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Off with a Bang! Introducing the Journal of Natural Health Product Research

This editorial serves to introduce the Journal of Natural Health Product Research (JNHPR), published by NHP Publications based out of Toronto, Canada; the JNHPR is the world’s first journal focusing exclusively on the publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed, open access and multidisciplinary research on natural health products (NHPs). Furthermore, NHP Publications is supported in part by the Federal Government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage, which fittingly aligns with the fact that Canada is a world leader in NHP research.

Repositioning Individualized Homeopathy as a Psychotherapeutic Technique With Resolvable Ethical Dilemmas

The author puts forth the argument that the complementary and alternative medicine community should endorse specific aspects of the entire individualized homeopathic process, including its unique holistic consultation process, having dedicated lengths of time to enumerate the complete illness context, and the prescribing of homeopathic remedies, to reposition this modality as a psychotherapeutic technique.

North American naturopathic medicine in the 21st century: Time for a seventh guiding principle – Scientia Critica

The World Health Organization strategy for global health includes a culturally-sensitive blending of western biomedicine with traditional forms of healing; in practical terms this approach is often referred to as integrative medicine. One distinct element within the systems of North American integrative healthcare is naturopathic medicine; while the basic premise of its fundamental approach to care – supporting healthy lifestyle behaviors – is as old as medicine itself, the early history of organized naturopathy in North America was heavy in theory and light on critical analysis.

The 2nd Annual CCNM Research Day: Student Research & Innovation in Naturopathic Medicine

The following are abstracts from the research competition at the 2nd annual CCNM Research Day hosted by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON, Canada. The conference celebrates high quality student-faculty research collaborations, showcased as poster presentations. Vol 2 (2018): Issue 1 (January)

Oral Health Care in Canada – A View from the Trenches.

PURPOSE: Concern is increasing over the effect of lack of access to oral health care on the oral health, and hence general health, of disadvantaged groups. In preparation for a national symposium on this issue, key informants across Canada were canvassed for their perceptions of oral health services and their recommendations for improving oral health care delivery. This paper reports the results of that survey.

Estimated Effects of Whole-system Naturopathic Medicine in Select Chronic Disease Conditions: A Systematic Review

BACKGROUND: Naturopathic medicine (NM) is a holistic approach to primary care that almost always employs multi-modal interventions, i.e. nutrition and lifestyle change recommendations plus dietary supplements. While evidence supports individual elements of NM, the whole practice is often critiqued for its lack of evidence.

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