“Teaching is one of the primary responsibilities of a Naturopath, as knowledge is required to effectively deal with the challenges in the restoration of health.”
Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine are primarily the teachers who educate, guide, empower and motivate their patients to assume personal responsibility for their health by adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle.
The word doctor comes from the Latin verb “Docere” which means “To Teach”.
Teaching is one of the primary responsibilities of a Naturopath, as knowledge is required to effectively deal with the challenges in the restoration of health. Knowledge with proper guidance must be passed on to the patient so that they can participate in an effective and timely manner in this regard.
Education of the patient emphasizes prevention, since “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
A quote credited to Thomas Edison summarizes our objectives:
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient on care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease”.