HEART OF THE MATTER"
a special program of the National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA)
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Guest: Dr. Kathi Kemper, Author, The Holistic Pediatrician
Topic: Naturopaths help in prevention
Host/Producer: Steve Girard
NEMA: A new type of medical help...coming up...
SPOT: 15 years in the prevention of heart disease, stroke and trauma - the National Emergency Medicine Association. Call 800-332-6362.
NEMA: Some medical areas previously called alternative are now hitting the mainstream as Naturopathic medicine...and Dr. Kathi Kemper, author of The Holistic Pediatrician says practitioners are now licensed in 14 states.
KEMPER: They have four years of training after college, that in many ways is very similar to medical doctors training, however they dont have long rotations in surgery and they dont have long classes in pharmacology. In most states, they dont have hospital privileges and they arent licensed to prescribe medications. Instead, they have classes in herbal medicine, in nutritional medicine...some of them also study massage and acupuncture. So, they study a different range of therapeutic tools, but their basic science background is very similar to medical doctors, so their approach tends to be more natural remedies, or home remedies or those sorts of things.
NEMA: Naturopaths can help with nutritional support, avoiding allergens, and in techniques aimed at rounding out a healthy lifestyle through prevention and therapy. Dr. Kathi Kempers The Holistic Pediatrician is from Harper Perennial. Im Steve Girard for The Heart of the Matter.