The Harassing of Natural Health Practitioners

By Dr. Alison Adams

This article is motivated by the recent raid on the workplace of the alternative doctor, Harvey Bigelsen MD. Sadly, this is just the latest incident in a long history of harassing natural health practitioners. So much so that many naturopaths that graduate in North America decide to ply their trade at clinics outside of the contiguous states in South and Central America.

Just a representative sample of some of the raids and disciplinary proceedings brought against natural, integrative or alternative health practitioners, supplements suppliers and biological dentists are listed below. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg since supplements manufacturers, organic farms and organic food suppliers, raw milk dairies and suppliers, and even pet food stores have also been targeted for ‘special attention’ by the law.

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