What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

This is, without a doubt, the most common question I get asked. People ask what I do, and I proudly tell them I am a naturopathic doctor.... *blank stare* (sigh)

I'm really proud of what I do. I'm really proud of my training, and how brilliant my colleagues and teachers are. It makes me sad that so few people have even heard of my branch of medicine. I'm clearly biased, but naturopathic medicine is a big deal. We are trained in all the basics of western medicine as well as what is now called Functional medicine, herbs, nutrients, nutrition, and so much more. We are trained in disease prevention, to look at the whole body as an integrated system, and to find the underlying cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms.

This is the first video in the "What is a Naturopathic Doctor" series.

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