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A directionally-challenged woman with a dreaded fear of pain and the tendency to faint at the slightest physical malady goes on a soul search and winds up with an unconventional medical degree, an overweight chicken as a house guest, and a new road map for life.
Dr. Jennifer Smith disappointed her family and amused her friends by retiring from her steady job as a public school science teacher at the age of 27 in order to attend one of only seven accredited North American naturopathic medical colleges. Despite her chronic fear of pain and aversion to most bodily fluids, she found herself elbow deep in a cadaver, and having to regularly ask total strangers to cough, bend over, or pee in a cup. Failing to recognize that she's not a natural for natural medicine (or any medicine for that matter), she completed her studies and became a licensed physician. Spending years in a profession she’s wholly unsuited for gave her a unique perspective on human suffering. It also put her in the position of being able to entertain and inform listeners (and audiences) who are looking for a way to end their own suffering.
Determined to make her life a lot more difficult than it had to be, she chose to specialize in a type of medicine that tends to rile skeptics, raise eyebrows, and cause her to have to explain the unexplainable to frightened mothers with feverish children, eager medical students, and frantic surgeons who are moments away from cutting open people who just remembered that they forgot to list their homeopathic remedy under the current medications section of their medical intake form.
Dr. Jennifer Smith is a licensed naturopathic physician who has specialized in homeopathic medicine for the past 27 years. She studied homeopathy in the United States, Canada, and India with the best homeopaths of this generation, and is a Diplomate of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. She served as an adjunct professor in an integrative health care program at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where her lecturing style and sense of humor helped fill class rosters and attract large audiences. She currently lives and practices in North Carolina.