Alumni

Eleonora Naydis, ND, LAc, FABNO – Bastyr Alumni Spotlight

As a naturopathic doctor who is board certified in naturopathic oncology, I work with chronic disease and provide integrative cancer care. I also use acupuncture extensively in my practice. Going through cancer treatment is extremely stressful for patients and their families. By providing complementary oncology care, I love that we can educate, improve a quality of life, and help recovery of so many people.

Keely Puchalski, ND, Assistant Research Scientist, Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research – SCNM Success Story

Like many who find our profession, I struggled with my own unresolved chronic health issues from years of stress, frequent travel, and excessive antibiotic use. I found the best solutions for myself with naturopathic medicine.

Dr. Crystal Foresman Landers, OT, ND, CNS – NUHS Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Crystal Foresman-Landers, OT, ND, CNS is the first and only dual licensed occupational therapist and naturopathic doctor in the United States. Dr. Foresman-Landers is also a board certified nutrition specialist. She provides naturopathic, functional medicine, functional integrative nutrition and integrative occupational therapy services in Wheaton, Illinois.  

Dr. Revee Barbour, ND, MS aka “Dr. Ray” – NUNM Alumni

I deeply resonated with the of using the healing power of nature and food as medicine to facilitate self-healing and wellness. This belief is also prevalent in my own Southern Black-American roots and traditions, because for generations, my family had to depend on growing our own food, using herbs from the backyard/forest as our medicine, and passing along home remedies to manage our health.

Docere – Doctor as Teacher

“I love the naturopathic principle of docere, which means doctor as teacher. Doctor as teacher has been something I have been passionate about for a long time.” shared Dr. Laura Belus.  She embodies this belief into her clinical practice and interactions with patients. 

It’s All About the Team

Dr. Masahiro Takakura took an interest in sports medicine early in his career. He began working for the MLB Seattle Mariners team as a full-time medical practitioner, and has traveled with the team since 2013.  This experience with team sports led him to be a huge believer in the team concept. 

Dr. Baljit Khamba – Cancer Thriver, ND, Educator and Researcher

“I am a recent breast cancer thriver.”  Last year Dr. Baljit K. Khamba had the chance to be a patient and combine the efforts of her naturopathic community to guide 

Dr. Lindsey Wells – UBSNM

Recognizing that parents of special needs children have one the highest divorce rates, Lindsey Wells, ND was motivated to focus her medical career on keeping families together. After shadowing allopathic doctors and observing some of the challenges with limited disciplines and time spent with the patients, she knew there had to be another approach to care.

Trevor Cates, ND – NUNM

Dr. Trevor Cates is the author of the USA Today and Amazon bestselling book Clean Skin From Within and the founder of The Spa Dr. natural skin care. She has also been featured on TV shows including The Doctors and Extra TV. Dr. Cates shares her experience from 20 years of seeing patients as a naturopathic physician using a holistic approach to skin care.