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Healthy Living
STARTSHERE
Dr Jose Humphreys:
How long have you been
Do you find that people don’t medicine into it (integrative medicine), then
practicing medicine?
take you as seriously because of
we are just focussed on treating symptoms
your age?
and not uprooting the core cause of illness.
I have been practicing integrative medicine Hey, there is just no improvement on God.
since 2004, having graduated with an
I have always been met with this problem.
integrative medicine degree from Vanguard
People see me and ask, “Oh my God, are you
There is still a lot of resistance
College, and a license to practice this in
Dr Humphreys?” I smile. Their opinion on to naturopathic medicine from the
Washington DC. I also hold a number
my youthfulness quickly changes after an traditional medical community.
of memberships with professional bodies,
initial consultation. Indeed, God said he has How do you cope with that?
including the European Academy of Allergy
called the young because we are strong. I am
This is one of the reasons I have pursued,
and Clinical Immunology and the Christian
convinced that I am the right man called by
Medical Association.
God, for the right time, in the right season
and am still pursuing training in allopathic
to carry out the right task.
medicine. One must understand both
aspects of medicine, and therefore be able
What were some of the
What’s the demand like for to offer patients the best of both worlds.
hurdles you faced in setting
naturopathic medicine in Antigua/ Integrative medicine (blend of both) is
the region?
the wave of the future. It is the sensible
up your practice?
approach. In fact, many doctors across the
The demand for naturopathic medicine
Though qualified, being recognised is
US are integrating. I am not too concerned
has increased steadily throughout Antigua
one of the biggest hurdles I have had to
about the resistance. My joy comes from
and the wider region. People are looking for
surmount. Because I firmly believe that
helping those who have not been able to
healthier ways of eating and living, which
when man shut doors, God opens windows,
receive help previously.
allopathic medicine does not offer. The
I am able to survive. Truthfully, the hurdles
incidence of various diseases is increasing, Do you see any changes
have been many, mainly from those who are
and with this, people are becoming coming in terms of recognising
placed in positions to protect the interest
increasingly health conscious, recognising this form of medicine locally?
of the youth and preserve the path that
the role of preventative medicine and the
guides them to success. This is unfortunate,
body’s innate ability to heal itself. Allopathic
With the current mindset of policy
because if the youth are indeed the future,
medicine has its use, and an important one
makers, this is not, in my opinion, realistic
we have done a very poor job at preserving
too. However, without integrating natural
in the foreseeable future. However, any
our future.
developing country has to keep up with
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