Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Challenging myths of old age and disease

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno spent the majority of his career as a naturopathic physician challenging conventional medical wisdom. Now he challenges the idea that old age and disease need to co-exist.

The Interview

When we talk about people getting older and having more disease, and that being normal and natural, I want to challenge that. The reason I challenge that is because I’ve had the great fortune of being in a family with long-lived men. My great-grandfather came over from Italy and he lived what’s called a Mediterranean-type lifestyle; good healthy food, no excessive amounts of toxins like alcohol. He had never seen a doctor in his life, and had no apparent disease. Our acceptance of dysfunction and disability as we grow older is a product of our toxic environment and nutrient-depleted lifestyle.

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