With so much information out there about naturopathic medicine, it can be challenging to decide where to acquire your knowledge about the subject—whether you want to pursue practicing medicine or have a general interest. Boucher alumna Jessalyn Shamess BSc, BHK shares her curated list of recommended reads for those who are looking for a place to start. Here are 9 books to begin your exploration into the world of naturopathic medicine. 

The Lost Language of Plants, by Stephen Buhner

When the Body Says No, by Gabor Maté

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress, Stress- Related Diseases, and Coping, by Robert Sapolsky

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine, by Ted J. Kaptchuk

Women who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The History of Naturopathic Medicine: A Canadian Perspective, by Iva Lloyd

Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-body to a New Era of Healing, by Larry Dossey

Quantum Doctor, by Amit Goswami

The Science of The Sacred, by Nicole Redvers

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