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ND Organizations

Response to the AANP’s Recommendations for Vitamin C in COVID-19

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians issued a press release calling for intravenous vitamin C to be used in the treatment of COVID-19. Does the evidence support this call?

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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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Information on Naturopathic School Outcomes

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.

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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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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.