Dr. Heather Barrett and her team at Walnut Creek Naturopathic far exceed the Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm” by making health “care” the core philosophy driving everything they do. She leads a team of extremely qualified and dedicated doctors along with an office staff that is so incredibly committed to service that you forget you are in a medical facility. Dr. Barrett’s engagement with traditional medical practitioners in oncology and her diligence to be as knowledgeable as anyone in her field of practice allows her to bring to bear the absolute best in complimentary treatments for those of us fighting cancer.
In December 2015, I got the news that my prostate cancer had metastasized to my spine, liver, and lungs and that it was “incurable”. It was a devastating moment in my life’s journey. Treatment decisions needed to be made quickly because the cancer was very aggressive. I chose the harsh and difficult road of full chemotherapy but immediately began the search for a Naturopathic doctor who included intravenous therapies in their practice. My former Naturopath, whom I loved and respected, recommended only one person, Dr. Heather Barrett. The rest is history.
Note of importance: My Oncologists at UCSF have been amazed at my level of stamina and ability to tolerate what they tell me is some of the most aggressive and powerful chemo treatments they prescribe. It is a difficult path to walk but in my darkest days the light and hope for me has and will be Walnut Creek Naturopathic.
Thank you for all you do.Michael S.—"Cancer Thriver"
I have been a a patient of Dr. Heather Barrett for the past 6 months. When I came to see her, I had both cholangiocarcinoma and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I have been going through traditional chemotherapy for the cholangiocarcinoma, along with naturopathic support from Dr. Barrett. I have been receiving mistletoe IVs for the majority of the time, with occasional ozone and high-dose vitamin C IVs, in addition to various supplements.
My most recent CT scan showed that my Hodgkin’s lymphoma has completely disappeared! In addition, only two of six previous bile duct tumors remain, and the two remaining have shrunk to the point where they can now be ablated! My oncologist says that I have far exceeded his expectations!! He was not only surprised with the success of the cholangiocarcinoma (which was the primary target of the chemotherapy), he was very surprised that the Hodgkin’s has disappeared because the chemo used to fight the bile duct cancer is not what is used to fight Hodgkin’s Lymphoma!
After my experience with Walnut Creek Naturopathic, I feel that every cancer patient should be paired with both an oncologist and a naturopathic doctor. Not only will the support of the naturopathic doctor make the process much more comfortable, the eventual outcome could be far superior than working solely with an oncologist.
In addition to all of the supportive IVs and supplements I received, I also believe that part of “beating” cancer is a patient’s attitude. My experience with everyone at Walnut Creek Naturopathic has helped me to maintain an optimistic spirit. Dr. Barrett and her team are all very professional, and extremely caring and compassionate. They are expert at explaining all of the procedures and their IV skills are exceptional. The front staff handle the office duties extremely well and everyone makes you feel like family. Every time I walk in the door I feel like I have ‘come home.’Vicki O.
If you are looking for a new path to living a longer, healthier and happier life, then Gina Bowen is the coach for you. My experience with her was transformative! She incorporated work on body, mind and spirit. She raised new awareness in me on their interconnectivity in the way you nourish your body and care for your mind and spirit. Her passion for her profession is evident as she guides and educates you on clean eating, meditation, and time for self-reflection.Lisa D.
Working with Gina was life changing for me. She provided information, accountability, and support for me to make huge s in my diet and lifestyle changes I had been thinking about for a while but didn’t have the information or courage to do before.Kelly N.
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My girlfriend and I got B12 shots for “happy hour” (wednesdays). Dr. Choi administered the shots, she was amazing the shots were completely painless, I couldn’t even feel them, she is that good!
I notice a huge increase in energy and vitality, I’ll definitely be making this part of my monthly routine!Jordan D.
When I was diagnosed with Nasopharynx adenocarcinoma with metastasis I tried to combat it with alternative medicine. After 8 months, the tumors count had gone from 4-10 and I was in great pain. At that point I knew I had to do chemotheraphy in order to survive.
Fortunately at the same time I started chemo, I also started seeing Dr. Barrett at Walnut Creek Naturopathic. The program she put me on supported me tremendously during my sessions of chemo. I honestly don’t think I could have handled the chemo without the program I was on with Walnut Creek Naturopathic. I am thrilled to report that just this week I was told by my oncologist that absolutely no cancer is detected in my body.
Even my oncologist was shocked. I have no doubt that God worked powerfully through the loving, caring and incredibly knowledgeable staff at Walnut Creek Naturopathic. I cannot recommend them highly enough.Devon G.
1 year ago I had a handful of health issues arise. I started working with Gina and just finished a 12 week program. I could not be happier! I am still speechless how in 12 weeks I completely transformed as a person! I went from wanting to do nothing everyday, felling yucky to completely thriving and loving life again! Gina was the missing piece!Stefani T.
My medical experience was expensive and fruitless until my friend recommended you. Now I know what my body needs and what it doesn’t. I am newly interested in taking care of my health because it is no longer a futile experiment. Thank you for the increased confidence, increased energy and easy to access information that is accurate, intelligent and personal.G.R.
I just wanted to let you know that we will be moving back to the east coast, and to thank you for all the wonderful care you have given us over the past few years. I feel very blessed to have known you and partnered with you concerning our health. Thank you so much! There is a lot we will miss about California, and you guys are one of them!K.H.
4 years ago you helped me to reverse a precancerous condition, and now when I decided it was time to take charge of my health again, you have helped me slowly and methodically shed over 30 pounds over three months! I feel great and I can comfortably wear clothes I have not been able to wear in years.M.O.
Thank you so much for fitting me in today! WOW WOW WOW!! I did all of the suggested items, and I feel a TON better!! WOW!! That is kind of amazing!P.W.
I originally came to you requesting your help in keeping me healthy while enduring all my treatments. I would like to congratulate you, because you have SUCCEEDED!!! I feel just fine…I look perfectly healthy, and that is just how I feel and act.R.P.
I’ve been in a bit of crisis mode and your steady hands and guidance has been truly invaluable. Thank you for your help, patience, care, advice, engaging discussion and professionalism.J.S.
Thank you so much for your expert, heart-filled care in the past years…T.B.
Thank you all so very much for all of your support, advice, and wisdom and for keeping me healthy through all the twists and turns of my pregnancy. It certainly took a village to have a healthy babe and thank you all for being such a considerate, caring, and compassionate village of friends.P.W.
Thank you so much for your expert, heart-filled care in the past years…K.M.
My 19 year old daughter was a patient back in 2007 and I have noticed a tremendous improvement in her health ever since. She has the spark of life back in her eyes. Thank you for all you are doing.E.C.