How ‘Under the Sea’ showed me that I’m not a quitter.

When I was in the fourth grade, I wanted to try playing basketball.  My parents signed me up for a league.  At the time, I was somewhere around four feet tall and about 80 pounds.  That’s the nice way of saying that I was absolutely terrible at basketball. I remember one particular practice where I … More How ‘Under the Sea’ showed me that I’m not a quitter.

An open letter to Dr. Peter Lipson (Sinead O’Connor style)

I recently read this article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlipson/2013/09/14/senate-declares-naturopathic-medicine-week-wizardry-week-still-under-debate/ I was looking for a way to procrastinate studying for my upcoming exams so I decided to respond in this trendy “open-letter” format. Dear Dr. Lipson, I am a first-year naturopathic medical student at the National College of Natural Medicine.  I have seen a significant amount of negative press … More An open letter to Dr. Peter Lipson (Sinead O’Connor style)

What is a naturopathic doctor? Part 1

I’ve been asking people about their views on naturopathic medicine and the overwhelming response is, “I don’t know what that is.”  I’ve been looking for a good reference that defines naturopathic medicine in an easy to understand article but I haven’t found one.  All of the explanations I’ve found are, in my girlfriend’s words, “a … More What is a naturopathic doctor? Part 1

Why I’m panicking about naturopathic medical school.

6 years ago I decided to be a naturopathic doctor (ND).  I wanted to study at NCNM in Portland.  I got an undergraduate degree.  I applied to NCNM.  I interviewed.  I got accepted.  Signed my letter of intent.  Sent them a tuition deposit.  Filled out my background check.  I found cheap plane tickets to Portland.  … More Why I’m panicking about naturopathic medical school.