his recent books, Nature’s Diet and Nature’s Diet Cookbook and Meal Planner. Dr Iverson goes way beyond the discussion of whether organic foods are the way to go for a healthy life or GMO foods are dangerous. He brings our focus to the wisdom of nature and what we can learn from becoming more aware of our bodies and diet and what foods promote our health and well-being and which ones are not suitable for us individually. He insists that finding the right balance with nature and within ourselves, mentally and spiritually, may surprisingly start with the kinds of foods we eat and put in our bellies. He calls it, reaching wisdom and spirituality through the backdoor of food. He invites us, with the help of his new cookbook, to discover the flavors of nature’s wisdom and learn to prepare our foods as nature intended, wholesome, healthy, life-promoting, and yummy tasty to our hearts and souls delight! Enjoy this wonderful exclusive interview with Dr Iverson for SuperConsciousness Magazine.
Read more and the full interview.
Dr. Andrew Iverson's book, Photo courtesy of Trilium Foundation
About the Author
A Yelm High School graduate, "Naturopathic Doctor Andrew Iverson has been helping patients through holistic medicine for nearly 15 years. He specializes in nutritional medicine, pH balance, detoxification through fasting and botanical formulation. Dr. Iverson has earned a B.A. in Physiological Psychology and Pre-Medicine from University of Washington in Seattle, a Masters in Medical Botany from the School of Natural Healing in Provo, Utah and a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Currently, Dr. Iverson travels extensively throughout the world exchanging traditional healing methods with native practitioners in remote villages and he practices Naturopathic Medicine as the founder and director at TRILIUM HEALTH, a holistic health clinic in Tacoma, WA."
Ed. Note: Blogger Klein is a founding subscriber to SuperConsciousness Magazine and knew Iverson when he was a student at YHS.