All posts by Britt Hermes

Britt Marie Hermes is a former practicing naturopath who has given up her profession and, in between graduate biomedical science courses in Germany, has dedicated herself to educating the public on the realities and failings of naturopathy. Her story of entering, then leaving naturopathy, and her criticisms of the profession as a whole, can be read on her blog, Naturopathic Diaries.

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Reporting results from clinical trials is vital for science-based medicine

Clinical trials must report on their outcomes, irrespective their results. Doctors and their patients need all the information, not just the good news stories, to make informed decisions.

/ February 28, 2016
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The price of a naturopathic education

A naturopathic education is costly with very little financial reward once training is complete - in addition to being unscientific, and possibly dangerous.

/ September 7, 2015
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ND Confession, Part II: The Accreditation of Naturopathic “Medical” Education

Accreditation of a school does not mean what most people think it means. In particular, it does not mean anything about the quality of education received there, or the validity of the topics studied.

/ August 29, 2015
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The Wild West: Tales of a Naturopathic Ethical Review Board

In Arizona, a naturopathic institutional review board has been set up to examine the ethics of naturopathic research projects. It's going about as well as naturopathic training and practice.

/ April 13, 2015
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ND Confession, Part 1: Clinical training inside and out

Despite claims to the contrary, a naturopathic education is not comparable to that of a physician, and the biggest gap is in clinical training after classroom instruction ends.

/ March 13, 2015