naturopathic medicine

Bastyr University Naturopathic Medical Students Attend D.C. Federal Legislative Initiative Conference

On May 4th, more than thirty Bastyr University naturopathic medical students met in Washington D.C to support the naturopathic medicine Federal Legislative Initiative.

Burden of Proof

The following comes from Grant Antoine, a second-year student in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program at Bastyr University California. It first appeared at, the website of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). The opinions expressed belong to the author.

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