Dr. Will Cole is a man on a mission – a mission he has termed as ‘The Future of Natural Healthcare’. After completing his post-doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition, he decided to use his knowledge in an unconventional manner. Food would be the way he would heal people with diseases, and not just conventional medicines.
“I wanted to marry the best of western medicine such as diagnostic testing, with the best of alternative health care such as using food as medicine. I also wanted to make it accessible for everyday people around the world,” Dr. Cole explains. It all started after he witnessed people struggling with the existing system of health care. He realized that although the National Institutes of Health annually invests about $32.3 billion in medical research, it is not enough. Patients are still going one from doctor to another, and are stuck with a pile of lab tests and medications but have no appropriate answer for their health troubles. Dr. Cole was very disturbed after seeing the dreadful conditions of the patients. It really came down to wanting to help people in a more wholesome manner.
This is where Dr. Cole’s functional medicine practice came in. He believes food is the best medicine for a majority of chronic diseases. His treatment involves treating the underlying cause of the disease than superficially masking the symptoms. Most importantly, there are no side effects of functional medicines. And unlike most doctors, his treatments are patient-centered, not disease-centered. His methods help in re-balancing, replenishing, and restoring health.
Helping the people through different means is what he counts as his greatest blessing and the biggest achievement of his career. Writing and discussing across various platforms like his own website as well as popular health sites like mindbodygreen and goop, as well as his soon-to-be-released book, Ketotarian, has helped him reach people far and wide. “Every single day in my clinic I get to hear about patients improving which makes my goal as a functional medicine practitioner all that more real and rewarding,” adds Dr. Cole.
About Dr. Will ColeDr. Will Cole is a renowned medical expert who consults people across the globe via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors and customizing health programs for issues related to autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, thyroid, hormonal dysfunction, as well as cardiovascular and cognitive dysfunction. Dr. Will Cole is a regular contributor for mindbodygreen and is the author of his soon-to-be-released book Ketotarian.