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New Journal of Natural Medicine Launched This June, Promotes Natural Therapies

June 10, 2009

New Journal of Natural Medicine Launched This June, Promotes Natural Therapies
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine′s Director of Research Named Editor-in-Chief

Toronto, ON: June 10, 2009 -- The field of natural medicine attained a new voice this month with the launch of the International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine (IntJNM), a first of its kind, peer-reviewed journal that serves as a benchmark to the international medical community. IntJNM provides doctors with a high-quality peer-reviewed journal to further the evidence base of the profession that is dedicated to disease prevention, treatment, and health promotion using natural therapies solutions.

Dugald Seely, ND, MSc, director of research and epidemiology at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), is the journal′s new Editor-in-Chief. Seely states that he is keen to work with the editorial board members towards building the evidence base of the profession and to foster rigorous research in the area of natural medicine and to promote natural therapies.

The first printed issue was mailed to more than 5,000 doctors in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Israel and New Zealand. The publishers of the monthly natural medicine industry paper Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (NDNR) have developed a printed and online version of IntJNM to better serve as a benchmark to the rest of the international medical community and to facilitate communication among physicians. Peer-reviewed journals such as IntJNM are vital for disseminating credible scientific information, as physician members of the editorial board scrutinize each article before publishing. The IntJNM is formatted for indexing within the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) PubMed database (

The 32-member IntJNM editorial board consists of the past and current presidents of the national naturopathic associations, college faculty chairs, university research department heads, and leaders in the naturopathic profession.

"This journal represents a source of information based on peer-reviewed research. People can read an article from it and count on it as being solid and reliable," writes former Editor-in-Chief Jonathan E. Prousky, BSc, MSc, ND, chief naturopathic medical officer at CCNM.

"The new IntJNM has been restructured to improve communication with the allied health professions. The launch of the printed journal is a milestone for the evolution of natural medicine, now a multi-billion dollar industry needing peer-reviewed physician-level literature," writes publisher of NDNR and IntJNM, David Tallman, DC, ND.

The IntJNM features original research, reviews, case reports, and editorials encompassing the natural medical field. The IntJNM also serves to publish medical research conducted at medical colleges world wide including the six accredited post graduate naturopathic medical universities in the US and Canada.

For more information contact:
Catherine Kenwell
Director, Marketing and Communicatons
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Phone: 416-498-1255

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