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Naturopathy

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) defines a licensed N.D. as the following:

A licensed naturopathic physician attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D. but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician is required to complete four years of training in clinical nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling. A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams to be licensed as a primary care general practice physician.

Naturopathic medicine is licensed in only 11 U.S. states. They are: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. If you are interested in finding a naturopathic physician in an unlicensed state be cautious. A check into the membership of the AANP will provide some quality assurance that persons identifying themselves as an N.D. meet the educational criteria for licensure.

The AANP is located on the web at www.naturopathic.org. The organization also runs a physician referral line at +1 (206) 298 0126. The main number of the AANP in Seattle, Wash. is +1 (206) 298 0126.

Another good site for general information on naturopathy can be found at http://naturopathy.com.

Antibiotics

The March 1998 issue of Scientific American contains an article "The Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance" authored by Dr. Stuart B. Levy, a professor of molecular biology and microbiology, and professor of medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Levy is also the president of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics. The organization is located at P.O. Box 1372, Boston, MA 02117.

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