Dr. Christine Girard Named President of National University of Natural Medicine

Apr 23, 2019 — PORTLAND, Oregon (April 23, 2019) —The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) Board of Directors has appointed Christine Girard, ND, MPH, as the 18th president of NUNM. Dr. Girard will succeed David J. Schleich, PhD, who is retiring from the position after 12 years of service. Girard, a 1997 NUNM graduate, will assume the post …

Crane Holmes, ND, Talks IBS

Apr 18, 2019 — NUNM’s own Crane Holmes, ND (’16), is featured in an Associate of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) article about naturopathic approaches to irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Holmes is certainly an expert on the subject after completing two years of medical residency under Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, founder of NUNM’s SIBO Center. Additionally Dr. Holmes supervises students at …

ND-MSiMR Student Published in Nutrition Reviews Journal 

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Naturopathic medicine and integrative research student, Courtney “Katie” Pickworth, has been published in the Nutrition Reviews journal. Katie developed her published manuscript while working on one of her Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) thesis projects. In 2017, Nutrition Reviews was ranked the sixth highest impactful nutrition and dietetics journal in the world. …

Therapeutic Benefits of Pets with Gaia Mather, ND

Apr 11, 2019 — Join NUNM’s Gaia Mather, ND and Graduate and Assistant Professor, as she weighs in on the therapeutic benefits of having a pet. From unconditional love and acceptance (is there anything better?!), to improved cardio benefits, owning a pet has so many benefits. In fact, studies have shown that your entire immune system may be stronger due …

Finding Your Passion as an ND with Dr. Carrie Baldwin-Sayre

Carrie Baldwin-Sayre, ND, doing what she does best – supporting NUNM students in accomplishing their own dreams! Our Associate Dean of Clinical Education at NUNM, OANP President and NUNM alumna (’04), Carrie Baldwin-Sayre, ND was recently featured by the AANMC. Dr. Baldwin-Sayre tells the AANMC about her choice to become a naturopathic doctor, her time at …

Natural Practitioner Magazine Promotes Completed Hevert Collection and Rare Book Room

Apr 10, 2019 — The Hevert Collection is complete and surely solidifies NUNM’s continuing “commitment to the roots of traditional naturopathic medicine (and nature cure) by making the best of the early literature available again.” In our Rare Book Room, within the NUNM Library, lives the wisdom of the early naturopaths writings. NUNM is unique in that we have …

The Paleo Diet: Pros and Cons According to NUNM

The essential premise of the Paleo Diet is simple: we’re better off eating what people ate before the Agricultural Revolution. The best food, according to this philosophy is simple, unprocessed, and what a hunter-gatherer would have eaten.

NUNM Nutrition Grad Making Gourmet Spices with Cricket Protein

Apr 4, 2019 — Kate Stoddard, MScN 17`, was featured on KPTV's MORE show! Stoddard has created a line of protein-packed seasoning spices called Orchestra Provisions after graduating from our Master in Nutrition program. She realized there weren't many truly sustainable protein options out there, and wanted help improve our food system.

Plant-Based Diets: Pros and Cons According to NUNM

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Apr 3, 2019 — There are unhealthy ways to eat plant-based. The data surrounding the benefits of a plant-based diet emphasizes fresh, whole ingredients and minimizing processed foods in addition to increasing plant products. Shifting to a plant-based diet or even simply adding more fresh produce into an individual’s diet is sure to improve health in some way.