A journey into discovering the source of what causes disease and symptoms.
Dr. Riddle began his practice with a focus on healing musculoskeletal injuries using a variety of injection therapies. He is part of an instructing team that certifies doctors in this treatment modality.
Upon encountering pain patterns that did not match typical injuries, he started investigating the possibility of chronic infections as the source of pain. For many, this explained their aberrant pain patterns, revealed a new approach in looking at autoimmune disease and neurologic disorders, and clarified what led to the current state of health of his patients.
The Root Cause of Illness
After seeing this issue several times, Dr. Riddle completed the International Lyme & Associated Disease Society (ILADS) Physician’s Training Program to learn leading-edge assessment and treatment strategies being employed for chronic infections.
Working with these chronic infections for a long time, it became clear that there are other factors that play a role in how a person’s immune system deals with these bugs. Further training in Switzerland and Germany helped him uncover how the body’s terrain impacts the multiple manifestations of these infections. This explains why people with the same infection can have significantly different symptoms.
Dr. Riddle takes the time to really listen to his patients and examine the bigger picture instead of simply looking at an isolated set of symptoms.
The terrain of the body refers to the sum total of the nutrient status, stressors, pH, oxygen tension, etc. Some of the things that often need to be addressed include: mold exposure, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), yeast/fungal overgrowth, parasitic infections, toxic metal accumulation and reactivity, environmental exposure, hormone insufficiencies, nutrient deficiencies and imbalances, as well as dental issues.
In-office, private lab testing, and any recent lab work or diagnostic imagining that patients already have are used to identify roadblocks that are specific to each individual. Once these have been established, Dr. Riddle works with patients to eliminate infections and correct underlying terrain issues to help the body recover.