awardstrip-WIf 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 also seek 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, and now, woman’s health expert, Dr. Jina Ethelbah, 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, and Dr. Ethelbah, you can trust.

Call 916-446-2591 to schedule a FREE 15 minute appointment with Dr. Godby or Dr. Ethelbah!
Reach Dr. Godby at DrGodby@SacND.com and Dr. Ethelbah at DrEthelbah@SacND.com
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Dr.JinaMeet Dr. Jina Ethelbah, ND, RDH

I graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. I am an Apache woman. I am a naturopathic doctor. The healing power of nature, the importance of culture, and the significance of identity, heritage, and history live in all of us. It is my hope to help patients with their own healing journey. I wish to bridge the gap between conventional and natural medicines, so that patients have the option to utilize both. I look forward to working with all of you and I appreciate this great adventure/opportunity. READ MORE


godby-client-1-300x231Some 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.