Healthy By Nature is a show dedicated to bringing you the best of modern science and naturopathic medicine. Dr. Firisin answers your questions about common health questions and current trends and unravels current information and beliefs about healthcare. With a call-in show format, Dr. Firisin engages directly with the public to help them make informed choices about their health. The show airs the 4th Saturday of every month from 9 am to 10 am.

Dr. Firisin
Dr. Firisin
Dr. Kathryn Firisin is a naturopathic physician and medical director of Coastal Natural Medicine in Southport, CT. With over 20 years of experience in healthcare her practice focuses on gastrointestinal conditions, autoimmune and thyroid disorders, cardiovascular health, and chronic disease. Dr. Firisin has been voted one of the best naturopathic doctors in Connecticut for the past 4 years. She currently is on the Board of Directors for The Naturopathic Medicine Institute and leads their education team creating content to train other naturopathic physicians. More information about Dr. Firisin and her practice can be found at

Past Episodes



In Dr. Firisin’s first show she dives into the physical manifestation of stress and the health implications of long term stress, sharing strategies to help heal the body in a post-pandemic world.



Cholesterol carries with it many myths and narratives that have shifted with newer research. In honor of heart month, Dr. Firisin takes the time to clarify the true concerns related to cholesterol, the most effective testing for cardiac risk and naturopathic treatments for elevated lipids and prevention of cardiac risk.



Dr. Firisin welcomes chiropractor Dr. Robert, Kipp or Prohealth Chiropractic in Southport, CT to talk about pain. Pain is a complex issue that has many causes relating to structure, systemic inflammation and underlying health conditions.



It’s almost impossible to avoid being bombarded by the next best “cleanse” online through social media. However, cleansing is serious business. It has incredible health benefits, but when done incorrectly or without proper guidance, it can actually make you worse off than when you started. Whether it’s the Grapefruit cleanse or the Master Cleanse, Dr. Firisin unpacks the risks and benefits to cleansing, how to do it properly, and how to avoid pitfalls.


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

GERD, or reflux, sometimes even referred to as heartburn, affects 20% of Americans. Dr. Firisin discusses the naturopathic perspective of what causes these symptoms and the steps you can take to heal reflux naturally.


Dietary Reactivity

Our bodies react to food in many different ways that can result in immune reactions, inflammation, and many symptoms of chronic disease. With food tests being available via mail order, it is critical for the public to understand what all of this means. In this show, Dr. Firisin explains the different types of testing that is available, how to best utilize this information and help to heal your body.



Sleep is one of the most important foundations of health. Why do we have so many issues with sleep? Is there a different issue if you can’t fall asleep vs if you wake up in the middle of the night? Or are you wondering why you are just tired all the time? Here Dr. Firisin answers these and other questions about the ever-elusive sleep in modern-day life.