Naturopathic “doctors” in Massachusetts

This year naturopathic “doctors” are trying for the 11th time to gain licensure in Massachusetts. Ahead of a public hearing tomorrow, November 17th, on a pair of naturopathic licensing bills (S1205 and H1992) in front of the Joint Committee on Public Health, I think it is important to provide lawmakers and...

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,...

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...