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Consumer Reports article about dietary supplements strengthens the case for Naturopathic Doctors.

The recent Consumer Reports article about dietary supplements strengthens the case for naturopathic doctors. The headline of the report “Supplements can make you Sick” suggests the dangers of dietary supplements and that they may be doing more harm than good. It takes a closer look at the report to determine the nuanced truth. 






I included a link to the article below but if you don’t have the time or interest to read it, here’s my synopsis: Many of the dietary supplements and vitamins available at drugstores and big-box stores may not have the adequate potency or ingredients to be effective and may contain harmful additives.Many dietary supplements claiming to aid in weight loss contain dangerous stimulants and should be avoided.The use of physician quality dietary supplements and vitamins can be safe if used under the supervision and direction of a physician.Many medical doctors (MDs) and pharmacists are not adequately trained in the therapeutic use of vitamins and dietary supplements…

License Naturopathic Doctors in MA: IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO HELP GET THIS BILL OVER THE FINISH LINE!

Please Contact House Leaders NOW - Session Ends July 31st!
Use the following link to contact your MA Representatives:
http://www.naturopathic.org/lac#/40 The bill to license naturopathic doctors in Massachusetts, SB2335, remains in the House Ways and Means Committee. The session ends 7/31/16. IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO HELP GET THIS BILL OVER THE FINISH LINE!
Please write to Speaker of the House, Robert DeLeo, and to the Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee, Representative Brian Dempsey, where the bill now sits. There are hundreds of bills to be reviewed - please urge these members of House leadership to take up this legislation & pass it swiftly. The message will also be copied to your own state representative.
Thank you in advance for your support. Sincerely, Amy Rothenberg, ND President, Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors