ISTN LogoInstitute for the Study of Traditional Naturopathy Search the website
  The Institute for the Study of Traditional Naturopathy was founded to provide information and instruction in the use of natural means and modalities of healthy nutrition and techniques to improve the overall health and well being of people around the world. It is the desire of the Institute staff and management that individuals and families will achieve homeostasis within, and develop good habits and skills to allow for a full and functional life.  
Herbal and Natural Modalities
What is Traditional Naturopathy?

"Naturopathy is a philosophy which encompasses a view of life, a model for living a full life. The word naturopathy is a Latin-Greek hybrid which can be defined as 'being close to or benefiting from nature.'" — Stewart Mitchell, Naturopathy: Understanding the Healing Power of Nature

A traditional naturopath specializes in wellness. That is to say, teaching clients how an application of a natural lifestyle can act to facilitate the body’s own natural healing and health building potential. The traditional naturopath does not undertake to "diagnose" or "treat diseases," but rather recognizes that the majority of sub-health conditions are cumulative lifestyle effects, and that the underlying cause of what we call "disease" (or, "dis-ease") is improper diet, unhealthy habits, and external environmental factors which cause biological imbalances leading to a weakening of the bodies’ natural defenses and subsequent breakdown in health. The practice of Traditional Naturopathy is not considered the practice of medicine and is currently legal in all 50 states.
  "Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve and take away a beneficient and warning symptom on the part of Nature." ~ Elbert Hubbard