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Naturopathic Physician

National Public Health Week

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Here's to the evolving health of our communities through focused and well-resourced programs that address the needs of individuals and communities and which incorporate preventive and natural medicine approaches.

Naturopathic Physicians and the Veterans Administration

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

The VA has the ability to assign NDs an existing employment code; Congress' letter is intended to encourage the VA to take this important next step.

Naturopathic Medicine Week, Some Videos to Share

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

In honor of National Naturopathic Medicine Week (Oct 5-11), I am posting here a number of videos related to naturopathic medicine and integrative canc...

Is Shrimp Good for You?

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Enjoy shrimp. Like seafood of all types, be aware of sustainability. Buy it from your local seafood supplier. Domestic, wild, trap-caught shrimp is considered the most sustainable.

Oregon Naturopathic Physicians and Patients File Class Action Law Suit Against Insurance Company

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

As the 4th of July weekend just passed, the idea of freedom is on my mind. Included in my definition of freedom and self agency is the ability to choo...

4 Unhealthy Ways We Betray Ourselves Everyday

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

I've been unfaithful to myself in so many ways; oftentimes without even knowing it. When we're unloving and unkind to ourselves, and not living our true authentic lives, we're committing the ultimate act of betrayal and self-hatred. Here's how we betray ourselves?

BRCA Test and Re-Test

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

As a naturopathic physician, I am interested in primary prevention, preventing illness, not just catching it early. Because of that, I was encouraged ...

Positively Radiant: Naturopathic Medicine Approaches to Complement Radiation Therapy

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

It is my hope that this overall integrated approach to cancer care will not only be successful in terms of my own long term survival and quality of life, but that it also models for patients and doctors alike that complementary care has an essential role to play alongside conventional care.

New Study Finds High Demand for Naturopathic Physicians Among Older Americans

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Because naturopathic physicians are not currently eligible to participate in Medicare, most seniors are unable to obtain care from a naturopathic physician despite the interest and desire.

Say Goodbye to the Girls

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

I woke up today without my beautiful breasts. Swapped them out for no cancer -- a pretty good deal for me.

Naturopathic Oncology

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

I love my conventional medical team and have perfect faith in their ability to help me through surgery, chemotherapy and, if I need it, radiation therapy. I also feel deeply supported and confident about the naturopathic doctors by my side, to see me through this challenging time.

Plane Medicine

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Trained at four-year, in-residence, full-time naturopathic medical schools, NDs are trained to get patients to make the sometimes difficult changes needed to find a healthier balance. We're schooled in gentle yet effective areas of therapeutic nutrition and botanical medicine.

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution for Naturopathic Medicine Week

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

This resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective, and affordable health care and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions.

Choosing Wisely, Indeed

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Culture shifts with regard to medical practice come slowly, but having this collaborative style effort from thought leaders of reputable organizations underscores both the timeliness and urgency of these recommendations.

Naturopathic Medicine and Autoimmune Disease

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Our health is a product of our genetic inheritance and our environmental exposures. Creating the healthiest possible environment, eating the right foods, and liming stress are all things we can do to optimize our genetic predispositions.

Naturopathic Doctors Fill in Gap in Physician Shortage

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

With the current and impending shortage of MDs and the increasing openness to natural medicine in the general population, NDs should be high on the list of providers to bridge the gap in our imminent provider shortage.

Our Changing Relationship With Our Health

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

For many patients, their naturopathic doctor helps to bridge their medical care and their everyday life. When we take time to understand them, answer questions, and show how things are related, patients feel they are a partner in their health care, not merely a subject.

You're What Kind Of Doctor?

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

"Wait, you're what kind of doctor? A nat-uro-pathic doctor? What's that?" I get this question all the time. It's not so surprising when it comes from someone I meet in a coffee shop or on an airplane, but I still hear it from other doctors, too.

Olympic Inspiration in the Clinic

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Like any athlete, I put effort into getting into the zone with patients and creating easy access to that place. For me, it stems from being able to quiet my mind, especially in the exam room setting, regardless of the history that is unfolding.

How Naturopathic Doctors Are Proving the Value of Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In search of the science to support whole person, integrative medical care, the emerging guild of board-certified integrative M.D.s may use a strategy favored by the naturopathic doctors 30 years ago.

The Biggest Quack School in Natural Medicine Closes

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

The Clayton school for years has been a diploma mill operation, offering doctorates and other degrees to students of natural health care, without providing clinical training of any kind.

Vaccination: A Conversation Worth Having

Bill Maher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Maher

Vaccination is a nuanced subject, and I've never said all vaccines in all situations are bad. The point I am representing is: Is getting frequent vaccinations for any and all viruses consequence-free?

Reformulate Health Care Reform -- STAT!

Dr. John Neustadt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Neustadt

Unfortunately, in the weeks that have passed, the health reform debate and efforts have gone from optimistic and bipartisan to vitriolic, divisive and, in some circumstances, downright scary.