Dr. Michael Knapp is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in Arizona. His practice has an emphasis in gut-brain-microbiome imbalances that lead to digestive problems, stress, hormone and immune system disorders. He uses safe, effective natural medicines guided by the principles of nature to reverse disease and restore vibrant health.
He is proud to be part of Health Talks 365 to further educate and inspire the public toward the highest ideal of health that frees us to fully engage our heart and mind in this life.
Dr. Michael Knapp is a licenced Naturopathic Physician at Root Natural Health in Flagstaff, AZ. He attended National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and completed a one year teaching and clinical residency at the university.
After receiving his BS in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, he worked as a certified nursing assistant in a medical/surgical unit to continue preparation for medical school. Dissatisfaction with the hospital setting and treatment philosophy led him to question his path to become a physician. His own life-long digestive problems worsened and stress mounted while facing the reality of working in the current disease management system. In expressing these concerns to his acupuncturist, he was introduced to the approach he’d been searching for, Naturopathic Medicine. He declined his acceptance to a local medical school and pursued training as a doctor that embraces the future of medicine while cultivating roots in tradition.
He utilizes the foundational tools of naturopathic medicine (nutrition, herbs, physical medicine, behavioral and mind-body medicine) to create the environment for your health to flourish. He has advanced training in homeopathic medicine to greater individualize patient treatment. As a medical student, he saw homeopathy have a wonderful impact with his friends and family, improving mood, PMS, headaches, joint pains and other complaints.
Dr. Knapp teaches Insight Meditation at Coconino County Jail through the Exodus – Inmate Substance Abuse Treatment Program. He taught anatomy and physiology for 5 years at Arizona School of Integrated Studies (ASIS) and has provided medical and educational outreach at Flagstaff Shelter Services and at domestic violence shelters in Northern Arizona.
I was diagnosed a few years ago with SIBO. I was very frustrated after multiple attempts to heal my stomach following the recommended 3 month strict diet and supplement treatment plan. My husband read Dr. Michael's bio and we felt confident that with his own personal experience with digestion, he would provide me with a new approach. I began seeing Dr. Michael back in June 2020 and for the first time in years I can see positive changes with both my digestive issues and my overall health. My husband and I look forward to a healthy future with the help of Dr. Mike.
Dr. Mike is truly the most effective health care provider I have ever had. I struggled for years with inflammation, hormonal issues, anxiety and gut problems. Dr. Mike approached all of them with kindness, expertise, validation, and focused attention. After following an integrative plan tailored to my unique make-up, I am proud to say that I am virtually symptom- free, and feel confident I can maintain a true balance of health. The investment in myself and trust in Dr. Mike has been priceless.
My first meeting with Dr. Knapp over ten years ago he was exactly what I had always imagined a good doctor/patient relationship would be. He listens, is receptive to my intuitions and always finds a way to ground them in something practical and effective. He is extremely intelligent about the science of the human body as well as the mind and spirit. Today, I continue to feel more “myself” then a decade ago. The journey back to wholeness is not over but I can’t imagine where I would be if I had not met Dr. Knapp. During this current novel coronavirus pandemic he has also been most helpful with his guidance to maintaining good immunity and practical advice based on the science. It is with gratitude and humility that I give a five-star recommendation to anyone willing to be an active participant in becoming healthier under his guidance.