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Naturopathic Medicine focuses on whole patient care, using diet, lifestyle, and gentle treatments to support health and wellness.

News & Patient Stories

Discover updated research, patient and care stories, INM press, and articles of interest from the naturopathic community.

Laura’s Story: Know and Trust Your Gut

Laura Hill Temmerman was excited about a full-time job at a west coast academic medical center after completing graduate school, researching service excellence and the clinician-patient relationship. In 2008, she started experiencing stomach flu-like symptoms which would eventually be diagnosed as an extremely rare gastrointestinal (GI) bacterial infection. Several specialists,… Read More

Listen to Your Gut!

Naturopathic doctors know that symptoms don’t present in isolation, and that whole person health is important for every patient. A big part of how your body functions is through the organized, diverse and interactive  “gut” that takes in food and removes waste. Literally, that’s what the gut does, but there… Read More

Joel’s Story: One Great Gut

Joel Sprechman was a successful computer and science engineer on the fast track, until one day he was derailed by a simple oatmeal cookie. Joel’s journey to gut health led him from doctor to doctor and included diagnoses from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. In… Read More

What Makes a Naturopathic Doctor Visit Distinct?

Naturopathic doctors are different than conventional doctors, but what specific things that make them distinct? Most naturopathic doctors spend between 1-2 hours with patients on initial visits, and 30-60 minutes on subsequent follow up visits. Beyond extended time, you can expect a discussion about your lifestyle, social setting, and… Read More

NUNM Celebrates Completion of Ten-Year Naturopathic Medicine Book Series

Research Project Revives Early Naturopathic Wisdom to Inspire Today’s Physicians PORTLAND, Oregon (Feb. 27, 2019) —National University of Natural Medicine and its NUNM Press today announce the completion of The Hevert Collection: In Their Own Words, a 12-volume anthology that presents original writings from the early literature of the founders of the naturopathic profession. Read More

Naturopathic Strategies for Pain Relief

Anyone who has ever suffered with pain knows how debilitating it can be, particularly when it’s chronic. Yet the conventional solution—strong, pharmaceutical medicines—are turning out to be worse than the problem. They certainly get rid of pain— but at what cost? Pain and Opioids According to the Department of Health… Read More

Sonia’s Story: From Hospice to Good Health

Six years ago, conventional medical doctors sent me home with a prescription for hospice care. They told me I had three weeks to live. But thanks to a non-toxic naturopathic medical treatment, I am still here today, and healthier than ever. How I did go from hospice to good health?… Read More

How Toxins Cause Disease

Although the word toxin sounds scary, most people don’t grasp precisely how toxins interact with human physiology and how long this has been a problem for humans. Doctors noticed almost two hundred years ago that toxins like mercury were causing “mad hatter disease.” It was also known that toxicity from… Read More

Mary Ann’s Story: A Veteran’s Journey of Healing

Mary Ann Warren had a successful military career that spanned decades. In retirement, after beloved mother passed, she came face-to-face with underlying anxiety, depression and overwhelm, all worsened by nagging low self-esteem. At her local VA, Mary Ann met licensed naturopathic doctor, Dr. Davis, and others who led her on… Read More

Family Recipe: Cuban Black Beans

Black beans are a legume known for their dark pigment. Like peas, lentils, and peanuts they share a strong nutritional profile. Black beans have many health benefits including cancer preventative properties, supporting healthy digestion, improving heart health and blood sugar retention. Some key takeaways on the benefits of black… Read More

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INM envisions optimal health and wellbeing through the transformation of the healthcare system by education about and promotion of the principles and practices of natural medicine.

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Licensed NDs are graduates of four-year naturopathic medical schools with admissions requirements comparable to those of other medical schools. The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND or NMD) or Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) degrees are awarded after extensive classroom, clinical and practical study. Medical science coursework includes cardiology, neurology, radiology, obstetrics, gynecology, immunology, dermatology, and pediatrics.
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