Naturopathic Doctors Recommend Exercise

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Oct 01, 2007

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Fitness professionals looking for referrals from healthcare practitioners should include naturopathic physicians in their network of contacts. Many individuals who prefer a more holistic approach to health care are choosing to use naturopathic physicians either in combination with conventional medical professionals or on their own. Naturopathic medicine focuses on treating the whole person with natural means, such as nutrition, exercise, vitamins and herbal products. Licensing is required in certain states and terriĀ­tories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at