Robert Kachko, ND, LAc

AANP President; GraduateUniversity of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine

“It’s impossible and most often detrimental to understand optimal health without considering how each patient interacts with nature in their daily lives. While we’re working on ways to better understand genetics in a clinically relevant way, changing the person’s environment is our most important tool. It is very important to make sure that people fit a relationship with nature into their regular schedule. Working in New York City often makes that more difficult than when I’m seeing patients in Connecticut. However, even getting my patients to walk home from work instead of taking the subway (extra points for walking through Central Park!) has been a positive incremental change.”