Why Trust Dave Hompes?
If you question whom you can trust when it comes to maintaining, enhancing or rebuilding your health, I congratulate you!
There are so many websites, newspapers, magazines and other publications offering health advice these days it’s hard to know where to turn.
In four years of researching H pylori and many other health topics in great detail, I can tell you that much of the information out there is incomplete and sometimes, plain wrong.
It’s also hard to know where the motivation lies for people who claim they can help you overcome your health challenges:
Are you in the hands of someone who genuinely cares about your health, or are they trying to make a fast buck out of you by sending you away with armfuls of pills, potions and lotions for which they earn commissions?
Fortunately, I found a wonderful doctor who later became my mentor. It was through working with him that I discovered that I had H pylori, parasites, vitamin B6 deficiency and significant hormonal imbalances that were making me feel nauseous, tired, suffer with IBS, heartburn, insomnia and anxiety.
It only took 90 days on a natural program for me to fix these problems and I then spent 6 months learning how to help other people using those very same protocols.
In the US you have multi-million dollar advertising campaigns to promote the next miracle cure. In the UK you have an NHS that is creaking and slowly disintegrating.
The pharmaceutical companies can keep you alive, but they can’t keep you healthy; plus, they love to make money out of people being ill. In fact, that’s how many drugs make money…by NOT working!
A classic example is antacid medications that are often prescribed for folk who have the symptoms of H pylori (e.g. heartburn, acid reflux, stomach pain). These drugs suppress symptoms, but they don’t address the root cause of the problem.
Getting to the root cause of the problem is often easy, but drug companies can’t make money when you do that. 20 years of antacids, however, is big money, especially when hundreds of thousands of people take them.
If you were to read “The Truth About Drug Companies” by Dr. Marcia Angell, MD, you’d see how the pharmaceutical companies’ propaganda and enormous marketing budgets have you believing that drugs are the panacea.
They are not.
Yes, they can solve short-term symptoms and problems, but in the end, if you take them for too long, they damage your body. This is not my opinion, it’s medical fact that is based on compelling and overwhelming research.
Being “disease-free” is not the same as being truly healthy!
My motivation, whether you are a member of my online community, or whether you have just found one of my websites and are considering joining us, is to help you become as healthy as possible using good old common sense combined with the latest laboratory-testing technology that helps you understand the root cause of your symptoms.
If you become a member of our community, we help you by:
I fund this site out of my own pocket and therefore, am not handcuffed to any advertisers, silent partners or corporate parties. I do not entertain external advertisers and I only choose partnerships with companies with the highest reputations and integrity.
The likes of Moss Nutrition, Biohealth, Metametrix and Nutrition Geeks, with all of whom we work, undoubtedly fall into these categories.
If I have affiliations with any products or companies on this site, I tell you, straight up. In fact, it’s now against Internet law NOT to disclose any affiliations or conflicts of interest.
When I, or any of my steam, offer or recommend products, we do so because we have actively researched them and find they are the very best in that category for your health.
Profit generated from the sale of the products I recommend goes right back into maintaining and building a better site (or other sites that are purely devoted to optimising your health!)
My Qualifications & Professional Memberships
First and foremost, I am a practitioner of Functional Medicine. This means that I am interested in helping people retain and maintain optimal health using a combined approach involving nutrition, lifestyle laboratory testing and natural supplements where appropriate.
I hold a First Class Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science, Exercise Physiology & Nutrition and a Masters degree in Sports Science.
I have trained extensively in nutrition, and hold qualifications as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach with the C.H.E.K Institute, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor and Kalish Method Functional Medicine practitioner.
I am currently studying with the Functional Medicine University and hold a professional membership with the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Summary of Qualifications:
For my insight on a variety of health issues, I have been interviewed on national and local news, as well as being a contributing author to several media outlets, including:
Whilst I consider it beneficial to appear in the media, in the past my words have been taken out of context and so I am very careful to avoid any exposure that may dilute or alter my messages.
I am dedicated to finding long-term solutions for my patients who suffer from chronic illnesses. A number of prescription medications are beneficial tools that can help provide relief from some acute illnesses, and as a fully licensed physician, I occasionally prescribe them for these purposes. However, I believe that most medications provide only temporary relief at best, and as an osteopathic physician, I seek to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms.
The H Pylori Diet (e-book and paperback, 2011)
The 10 Biggest Mistakes Doctors & Patients Make With H Pylori (e-book)
H Pylori Secrets (DVD, 2010)
What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Parasites (e-book – pending publishing in late 2011).
The Giardia Solution (e-book – pending publishing in late 2011)
The Truth About Clostridium Difficile (in writing – co-author Steve Grant, Dip. Nut.)
Cryptosporidium – Symptoms & Natural Solutions (in writing – co-author Jack Walton, M.Sc)
My passion is to challenge and transform the medical paradigm by helping people worldwide achieve relief from symptoms and long term health using natural methods.Too many people suffer as the result of inappropriate health care and, through education, I believe that along with my team, I can make a real difference!
Having suffered at the hands of H pylori, parasites and adrenal fatigue, I know first hand how debilitating it can be, especially when doctors are unable to help. It’s my hope that we can be of service to you in some way and change your life for the better.