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Membership helps support the Mission Statement of the World Naturopathic Federation

WNF Naturopathic Roots Committee

Naturopathic Roots Committee 

The Naturopathic Roots Committee was founded in 2015 to identify the foundational basis of naturopathic profession around the globe. With the 2016 Survey to naturopathic educational institutes and the results in the Naturopathic Roots Report 2016, global naturopathic roots and educational basis have been identified.

The White Paper on Naturopathic Philosophies, Principles and Theories was published in September 2017. This document provides the international naturopathic community detailed information on the naturopathic roots.

The goal of the committee is to clarify the core concepts that compose the foundational basis of naturopathic education and practice.

Committee members 2016/2017:

  • Chair: Tina Hausser, Heilpraktiker, Naturopath, OCN FENACO Spain
  • Dr. Iva Lloyd, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) CAND Canada
  • Dr. JoAnn Yánez, ND, MPH, CAE (AANMC United States)
  • Phillip Cottingham, ND (Wellpark College New Zealand)
  • Dr. Roger Newman Turner, ND (GCRN United Kingdom)
  • Alfredo Abascal, Naturopath (OCN FENACO Uruguay)

The next project for 2018 is to work about naturopathic terminology. Our goal is to identify and define key naturopathic terms, such as prevention, vital force, therapeutic hierarchy etc.

Subcommittee Terminology 2018:

  • Chair: Tina Hausser, Heilpraktiker, Naturopath, OCN FENACO Spain
  • Dr. Iva Lloyd, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) CAND Canada
  • Daniel Kieffer, Naturopath, CENATHO France
  • Dr. Dhananjay Arankalle, ND, INYGMA India
  • Flavia Banchieri, Naturopath, ANTHU Uruguay
  • Dr. John Finnel, ND, AANP USA
  • Dr. Melissa Brown, Naturopath, SANA South Africa
  • Dr. Nick DeGroot, ND, CCNM Canada
  • Dr. Stephen Myers, ND, PhD ANF Australia