From The Doctor: I founded this store as a part of my mission as a doctor. It is not a typical online retail store. Our mission is health, not maximizing profits, so I have a 20% discount built in. (I know cost is a consideration for everyone, so I wanted my store to also be competitive with the big online retailers.) The proceeds go to our Family Support Fund to help families with special needs children cover the cost of their medical treatment. (You can read their comments below.)
Originally, this site was only available to patients. But I believed it was important to make independently tested and trustworthy products available to all. Because it is usually exclusive, there is a requirement that online customers provide an email address to access the site. After that, simply shop and purchase as usual. (Please rest assured that we do not share your email address with anyone else. We always keep it private.)
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 where "free" shipping costs are actually factored into the price of each item. This site has free shipping above $49, but it sometimes can take up to 10 days or so to reach Hawaii. It also has auto-refill, which people have said works well. Please select expedited shipping if you prefer 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!
The proceeds from the purchases you make from this trusted store go towards our Family Support Fund to help pay for the medical treatment for children with autism and other special needs. That's why the doctor established her store as an ongoing fundraiser. With autism and other special needs, there are typically underlying medical conditions that lead to a child’s symptoms. When those medical issues are successfully treated, the conditions improve, sometimes completely if caught early enough.
Our Family Support Fund -- Some Thank Yous From Parents “When my son received his ADHD diagnosis, I immediately knew that I wanted Dr. Taketa-Wong to treat him. However, the costs associated with his treatment were more than I could spare being a single mother. I was afraid I would not be able to get him the care he deserves. But thanks to the Family Support Fund which uses proceeds from her online store, I was provided with a very generous scholarship that has allowed us to pursue the treatment plan that’s right for him.
“I am so very grateful for the people who have made this possible by purchasing through the online store. This is just one more reason why I can confidently say this practice truly cares for their patients. Thank you so very much for the financial blessing that has afforded my son the best possible care!” -- Carla
“I would like to thank everyone who has supported Dr. Taketa-Wong’s supplement store. The donations that it generates for the Family Support Fund have allowed my son, Anthony, who has severe autism, to continue his necessary treatment. We are truly grateful for the financial assistance and hope one day to contribute to other families in need!” --The James Family
"We are so grateful for the generous support we receive from the Family Support Fund. Our daughter has many medical issues and at times it is just way too costly and out of our reach. However, because of the financial support we receive, we are able to treat her during those difficult times. Dr. Taketa-Wong and her dedicate staff are outstanding. Much mahalo to all those who purchase from her store. Our family is eternally grateful." --The Man 'Ohana
"Dr. Taketa-Wong has been my children’s doctor since 2021. She has navigated this special needs journey with us with a holistic approach unlike any other doctor. She is the best of Western and. Eastern medicine, ordering blood work labs, specialty tests for individual needs, and supplements -- including compounded prescriptions and herbs. She has also recommended resources and therapies and has a wealth of knowledge from her studies and experiences. Our pediatrician has stated that she is brilliant in her understanding of biochemistry.
"The doctor is very empathetic and generous with her time and in being there for us even through a very long financial hardship. She didn’t drop us when most other resources for my children did. She found a way to find funds so my children could continue to receive the same holistic medical care with her which has meant the world to my family.
"In this day and age it is truly rare to find that and to have a doctor who is there for you anytime your children are sick or have new or extra challenging symptoms. I would feel extremely lost and concerned without her because she is so knowledgeable and the only doctor who is really there for my children who have special needs including profound autism, trauma, disorders and delays. She understands. She continues to amaze me with all she has to offer for my family and her continuing education and dedication. She is always overseeing and reassessing and figuring out best treatments with my children’s current symptoms as they grow. I am extremely grateful for her. Dr. Taketa-Wong is wise and has a huge heart!" -- Jessie (mom) and the kids
About The Store While the doctor set up this store to help parents who need financial assistance, the store itself is also special. Because when it comes to supplements and herbs, who can you really trust? Medicines, including over-the-counter remedies, must be approved by the FDA before they can be sold or marketed. Many people are surprised to learn that supplements and herbs are not regulated by the FDA. This lack of regulation means that manufacturers are free to claim whatever they want to.
From The Doctor How can you know that a product is safe and that the label claims are truthful, accurate, and not misleading? Supplement manufacturers can voluntarily have their products tested by an independent third party laboratory, and the better ones do. This ensures 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 are not 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, I strongly believe that 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 the proceeds are going to a very worthy cause: Our Family Support Fund that helps qualified families with special needs children cover the cost of their medical treatment.
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Dr. Kathryn Taketa-Wong, N.D., L.Ac. 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 348 Honolulu, HI 96814