Letter from the Editor

As National College of Natural Medicine transforms, there arises the need for a university press to capture the broad front of new knowledge about natural medicine and planetary sustainability being sought by an increasingly eager, inter-professional audience of scholars, teachers, students and patients. We created NCNM Press to provide a voice and channel for those writers and readers. NCNM Press aspires to be the most reliable source of medical literature, scholarship and research related to natural medicine and holistic health systems in the world. The Press has already begun encouraging and modeling publication and inquiry on a remarkable medley of important topics related to physical, mental, spiritual and planetary health. The initial titles from NCNM Press are itemized in this inaugural catalog. The Press is introducing an exciting, new dimension of scholarship and education from NCNM as we begin our sixtieth year!

NCNM is a medical college first and foremost. We publish distinctive titles that enrich the history, clinical practice and contemporary significance of the natural medicine traditions. But NCNM Press is also committed to producing literature that speaks to the invaluable goal of protecting the health of our planet, a mission as much about the plants, animals and living organisms that share our biosphere and provide our sustenance as it is about the well-being of the people.

Take a few moments to check out the first 11 publications from NCNM Press. Our Press is earning a reputation as the go-to source for knowledge about the historical and contemporary best practices in environmental, global health, nutrition research—and much more.

A whole new way of seeing the world is just inside those pages.

David J. Schleich, PhD
President, National College of Natural Medicine


NCNM Press, a division of National College of Natural Medicine, publishes distinctive titles that enrich the history, clinical practice, and contemporary significance of natural medicine traditions. The Press strives with its titles to recognize historical and contemporary best practices in environmental, global health, and sustainability research and history.