Hello friend,

It is my pleasure to launch our newly redesigned website and newsletter. It’s a new year (and a new decade depending on who you ask) and as such we are freshening up our look and feel. In the coming months, you will see a lot of great information from the Institute for Natural Medicine on how to stay healthy and committed to your long-term health goals. My resolution in 2020 is to spread the word about the benefits of naturopathic medicine and personalized health and wellness to more people. It’s a joy to know that you are the first recipients of my resolution!

Omega-3, 12 Months Free Giveaway

Throughout the coming year, I will introduce you to colleagues in our profession and share knowledge and wisdom about naturopathic medicine. To kick off 2020, we have a generous give away from Barlean’s – and one lucky winner has been selected to step up her Omega-3 game! Many thanks to founder and CEO Bruce Barlean and his staff for giving away a year’s worth of Seriously Delicious Fish Oil to our winner. We love this burp-free (excuse me) way to get important DHA and EPA into your diet. Want to know more about why fish oil is so important to your health? We also have a new article on our website about how and why you should get more of this important nutrient in your diet. [LINK]

Thyroid Disease Awareness Month

January is National Thyroid month. Up to 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, but as many as 60% are unaware of the condition. The symptoms can vary significantly from one person to another, which makes detection difficult. Women are five to eight times more likely to have issues related to thyroid than men. If you suspect a problem, we encourage you to contact a licensed naturopath in your area (click here for a Find an ND directory). Naturopathic medicine is ideally suited to help people find answers to thyroid issues because naturopaths are trained to get to the root cause of symptoms. We have a great article on our website, How do Naturopathic Doctors Treat Hypothyroidism? , with insight into how naturopathic medicine addresses thyroid disorders, such as Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid disorder.

We wish you a joyful and healthy New Year. If you and your loved ones are seeking a healthier lifestyle in 2020, then stay engaged with our social media and our website. We will have many more ways to stay healthy and well in the New Year.

Wishing you and your family and friends health in the coming year,

Michelle Simon, ND, PhD
President & CEO
Institute for Natural Medicine