First, let me say, I am a geek. I mean that in the most complimentary way. In my quest to become a doctor, I studied with a vengeance. I loved it! The more I learned, the more impassioned I grew. Biology, physiology, biochemistry, physics (my favorite) made sense, reinforced one another, and collectively served as a foundation on which all other information was cultivated. With this knowledge I learned and now wholeheartedly practice and teach naturopathic medicine. In order to introduce you to this medical art, I want to share its six fundamental principles, so you may understand why a “science geek” like me embraces a form of medicine deeply rooted in tradition.