12 Chemicals in Personal Care Products You Should Avoid: The Dirty Dozen

Mar 8, 2019 — The term “Personal Care Products” is a very large umbrella term that encompasses cosmetics such as: skin moisturizers, shampoos, lipsticks, nail polish, toothpastes, deodorants, mouthwash, antiperspirants, and acne treatments.[1] Some personal care products are further classified as drugs. Drugs are products that are intended to treat a specific condition, such as anti-dandruff shampoo to treat dandruff. While drugs must be approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the myriad of other non-drug cosmetics do not require approval...

How to Boost Fertility Naturally

Whether you’re planning to conceive in 15 years or hoping for a baby any day now, it is important to consider your fertility and hormonal health. The sad reality is that infertility is a nationwide epidemic today, and even when you feel like you’re ready for a baby, your body might not be. To put it in perspective, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that 12.1% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 struggle with infertility, affecting over 7 million American women.

A Loss to the Profession: Maryellen Olson—Educator, Wife, Mother

Mar 7, 2019 — PORTLAND, Oregon—National University of Natural Medicine mourns the loss of Maryellen Weed Olson, who served on the board of the former National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM) for several years in the 1980s. This was a critical time in NUNM’s history, a time of concern about the school’s future. Maryellen Olson is remembered as …

NUNM Celebrates Completion of Ten-Year Naturopathic Medicine Book Series

Feb 27, 2019 — PORTLAND, Oregon —National University of Natural Medicine and its NUNM Press today announce the completion of The Hevert Collection: In Their Own Words, a 12-volume anthology that presents original writings from the early literature of the founders of the naturopathic profession. The scholarly and painstaking efforts of Dr. Sussanna Czeranko, a naturopathic physician and Rare …

The Ketogenic Diet: Pros and Cons According to NUNM

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Feb 26, 2019 — With so many fad diets out there, and some with very little science to back them up, it can be difficult to discern what is right for you. Join NUNM’s nutrition program, as we take a look at popular weight loss diets and break down the science of what is happening in your body if …

Intermittent Fasting: Pros and Cons According to NUNM

With so many fad diets out there, and some with very little science to back them up, it can be difficult to discern what is right for you. Join NUNM’s nutrition program, as we take a look at popular weight loss diets and break down the science of what is happening in your body if …

Why I Chose ND & Acupuncture School Instead of MD School

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Kelly Jennings, ND, MSOM (’07) recounts why she chose to become a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist instead of going to medical school.  Naturopathic doctors are my tribe. I almost didn’t choose my tribe out of fear. In 1999, while working as a clinical research associate at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, I applied …

Black Cohosh to Support Reproductive Health

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Feb 25, 2019 — NUNM students have many opportunities to explore topics, research and areas of practice that interest them. From broad elective choices to research study participation and self study, our students choose the doctor they want to become. Lauren Sutton, naturopathic doctoral student, shares her research and perspectives on supporting reproductive health with black cohosh. Actea racemosa …

Helfgott Institute’s Research Papers in JACM

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Feb 21, 2019 — There’s a reason NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute is the best in the country. They’re knocking it out of the park! The latest issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM), the leading peer-reviewed journal for scienfitic research in integrative medicine, highlights advances in naturopathic medicine research. The JACM includes not one, but three …

PCOS: A Medical Mystery

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Feb 19, 2019 — One in ten women in their childbearing years may suffer from a hormonal disorder called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and may not even know it. A total of five million women have PCOS worldwide. What exactly is this disease? If it is affecting so many women, why is there a severe lack of knowledge about it?