Naturopathic Doctor Scope and Public Education: Why Your Financial Donation Benefits Us All

As a member of the CNDA Board of Directors and Fundraising committee, I'm so excited about the opportunity to support the viability of and access to naturopathic medicine in our communities.

The CNDA is a powerhouse team that truly cares, is working hard for our profession and needs the collective support of the naturopathic community.

On Mentorship, Solidarity and A United Front

Dear Colleagues,
It is with great enthusiasm that I am writing to share with you the ways that our California community continues to grow and flourish, is working to create opportunities that support collective growth for our profession at large, and how you can help.

Real Life House of Cards: Why I Love Meeting with My Legislators

By Dr. Jenn Bahr, ND: As the Legislative Committee Chair, it may not surprise you that I love going to in-district meetings with my legislators...

My CNDA Membership: Opportunities, Connections & Professional Growth

For the past seven years since I joined the CNDA—both as a naturopathic medical student and as a naturopathic doctor—one of the greatest and most valuable opportunities given to me since joining the California Naturopathic Doctors Association has been my many connections with other naturopathic doctors.

How to Use the CNDA's PR Materials for Education and Outreach

“What is a Naturopathic Doctor?” This was the topic of my guest lecture at Yo San University last week. “Would you like to come talk to 30 acupuncture students about what an ND is and how they might be able to refer patients to you guys?” Absolutely!  But where to start?

A Roadmap for Improving Insurance Coverage of Naturopathic Medicine in California

Dear Colleague,
I hope this message finds you healthy and happy! I would like to share with you an update on our efforts at the California Naturopathic Doctors Association to improve insurance coverage for naturopathic doctors. 

10 Reasons Why I'm Supporting The CNDA Bill Even Though I Almost Never Prescribe Medications

Dear Colleague,
As you may know by now, the California Naturopathic Doctors Association will introduce legislation in the coming session to address our scope. The purpose of this bill is to allow naturopathic doctors in California to practice to the full extent of their training in primary care and general family practice. Please read Jenn Bahr's top ten reasons why she supports the CNDA's legislation.


President's Message by Setareh Tais, ND

Dear CNDA family,
It is my great pleasure to greet you as the president of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. 
I was so happy to see many of our doctors at the recent Merging Medicine XVI conference in Berkeley last month. In reviewing the conference surveys, I was thrilled to read the positive feedback about the impressive organization of our executive director, Larry Cook, the high quality presentations and expert speakers, and the gorgeous venue at the Claremont Spa and Resort. What touched me the most was that the most common reason doctors chose to attend our conference, aside from receiving some of the highest quality naturopathic continuing education in the country, was to support the CNDA. In addition, we raised $22,803 in donations. I sincerely thank you all for your support and generosity, which is much needed during the critical months ahead.  

February 2014 Newsletter

View a pdf of the February newsletter here

Lobby Day: March 4th, 2014

Mark Your Calendars for Lobby Day! March 4th, 2014
9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sacramento, CA
The CNDA Lobby Day is our annual education day with legislators. This year's Lobby Day is CRUCIAL as the CNDA is proposing legislation that would affect the scope of practice for naturopathic doctors in California. We need everyone's help!