Interview: Bees at NCNM & Supporting Our Natural Pollinators

The month of June has brought beautiful warm weather, blue skies and… bees! NCNM welcomes our new bee neighbors to campus. But what do bees have to do with natural medicine? Mary Doyle, Admissions Counselor, recently sat down with Brian Landever, NCNM’s beekeeper extraordinaire, to learn more about the role bees play in natural medicine. …

NCNM in Maryland!

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This past weekend NCNM was proud to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland. This annual women’s leadership conference “provides a transformative experience for attendees and prepares them to be the next generation of leaders.” Special thank you to all the exceptional students who stopped by our table to talk …

Checking in with Dr. Angela Senders: Master of Science in Integrative Mental Health

How am I feeling? I’m so excited about this new offering. Many NDs and Chinese medicine providers choose to focus on mental health in their practice, and until now, we’ve had to cobble together post-graduate trainings and seminars in order to tailor our practices to mental health concerns. With this program, students will learn skills while …

Tips for Surviving the Winter Term

Going back to school in the winter usually lacks the excitement of starting in the fall. It follows a long wonderful holiday vacation, is the middle of the dark and cold Portland winter, and there is still one remaining quarter before summer vacation. Here are some of my favorite survival techniques for winter quarter…  Make …

NCNM Gift Guide: Books on Complimentary & Alternative Wellness

The holidays are in full swing, and for many of us, that means hunting down those last minute gifts for dear friends and family. But what does one give the aspiring naturopathic doctor, herbalist, scholar or whole foods nutritionist? The wintery months provide the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a hot tea and a good book. …

The time I forgot why it mattered.

This story was originally published at JamesIsTrying. I spent years working towards getting into NCNM’s naturopathic medicine program.  When I got here, I convinced myself that I was prepared in every way.  I’d done all of my pre-reqs.  I was motivated.  I was confident.  I knew that I’d have to put in an absurd amount …

Nutrition with Dietary Restrictions

NCNM’s Masters in Nutrition (MScN) program looks at nutrition from a whole food perspective. As students, we learn both about the food and how to cook with it. Throughout this process, emphasis is placed upon our ability to create or tailor diets to suit any and all dietary restrictions. Many courses in this program involve …

Master of Science in Nutrition Student Profile: Anna Flores

Anna graduated Stony Brook University with a BA in sustainability studies. While there, her interest in research led her to manage an earth-work toxicology lab. She could see what the role of toxins were in our world, which led her to become a health and wellness intern in Panama working in sustainable development as a …

What is a Naturopathic Physician?

Watch this Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians presentation given to the regulatory staff at the Oregon Insurance Division. The video provides detail information about ND scope of practice as it applies in Oregon and more.

The fruits of my procrastination.

As a student, I can tell you that the key to quality procrastination is rationalization.  I mean, sure, it might seem like spending the weekend before finals working on my Caribbean accent, learning to play a Disney song on guitar and finding a way to rhyme “allelic exclusion” is not beneficial to my education.  But my …