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ND Organizations

Vaccines, Vitalism and Vacillation – 2019

What I said last year holds: In approving this webinar for CEUs, the AANP handcuffs current naturopathic practice to the errors of the past. The question from last year remains: why?

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ND Education

The Promise and the Problem

I became a naturopathic doctor (ND) because I wanted to serve people through helping them improve their health. I chose a profession that promised that it would train me in “the art and science of both natural and conventional medicine” and give me the education needed to become a primary care provider. I chose it […]

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

I will preface this by saying that I do not consider myself a scientist. I do have an undergrad in chemistry, a minor in mathematics, and early in my career was in a fellowship in a combined MS-PhD biochemistry program. But while I count myself as an initiate in the sciences, I have not worked […]

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ND regulation

US Healthcare Provider Regulation 101

I often see statements that indicate that people are confused about the American health regulatory process. Specifically, there seems to be an assumption that MDs are government-regulated and that licensed NDs (naturopathic doctors) are not. However, the regulation of NDs (and indeed of all health professions in the US) is modeled after that of MDs, […]

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ND Organizations

Vaccines, Vitalism and Vacillation

The AANP must apply critical evaluation and evidence-based standards for granting its imprimatur for continuing education.