How Do Naturopathic Doctors Prevent and Treat Heart Disease? 

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Prevent and Treat Heart Disease? 

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Blog

Heart disease, the leading killer for both men and women in the U.S., is largely preventable if caught and treated early. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) excel at preventing and treating cardiovascular disease because they focus on identifying the underlying causes of disease and empowering patients to make enduring lifestyle changes to restore and maintain their health. […]

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Empower People to Take Charge of Their Health?

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Empower People to Take Charge of Their Health?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Blog

Empowering people to become more informed about their health options, more involved in decisions made about their health, and more capable of maintaining their own good health can lead to better health outcomes and lower costs.1 In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, licensed naturopathic doctors are uniquely educated and trained to treat the whole […]

How Do Naturopathic Doctors and Conventionally Trained Doctors Work Together?

How Do Naturopathic Doctors and Conventionally Trained Doctors Work Together?

There are a number of situations where naturopathic and conventionally trained doctors work together to deliver care for patients. Examples include: People with one or more chronic diseases or lifestyle-related conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or hypertension, which require a high level of patient engagement in their own health as well as time to […]

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help Patients Manage Chronic Pain?

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help Patients Manage Chronic Pain?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Blog

Anyone who has ever experienced chronic pain knows how debilitating it can be. Yet the most commonly recommended conventional medical solution—prescription opioid painkillers—is turning out to be worse than the problem. Opioids may stop the pain, but at a high price: growing numbers of deaths due to opioid overdose and higher rates of addiction and […]

How Should I Choose a Naturopathic Doctor?

How Should I Choose a Naturopathic Doctor?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Blog

The most important criteria in selecting a naturopathic doctor are that the doctor 1) has a naturopathic medical degree earned from an accredited, four-year, in-residence, naturopathic medical college and 2) has passed rigorous board exams as part of a licensure or certification process. There are currently seven accredited naturopathic medical programs in North America. They […]

What Is the Difference Between a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and an Unlicensed Naturopath?

What Is the Difference Between a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and an Unlicensed Naturopath?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Blog

Licensed naturopathic doctors, sometimes referred to as naturopathic physicians, are regulated at the state level to practice naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medical students attend accredited, four-year, in-residence, naturopathic medical schools where they study biomedical sciences such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, and pharmacology. Their medical education incorporates the latest advances in science and natural approaches to illness […]

Under What Circumstances Should I Choose to See a Naturopathic Doctor?

Under What Circumstances Should I Choose to See a Naturopathic Doctor?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Blog

1. You want a doctor who will treat all of you, not just your illness. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained to treat the whole person. This requires taking the time to listen and understand the genetic, environmental, and behavioral/lifestyle factors that can affect your health. At your initial appointment, you’ll spend up to an hour […]

Food as Medicine Everyday – Cooking & Nutrition Series

Food as Medicine Everyday – Cooking & Nutrition Series

“Food as medicine” has been a powerful approach to health and healing, and it’s been integral to naturopathic medical practice for over a century. The Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) series is a 12-week, hands-on cooking and nutrition program located in downtown Portland. Since its start the team has worked with individuals from all over the […]

Differences Between How MDs & DOs and Naturopathic Doctors Are Trained

Differences Between How MDs & DOs and Naturopathic Doctors Are Trained

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog

The general educational structure for naturopathic doctors is comparable to that of conventional medical doctors (MDs) and osteopathic doctors (DOs). In all three medical programs, the first year emphasizes biomedical sciences such as anatomy and biochemistry. Second year classes focus on the diagnostic sciences, including areas such as evidence-based medicine and physiological assessment. All programs progressively increase […]

Food Intolerance – Could It Be Wheat?

Food Intolerance – Could It Be Wheat?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Blog

Do you ever have stomach pain or mouth sores, but you don’t know the cause? It’s probably something you’ve eaten – perhaps not that very day – in fact, it could have been something you consumed up to four days before your symptoms began, which can make it a little hard to figure out! Food […]