The Naturopathic Student Loan Crisis

The second part to my ND Confessions series has been published on Science-Based Medicine.org today. ND Confessions, Part II: The Accreditation of Naturopathic “Medical” Education explains the U.S. Department of Education accreditation process for naturopathic schools. I suspect that accreditation of naturopathic programs serves a financial need for the schools at the expense of...

Donald Trump’s Naturopathic Vitamin and Diet Pyramid Scheme

Donald Trump remains in the headlines. He made a scene for his ongoing derogatory statements about women, especially to Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Just last week, major news organizations resurrected his sordid history with a multi-level marketing company, ACN, Inc., which is being tagged as a get-rich-quick pyramid scheme....

DIY Laundry Detergent & the Fallacy of Appealing to Nature

When Britt was still practicing as a naturopath, we watched a documentary called Chemerical: Redefining Clean for a New Generation. The takeaway message of the film is nicely polished: household cleaning products could be hazardous to your health even if stored and used properly, so it’s best to switch to all-natural products,...