Phone 425.347.1951

Mukilteo Natural Health Clinic, 610 5th Street, Mukilteo, WA 98275

PHONE 425.347.1951

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Dr. Steve Morris is a Naturopathic Physician (ND) practicing family medicine for the past 21 years. He graduated from Bastyr University in 1986 and was fortunate to study and practice under John Bastyr, ND, DC, founder of Bastyr University, for one year following graduation.

 

His successful practice is primarily devoted to family and pediatric medicine and the treatment of chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other autoimmune conditions.

 

Dr. Morris has been working with Robert Anderson, MD, co-founder and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) since 1988. This unique complementary collaboration of a holistic allopathic doctor and a naturopathic doctor is unparalleled.  

      

Since 1994, Dr. Morris has traveled to many countries around the world teaching and studying botanical medicine. In recent years, he has taught in Africa and Peru with James Duke, PhD, head of Economic Botany for the USDA for 30 years, and together with Shaman Antonio Montero Pisco, they co-created the Amazon Ethnobotanical Gardens at ACEER on the Napo River.

 

Dr. Morris has published papers in the AHMA Journal, New Age Journal, Journal of Naturopathic Medicine and The Townsend Letter for Doctors.  

    

Dr. Morris has incorporated his passion for natural medicinals, agriculture and animals by farming certified organically grown medicines on his Whidbey Island farm in Washington with the use of his “Shire” draft horses. He is also an avid beekeeper. Being a devoted father and mentor for his children holds the highest priority. His oldest son, Aaron is studying to be a Naturopath at Bastyr University.   

 

Dr. Morris holds degrees in Agronomy and Soil Sciences, Human Health Sciences, and Nutrition. He was a board member of the Seattle Midwifery College and the AHMA. Currently he is on the board of directors for the Student Rainforest Fund. He holds a professional certification with the American Herbalist Guild and is an adjunct professor of Ethnobotany at Bastyr University.

Steven Morris, ND, AHG

Q&A

...with

Dr. Steve Morris

When and how did you develop your passion for herbal medicines?

I have been an organic farmer for the past 30 years. My family grows and consumes our own foods, including fruits, vegetables, and even honey from our own bees. We also cultivate over 200 varieties of herbs. My passion for botanical medicine bloomed after working with Dr. Bastyr and Dr. James Duke, both pioneers and experts in the field.

 

You have catered to children in your practice for 20 years. What is your focus when it comes to their care?

My predominant focus is holistic nutrition. I have always emphasized the importance of common-sense nutrition, including avoidance of artificial sweeteners, preservatives and colors. As much as possible, I recommend certified organic whole foods. The other main focus of my practice is nutritional and botanical supplementation, especially to address the effects of the environment and of the busy and stressful lifestyles our children lead today.

 

What are some of the greatest challenges for you and for parents when it comes to keeping kids healthy?

It has become increasingly difficult to shield children from harsh environmental contaminants. That is why I focus so much on a holistic nutrition approach combined with vitamin, mineral and botanical reinforcement, especially for the immune and gastrointestinal systems. Getting families to understand that adopting healthy nutritional and botanical practices is a way of life, not a temporary fix, can also be challenging.

 

What products have served as the core of your recommendations over the years?

I always recommend a top quality multivitamin along with extra vitamin C and flavonoids daily. This is to supplement the deficiencies that may be occurring in the diet as well as to bolster the immune system. I published a paper in 1987 on deficient soils and the negative impact on nutrition. In that article, I pointed out the lack of selenium, zinc, and B vitamins in soils today as the result of mono crop farming. That's why multivitamins fill in the deficiencies that occur in even a healthy diet. Essential fatty acids are also of utmost importance when it comes to cognitive and mental function. Unfortunately, poor nutrition (soda, sugar, caffeine, etc.) depletes their stores in the body.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose. treat. cure. or prevent any disease.

Mukilteo Natural Health Clinic, 610 5th Street, Mukilteo, WA 98275

425-347-1951