Two philosophies have emerged in the natural medicine community: those who adhere to the vitalistic roots of naturopathic medicine and those who embrace some aspects of modern conventional medicine. With the profession at a crossroads, a community-wide conversation has begun.
Aside from the usual excitement of reuniting and learning from colleagues, this year, participants had an even bigger reason to celebrate: 2019 marked 100 years of licensure for naturopathic doctors in the United States.
Experts have long warned that climate change will have a negative impact on the quantity of food we can produce worldwide. But now research is showing us that climate change will have a profound and negative impact on food quality and nutrient content as well.
In the United States the demand for healthcare continues to rise, while the number of available doctors continues to fall. One consequence of this trend is physician burnout. Can an integrative approach help reduce burnout risk?
Conference attendees absorbed 3 days of thought-provoking content on integrative oncology, including talks on such diverse topics as laughter, Ayurveda, light exposure, and the ketogenic diet in cancer care.
As we look forward to the year ahead, let's take a moment to reflect on the topics that made the greatest impact in 2018. Below, in order, are the most popular pieces to appear in Natural Medicine Journal last year.
Evidence that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have a slew of damaging metabolic disruptions has prompted new theories about its causation. Could an environmental toxin be the culprit?
The annual Academy of Integrated Health and Medicine (AIHM) conference was a multiday, multispeaker event that encouraged and equipped practitioners to “embrace global healing traditions in order to promote the creation of health and delivery of evidence-informed comprehensive, sustainable person-centered care.”
A document issued by the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) addresses the regulation of naturopathic practice around the globe, providing details about standards of regulation in various countries and links to country-specific regulations and naturopathic organizations.
If you missed the 2018 AANP conference—or if you were there and just want to revisit it—don't miss this concise yet informative overview of each day's content.