Holistic Healthcare Professional – What to Look For

When it comes to your wellbeing, working with a Naturopathic professional is always a great idea. They have a lot of insights and education that are worth every penny and it can save you a LOT of guesswork. But how do you know if your holistic healthcare provider is the real deal?

The holistic health movement has gained a lot of traction in the past decade. However, naturopathic medicine also gained haters in the process, resulting in misinformation flooding the internet. When it comes to your health, you owe it to yourself to make the most informed decision possible.

We won’t get into the reasons why naturopathic health care comes with monetary benefits. There’s a reason healthcare is expensive; it has a lot more to do with insane profit markups than actual cost. Nevertheless, wolves in sheep’s clothing exist out there. Here are some resources and tips for you! 


This is a great article that explains a lot of the misperceptions surrounding NDs. There are two major excerpts worth pointing out:

“Even in a state like California, where NDs are licensed as medical providers and the term ‘naturopathic doctor’ is protected by law, people with questionable training can call themselves ‘naturopaths.’”

Another thing patients need to look out for are people who advertise themselves as an ND (or NMD) without having a license.”

There is a HUGE difference between a Naturopathic Doctor and a Naturopath. When researching any type of holistic healthcare provider, you need to verify that they are licensed to do what they do. Before you put your health in the hands of a practitioner, don’t be shy asking questions! Where did they go to school? How long have they been practicing? Let yourself get comfortable with your practitioner’s knowledge and experience. They should be more than happy to tell you everything you want to know about their professional background.

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