Please Note:This is not a typical online retail store. Normally, this site is only available to patients who have pre-registered. But I wanted to make these independently tested medical grade products available to all. Because it is usually exclusive, there is a requirement that online customers provide an email address to access the site. (Please rest assured that we always keep it private.) After that, simply shop and purchase as usual. Also, all the proceeds go to a scholarship fund to help qualified families with special needs children cover the cost of their medical treatment.
A word of advice when ordering: This is a supplements-only website that I have selected because it has most of the items I recommend for my patients. It is not like a major retail site like Amazon, Walmart, or Target. Like other similar stores, free shipping is geared to the mainland and can take 10 days or more to reach Hawaii. Please select expedited shipping in order to receive your products in 2 - 3 business days. It costs $4.95, which I know people are not used to paying. However, taken together with the discounts and the proceeds going to a wonderful cause, the sum total will be about what other sites cost -- or less -- even with their free shipping. Mahalo!
In the mission statement for my practice, we focus on three important elements: We are here to heal. We are here to educate. We are here to empower. I have made sure that our online supplement and herb store aligns with those key objectives. In addition, all of the proceeds go to a scholarship fund to help qualified families with special needs children cover the cost of their treatment.
Many people are surprised to learn that supplements and herbs are not regulated by the FDA. This lack of regulation means that commercial manufacturers are free to claim basically whatever they want to. However, supplement manufacturers CAN voluntarily have their products tested by an independent third party laboratory. This helps ensure that what’s on their label is true and accurate. All the products in my store comply with this standard.
Also, as a naturopathic doctor, I received extensive nutritional training in medical school and continue to research nutrition for my patients. I regularly do my own investigation of supplements and herbs before prescribing them to my patients or putting them in our online store. These are medical grade products, meaning that I prescribe them to treat illnesses, much like a conventional doctor would prescribe pharmaceutical drugs.
I know that there are online sites where products are less expensive. Often that’s because the manufacturers aren’t using the highest quality ingredients nor are they paying for independent laboratory testing. As a doctor, I only want products that meet my own standards for honesty and reliability. Most of the ones in my store are made by smaller companies at a higher quality, independently tested, and offered primarily to health professionals, like myself. That said, because my purpose in having a store is more medical than business, I have arranged for our pricing to meet -- or even be less -- than Amazon's.
When you consider what you’re getting for the money, you are actually getting more value because the products are trustworthy and have proven medical results. In addition, you can feel good about supporting our store because all the proceeds are going to a very worthy cause: a scholarship fund to help qualified families with special needs children cover the cost of their medical treatment
We are here to heal. We are here to educate. We are here to empower. Mahalo!
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Dr. Kathryn Taketa-Wong, N.D., L.Ac. 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 348 Honolulu, HI 96814