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About Thomas Ballard, RN, ND

Hi and thanks for looking.

You can read my official resume’ below. Here’s a statement about my philosophy:

“My approach is to treat the whole person with natural therapies, emphasizing treating the cause, not just the symptoms. Symptoms are like fire alarms. When a fire alarm goes off you don’t turn it off and ignore the fire. The fire is the underlying cause of the disease. Pay attention to your symptoms, but don’t mistake them for the fire. Drugs and surgery do a great job of eliminating symptoms, but fail to address the underlying cause. Toxins, poor organ function, and nutritional deficiencies are usually the cause. A “natural” therapy is one that works with the body, to stimulate and support healing from the inside.”


Pure Wellness Centers, Inc: Founder and Chief Medical Officer. Specializing in helping patients achieve vitality through the science of detoxification and rejuvenation. Offering affordable, effective, in-office and home detoxification programs for removing metals, pesticides, plastics, drugs, and other harmful compounds. Clinics are located in Renton and Seattle Washington.

Nature Cure, Inc:
Multinational wellness promotion company currently developing the Vital Living Center for Detoxification and Rejuvenation, Pattaya, Thailand and seeking other locations. Founder and president.

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, John Bastyr University, Seattle, 1982. Registered Nursing Degree, Seattle Central College, Seattle, 1977.

: University Health Clinic, founder of integrated medical clinic. 1982-92. Nursing: Virginia Mason Hospital, Emergency Department 1978-1988. University of Chicago: Neurology & Dermatology, 1977-78.
: Wellness Naturals, whole-food nutrition, Portland. OR. 2004-7  

Anatomy & Physiology, Antioch University, Seattle, 1990
Talks and seminars to support groups, adult-education programs and community colleges.
Classes include: Sweet and Low: Kick the Sugar Habit, Nutrition in a Nutshell, Never be Sick Again, Your Health Under Siege, and Supercharge your Immune System, Detoxification and Rejuvenation, Detox Weight Loss.
Visiting Lecturer: Rangsit University College of Oriental Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand  

Naturopathic Physician & Registered Nurse, Washington State  

Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Washington State Nursing Association


Articles have appeared in The Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Health Store News, Seattle PI, Health Issues Quarterly (editor and contributor) The Sound Consumer, ND Digest, Naturopathic News and Review, Seattle Times, and Common Ground.
Currently working on two books: Nutrition in a Nutshell and Sweet and Low: Kick the Sugar Habit.

I am accepting new patients. Call 425-255-8100 Ex 6 (Renton) or 206-324-2225 (Seattle) today and change your tomorrow.