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Naturopathic Medicine Schools & Organizations

Naturopathic Medicine Schools & Organizations

Naturopathic Medical Organizations

  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is a national professional association that represents licensed naturopathic doctors that have graduated from 4 year programs with residency programs.
  • The Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) is a non-profit, professional membership association representing Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) in the state of Oregon and supporting NDs all across the globe.
  • Institute for Natural Medicine is a complete resource of accurate information about naturopathic medicine and natural healthcare.
  • Natural Doctors International is a group that provides natural healthcare for global health, focusing on 5 main areas: clinical care, education, border collaboration, research and international policy. NDI provides free medical care to communities without resources, offering clinical rotations and classes for global health for doctors, acupuncturist and naturopathic doctors as well as other alternative medicine practitioners and students of all specialties (herbalists, midwives, etc).
  • Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges was established in February 2001 to encourage the growth of naturopathic medicine as a profession by actively supporting academic efforts of accredited schools of naturopathic medicine.

Naturopathic Medical Schools

Why is Water Quality Important?

Water Filtration: Why Water Quality is Important

As a naturopathic doctor, I recommend that people drink at least 1/2 their body weight in ounces of water. Why? Because water is the key to proper function of the entire body. We are 60-75% water, and without quality water, our body tends to get bogged down trying to remove contaminants that we drink and absorb through our skin.

What's in my water?

You have probably asked yourself, “what’s in my drinking water?” An amazing report was published by the Environmental Working Group, titled “Over 140 Contaminants Without Safety Limits in U.S. Drinking Water.” This very informative report provides details about water contaminants found at the state and even local level. We urge you to link to the EWG website and review its report.

Are you curious about what contaminants are found in your water?

Check out these links to water reports for your area:

  • Albany Water Quality Report: Contaminants in Albany water include fluoride, chlorine, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, lead, chlorate, strontium.
  • Corvallis Water Quality Report: Contaminants in Corvallis water include nitrate, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, lead, chloride (and byproducts), fluoride.
  • Lebanon Water Quality Report: Contaminants in Lebanon water include radium, flouride, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, copper and lead.
  • Sweet Home Water Quality Report: Contaminants in Sweethome water include chlorine, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, fluoride, chlorate, nitrates, lead.
  • Scio Water Report: Contaminants in Scio water include chlorine, barium, fluoride, alpha emitters, radium, atrazine, simazine, lead, copper.

What do these contaminants do? See the EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

There are many water filtration systems out there. What are my options?

Most filters are not quality tested for consumers to certify that their claims are true. When looking for a filter, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. In looking at NSF certified water filters, you need to know what concerns you need to address in your water (see above for water quality reports), check to compare prices per gallon of water, on going costs to maintain and service the filter and other associated factors.

  • What is NSF Certification? NSF certification means that contaminant reduction claims are verified by a third party, that the system does not add anything harmful to the water, the system is structurally sound, their advertising and literature is not misleading, and production processes are consistent over time.
  • What does it mean if a product is “Tested to NSF Standards”? Tested to NSF standards does not guarantee any claims are certified by a third party to be correct and consistent.

Natural Elements Medicine Recommends Multipure

Multipure is a water system that is:

  • NSF certified.
  • Easy to install and use.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Has a very broad range of contamination reduction.
  • Economical – few costs after purchase, filters only need to be changed once a year.
  • Environmentally friendly.

Dr. Zia has researched the options available out there, and is happy to provide complementary information sessions about Multipure Water Systems, as well as orders if this water system is appropriate for you! We can provide information regarding Multipure systems in detail at your home, in office or a local meeting place. Please contact Natural Elements Medicine to set up an information session (no cost).

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Farmers’ Markets & Local Food Resources

Farmer's Markets and Local Food Resources in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Local Farmers' Markets

Farmers markets are one of the best ways to get acquainted with the products and farmers available in a region. Plus–they’re fun! Brimming over with live music, tasty food, street performers and more, the mid-valley’s farmers markets are more than a place to buy fresh food – they’re a place to experience the life of your community.

Learn more about these markets:

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4th & Ellsworth, Albany (City Hall Parking lot). Runs April-November.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 1st and Jackson, Corvallis (on the riverfront). Runs April-November.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis (in Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds). Runs January-April.

2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Grant & Main, Lebanon (parking lot near Chase Bank). Runs May-October.

3-7 p.m. Thursdays, Park & Main, Brownsville (across from City Hall). Runs June-October.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Hwy 20 & Hwy 228 (in the Thriftway parking lot). Runs June-September.