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 […]
Conventional medical and osteopathic students have readily available, sufficient information available to make an informed decision about entering medical school. Prospective naturopathic students have more information available than they did over a decade ago, but it is still lacking.
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?
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 […]
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, […]
The AANP must apply critical evaluation and evidence-based standards for granting its imprimatur for continuing education.