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Naturopathic doctors are an integral part of interprofessional healthcare delivery in many types of patient care settings. We speak with nine naturopathic doctors in various interprofessional healthcare settings to learn how they work to uncover the root cause of illness, coordinate care with numerous professionals, and ultimately educate and empower patients toward wellness.
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Help us congratulate Dr. Traci Pantusso, the first ND in approximately 10 years to win the prestigious Pilot Award from the NIH-funded Institute for Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington. Learn about Dr. Pantuso’s path to naturopathic medicine and her work as adjunct clinical faculty and research investigator at Bastyr University.
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Most people are embarrassed to talk about problems they experience in the bathroom. With a worldwide prevalence of 10% to 20%, it's time to start talking about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). We hear from four NDs about why naturopathic medicine may hold the key to uncovering the root cause of IBS. See the difference naturopathic medicine can make!
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What is your next step after graduation? Join the AANMC, Dr. Jackson-Michel, Dr. Jason Marr, Sharon Leary, and Dr. Maeghan Culver Cook for an informative webinar on how to plan for career success.
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"Before discovering naturopathic medicine, I felt a hunger for more information about the human body in both physical and emotional states. I felt torn between more mental/emotional healthcare fields and the physical. It seemed confusing that they were separated in conventional medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the only healthcare profession that I know of that has the ability to fully support all aspects of health."
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Every year the field of naturopathic medical education advances significantly. Each of the seven accredited naturopathic medical schools share an overview of what happened on their campus to further academics, scholarship and community outreach.
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To stay healthy and fend off illnesses while traveling, let naturopathic medicine be your co-pilot. We asked several naturopathic experts to explain why travel often makes us sick, reveal how to avoid catching a bug, and share the items that are always on their packing list.
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“I like to help the underdog because I’ve been the underdog. The one who is not feeling well, hasn’t found an answer, who wants to feel better and will do what it takes, even if that means facing fears of how their life may change and that they may actually get what they want – whether that is a baby, a relationship, a new job, or the ability to travel.”
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One of the most common complaints that naturopathic doctors encounter revolves around digestion and digestive health. It is estimated that roughly 70 million Americans are affected by some type of digestive disorder, which includes everything from gas and bloating, constipation or diarrhea, to an actual named disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Learn how your gut affects your health!
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“I was captivated by a profession that strives to find and treat the underlying cause of disease and that treats the whole person, aspects of my own personal health care that had been missing.”
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