How and why did you enter the field of integrative medicine?
I discovered integrative medicine in my 20s, which completely transformed my health. I had seen multiple doctors for my own chronic health problems that had followed me from childhood into adulthood, and no pill or drug or surgical procedure seemed to do the trick.
Then I discovered how powerful changing my diet and lifestyle could be! Not only did specific symptoms vanish, but I felt overall healthier and more energetic! I wanted to give others that opportunity and free them from their persistent health problems, too. I eventually left my successful career as a financial executive and went to medical school so that I could change other people’s health and lives as mine had been changed. I call this the practice of transformational medicine.
I went on to formulate my own line, called the IAMFINE Pure Skin Collection,which is available at my practice at Wdowin NMD—an integrative, antiaging, and regenerative medicine clinic located in the heart of Newport Beach, or
on my website at drannemariefine.com. I also recently wrote a No. 1 international bestseller called Cracking the Beauty Code: How to program your DNA for health, vitality and younger-looking skin.
In my book, I demonstrate that genes are not our destiny and highlight the scientifically
proven, best practices for turning your beauty genes on, and turning down the genes that contribute to aging and poor health.
What is your philosophy of how you work as a doctor?
My approach to both health and beauty is that our bodies are intelligently designed to be healthy and have the ability to heal and self-correct if treated properly. When you eat naturally, live naturally, spend time in nature and put natural products on your skin, your body will function better and healthier, and this will be reflected in your
skin, which is simply a reflection of your health on the inside. What I have learned in my 17 years of practicing medicine is that your health is your real wealth and it is created from the inside-out!
The modern epidemic of autoimmune diseases and chronic illness that we see today responds beautifully to my treatment philosophy. In my practice, I seek to restore full and vibrant health by discovering the underlying cause of problems—I don’t just treat specific symptoms! I focus strongly on Environmental Medicine as the next paradigm shift in medicine is recognizing that environmental toxins are everywhere (our homes, food, air, personal care products); build up in our bodies; and contribute to nearly all chronic illnesses, including autoimmune diseases
and cancer. Increasingly, studies show that skin can absorb toxins from personal-care products, which are often formulated with harmful chemicals, and those toxins cause health problems and premature skin aging. This is what compelled me to formulate my own line of non-toxic, anti-aging skin care products. My products are raw, vegan and … Click here for the full interview with Dr. Anne Marie Fine in BASK Magazine