Christie C. Yerby, Naturopathic Physician, Owner - Optimal Health Resources, Medical Researchers and Consultants, Holistic Health-Caring Team
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About Dr. Yerby
Dr. Yerby, licensed, accredited holistic natural medicine Dr. Christie Yerby is a licensed naturopathic doctor (Arizona). She is available for on-site office visits and phone consultations. She is also a natural science advisor to the products industry and is often asked to educate and collaborate with conventionally-trained medical professionals on natural alternatives for patient treatment. She is frequently called upon to write patient care protocols, product education handouts, and articles reflecting the latest in natural science research.
Having successfully received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine as a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, listed in the 2007 Princeton Review "Top 168 Medical Schools," she completed both the National Licensing Board testing process and the Arizona State Licensing Board tests in medical science and clinical subjects, the gold standard of testing not accomplished by most naturopathic doctors.

Four thousand hours of classroom work and twelve hundred hours of clinical internship in which direct work with patients demonstrating skills in both conventional and naturopathic therapies were also concluded. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the only governing body of naturopathic doctors, whose members include graduates from four-year, accredited American naturopathic schools and who are state license-eligible.  

Additional Advanced Training

Dr. Yerby's 4-year degree in naturopathic medicine did not stop with her graduation and state board licensing. To maintain her license as 'active' and to satisfy her curiosity on her favorite topics, she continually added more course work to her base of information. Additional information here

International Studies

In addition to her U.S. classroom and clinical work,  
Studying botanical medicine in Jamaica
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Dr. Yerby expanded her studies and interests of natural medicines, to include international observations and experience, participating with native doctors of the Caribbean Islands within the indigenous medical practices of their cultures. Her subtropical visits include traveling to Cuba three times as a journalist, researcher, and medical intern to observe their medical system,
Dr. Yerby and Andrew Weil, MD, studying medicinal plants in the Yucantan Pensinsula, Mexico
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which is free of Western pharmaceuticals, a short study with Andrew Weil, MD, in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, studying first-hand with him the natural botanical medicines located there, plus studies in Harbour Island Bahamas, Jamaica, and Hawaii.

Dr. Yerby's philosophy of healthcare focuses on both the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions such as arthritis, digestive disorders, hypertension, and heart disease. Special emphasis is on detoxification of the body in the pursuit of ones own optimal health. Her treatment suggestions include the elimination of toxins in mind and body, so the obstacles to health are removed and healing can begin.

Dr. Yerby emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for one's own health and encourages an active partnership between patient and doctor to facilitate a safe and successful health program.

Dr. Yerby's educational message to others is anchored in the beliefs that the body has the ability to heal itself if given the help and support it often needs, utilizing treatment resources easily accessible. These natural "medicines" include sunlight, fresh air, pure water, whole and unprocessed food, quiet communication with Nature, and a good balance of work, exercise, and rest.
At Central Carolina Community College, Dr. Yerby teaches a class on nutritional supplements and personal program planning called, "Supplements: The Good, the Bad, and the Toxic." Recently, Dr. Yerby presented a successful four-week series, sponsored by the College, called "What Everyone Woman Should Know."

A journalist by undergraduate degree, Dr. Yerby is often the author of health and wellness articles, topics ranging from women’s health, chronic illness prevention, how to work successfully with your health care professionals, and other areas within which a variety of health concerns are discussed with suggestions on how natural medicines may be supportive or beneficial. Her book, Health Without Hospitals, is a collection of those published articles.

Additional Certifications

NEI Certified by NeuroScience Inc.
Neuro-Endocrine-Immune SuperSystem

This is course work and testing which addresses the connection between these three human health systems: neurological, endocrine system, and the immune system. Dr. Yerby is the only licensed naturopathic physician to be trained and tested in this complex specialty.

Restorative Medicine: Dr. Yerby is certified in 'Restorative Medicine', a new field of medical research, education, and collaberation between MDs and NDs to describe and apply the use of natural substances to assist or recalibrate the body's natural mechanisms so that the body is returned to a healthy state of balance. Additional information here.

Wilson's Temperature Syndrome:
Dr. Yerby is also trained and tested in 'Wilson's Temperature Syndrome', a persistent but reversible slowing of the metabolism often brought on by the stress of illness, injury, or emotional trauma, and characterized by a low body temperature and classic low-thyroid-like symptoms. Her training and credentialing was received directly and in-person from founder, Denis Wilson, MD. He remains a collaterating physician contact for her.

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