The Canadian Naturopathic Foundation

The Canadian Naturopathic Foundation

March 23, 2011 14:17 ET

Canada's New Online Source for Naturopathic Health Information:

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) -

Editors Note: There is a video included with this release.

The Canadian Naturopathic Foundation (CNF) is pleased to announce the launch of – Canada's only one-stop online source for naturopathic health information and guidance approved by the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

This dynamic and user-friendly site was created to provide a reliable and trustworthy resource about the many benefits naturopathic medicine offers in achieving good health, preventing illness and treating disease. All of the information on this site has either been provided or reviewed by a qualified Naturopathic Doctor. provides answers to important health questions by covering a wide range of topics through the following sections:

  • Health Tips for Your Family
  • Keeping Your Child Healthy
  • Your Healthy Weight
  • Dealing With Diabetes
  • Compassionate Cancer Care
  • Having a Healthy Heart
  • Maintaining Mental Health

The site's Ask an ND section allows visitors to submit specific questions to naturopathic doctors. Selected questions are then answered through a brief video segment like the one included in this release. Visitors requiring more in depth information and advice can use the Find an ND resource tool to find a naturopathic doctor in their area.

Dr. Jason Boxtart, ND, Chair of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, expressed his strong support for and the Canadian Naturopathic Foundation. 

"With so much confusing information out there on natural and complementary approaches to health and medicine, we saw a strong need for a resource that was trustworthy and based on the knowledge of educated and accredited professionals. In addition to filling this void, The Canadian Naturopathic Foundation will also advance research into naturopathic medicine and provide scholarships to students studying to become naturopathic doctors. I hope the media and the public will support this exciting new initiative". 

" will be responsive to the health needs and inquiries of Canadians. Through interactive tools, e-newsletters and regular article updates, we hope to attract a regular following of individuals and families who can join this site for free and receive the latest information on what naturopathic medicine has to offer", added Shawn O'Reilly, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

The Canadian Naturopathic Foundation is proud to recognize the support of key corporate partners in this initiative, including lead partner, Afexa Life Sciences, makers of COLD-FX. "We are truly excited about the launch of, and how well this new site complements our corporate commitment to using rigorous drug discovery and testing methods to develop natural therapeutics for health maintenance and disease prevention", says Virginia Miles, Senior Director, HCP Resources Group, Afexa Life Sciences. 

Other corporate partners include Bioclinic Naturals.

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Today, more people than ever are seeking and benefiting from naturopathic medical care. The number of naturopathic doctors is growing at record rates to accommodate this increased demand. Currently, there are naturopathic doctors practicing in every province and territory in Canada. The over 1,600 naturopathic doctors in Canada continue to be an emerging answer to Canada's health care concerns.

Naturopathic doctors undergo training similar to medical doctors with the inclusion of naturopathic disciplines. The four areas of education covered in the four year, full-time naturopathic medical curriculum include basic sciences, clinical sciences, naturopathic disciplines, and clinical experience.

The Canadian Naturopathic Foundation (CNF) is a registered charitable organization (B/N118834712RR0001) that supports research and public education for the advancement of naturopathic medicine in Canada. This is accomplished by:

  • Providing information and guidance to Canadians on general health and wellness, and the benefits naturopathic medicine offers in the treatment of specific diseases, disorders and illnesses. 
  • Funding research related to naturopathic medicine.
  • Providing scholarships to students studying naturopathic medicine. 

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) is a non-profit professional association that has been the national voice of the Canadian naturopathic profession since 1955. The CAND membership consists of over 1,900 Canadian naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medical students. All are graduates of or students in an accredited four-year, post-graduate level, naturopathic medical program.

To view the video included with this release, please visit the following link:

Contact Information

  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
    Shawn O'Reilly
    Executive Director
    416 496-8633