Alum Highlight: Dr. Trevor Cates’ Story

“After years of antibiotics, antihistamines, and topical steroids my parents introduced me to a natural, holistic approach that changed everything. As if by magic, my infections, allergic reactions, and itchy skin rashes disappeared. My skin cleared up, and I finally found some relief, both physically and emotionally. This journey led me to becoming a naturopathic physician.”

NUNM alum Dr. Trevor Cates (’00) recently shared her story with the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges. In the article, she discusses her path to becoming a naturopathic doctor, the success of her career so far writing a book and hosting a PBS special, and why she likes to help patients work to improve their skin. Read the story over on

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