Nature versus Nurture

Supposedly we live in a free country, but if that is so, how is it that most Americans end up as people they do not wish to be? As a primary care physician, I have witnessed first-hand the explosion of chronic disease, multi-organ failure and poly-pharmacy. Most would agree that these are undesirable conditions, and we need some solutions. But is the underlying problem related to our nature or our nurture?

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About Us




Naturvore Life Team

 Charles C. Harpe, MD

 I graduated the Universiy of Miami School of Medicine in 1993 and then completed a residency in internal medicine at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. I have been board certified in internal medicine since 1996, recertified in 2006. I have worked in various roles as an internist and also in public health. I have in-depth experience in the mechanisms of disease, but more importantly I have come to understand the mechanisms of health and superior fitness. As a naturvore and a physician, I provide my clients an unbiased view of their health potential, one that is different than the traditional medical approach. The consumption of medications will not likely bring out the best in us. I believe everyone deserves a chance to express their health in the most authentic manner.  

 Claudia Harpe, MS, OTR

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

I received my Bachelors in Biology and Masters in Occupational Therapy at Florida International University.  I am the proud mother of three teenagers, and love photography, hiking and scuba diving.  Often, we may have the best intentions, but it remains difficult to make healthy choices in our busy lives. Typically, we are unaware of our habits and roles (perhaps a patient role) that promote sickness and steal our vitality, or worse, sabotage our best intentions.  I can help you identify your health goals and what obstacles may be present that keep you from attaining them.  I work closely with Dr. Harpe to help you implement an individualized nutrition and wellness program that best suits you. Together we will explore choices and implement a plan of action to help you reach your health goals.  











Isn’t it time we view health from a fresh perspective?

Health is derived from what we eat, what we do and what we believe, not from the healthcare industry!

Naturvore – (noun) an omnivore that resists eating manufactured foods. But the term also embodies a person who wants to achieve and maintain the most biologically authentic form of themself.


More optimal health can become your physical reality in days. 


Helping You Take Control

The management of chronic disease can mask the signs or symptoms of organ failure, allowing internal damage to continue, while the root cause is not addressed. Almost assuredly, as another organ begins to fail, additional prescriptions will be assigned, thereby creating the situation where poly-pharmacy, chronic disease and multi organ failure are commonplace in our society.  

A Better Way

Disentangle your ideas of health from the industrial medical complex. Use medications and procedures ONLY when absolutely necessary. Health is your essence, a form of self-expression and the physical qualities of your life – wherein you look better, feel better and perform better. We achieve our best health possible at any stage in life when we align ourselves to some basic natural principles.  





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Launch of January 23, 2015 

More educational news and health services and blogs


WKLOS Spotlight Carolina, January 7, 2015.


Information Recording for new CD with Randy Houston in studio on December 31,2014


 Jeff Messer Radio Show  March 5, 2014 at 4pm on 880AM radio, the Revolution

If you missed the show, go to the link below to hear the show.

 880 The Revolution

Grace Wormwood, CranialSacral Therapist Blue Ridge News article on Naturvore Power.  Printed on March 11, 2014.  Go to the link below to read the article.

Got A Minute? with Dr. Harpe

  Naturvore Power Disease Intervention Workshops, more coming….


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