[b]sbhikes[/b], that annoys the crap out of me, too! Homeopathy is patently absurd, yet I always see supposedly learned alternative medicine practitioners including it in their services. Any credence given to homeopathy whatsoever is a dealbreaker for me in hiring someone's services.
To jump on the homeopathy bunny trail....
Actual homeopathy is a load of crock, but what gets me is when actual medicine gets labelled "homeopathic" simply because it is not a standard-chemical-medicine.
Those Hyland's teething tablets actually work. I don't know why. How can that actually be "homeopathic"?
And what really got me recently was I got some activated charcoal caps because my husband came down with food poisoning. On the front of the box it was labelled "Homeopathic"! [I]what?[/I] Activated charcoal is not "homeopathic"! In Europe doctors will write you a script for it!
To the OP: If you go MD you could get certified in nutrition by one of the Paleo-type groups, then do a combo-practice. It starts with food, after all, and stuff.
I think some of you have not kept up with the times
and ND ( and actual one ) is not an easy doctoral degree to obtain. I assumed the OP was thinking actual ND not naturopath.
Term One (Trimester 1)[/B]
Course 25.5 Total Credits
AN5101N Spine and Extremities Anatomy
AN5102N Spine and Extremities Anatomy Lab
AN5107N Histology and Embryology I
PH5103N Cellular Physiology and Hematology
BC5104N Human Biochemistry
BC5105N Clinical Biochemistry
FH5106N Fundamentals of Natural Medicine and Historical Perspectives
NT5110N Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine I
[B]Term Two (Trimester 2)[/B]
Course 27.5 Total Credits
AN5214N Head and Neck Anatomy
PA5204N Fundamentals of Pathology
MI5205N Fundamentals of Public Health
RA5206N Normal Radiographic Anatomy and Variants
NT5210N Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine II
NT5211N Basic Science Applications: Determinants of Health
NN5212N Homeopathy I
EM5207N Evaluation and Management of the Chest and Thoracic Spine
[B]Term Three (Trimester 3)[/B]
Course 28.0 Total Credits
AN5304N Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis Anatomy
AN5305N Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis Anatomy Lab
AN5307N Histology and Embryology II
PH5306N Neuroendocrinology, GI and Reproductive Physiology
BC5308N Nutritional Biochemistry
PA5302N Systems Pathology I
MI5303N Medical Microbiology I
ON5311N Oriental Medicine (ND)
NP5312N Introduction to Naturopathic Counseling
EM5309N Evaluation and Management of the Abdomen, Pelvis and Lumbar Spine
[B]Term Four (Trimester 4)[/B]
Course 28.0 Total Credits
PH5405N Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Physiology
GE5404N Medical Genomics
PA5402N Systems Pathology II
MI5403N Medical Microbiology II
NN5406N Science of Diet and Nutrition
HY5409N Hydrotherapy and Traditional Naturopathy
EM5408N Evaluation and Management of the Head, Neck and Cervical Spine
RE5410N Evidence Based Practice: Critical Appraisal of the Biomedical Literature
A licensed naturopathic physician (ND) attends a four-year, graduate-level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD, 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 (to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in support of their personal health). A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician. Please see the AANMC’s Professional Competency Profile for more information.
Additional information on naturopathic schools can be found on the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges Web site.
That's what my doctor is- an ND. Best doctor I've ever had.