Naturopathic pediatrics is not safe

Naturopathic practitioners should be banned from treating minors. I recently made this proposal in the context of the tragic death of Ezekiel Stephan, whose parents are on trial in Alberta for failing to provide the necessities of life. Ezekiel’s parents needlessly caused him to suffer from bacterial meningitis, in part by getting care from a licensed...

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...

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...

Naturopaths are Homeopaths

“I am a naturopathic doctor.” “Huh? A natur-o-what? Is that like a homeopathic doctor?” “Oh, no. We are totally different than homeopaths. Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care physicians in four-year post graduate naturopathic medical schools, just like medical doctors.” When I was practicing as a licensed naturopath, I...