Food as medicine?

In the summer before starting at Bastyr University, I met a naturopath at a Dave Matthews concert. She recently graduated from Bastyr and was excited to meet someone who was about to embark on their own naturopathic journey. “One of three things will happen to you while at Bastyr,” she...

A New Skeptic’s Bibliography

I did not want to be a skeptic. I equated skepticism with two character traits I did not like: pessimism and cynicism. As a naturopathic student and then naturopathic doctor, I felt it was important to remain likeable so I didn’t challenge information in ways that could be perceived as...

Implications of Low Admission Standards in Naturopathic Education

Britt’s Note: My husband recently suggested that I investigate the admissions standards for naturopathic schools. I said, “You should!” He replied, “Okay, I will.” I welcome Taylor, my husband, archaeologist, general skeptic, and part-time dog trainer to NaturopathicDiaries.com with his article comparing the admission standards of naturopathic schools with nearby medical schools. Naturopaths claim...

An Inside Look at My Education and Clinical Training

Critics have accused me of not fully understanding the “comprehensive” naturopathic education I received at Bastyr University. They have suggested that I complete a curriculum comparison myself. Well, I basically already have done just that. I recently posted a breakdown and analysis of my clinical training at Bastyr University in an article on Science-Based Medicine....

On Notice

Once, a lawyer gave me astute advice. He looked at me, with his thirty years of medical malpractice experience, and said, “You are now officially on notice.” I took his words to mean my ethical and legal obligation to act in light of knowledge about misconduct. His words continue to...