Happy New Year! This is a fortuitous occasion to launch the NDHealthcare Blog. It is now the year of the ox.  The ox invites us to be responsible, dependable, honest, caring, honorable, intelligent, industrious and practical in 2009.

Now is a time of healing and a great new beginning for our nation as a whole with the inauguration of president Barack last week.  Naturopathic medicine has so much promise for helping fix some of the major problems in in the US. Hopefully the Obama administration will create a new wave in health care that will finally include naturopathic medicine at its core.  In the meantime, we here at NDHealthcare will be offering useful health information to help you have a healthy, happy New Year.

My name is Margaret Philhower and I am a licensed naturopathic doctor with a family practice in rural southern Oregon.   I will be a regular contributor to this Blog, sharing information about what visits with a naturopathic doctor are like, tips on how you can live the natural good life, updates on current medical research from the frontiers of natural health and reasons why licensed naturopathic physicians are the natural health experts.

In this Blog, I hope to offer helpful, practical information about natural health to you and your family.  I welcome comments and hope my musings inspire spirited debate.  I dare to dream that perhaps something written here will be the catalyst for positive change in the world.  I invite you all visit us regularly as the NDHealthcare website grows. Bookmark this page and check in often to stay in touch with what’s happening in the exciting world of naturopathic medicine!

Margaret Philhower, ND