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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.

Over time, I saw that the conventional approach to healthcare in this country, especially cardiovascular disease, has remained stagnant in terms of any real effort to work on the causal factors underlying this massive problem that disrupts so many lives. This has continued to motivate me to keep learning and finding better and ways to help my clients thrive. In turn I needed to reevaluate whether what I have learned still fits within the tightening confines of "standard of care" medicine.

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 'cardiovascular health facilitator' much more so than a standard doctor, naturopathic or otherwise. Operating under these typical labels automatically restricts what I am able and allowed to do with and say to my clients, regardless of the veracity of my words. 

My approach at Vital Human allows me to continue doing my best to help facilitate the full degree of health you are capable of. Essentially, I am here to offer the tools, guidance, and education necessary for you to have your best possible chance at optimal cardiovascular health.

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
Cardiologist and Author of The Whole Heart 

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