Having grown up in Hawaii, I learned from an early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle and developed a deep connection to nature. It was ingrained in me.  As I matured I began to consciously recognize the importance of this approach to life if I wanted to maintain health as I aged. I also started to develop a keen interest in helping others do the same. 

This led me to studying naturopathic medicine, ultimately graduating as an ND in Portland, OR in 2000, and launching my career as a licensed physician, inspired to use natural methods in order to help my patients regain or maintain optimal health.

Unfortunately, over time, continuing 

changes in the foundational approach to healthcare in this country have motivated me to reevaluate whether the goals I have in helping others still fit within the tightening confines of "standard of care" medicine, natural or otherwise.

With continued dedication to the original principles I believe so deeply in, my passion nonetheless continues to grow as I hone in on my true niche.

More than anything else, I consider myself a 'health facilitator'. I am not a healer, your body is the healer. I am also no longer a primary care doctor. Labeling myself as such restricts what I am able and allowed to do with and say to my clients, regardless of the veracity of my words. 

And so I have chosen to create Vital Human.

Through various the mediums here, I do my best to help facilitate the full degree of health you are capable of. Essentially, I am a curator and disseminator of high quality, health information and I offer guidance to those who need it, in applying this information to their lives.

My methods may have changed since I started, but my goal remains the same: 

Help as many people as I can obtain the highest level of health and wellness possible.

Thanks for joining in the game.

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There would be no wiser choice than to trust Dr. Daniel Chong to teach you about health. His knowledge, passion, and compassion are unmatched and rare, and his commitment to learning and studying to further understand how to promote health set the standard for his profession.

-Joel Kahn, MD