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Shocking Statements About Your Health Care! There Is A Different Path To Take…

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Dr Heather Rooks

Dr. Heather Rooks, DC

How do you know if you are healthy? Do you gauge your healthiness on whether or not you are in pain? How do you know if your medications are working? Or on how you exercise? Or on how you eat or not? In this article I will uncover some of the reasons we as a nation are so utterly “NOT HEALTHY” and offer you a fresh perspective and an OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE YOUR HEALTH FUTURE!

I ask the questions above because everyday in my office I consult with new clients and in my experience lately are in 1 of 2 categories. I find that the majority of people that I meet are either “Uber-healthy” and health conscious or severely Unhealthy, take laundry lists of medications, have had multiple surgeries, joint replacement, gastric bypass, are diabetic, overweight or obese. There really is no middle ground.

The 1 common denominator with them all is MIS-INFORMATION: they have never been told what “HEALTH” really is and how to achieve it! The first category or Uber Healthy people tend to care more, read more and DO more about it. The severely Unhealthy group see too many doctors, eat too much “non-food” and sugar and don’t DO much of anything…how can they? THEY ARE SICK AND TIRED. Usually they are SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED!!!! Is this your experience too?

I am going to make a statement here that might BLOW some of you away: WE CAN PREVENT all of the leading causes of sickness and death! We CAN prevent or reverse cancer, diabetes, neurodegeneration, and infertility ~depending, of course, how far down the path to destruction you may have wandered. You might have noticed many of the diseases occur together.  Heart disease and depression. Infertility and autoimmunity. Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. This is because these seemingly separate diseases share an underlying mechanism: INFLAMMATION. Inflammation is a natural process that we will die without, but we will also die with too much. The #1 cause of INFLAMMATION IS OUR DIET :O

In order to understand how food influences inflammation you need to understand a bit about digestion and hormonal consequences of FOOD. In order to do that you need to be properly educated about food, what causes Inflammation and how to reduce and prevent inflammation.

Here is another 1 of my shocking statements that most of you may not know: YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR, REGARDLESS OF THEIR SPECIALTY DID NOT STUDY NUTRITION IN MEDICAL SCHOOL. Did you know that?? So they should not be advising you about it. The medical Allopathic paradigm is solely to diagnose (to name) and treat (with Rx’s, surgeries and chemical interventions) disease. That is not HEALTHCARE, THAT IS SICK CARE OR SYMTPOM MANAGEMENT, as I prefer to call it. (Shocking statement #3) They will MANAGE YOUR SYPTOMS ONCE YOU ARE SICK UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE (shocking statement #4) but that does not guarantee you are healthy.

This is where our “Health Care System” and it’s ALLOPATHIC MEDICAL (MD) PRACTITIONERS go wrong, in my opinion. YOU ARE TESTED ACCORDING TO WHAT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY WILL PAY FOR (shocking statement #5), and typically it is only BLOOD TESTS. Maybe some imaging as well, but imagining tests like CT scans, MRI’s and X rays give NO information about your body’s inner workings or biochemistry. How do you know your inflammatory status? What are your sex hormones doing? How is your sugar regulation? How about Cortisol…has any doctor you’ve had ever tested that? And then there’s the MISUNDERSTOOD/MISDIAGNOSED/MISTREATED Thyroid.


You are not happy with your health status

You have been diagnosed with a CHRONIC, debilitating health condition

You suffer with chronic pain

You are simply tired of taking so many Rx’s which only seem to be increasing in #

You are feeling worse, having 1 diagnosis after another

You have not been tested to know what your inflammation levels are

You have not been tested to know hormone levels are

You want to feel better, look better and have a healthier future

You want to improve your health status, enjoy more energy, and be more VITAL and ABUNDANTLY healthy

…And you wish to ACHIEVE DIFFERENT RESULTS, SEEK A DIFFERENT APPROACH (shocking statement # 6)!!!

At P.A.T.H Integrative Health Center we have a different model of care that is helping People Achieve Total Health.  Typical results include increased energy, decreased body weight if needed, decreased unnecessary Rx’s and procedures, eliminate diagnoses, reverse chronic conditions, decrease in body pain and discomfort, increase in quality of life, happier, more optimistic about health future, knowledge of how to care for yourself and family!


As senior clinic director, Dr. Rooks is skilled and experienced at treating the root physiological, biochemical, and hormonal imbalances associated with Type 2 Diabetes and with Hypothyroidism.

Dr. Rooks uses breakthrough diagnostic testing and analysis that’s rarely done in conventional settings, to uncover the hidden, underlying causes a person may be experiencing from Type 2 Diabetes and Hypothyroidism. She also takes great pride in delivering personalized healthcare treatment to patients as well as providing an environment that supports and inspires patients to reverse their poor health. Dr. Rooks graduated from the University of Delaware, with a BA in Biology and has a Minor in Women’s Studies.  She attended Life University for her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, and has extensive Postgraduate education in Functional Endocrinology.Outside the office, Dr. Rooks enjoys being with her Cream French bulldog, Romeo, traveling and consciousness raising activities, spiritual retreats and humanitarian mission trips.  She also loves Yoga and any kind of fitness.



Complimentarty Consultation With The Doctor To Discuss Your Health FutureCall 484.775.0550

Dr. Heather Rooks, DC
PATH Integrative Health Center
Suite 3, 98 Wilmington-
West Chester Pike (Rt. 202)
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
484 775 0550
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