Category Archive: OnBecomingADoctor

Naturopathic Medicine Week


Each May, I join dozens of Naturopathic Doctors and students in our annual Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI).  I am very proud to say that all of our efforts at DC FLI have… Continue reading

What I would have done differently studying for Boards ….


Worried less. Other than that, I covered all the basics.  Exercised (at least a short walk) everyday.  Ate well.  And studied what I disliked the most and was the worst at – first… Continue reading

A New Chapter


Some highlights from the past few months, mostly graduation festivities: It seems like many of the biggest changes in life happen gradually and then suddenly. Children grow up, we all age, people come… Continue reading

Celebrate!


The Seattle sun is out and I have an Emerson Fry giveaway winner to announce!  Congratulations to soon to be Naturopathic Doctor, Pragati Patel, of the popular blog Simple Medicine.  I can’t wait to… Continue reading

Mindfulness & Medicine


The more I focus on mind body medicine, both with patients and in my own life, the more I believe that this is where it’s at.  Which is ironic, considering where I was… Continue reading

Hydrotherapy & Eleuthero to the rescue!


The funny thing about adrenal fatigue is that people generally feel pretty good while wearing themselves down.  The thrill of spending long hard hours working hard, doing something you love and are passionate… Continue reading

Balancing Act: Gut Health


Gut Health gains recognition form the scientific community All Diseases Begin in the Gut (Hippocrates, 460-370 BC) I spent some of my break reading the book Full Body Presence, which starts by exploring an interesting… Continue reading

What’s in a friend?


So another quarter down and just 2 away from my debut as an actual doctor.  What next?  You may ask … Gratitude. I have been thinking a lot about how my life feels… Continue reading

Your Body, Your Choice


Would you like the choice of having a Naturopathic Doctor as your family’s PCP?  Then sign here 🙂 The Supreme Court’s Ruling on the ACA states: “To consider a different example in the… Continue reading

Loving Kindness


Love tells me I am everything. Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Between these two, my life flows. Nisargadatta One of my teachers at Bastyr once said that all illness comes from home… Continue reading