Helpful Links

Professional Organizations

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: the national professional society representing naturopathic physicians who are licensed or eligible for licensing as primary care providers.

California Naturopathic Doctors Association: a professional association of naturopathic doctors (NDs) who live and work in California. Our members are graduates of accredited four-year, graduate-level, in-residence naturopathic medical programs.

Schools

National University of Naturopathic Medicine: a Naturopathic School and Classical Chinese Medicine School located in Portland, Oregon.

University of Bridgeport - Naturopathic College

 

Bastyr University: offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, health psychology, exercise science and herbal sciences. Located north of Seattle, Washington. www.bastyruniversity.org.

 

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine: a Naturopathic Medicine School located in Tempe, Arizona.

 

University of Bridgeport - College of Naturopathic Medicine: the most recent Naturopathic Medical School located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

 

Bauman College aims to create a sustainable culture of wellness in individuals, in the community, and in our health care delivery systems by promoting a comprehensive and integrative approach to Holistic Nutrition and the Culinary Arts.

Healing Modalities & Flower Essence Resources

Functional Medicine – website of the Functional Medicine Institute. It gives a lot of good information about functional medicine and its value to society.

 

Somatics - website for Somatics practice including information about what Somatics is and how it can be used effectively.


Tree Frog Farm offers a line of flower essences & aromatherapy products for
human, animal and planetary health. Read about them here.


FES Flowers - Bridging Body & Soul: Besides great products, this site contains a wealth of information about flower essences and a wonderful flower photo gallery.


Desert Alchemy, located in Tucson, Arizona, was founded by Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer in 1983 as an organization dedicated to making and researching desert flower essences. After seven years of extensive research Desert Alchemy began to offer desert flower essences to others around the world.

 

The Alaskan Flower Essence Project is the only essence company in the world that has designed a system of vibrational healing based on the co-creative relationship that exists between the plant, mineral, and elemental kingdoms. This threefold system derives its effectiveness from the special qualities of healing energy that each kingdom has to offer, and from the synergy that is created when these essences are used together. Click here for more information about the company.

 

Living Essences of Australia: Flower Essence Therapy is an ancient healing discipline that has its oldest known living tradition with the Nyoongah aboriginal people of the South West of Australia. Today, specific Flower Essence Therapy is used in hospitals and natural health clinics, and as an application in psychology and massage therapies.

Laboratories

Genova Diagnostic Laboratory : functional medicine tests like cardiovascular, osteoporosis risk

ZRT is a CLIA certified laboratory that supports consumers and healthcare professionals in health management through accurate, convenient and innovative lab testing.

Diagnos-Techs, Inc.  A laboratory for saliva based tests. Saliva testing is a powerful tool for evaluating stress, hormone-related disease and health conditions, especially over time.

SpectraCell Laboratories is a leading clinical laboratory specializing in personalized disease prevention and management solutions. Their blood panel for functional levels of vitamins and minerals is very useful to see individual levels of nutrients in your body.

 

Professional Co-op and Ulta Laboratories  have blood panels at very low prices. Each has a wellness panel (almost 70 tests) that gives a wealth of information for not much over $200.

Lifestyle and Fun

Eight Principles Find out about the eight irresistible principles of fun. Innovative presentation of the basics of having more fun in your life.

 

The Happy Guy - a great website for increasing your level of happiness

 

Health Savings accounts and how to set one up for yourself.

 

How to meditate - information on Buddhist meditation.

 

Kokopellis Wellness helps people achieve optimal wellness naturally. They are dedicated to holistic, organic and natural remedies for better health and help you to help yourself achieve optimal wellness through your own efforts and natural treatments.

 

Mindfulness Programs - a website devoted to a mindfulness approach to stress management adopted by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. It has many options in terms of classes, retreats, products, information, etc.

 

Authentic Happiness is Dr. Martin Seligmann’s (originator of Positive Psychology) website wherein he offers a number of questionnaires, quizzes etc. and other information about how to become happier. “His research has demonstrated that it is possible to be happier — to feel more satisfied, to be more engaged with life, find more meaning, have higher hopes, and probably even laugh and smile more, regardless of one’s circumstances. Positive psychology interventions can also lastingly decrease depression symptoms.” (from the website)

 

Righttoplay.com was started by one man and has developed into: An international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right to Play trains local community leaders as Coaches to deliver our programs in more than 20 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Take Back Your Time is a major U.S./Canadian initiative to challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, our communities and our environment.

Using the healing power of Nature to bring people health, happiness and peace of mind.

© 2016 Ellen Potthoff, DC, ND