THE INSIDERS: Naturopathic Medicine In Iowa, Part Three

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A Des Moines father and daughter say they want lawmakers to know that Iowa is on the wrong side of naturopathic medicine.  The two are fighting for naturopathic treatments to be a bigger part of people's healthy and treatment options.

Iowa is currently one of just three states in the U.S. that does not allow naturopathic medicines.  Naturopathic doctors, or N.D.s look for natural ways to stay healthy through foods, exercise and natural supplements.  Naturopathics focuses on treating the body as a whole, instead of traditional medicine and doctors which only address the symptoms.

Casey Green is a naturopathic doctor who moved back from her life on the west coast to take care of her father, Brent "Chris" Green, when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Her father, a Des Moines attorney, is fighting cancer and for the ability for his daughter to be able to practice naturopathic medicine here in Iowa.  Green said he believes in his daughter because she has helped him feel good during chemo and credits her for helping him to live better and longer than any other doctors expected him to.

Watch part four of the Insiders here.


  • KN Black

    I feel bad about Mr. Green and his struggle with cancer. My concern is he defended a big industry that caused many people to suffer his same fate. It is ironic that another health care option is under attack by another set of like lawyers like him doing the same thing, Protecting the big business interests of MD’s OD’s and big hospitals and the insurance industry, by limiting the options of the average person. This protection is against what? A method of health care that professes exercise, good food, and herbs. Gosh I’m glad there are lawyers out there that know more then me protecting me from good health.

  • Iowa ND

    I’d like to encourage everyone to do an internet search to find out the real reason Naturopathic “physicians” are not allowed to practice in Iowa. Practicing Naturopathy is legal in Iowa.
    Being a Naturopathic “physician” is not. Find out why.

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