Dr. Natasha Thompson is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and clinical researcher for the TrueNorth Health Foundation. She is passionate about informed medical decision-making and patient autonomy, and she considers herself a “medical conservative”, a term coined by John Mandrola, M.D. and colleagues in their paper “The Case for Being a Medical Conservative”, published in The American Journal of Medicine. She appreciates the logical challenge of helping patients navigate complex medical decisions involving risk/benefit analysis, by interpreting the available scientific evidence. Dr. Thompson specializes in weight loss, binge eating disorder, women’s health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, and herbal medicine.
Dr. Thompson earned her naturopathic medical degree, with summa cum laude distinction, from The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut in 2018. She found naturopathic medicine as an undergraduate biology student through the writings of Herbert Shelton, N.D., Andrew Weil, M.D., and Henry Lindlahr, N.D. She was later greatly impressed by the research of Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., John McDougall, M.D., T. Colin Campbell, M.D., and Dean Ornish, M.D. After graduation, she was thrilled to accept a residency position at TrueNorth Health Center. She became a clinical researcher for TNHF after the birth of her first son.
Dr. Thompson has since settled on the coast of Southern RI with her husband and two young sons. She is incredibly grateful to work remotely with colleagues who share an appreciation for the healing capacity of the body, given the proper environment.
Read about what Dr. Thompson learned during her residency at TrueNorth Health Center by clicking on the Health Science, 2021 article above.