A monthly round-up of the latest news, events and topics in integrative healthcare from John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports.


by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports


National College of Natural Medicine adopts natural products quality program promoted by Emerson Ecologics

The Portland, Oregon-based National College of Natural Medicine has chosen to partner with Emerson Ecologics, a major products distribution firm, to maintain quality of the natural products sold in the school’s teaching clinic. In a release on the relationship posted here, Jennifer Brusewitz, ND, NCNM’s medicinary development supervisor explains that the Emerson Quality Program “is a rigorous supplier qualification program which relies upon documentation audits, on-site audits and product testing in order to qualify its participating brands.” NCNM has core programs in naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine. 


Integrator joins large coalition supporting ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program

Past issues of the Integrator have reported on the work of the American Botanical Council (ABC) and others to form a coalition to take on the issue of botanical adulterants. The Integrator has now officially joined the ranks of media that are supporting and promoting the initiative through coverage of the campaign. Over 100 organizations are part of the effort led by ABC, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and the University of Missisippi’s National Center for Natural Products Research. An overview of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program, which focuses on both intentional and unintentional adulteration, is here.


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