Guest: Dr. Arthur Capperauld, D.C., CCWFN
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Art Capperauld is president of Concepts For Health, Inc, a health and healing expert, teacher and lecturer. His 23+ years of clinical experience and 10’s of 1000’s of people asking his advice has enabled him to develop a unique system that enables people to take control of their health. His professional teaching experience to doctors and the public covers a wide range of topics.
Segment overview: Dr. Art Capperauld, DC, and president of Concepts for Health discusses the training available for doctors on the use of “whole food” nutrition.
Health Professional Radio – Whole Food Nutrition
Neal Howard: Hello and welcome to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard, thank you so much for joining us today. Our guest in studio is returning to talk with us Dr. Art Capperauld, Dr. Capperauld is President of Concepts for Health Incorporated, he’s also a Health and Healing Expert, Teacher and Lecturer with more than 20 years of teaching experience in the classroom, a Chiropractic Clinician for student interns, public and private workshops, lectures and much, much more. Also with more than 12 years as a Consultant to the world’s leading authority on the use of therapeutic and nutrient dense foods. He’s returning with us to talk about some of the training that’s available for doctors in the use of whole food nutrition. Welcome back to Health Professional Radio today Dr. Capperauld.
Dr. Art Capperauld: Hi Neal. Thanks for having me back.
N: Thank you. As the President of Concepts for Health, where is Concepts for Health located? Is it a single location or are you branching out in more locations across the nation?
C: That’s a great question. I actually have an office in Fresno now but one of our long term goals is to create a healing retreat or health retreat that is almost like a student clinic where people come to get care but also doctors come to learn how to care for the patients and so that’s one of our long term visions that we’re really excited about.
N: Now when you’re talking about doctors coming to learn how to better care for patients, are we talking about traditional practitioners, practitioners, naturopaths or chiropractics or just anyone who is interested in giving better care to their patients?
C: Any, as long as you have a degree that you can see patients. It can be acupuncture, medical chiropractic, naturopathic. It really doesn’t matter as long as you want to learn how to use these things that we’re teaching to support and care for your patients, that’s all that we’re concerned about.
N: As a doctor of chiropractic, you’re dealing with body structure, the organs, adjusting your patients, how important is nutrition when it comes to the aches and pains that we have?
C: It’s very important. I mean I view that is nutrition are the building blocks for each cell and so cells need nutrients to function properly and divide, propagate properly and so when people have the thought that it doesn’t matter what you eat, it’s just there’s other things that are important, you have to have the basic components to support the amazing amount of a reaction to actually occur within the body every second and so myself and many of my colleagues have seen miracles happen just by supporting the body in that specific way.
N: I’m not a health care practitioner myself but I’ve learned and come to believe that doctors get very little training in nutrition as they going through medical school, I’m talking traditional practitioners. With you being so involved in proper diet, nutrition, nutritional supplements, nutrient dense foods, how are you involved in training doctors when it comes to the use of whole food nutrition or other food sources?
C: That’s a great question. I was fortunate enough, my first mentor got me involved with an organization called The International Foundation for Nutrition and Health, it’s ifnh.org and they teach what a lot of the nutritional pioneers taught us in the beginning of why nutrition is so important and what’s fascinating is that many of the nutritional pioneers were dentists and the reason they were the pioneers is because they saw, they started to see that there’s a shift in tooth decay in the general public. Because prior to the industrialization of food, the average number of cavities per person, it was one cavity per thousand teeth a year. And now almost everybody has a cavity and so they started to see a shift in that and they wanted to know why so they started looking at the foods they were eating and then that led over into health and how specific health and disease issues. So this organization here National Foundation for Nutrition and Health are the ones that started the process of teaching me how foods, how diet and lifestyle, how specific whole food supplements can support specific organ systems and I grew so much with that, that I started to teach for them and then I became a mentor for them and now I volunteer my time occasionally in helping them. And when they actually have in-person lectures, there’s two ways that they teach, they have a whole food certification program where you can become certified in whole food nutrition. That is done via mail, they have workbooks and they have webinars that they use every week and it’s a really good system and then you get a specific degree as a clinical nutritionist in whole food nutrition. They also have in-person lectures and I teach different aspects of those as well. And so it’s really a phenomenal organization to be able to get your feet wet and start the process of really learning how diet and lifestyle and whole food nutrition can support a person in health.
N: In your experience, what is it that when you’re talking to folks that are participating in some of these training, what is it that you’re hearing prompts them to look into the nutritional value in the first place as opposed to being just write a prescription, here’s the pill, go on to the next one? What in your opinion that you heard that motivates people to learn more about health and nutrition?
C: Well it’s shifted a little bit, I mean in the beginning it wasn’t that they were getting some of the results they thought that they could or should, just like me within my chiropractic practice. But now there’s a lot more information out there about nutrition and it can be confusing to a lot of people and when they start to understand food in particular as opposed to many supplements, because there’s a lot of people that take supplements. Most of the population take some type of supplement, the problem is that they’re synthetic in nature and so when they start to see that they’re prescribing their patients these supplements and they’re not doing anything for them, they want to know why. And so by using supplements that are actually made from whole foods, actually gives the body another way to support and quickly go into our conversation on that unfortunately but that’s the second biggest reason, is first they don’t get the results that they would normally get through the traditional care that they’re giving and secondly when they do prescribe supplements they’re not getting the results from those because they’re using synthetic or fraction wise versions of the whole food complex.
N: Okay, one last question. You’re involved in training these physicians who may have little or no nutritional training in their medical school experience. How much of what you do is changing the way that a practitioner thinks about information that they’ve already received at some point in their career? Is it just presenting the information and letting it speak for itself or is there a process of actually changing the way that practitioners think about this information that’s presented to them concerning nutrition?
C: That’s really, really good question. Most of the doctors that come in are open-minded enough to be looking for something new anyways. So we have an open door as it is with them because they’re minds are already open to that shift. When we present how the testing that we do correlates with the specific organ systems and where that test originated from, because a lot of the tests that the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health teaches are old medical tests that aren’t used anymore. And so as technology has grown and things have shifted, we don’t use a lot of the old observation tests that we used to use a long time ago. And so that in itself provides some validity because it’s old medical test that they just weren’t taught anymore. And so we couple that with some of the new things that we’ve found out and show how these specific organ systems are the cause of why these tests are out of balance and we actually bring people up and check them to show them first of all how to do the test and then each participant is a patient, so because it’s usually a multi-weekend situations and so they get some testing done and then they have to follow the recommendations that the other doctors created for them so they can see the benefits directly on themselves. And so that’s just by being a patient which is phenomenal because it shows them how the things work and why they work.
N: So there’s a well-rounded understanding from both aspects, the patient and the provider. Excellent.
C: I think that’s critical, yes.
N: Well thank you so much for joining us today Dr. Capperauld. You’ve been listening to Health Professional Radio, I’m your host Neal Howard in studio with Dr. Art Capperauld, President of Concepts for Health Incorporated. Also a practitioner with 12 years or more as a Consultant to the world’s leading authority on the use of therapeutic and nutrient dense foods, plant and granular concentrates and extracts as well as phytonutrients and phytochemicals. And we’ve been in studio this afternoon talking about some of the training that’s available for doctors on the use of whole foods and other nutritional information that they may not have been exposed to. It’s been great having you here with us today.
C: Thanks for having me Neal. Have a great day.
N: You do the same. Transcripts and audio of this program are available at healthprofessionalradio.com.au and also at hpr.fm and you can subscribe to this podcast on iTunes.