The Naturopathic Message in the Age of the Sound Bite

David Macallan, ND, describes the keynote address he will deliver at the upcoming AANP conference

By Karolyn A. Gazella

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This is an exciting time for naturopathic medicine, but David Macallan, ND, asks how the profession's message is being delivered to patients, legislators, other physician groups, and the media. A former broadcast journalist, Macallan describes the topic of the opening keynote address he will deliver at the upcoming AANP conference. The talk, titled "Got vis? Naturopathic Nuance in the Age of the Sound Bite," offers advice to naturopathic physicians who want to be a more active voice in their profession and get involved with media on a local level. For more information about the conference, click here. He tells us about his keynote and the naturopathic message in this audio interview.


David Macallan, ND, currently serves as chief medical officer of Bariatrix Nutrition and Somalabs in Georgia, VT. A 1991 graduate of National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), Macallan served on the college's board for nearly a decade. He also served as chief medical officer at the teaching clinic of Southwest College of Natural Medicine. He was also vice president of the California Naturopathic Doctor's Association and is currently helping the efforts to get licensing passed in Massachusetts. For the past decade Macallan has worked mostly in the commercial sector while maintaining a part-time medical practice.  


About the Author

Karolyn A. Gazella has been writing and publishing integrative health information since 1992. She is the publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal and the author or coauthor of hundreds of articles and several booklets and books including her latest book The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer that she wrote with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO. Gazella is the co-creator and Chief Executive Officer of the iTHRIVE Plan, an innovative online wellness program specifically for cancer survivors.