It is no secret that autoimmune disease is on the rise, and many of us may have it and not even know. Today I talk to Dr. Guillermo Ruiz, a graduate medical student from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine about why weâ€™re seeing such a rise and what to do about it.
His aim is to use his research to advance naturopathic medicine using an evidence-based approach. He currently practices at Integrative Health in Scottsdale Arizona where he specializes in endocrinology.
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