NCNM Press Advances Natural Health, Wellness and Sustainability, Announces New Titles

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National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is stepping up the release of contemporary and scholarly texts about natural medicine and history with its newest publications: "Food as Medicine Everyday" and "Vaccination and Naturopathic Medicine."

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We envision NCNM Press as a haven for writers and readers who seek change for themselves and our planet.

NCNM Press, a division of National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), has announced publication of its latest releases, "Food as Medicine Everyday" and "Vaccination and Naturopathic Medicine." These new titles and other recent publications will be introduced April 15 at the annual Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Convention being held in Portland.

NCNM President David J. Schleich, PhD, observed that there is a growing market for reliable literature about natural medicine and sustainability. “As NCNM enters its 60th year, we want to celebrate this landmark by expanding our publishing efforts as a voice and channel for an interprofessional audience of scholars, teachers, students and patients. NCNM Press aspires to be the most trustworthy source of medical literature, scholarship and research related to natural medicine and holistic health systems.”

NCNM’s early publishing efforts supported academic projects written by staff and faculty. The college’s first title, published in 2005, was "Nature Doctors," co-written by NCNM’s Library Director, Friedhelm Kirchfeld, and NCNM graduate Wade Boyle, ND ('83). "Nature Doctors" is a historic overview of the development of naturopathic medicine in the United States. In 2009, the college issued its first naturopathic textbook, "Functional Gastroenterology," by NCNM Professor Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND. These books are in their second and third printings, respectively.

The latest in a series of new titles from NCNM Press, "Food as Medicine Everyday" captures the philosophy that is a central tenet of the naturopathic education—good nutrition is the cornerstone of health and wellness, and a leading factor in preventing chronic disease. The book’s format follows the popular 12-week Food as Medicine Everyday nutrition and cooking classes that focus on developing a whole foods approach to meals.

Written by NCNM Food as Medicine Institute naturopathic physicians, Drs. Courtney Jackson and Julie Briley, "Food as Medicine Everyday" imparts the wisdom inherent in traditional whole foods diets. Topics range from understanding healthy fats and carbohydrates, to tips on reading food labels and cooking simple, tasty foods.

In 2013, Hevert Pharmaceuticals, a leading German manufacturer of herbal and homeopathic natural medicine, helped fund the design and production of an ambitious 12 volume series of books. "The Hevert Collection: In Their Own Words" is a comprehensive compilation of the founding naturopathic literature from the early 20th century writings of Benedict Lust and other pioneering naturopathic physicians. Edited by NCNM’s Rare Book Room Curator, Dr. Sussanna Czeranko, the sixth book in the series, "Vaccination and Naturopathic Medicine," offers modern-day naturopathic physicians and other advocates of natural medicine a close examination of the origins, philosophy, principles and practice of the naturopathic profession.

In addition to publishing literature about the history and significance of natural medicine and its traditions, NCNM Press is also committed to producing literature that supports the health and well-being of our planet, its ecosystems, and its people.

"Cultivating Agribusiness," by Mike Chilton and Bob Griffin, published in late 2015, offers Chilton’s visionary perspective on the global opportunities he discovered while farming a range of specialty seeds and crops in the Pacific Northwest. New and experienced farmers will learn how to turn specialty farm production into a sustainable and economic livelihood.

"The Fortunate Few," by Thierry J. Sagnier, also published in 2015, shares the inspiring history and stories of the early groups of volunteers of the International Voluntary Service (IVS) and the organization’s later influence on the formation of the Peace Corps and other voluntary service organizations.

Titles such as these, Schleich said, make the NCNM Press a unique source for publications that explore holistic living and systems. “We envision NCNM Press as a haven for writers dedicated to sharing this knowledge and for readers who seek change for themselves and our planet.”

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Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1956, NCNM is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in North America and an educational leader in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine, and integrative medicine research. NCNM offers seven postgraduate and graduate degrees, and two undergraduate degrees. It is the home of the prestigious Helfgott Research Institute, and provides healthcare services to thousands of patients each year at NCNM Clinic, NCNM Beaverton Clinic, the SIBO Center for Digestive Health, and a dozen Portland metro community clinics. NCNM also offers community education through the NCNM Institutes. Visit for more information.

NCNM Press, a division of National College of Natural Medicine, publishes distinctive titles that enrich the history, clinical practice and contemporary significance of natural medicine traditions. The Press strives with its titles to recognize historical and contemporary best practices in environmental, global health, and sustainability research and history.
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