Historical Savvy: Its Dearth Hurts

Education David J. Schleich, PhD Quite recently I was in Butler, NJ, to confer with local leaders about the huge importance of their little town in our history. Painfully, the only fragments of that special period of Jungborn and the early growth of naturopathy in the Northeast, were 2 small postcards lost in a binder. […]



The Milk Cure

Nature Cure Clinical Pearls Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE We now come to the question: “Ought milk to be drunk fresh or boiled?” The best and right way is, of course, to drink it as nature provides it, fresh; and experience has shown that fresh milk is more readily drunk, better tolerated and more easily digested […]



Cupping Therapy for Cellulite

Student Scholarship Honorable Mention Maryellen Tedeschi, ND, BSc (Hons) Yana Gutmakher Erin Truscott-Brock, ND Cellulite is a normal physiologic change in skin texture, colloquially termed “orange peel” dimpling or “cottage cheese” skin for its topographical presentation of dips and valleys. Cellulite can occur in women of all races and is most notably seen in areas […]



Miscarriage Prevention: Case Studies of Pranic Healing

Tolle Totum Rhonda Steinke, ND Rachel Hickey Spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, is clinically recognized as pregnancy loss before 20 weeks of gestation.1 Roughly 15% of recognized pregnancies end up in miscarriage,2 which leaves a relatively large number of women having to grieve the loss of a child. Additionally, many cases of miscarriages are left unreported, […]



The Vaginal Microbiome: Investigations Point to a New “Normal”

Docere Keegan Sheridan, ND How the human microbiome coexists with the body is still an unknown in many ways, and yet, even our early understanding of this symbiotic relationship is highly compelling. While research to date has largely focused on microbiota of the gut, this work is rapidly expanding to other areas of the body. […]



Alcoholic Cirrhosis with Ascites: A Case Report & Treatment Options

Student Scholarship Honorable Mention Lidia Martyanova Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH One of the major healthcare problems worldwide is excessive alcohol consumption. The liver is the target organ, since it is the primary site of ethanol metabolism. Excessive and chronic alcohol consumption leads to wide-spectrum, progressive hepatic lesions, ranging from steatosis to cirrhosis. Steatosis is the […]



Homeopathy: An Ally of Anxiety

Student Scholarship Honorable Mention Morgan MacDermott Nazanin Vassighi, ND According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), anxiety disorders – including panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – are the most common class of mental health disorders in the general population.1 Anxiety disorders affect over 40 million adults in the United States today, with […]



Female-Dominant Autoimmunity: The Role of Progesterone

Tolle Causam Tanya Lee, ND We are just beginning to understand the complex nature of the immune system and the cross-talk between the immune system and other systems in the body. The influence of sex hormones is not limited to reproductive tissues; they also exert effects on peripheral systems such as the immune system. In […]



Book Review – Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods

Education Medical Resources for NDs: A Review of Current Publications for the Naturopathic Industry Jason Kinley, ND Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods Being a male physician and never having had a menstrual cycle, I am always interested to learn from others about this amazing aspect of the human body. The […]



Probiotics: Key Players in Female Genitourinary Tract Health

Vis Medicatrix Naturae Donald Brown, ND Over the past several years, there have been large projects collecting data to examine the role that the human microbiota plays in health and disease.1, 2 One of the primary areas of focus has been the role that microbial communities play in the health of the female genitourinary tract. […]


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Probiotics: Key Players in Female Genitourinary Tract Health

Vis Medicatrix Naturae Donald Brown, ND Over the past several years, there have been large projects collecting data to examine the role that the human microbiota plays in health and disease.1, 2 One of the primary areas of focus has been the role that microbial communities play in the health of the female genitourinary tract. […]

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New Tosh and Old Adjectives: When Terminology Obfuscates

Education David J. Schleich, PhD Before the widely touted term, “integrative” (clever label), there was “complementary and alternative [CAM]” (opportunistic tosh). Integrates what with what? Complements what? Alternative to what? Sometimes, though, in that often opportunistic musical chairs of terminology, there were helpful terms, such as “biopsychosocial” or “psychoneuroimmunology,” created to depict aspects of medicine […]


A Woman Champion: Mary Sargeant Gove Nichols, Hydrotherapist

Nature Cure Clinical Pearls Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE I felt then that I would lay myself on the altar, and be burned with fire, if woman could be saved from the darkness of ignorance, and the untold horrors of her diseases. – Mary Nichols, 1851, p.29   The effects of water cure in acute disease have […]

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Cannabis & the ECS: How Cannabinoids are Changing Health Care

Student Scholarship Honorable Mention Lee-Anne francois-dornbusch, ND Fraser Smith, matd, ND Pain is a challenging clinical syndrome that naturopathic physicians are well equipped to address. Society is realizing the shortcomings of conventional medicine’s pharmacologic methods to address a variety of problems. Unfortunately, conventional medicine is not conquering these ailments but is creating new ones. Well-intentioned […]


Practicing Rational Medicine

Naturopathic Perspective Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO A patient with a rare cancer came to see me recently and left me pondering an interesting phenomenon. This patient has worked as a police detective for decades, an occupation that entails the careful collection and evaluation of evidence. Yet he surprised me by bringing in a shopping bag […]

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Ulcers & Upper: GI Issues Conversations with Seniors

Naturopathic Perspective Andrew L. Rubman, ND I graduated from NCNM (now NUNM) in 1982. Taking leave of my senses, I abandoned my plans to open an integrative practice with one of my TCM instructors in Portland, OR, and instead went to New York City after accepting Robert Atkins’ offer to serve as a staff physician […]


WNF – Global Naturopathic Regulation

Naturopathic News Iva Lloyd, ND, RPP Naturopathy is practiced in every world region, spanning over 80 countries. Regulation of the naturopathic profession currently exists Africa, Asia (India), Europe, Latin America, and in jurisdictions in North America. To be a full member of the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF), associations must support and be working toward regulation. […]

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The Simple Life – Part 2

Similar Thought Joseph Kellerstein, DC, ND In my previous NDNR article, published in the June 2018 issue, I described the case of Alfred, a 50-ish-year-old man. He had complained of angry outbursts that would always follow a welling-up of energy in his stomach. He also complained of hip pain that was worse walking on level […]

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Modern Nature Cure: Using Your Own Cells to Heal Osteoarthritis

Orthopedics Dylan W. Krueger, NMD Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 30.8 million Americans.1 This number continues to grow as Baby Boomers age and retire.1 The condition, which is also known as degenerative joint disease, consists of a progressive deterioration of cartilage in the joint, causing pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness.1 […]

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Naturopathic Treatment of Acute Disease: 3 Case Studies

Vis Medicatrix Naturae Deborah Frances, RN, ND Chris Chlebowski, DC, ND Valeria Breiten, RD, ND, CCH In the present era of ever-increasing toxicity of and resistance to pharmaceutical antimicrobials, healthcare practitioners that are schooled in therapeutics aligned with nature hold a unique and vital role in the treatment of acute diseases. The following cases demonstrate […]


Gut Dysbiosis: An Underlying Cause of Obesity

Tolle Causam Alison Chen, ND The obesity epidemic has long been recognized as a fight against excessive calorie consumption and a sedentary lifestyle. Despite these well-known contributors, obesity rates continue to rise. In the United States, obesity prevalence for adults 18 years and older has risen steadily, from 19.4% in 1997 to 31.4% in 2017.1 […]

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CBD Use in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Study & Perspective

Docere Jamie Corroon, ND, MPH Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in Cannabis sativa L (Cannabis spp, or Cannabis), a plant more well known colloquially as marijuana or hemp.1 With retail sales of hemp-derived CBD products reaching $170 million in the United States in 2016, and a projected compounded annual growth […]

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Melanoma & Aspirin

Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO Naturopathic Perspective Our patients often have strong beliefs about medicine, particularly natural medicine and the advantages it provides over standard medical practices. Most of the time this is a good thing. This is why they come to us as patients. They pay our rent, so to speak. They aren’t the pragmatic […]



Balneo and Light Therapy Effective for Psoriasis and Atopic Eczema

Node Smith, ND It’s always great to hear about the research on balneotherapy and other hydrotherapeutic treatments. Especially when those treatments are for conditions that are often difficult to treat using conventional means. Much of the research and use of hydrotherapy comes out of Europe, and the following press release is from The German Institute […]

Lung-Inspired Method Turns Water to Fuel

Node Smith, ND Scientists at Stanford University have designed an electrocatalytic mechanism that works like a mammalian lung to convert water into fuel. Their research, published December 20th in the journal Joule, could help existing clean energy technologies run more efficiently. The act of inhaling and exhaling is so automatic for most organisms that it […]

Recent study questions knee replacement; is it worth it?

Node Smith, ND A recent article from Kaiser Permanente questions the number of knee, and other joint replacements that are done yearly. Rates of knee surgery have doubled between 1999 and 2008, and are projected to reach 3.5 million per year by 2030. Currently, just under a million are performed each year. Rates of knee […]

NDNR’s Top 10 Most “GOOGLED” Health Articles in 2018

1)THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: A CRITICAL FACTOR IN FEMALE HORMONAL BALANCE https://ndnr.com//womens-health/the-lymphatic-system-a-critical-factor-in-female-hormonal-balance/ Ginger Nash, ND I’ve been treating women with hormone imbalances for 20 years, but it’s only within the last 7 or so years that I’ve become mildly obsessed with the lymphatic system. This began when I starting using whole-body regulation thermography and realized that […]

Weight Lifting an Hour Each Week May Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke Risk by 40 to 70 percent

Node Smith, ND A recent study suggests that resistance exercise – lifting weights – for less than an hour a week may reduce heart attack and stroke risk by 40 to 70 percent. “People may think they need to spend a lot of time lifting weights, but just two sets of bench presses that take […]

45 Minutes of Education Can Help Better Manage Chronic Disease

Node Smith, ND A recent article validates the increase in patient outcomes with longer visits that concentrate on educating patients about their conditions.1 Forty-five (45) minute office visits intended to educate patients on their chronic medical conditions, and to help them gather resources and understand how they could take more control of their treatment, was […]

Brain Stays Active for Hours After Death

Node Smith, ND A very interesting study recently looked at the continuation of brain activity after the heart has stopped.1 Typically, the time of death is pronounced at the moment the heart ceases to beat. However, the brain continues to slowly shut down over the course of hours after this time. Individuals have been shown […]

Hypnotherapy May be Treatment Option for IBS Patients

Node Smith, ND A recent study suggests that gut-directed hypnotherapy may serve as an effective new treatment option for individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).1 The study also suggests that group or individual sessions offer benefits, and this may be a new option in primary and secondary care. Gut-directed hypnotherapy IBS is a common […]

American Academy of Pediatrics Gives 5 Guidelines on Antibiotic Use

Node Smith, ND The antibiotic age of medicine is certainly beginning to shift. With billboards and public service announcements ushering in an awareness that antibiotics should not be used for common cold and flu symptoms, there is a growing shift away from non-specific antibiotic use. With a growing concern of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, it […]

Update on Return to Activity After Sport-Related Concussions

Node Smith, ND The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an updated guidance report on sport-related concussions An estimated 1.1 million to 1.9 million U.S. children and teens are treated for a recreational or sport-related concussion every year, and yet the true number of youth concussions likely remains under-reported, according to a report released by […]





Branding Your Clinic Makes Sense

Todd Bosteder Practice Building When I started my first marketing agency, one of my core mantras was, “Branding is for billionaires.” I would tell my clients that they ought to bypass branding opportunities in favor of direct-response, transactional marketing tactics. The concept was sound: If the tactic or advertisement we were considering didn’t drive patients […]



Search Engine Optimization: 5 Essential Steps to Improve Local SEO for Your Practice

Teerawong Kasiolarn, ND, MSAc, LAc Practice Building What is SEO? And why is it so important when it comes to promoting your naturopathic practice? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Most people create their website while lacking knowledge of SEO, especially if they create the website without any professional help. The main reason for creating […]



Working with Genes: Integrating Genetic Health Reports into Clinical Practice

Tom Ballard, ND Practice Building Medicine has entered the “genome era.”1 Genetic reports are already helping practitioners and patients identify and treat chronic health conditions.2,3 “Recent developments in genomic sequencing technologies offer the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases…”4 The goal of this article is to help practitioners select a genetic […]



Direct Care: The Membership-Based Practice

Mark Swanson, ND Practice Building/The Expert Report Practice Made Perfect Direct Care is transforming private medical practices across the country. Think of it as healthcare revisited, a refresh button on the doctor-patient relationship and the way healthcare is delivered. Its advocates say that it makes healthcare simpler, more affordable and everyone a lot happier. The […]



Enviromedica Launches Groundbreaking Broad Spectrum Formula of Prebiotics and Probiotics, Terraflora™

Terraflora™ is the first synbiotic combining spore-form probiotics and advanced, food-based prebiotics designed for robust support of gastrointestinal health.   Austin, TX., December 7, 2018 – Pioneers in evolutionary medicine, Enviromedica™ innovates gut microbiome care with the launch of Terraflora™. Terraflora™ is a broad spectrum synbiotic bringing to market an advanced formulation of soil-based, probiotic strains […]


Swiss Biological Medicine Academy 

Swiss Biological Medicine Academy has restored professional education and new public outreach to North America. See our event calendar:  CLICK! The Academy program is a new expansion of team curriculum training that conveys the foundations of difficult disease programs and expertise of Dr. Thomas Rau M.D., the past 27-year Medical Director of Switzerland’s famous former Biological Clinic. […]


LENS – 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

You are invited to attend this exciting educational opportunity! Don’t miss 8 expert speakers, 2.5 days of advanced curriculum and up to 14.5 CMEs. Topics and Conditions Presented at LENS Gain additional insight and treatment considerations to evaluate some of the most prevalent and challenging conditions that patients present with, including: Hormone imbalance Menopause and PCOS […]


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