Interning on Innisfree farm is hard but rewarding work. On our working days, we begin at 7am and end around 1 or 2pm before it gets too hot. Our days are filled with weeding, planting, picking, watering, wheelbarrowing, etc…all the while getting to know the complexity of each plant. “Those who work their land will have … Continue reading Interning at Innisfree Farm II
Chanchal Cabrera is a well known herbalist from the UK and head of the botanical medicine department at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She opened up an amazing opportunity for a handful of her students to intern at her farm this summer. Four weeks of hands-on botanical medicine experience filled with years of wisdom and … Continue reading Interning at Innisfree Farm
Yesterday I had an opportunity to shadow Dr. Michael Smith, ND: The founder of Carolinas Natural Health Center in Charlotte, NC and past-president of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Along with my long list of questions that Dr. Smith was so willing to answer, I was deeply encouraged by the small sampling of the patients … Continue reading Networking in Charlotte, NC II
The name “Kyle Wright” has been sitting on my desk, written on a sticky note, for the past 6 months. A respected massage therapist (and new friend of mine) told me about him months ago. I researched this profound massage therapist during my limited free time this past semester and continued to find myself intrigued … Continue reading Networking in Charlotte, NC
There have been so many embarrassing moments over this first year of naturopathic medical school. As always, I’ll share for your personal enjoyment : ) In anatomy we often draw on each other to ingrain muscle, nerve, and blood vessel locations in our heads. One morning, I got on the skytrain and noticed several people looking … Continue reading Embarrassing Catch-Ups
This morning I had a man try to convince me to go to “real med school”. This left me realizing that most people probably assume that naturopathic medical school is an easy version of med school. I can’t necessarily argue…because I have never attended a traditional med school however, our professors say that our program was … Continue reading Go To Real Med School
The most common question recently has been: “Why do you want to be a Naturopathic Doctor?” If only a one sentence answer would suffice. Unfortunately, my life doesn’t work that way…no, no,no…it’s much more exciting. So if you too are interested, please take a seat & make a cup of tea before reading this … Continue reading Why Do You Want To Be A Naturopathic Doctor?