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Docere – Doctor as Teacher

We are in the age of passive medicine. Our current medical model reimburses physicians for investigating/making a diagnosis, and managing treatment of that particular diagnosis.   Physicians […]

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The Vis Medicatrix Naturae – Vitalism, Evolution, Creation or Homeostasis?

I love the philosophical principles of naturopathic medicine: Treat the Whole, Treat the Cause, Prevention, First Do No Harm, and Doctor as Teacher. I find these […]

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Treat the Whole AKA psychoneuroimmunology and its effects on physiology

Another philosophical principle that guides naturopathic physicians is called Tolle Totem or “Treat the Whole”. Naturopathic physicians have long been advocates of treating the whole person, […]

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Tolle Causem

One of the 6 prinicples of naturopathic medicine is Tolle Causem, or Treat the Cause. The ultimate goal of a naturopathic physician is to identify and […]

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Prevention versus screening

What is prevention? The standard of care for preventive medicine specialists in conventional medicine is determined by the USPSTF (The US preventive services task force), which […]

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Is naturopathic medicine science-based?

I had a great question about naturopathic medicine and science: You say that your medicine is evidence-based. Would you define “evidence” in the same way that […]

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