The Price of Naturopathic Education

This post originally appeared on ScienceBasedMedicine.org on September 7, 2015. I am including the article here in its original form to help readers easily discover the truth about naturopathic education. This morning, I checked my student loan balance from earning a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. I owe...

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...

Should I go to naturopathic school?

A rewarding aspect of blogging is interacting with curious students. I frequently receive questions, comments, and stories from students around the world about naturopathy. Students discover my blog in various ways. Some accidentally stumble across it while researching naturopathic schools. Others are exploring the differences between naturopathy and medicine through...

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...