Getting out of the rabbit hole of naturopathic medicine

I’ve received interest about my departure from naturopathic medicine and exactly how I left and started a new, science-based career. Last Fall, I decided to apply to the Medical Life Sciences program at the University of Kiel, which is a Master’s of Science program focusing on biomedical research. I saw...

Response to Matthew Baral’s Perspective on the Measles Outbreak

Response to Matthew Baral on writing about the measles vaccine: http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2015/02/09/vaccines-measles-facts/23142469/ http://drmatthewbaral.com/archives/1699 Matthew Baral’s recent blog post and corresponding opinion piece in the Arizona Republic highlights a trendy and inappropriate naturopathic stance on vaccinations. He claims that because he has 15 years of experience practicing as a naturopath seeing numerous patients...

Ye of Little Faith in Naturopathic Medicine

I have a hard time pinpointing exactly when I stopped believing in naturopathic medicine. It was a slow process. Doubt crept in insidiously when I first encountered minor issues with the profession. Initially, I saw only small medical risks from minor clinical transgressions. But, as is the case with all...

A psoriasis story

I used to like to tell the story of why I entered naturopathic medicine. It was my war story: how I battled allopathic medicine with natural medicine and won! The tale begins when I was diagnosed with psoriasis as a teenager. Notable characters include the evil dermatologist who pushed steroids...