Paul Ratté, N.D.
Paul Ratté, N.D., is a naturopathic doctor at Rhythm of Health, Inc. in Woodbury, Minn. He is an authority on functional medicine, a science-based health care approach that improves physiological function and restores health.
Ratté creates personalized wellness programs for his patients that prioritize their health concerns and reflect their commitment to change. He is a passionate proponent of integrated health care and has experience collaborating with medical professionals to provide the best care for his clients.
He earned a degree in communication studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., before completing his N.D. at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Ore. in 1997.
Ratté is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn. He teaches clinical nutrition to chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy students. He teaches a variety of public classes on topics such as Paleo nutrition, adrenal fatigue, detoxification, weight loss, diabetes, carbohydrate restriction, gluten intolerance, and the sugar epidemic. He has conducted clinical research with the Functional Medicine Research Center located in Gig Harbor, Wash.
Subtracting Your Way to Health
For some reason we believe we can buy our way to health with designer drugs, fad diets, anti-aging supplements, wearable devices, and health food. This a main tenet of consumerism – that health can be bought and sold. This class will address how you can improve your health by subtraction rather than addition. Learn practical strategies to help you remove some prevalent obstacles from the standard American lifestyle to include:
- Sugar (fructose) and alcohol promote diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Skipping meals and intermittent fasting improves brain function and increases longevity
- Excess stress and cortisol increase bone loss, depression, and blood pressure