If you want your health to be different, than you have to be willing to do things differently!
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are the only California-licensed primary care doctors formally trained in both mainstream and natural medicine. NDs diagnose and treat differently because they start with a completely different paradigm. NDs treat with natural medicine and prescribe healthy lifestyle, but so much more, such as seeking to find the causes of dis-ease. NDs help patients to get and stay healthy, not to merely control disease. If mainstream medical care is not helping you to achieve your health goals,
perhaps it is time to seek an ND – one of America’s Natural Medicine Experts!

For over a decade, the greater Sacramento area has depended on Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center for consistent and dependable alternative medical care. California’s first Naturopathic Doctor of the Year, Dennis Godby, ND, MA, has earned high praise from patients and ND colleagues, for his com-passion, passion, communication skills, and trustworthiness. Whether you are seeking bio-identical hormones or thyroid support, or other health concerns, medical detective, Dr. Godby, ND, will seek to find and treat the cause of your dis-ease, and will partner with you to help you get to your absolute best health possible (not just managing symptoms). If you are seeking alternative/natural/integrative/holistic care, in Dr. Godby, you can trust. Call: 916-446-2591 to schedule a FREE 15 minute appointment. Reach Dr. Godby at DrGodby@SacND.com. Also, for cutting edge health information, sign up for our FREE email newsletter list.

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Free 15 min. phone consult for new patients to ask questions (916) 446-2591, and also receive absolutely FREE Body Impedance Test (Value $45) through February 19, 2016

Some tests just shouldn’t be graded on a curve and Shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg!

Has your doctor told you, “your blood test results are completely normal,” but instead of feeling relief, you felt worse, knowing that something was wrong, but the doctor was unable to find any answers? Check out Dr. Godby’s latest article:

Why didn’t anybody tell me about optimal ranges on blood tests?

The standard blood test “reference ranges” – are often so large that they have little practical value. For example, take the thyroid, one large Sacramento medical institution uses a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) standard range of 0.1 – 5.5 (55 times difference between upper and lower values). Dr. Godby uses the more optimal 1.0-2.0 range, other thyroid blood tests, body temperature, symptoms and the Thyroflex to determine hypo/hyperthyroidism, and will diagnose 5-6 times more hypothyroidism than the average medical doctor. If you would like to learn more, here is the rest of the article Dr. Godby has written: Blood tests shouldn’t be graded on a curve. 

Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center wants you to be the healthiest (body, mind, spirit) that you can be. Please give us a call if you have the same goals.

Testimonial from Callie Wolverton, February 12, 2016

5 star: My abridged testimony after seeing Dr. Godby for the first time…

Tonight, I cried at dinner…

Now, before you write me off as some crazy emotional woman, let me explain…for the first time I can remember in the past 10 years, I came home from work on a Friday night and I cooked dinner. I didn’t HAVE to cook dinner because someone was depending on me, I WANTED to cook dinner, and just for one person no less. Not only did I cook my chicken corn chowder on the stove, I BAKED corn muffins in the oven, and the whole time, I never once wanted to go lay down on the couch! That may seem normal to you, but for the last 10 years, I’ve been living with that was ignorantly diagnosed as #ChronicFatigueSyndrome. What changed? I stumbled across an article written by a #DrGodby on the erroneous reference ranges sited by the nation’s leading laboratories in regards to our #thyroid hormone levels. Everything he said resonated deeply with me, as I’d always believed I had some form of #hypothyroidism because I had the textbook symptoms, but all the blood work ordered by the 50+ doctors I’ve seen in the last decade had come back in the “normal” range, and they all refused to treat based on symptoms only. I decided right away that I needed to travel to Sacramento and see him. One month ago I drove the 2 hours down for my initial consultation, and for the first time in my entire life, I experienced a medical provider that not only listened to my symptoms, asked detailed questions, and had the greatest level of empathy I’ve ever witnessed! While I was there, he asked me if I would like to try the #ThyroFlex test. I was told it was non-invasive, so I agreed. Within 10 minutes, I had my results, and the only person shocked by my results was my nurse (she told me I was too young and too vibrant-looking to have been so sick for so long). I was through the roof #hypothyroid! Rather than wait on extensive lab work, Dr. Godby gave me a prescription for #NatureThroid right then and there. I had to wait 3 weeks before I could start taking it but I finally got to start 3 days ago. I didn’t expect much in 3 days, but I haven’t taken a nap since I started, and I found out tonight I actually had motivation and energy to cook! I’m in awe…

This man is hands-down the most amazing, caring, compassionate, empathetic, logical, attentive doctor I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to over 50 in the last decade! Finally having someone truly listen to your symptoms and your needs, and then immediately doing something about it was not something I was used to, but Dr. Godby did just that and thanks to him, hopefully I’m on the road to recovery!

If I could give him 100 stars I would!!! He’s worth the time, the money, and the drive! Thank you Dr. G and staff!

Callie Wolverton, February 12, 2016


Dr. Godby Interview Sacramento Bee

Dennis Godby’s office looks a lot like that of a typical doctor – stacks of books, chairs for patient conferences and a bench for taking vitals. But the diplomas and certificates on the wall behind him reveal a small variation – an N.D. after his name rather than an M.D.

The uncommon initials stand for naturopathic doctor, a health care provider trained in healing therapies, herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy and lifestyle counseling, in addition to many of the same basic sciences as a conventional physician.

Godby, like most naturopathic doctors, prefers not to rely on pharmaceuticals, which he says can be toxic to the body.

Click here to view the full Sacramento Bee interview with Dr. Dennis Godby, ND.



Common Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Fat Reduction
  • Adrenal Fatigue/Cortisol Elevation
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks/Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Bio-identical Hormones
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Diabetes/Insulin Resistance
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Exercise and Sports Performance
  • Fatigue
  • General Practice
  • Gluten/Celiac Disease
  • Menopause/Andropause
  • Optimizing Health/Blood testing
  • Sleep Disorders/Insomnia
  • Thyroid/Hashimoto’s/Graves
  • Weight Gain
  • Specializing in Bioidentical Hormone