Harpe Laser and Wellness of Asheville and Hendersonville
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Authentic Health

Harpe Wellness

Are you ready to lose weight, have less aches and pains, and feel the best you have in years?

We can help!

Check out Dr. Harpe’s Fed-Up e-book here

Optimal Health Can Become Your Physical Reality

From Disease to Natural Power!

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. Discover the best health within you.  We will guide, inspire and teach you essential skills needed to create a healthier you at any age. We will help you instill a sense of understanding (even educate you on how your organs sustain your productivity and life).

Biological Authenticity

No need for hormone therapies, fad diets, medications or gastric surgeries. Be truly organic and all natural, not “Organic” or “Natural” as defined by the government or the food industry. Fulfill your best life possible by finding your most biologically authentic self.  Health is a precious resource that is not created in factories, not sold, not government mandated – it is you!

Creating a Healthy Life One Biological Moment at a Time

The crux of healthy eating is to determine what is real food and what is artificial food (that made by mankind). From that point forward, our ability to understand food and its relationship to our health is greatly enhanced.

Self-care translates efficiently to better genetics and should be considered the ultimate form of self-expression by all. We build resiliency through biological authenticity and by practicing healthy behaviors. We also discover the knowledge most important to our health—our biological potential. This means we can actually feel our health.

Everything we do reflects our health. Change your eating and you change your mind. When you change your mind, it changes your relationship to the whole world. Respect for nature and for life itself, begins with you.

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

Are you ready to get started?
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Harpe Wellness Benefits

Navigate the medical system from a position of strength, not weakness
Save hundreds of dollars a month in pharmacy fees
Avoid the chronic exposure to unnecessary pharmaceuticals
Feel empowered to make better lifestyle choices
Increase vitality and overall engagement with life
Learn how to align yourself with basic natural principles

Wellness Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chronic disease?

According to the National Health Council as of 7/29/14, chronic diseases are generally ongoing diseases that last more than three months. These infirmities affect approximately 133 million Americans, representing more than 40% of the total population of this country.2 By 2020, that number is projected to grow to an estimated 157 million, with 81 million having multiple conditions.3 Unfortunately, the medical industry is not going to reduce the burden of chronic disease. People must create their own health, the best health possible.

Despite the largest most expensive and most intrusive medical system in the world more and more people are living with not just one chronic illness, such as diabetes, heart disease or depression, but with two or more conditions. Almost a third of the population is now living with multiple chronic conditions.

In 2009, 7 out of 10 deaths in the U.S. are due to chronic diseases. Heart disease, cancer and stroke account for more than half of all deaths each year.

What type of doctor are you? What’s your specialty?

I am trained as an internal medicine physician and have been board certified since 1996. An internal medicine doctor is a primary care physician that specializes in the management of adult diseases including diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, COPD, auto immune diseases, alzheimer and strokes. I also have extensive public health experience and expert knowledge in diet and fitness.

What does it mean to get at the root cause of disease?

Typically, when someone presents to their primary doctors office with a high sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure marker (evidence or symptoms of chronic disease), the first step is to have a medication prescribed that will work on getting that marker back within normal limits. This has been the accepted method of treating the symptoms of chronic disease. However, treating symptoms and disease markers does not necessarily cure the problem. In fact, studies show that the disease typically progresses regardless if the markers have been kept within normal limits. Disability and sickness are expected to progress if unhealthy lifestyle choices continue. Our approach is different than traditional medical care in that disability and disease is addressed head-on, reversing the causes and not ignoring or suppressing the body’s signals of distress. Instead of masking the symptoms with medications, we ask, why is this person having this symptom in the first place? Sometimes, medications are needed and Dr. Harpe is very qualified to discern when they are necessary and when they are not. Our goal is to improve people’s quality of life.

How is a Natural diet, or Naturvore diet different than other diet plans?

Natural eating, or Naturvore eating, is simply a way of life rather than a short term diet or fad. This eating plan is made up of natural foods as they were meant to be eaten, rather than processed or manufactured into food products. It includes fruits, vegetables, fermented and cultured foods, fish, naturally raised lean meats and eggs, beans, roots, herbs and spices and healthy fats such as MUFA’s and Omega 3’s. The diet is nutrient dense and very healing to the body, providing antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, fiber and all the nutrition our bodies crave. It is also an anti inflammatory diet, creating homeostasis in your body rather than metabolic chaos. There is no counting of points or calories, because the quality of the food is what is important. There are many foods that you can eat all you want of, we call these freebies. It also controls for blood sugar spikes through balancing food groups in a way that optimizes metabolism and stabilizes blood sugar. The plan is easy, can be individualized according to your unique needs, and is very satisfying. You never need to feel deprived or hungry! It is very different from our highly inflammatory Standard American Diet (SAD), which is high in unhealthy saturated fats, Omega 6’s and made up primarily of manufactured and processed, high calorie-grain rich foods, we find lining the grocery store shelves.

What is your book, Naturvore Power, Transcending Industrial Food and Medicine about?

What is your book, Naturvore Power, Transcending Industrial Food and Medicine about?
Naturvore Power is about my journey as a man and as a physician, wherein I reclaim my natural power over my health. It provides a unique overview of the challenges we Americans face with regard to obesity and health. Speaking from experience, I convey a sense of urgency and desperation to our current health situation, while illuminating the interplay between our culture and our physical nature. One half of the book details the problems I see and have experienced as a physician, and the second half of my book provides the solutions that have worked for me and thousands of my patients. It provides practical ways of reclaiming and sustaining health that are simple and yet very effective. I want people to understand that they are the most powerful health agent in their life, much more powerful than a medical system will ever be. In the book and my practice, I aim to lift people up and empower them to reclaim their health. With this, I hope to help them stop the unnecessary suffering in their lives due to obesity and chronic disease.

What is the economic impact of chronic diseases? How have your patients benefitted from getting off medications?

According to the National Health Council, more than 75% of all health care costs result from chronic conditions.9 Four of the five most expensive health conditions (based on total health care spending in a given year in the United States) are chronic conditions – heart disease, cancer, mental disorders, and pulmonary conditions.

A 2007 study reported that seven chronic diseases – cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, pulmonary conditions, and mental illness – have a total impact on the economy of $1.3 trillion annually. By the year 2023, this number is projected to increase to $4.2 trillion in treatment costs and lost economic output.

These facts from the National Health Council are impressive, but it is more impressive to see first hand how the financial burden of prescriptions and chronic disease effects peoples lives. I have many patients that have become healthier by implementing the Naturvore Principles into their lives, and consequently have been able to reduce or get off costly medications. For retired folks on limited incomes, this has been like getting a pay raise! It is just another perk to getting healthier along with the health benefits they experience such as more energy, a leaner more functional body and better quality of life.

Wellness Testimonials

  • “After 34 years in law enforcement I retired – partly due to developing chronic back pain. I was literally in constant pain, with limited mobility.

    For over 7 years my family doctor tried all the traditional medical approaches, but he could not provide relief. I went to a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, and various physical therapists and none of these therapies provided relief either. Desperate, I underwent a series of spinal injections (at the cost of $8,000.00) by an orthopedist and they also failed.

    Then a physical therapist directed me to Dr. Charles Harpe. He reviewed all my medical records and created an innovative program of neuro-muscular manipulations and soft tissue injections that treated the root cause of the pain and inflammation – not just the symptoms. After two months I have diminished pain, greatly increased mobility and am now able get back in the gym three days a week. I highly recommend Dr Harpe because he was able to focus on the cause of my pain and then relieve my pain when other people couldn’t.”

    -Marty, K.
    Hendersonville, NC

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  • I met Dr Harpe in June of 2014 when he became my new primary care doctor. At this point in my life my health was going into a real downward spiral. I could only walk short distances without being winded. I had back and joint pain so severe I had taken to walking with a cane. Also had arthritis, acid reflux, diverticulitis, heart arrhythmia, borderline high blood pressure, migraine headaches and an autoimmune disorder called Relapsing Polychondritis, which attacks cartilage and connective tissues. Also, I was extremely overweight for not just my height, but for just about any height!

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  • In October 2013 I began seeing Dr. Harpe because my previous physician retired. At my first appointment,  Dr. Harpe  asked for the reason I was in his office,  I replied that my previous doctor required me to be checked every 6 months for various health problems—high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gout, cholesterol and some other problems I can’t even recall. At the time I was 68 years of age, 5’9” tall and almost 290 lbs.  Dr. Harpe said I needed to do something about the reason I was in such poor shape, so that I would not have to continue many of the 10 different medications I was taking. Dr. Harpe asked me to read his book, “ Naturvore Power” and come back to see him in one week.

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  • In July 2013 I began as a patient with Dr. Charles Harpe and his treatment and patience have changed my life.  I began his recommended Naturvore way of eating about Sept. 1, 2013. I am 70 years old, diabetic, and have been 40 plus pounds over weight for at least the past 10 years.  I have had problems with my weight all my life.  I developed the diabetes about 1993.  Dr. Harpe and his lovely wife Claudia gave me so much time, detailed instruction, and support.  As I began the Naturvore way of eating, along with regular exercise, my blood sugar improved enormously and, as Dr. Harpe had promised, the pounds dropped off.  I have never been so astonished in my life.

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