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…

Getting out of the rabbit hole of naturopathic medicine

I’ve received interest about my departure from naturopathic medicine and exactly how I left and started a new, science-based career. Last Fall, I decided to apply to the Medical Life Sciences program at the University of Kiel, which is a Master’s of Science program focusing on biomedical research. I saw...

Response to Matthew Baral’s Perspective on the Measles Outbreak

Response to Matthew Baral on writing about the measles vaccine: http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2015/02/09/vaccines-measles-facts/23142469/ http://drmatthewbaral.com/archives/1699 Matthew Baral’s recent blog post and corresponding opinion piece in the Arizona Republic highlights a trendy and inappropriate naturopathic stance on vaccinations. He claims that because he has 15 years of experience practicing as a naturopath seeing numerous patients...

Ye of Little Faith in Naturopathic Medicine

I have a hard time pinpointing exactly when I stopped believing in naturopathic medicine. It was a slow process. Doubt crept in insidiously when I first encountered minor issues with the profession. Initially, I saw only small medical risks from minor clinical transgressions. But, as is the case with all...

A psoriasis story

I used to like to tell the story of why I entered naturopathic medicine. It was my war story: how I battled allopathic medicine with natural medicine and won! The tale begins when I was diagnosed with psoriasis as a teenager. Notable characters include the evil dermatologist who pushed steroids...

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Patients of Naturopathic Medicine

During my time practicing as a naturopath, I witnessed patients needlessly suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. Patients need to know that naturopaths undergo extremely poor medical training.

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Naturopathic Student’s Guide

This page provides information for students interested in pursuing a career in naturopathy. This information may also be relevant to student loan lenders, health care regulators, medical professionals, and patients. Accredited naturopathic schools operate independently from the medical education system. Naturopathic programs are accredited by a naturopathic council, which does...

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Legislative Guide

Latest updates: 12 July 2017 Nineteen U.S. states and Washington D.C. currently license naturopaths. Five Canadian provinces register naturopaths. Use the map below to find information on pending naturopathic legislation in the United States and Canada. Hover over a region and click for details, including summaries of scope of practice,...

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Reporting on Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Diaries serves as a resource for journalists covering naturopathy and alternative medicine. The media page provides a bibliography of interviews and appearances. I am available for questions and interviews via Skype, phone, or email. I am living in Germany, which is in the Central European Time zone. I make...