Paul Ratte, N.D.
Paul Ratté, ND, a naturopathic doctor at Rhythm of Health, Inc. in Woodbury, MN is an authority on functional medicine, a science-based health care approach that improves physiological function and restores health.
Paul creates personalized wellness programs for his patients that prioritize their health concerns and reflect their commitment to change. He believes it is not enough to treat disease using supplements, aspiring instead to teach health using nutrition, resiliency, and physical activity. Symptom management is important, but not at the expense of ignoring the true cause of a condition.
Paul graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, with a degree in communication studies before completing his doctor of naturopathic medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR in 1997. He is a passionate proponent of integrated health care and has experience collaborating with medical professionals to provide the best care for his clients.
Paul is an assistant professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. He teaches clinical nutrition to chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy students. He teaches a variety of public classes on topics such as Paleo nutrition, adrenal fatigue, detoxification, weight loss, diabetes, carbohydrate restriction, gluten intolerance, and the sugar epidemic. He is certified Defeat Autism Now! doctor. He has conducted clinical research with the Functional Medicine Research Center located in Gig Harbor, WA.
Paul is married and has 3 boys ages 17, 15, and 3 who take cod liver oil without complaining. He is an active member of the MN Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He participates in a local functional medicine study group for health care professionals. His personal interests include acting, fishing, ballroom dancing, and eating less than 15 pounds of sugar a year.