Archive | Editorial and Commentary

One Potato, Two Potato

Patients often come seeking our advice on what foods are good for them to eat and expecting clear-cut answers. These aren’t the sorts of questions that answers come easily for. Take wine as an example. Sure it lowers risk of cardiovascular disease but it raises risk of upper GI cancers. Then again it lowers risk […]

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Letter to the Editor: Prescribing Controlled Substances

To the Editor and members of the WANP: How is it that naturopathic physicians have the same level of responsibility to their patients as other physicians yet have limited prescription authority of controlled substances? As physicians, naturopaths need to have all of the necessary “tools” to manage patients appropriately. This is a respectfully pressing commentary […]

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Guest Commentary: Money, Politics and Health: Finally a remedy that can work!

When it comes to buying influence in healthcare, it really doesn’t matter if the money comes from Pacs, Super Pacs or wealthy individuals.  The end result is the same:  Increased profits for the large pharmaceutical companies, increased barriers and complexity for those in alternative health modalities, and a decrease in the overall health of Americans. […]

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