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)

In August 2019, the WNF published the WNF Terminology Document: Defining Naturopathic Terms with the aim to facilitate inter-professional collaboration (IPC) by clarifying terms used in naturopathic practice that are also commonly used in healthcare systems, but may have different meanings. Next initiative of the WNF Naturopathic Roots Committee in 2022 will be writing the Global Naturopathic History.

Subcommittee Terminology 2018/2019:

  • Chair: Tina Hausser, Heilpraktiker, Naturopath, OCN FENACO Spain
  • Co-Chair: 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
  • Volunteer: Menon, Poorna, Naturopathic Student