Naturopathy 101: Naturopathic Philosophy

Naturopathy 101: Naturopathic Philosophy

What You'll Learn

  • What naturopathic philosophy is all about
  • Why naturopathic philosophy is so important
  • The 6 Tenets of Naturopathic Medicine
  • The Therapeutic Order
  • The Determinants of Health
  • The time-tested Hering’s Law Cure


Passionate about natural medicine?
Curious about what makes natural medicine so unique and powerful?
This course will teach you what you need-to-know about the incredible philosophy of natural medicine.

The thing that makes naturopathic medicine so distinct and beautiful is the underlying philosophy. It’s not just the tools (herbs, supplements, essential oils, homeopathy, etc.) that are used in natural medicine, it is the way in which those tools are used.

In this course, you’ll learn about the 6 tenets of naturopathic medicine which are the guiding principles that naturopathic doctors follow when working with patients. You’ll learn about the therapeutic order and exactly what we mean by “using the least invasive approach necessary.” So often in western medicine, we do the equivalent of amputating a foot when there’s just a little cut on our toe. Naturopathic medicine says use a medicine that meets the level and severity of the disease, but not more. If you have just a little cut, will amputation do the job? Well, sure. But is it absolutely necessary?

It’s so important to note that naturopathic medicine is not opposed to conventional medicine. Naturopathic medicine believes that there should be a balanced and integrated approach, with using the appropriate medicine for the given situation. It kinda sounds like common sense, right? Without providing too many spoilers, you will learn all about the rich philosophy of naturopathic medicine including what makes it so unique and powerful (and in many ways, just good sense). You’ll probably learn a few shocking and interesting things, too. We hope that you’ll enjoy this course as much as we enjoyed preparing and teaching it!

This course is for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of natural medicine and its rich philosophy. You’ll learn from two naturopathic physicians, Dr. Timothy Miller and Dr. Anaheed Jackson, who will share the most important aspects of natural medicine philosophy in this short course. With their passion and excitement, they will deliver this information in a concise and easy-to-understand way.
This course is part of the Naturopathy 101 Series. This course is unique in that it focuses on the philosophy and approach of natural medicine. Other courses in the series will teach you about natural medicines for common health complaints. The courses are designed to inspire, educate, and empower you with the knowledge of your body, your health, and your wellness!

Please Note: This course is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information in this course is not an alternative or substitute to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, including nutrition, supplements, or lifestyle changes, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

Course Content

  • The Foundations of Naturopathic Philosophy 54min
  • Determinants of Health & Healing Crisis 45min
  • Hering’s Law of Cure 35min


Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR.

Dr. Tim is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Tim has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice.

Dr. Tim first began his aromatherapy studies in 2005. He has since traveled the world to advance his understanding of essential oils and their clinical implications. Dr. Tim has studied with Rhiannon Lewis, Mark Webb, Gabriel Mojay, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Jeffrey Yuen. He has successfully completed a National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) approved course and has completed the requirements to become a registered aromatherapist. He is a member of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).

Beyond his love of aromatherapy, Dr. Tim is an avid traveler and student of foreign languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and being in nature. Dr. Tim loves to learn new things and is driven by self-improvement and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Tim believes deeply in Docere and loves to teach. He is an international speaker, workshop leader and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.

Dr. Tim has taken part in several podcasts discussing a range of topics. Please find them below:

1. AromaChemistry with Dr. Tim - NAHA's Beyond Aromatics Podcast
2. How to Fall in Love with Essential Oil Chemistry with Dr. Tim - Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and Nyssa Hanger
3. Conscious Living with Dr. Tim - The Orson Wells Show
4. The Naturopathic Journey with Dr. Tim - Eight Billion Podcast
5. Don't Throw Away Your Shot with Dr. Tim - LabAroma Podcast

Anaheed Jackson ND is a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathic medicine. She grew up in Colorado and graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR.

In her first year of medical school, she was introduced to the subject of homeopathy and instantly knew her calling was to be a homeopath and a life-long student of this modality. She has studied extensively with Anne Vervarcke, Matt Zorn, and Angelica Lemke and regularly attends lectures and classes to expand her knowledge.

Dr. Ana works with patients of all ages but has a particular interest in working with children with complex mental and behavioral disabilities such as autism, ADD/ADHD, PANS/PANDAS, tic disorders, epilepsy, etc. She loves learning therapies that focus on treating the root cause of illness and that work in harmony with the body’s natural ability to heal.

Beyond her love of homeopathy, Dr. Ana spends a lot of time with her husband and family. She is a classical pianist and finds great joy in both playing and creating music.

Dr. Ana has a deep passion to teach and connect with her students in a meaningful way. She hopes her students feel empowered to apply the knowledge they have gained to take control of their own health and the health of their families.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1.25 CEUs total (up to 1.25 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1.25 CPDs total (up to 1.25 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2.5 credits total (up to 2.5 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    2.5 CEUs total (up to 2.5 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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