Dr. Gil Alvarado, N.D., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist with over 35 years experience helping people improve their health.

Throughout recorded history herbs have been safely used for healing and maintaining good health. In every culture and on every continent people have been used the beneficial effects of herbs for themselves and their animals.

Modern scientists researching these herbs have found scientific proof and reasons for the profound benefits that people receive from herbs. Many, and perhaps most pharmaceutical medications come from isolating and then creating a synthetic imitation of a component found in one or more herbs. This isolation process eliminates the many other complementary and beneficial ingredients found in the original plant. As a result people taking pharmaceutical medications often experience uncomfortable and sometimes severely harmful side effects.

Many health professionals now recognize that these side effects are the result of this synthetic isolation process, and are unnecessary. Some of the research done in recent years indicates that certain herb and herbal formulas are not only safe, but more effective than their pharmaceutical counterparts. By using herbs intelligently, a well trained practitioner can safely help most people suffering from most common ailments to return to health.

Dr. Gil has been able to use herbs as part of personalized treatment programs that have helped countless people to receive benefits that they had been unable to receive elsewhere, and with little or no negative side effects. When you come to The New Life Center Dr. Gil will determine which herbs and herbal formulas may be helpful for you. He will give you a personalized program that will most likely include herbs to foster the relief of your symptoms, help you to correct the source of your problems and have a healthier life.

To best help you, Dr. Gil uses herbs from our Western hemisphere as well as herbs from the East in the form of Chinese herbal formulas. His experience using these compassionate gifts of nature has proven them to be safe and effective aids in helping people to have better lives.