Meet the Nutrition for Kids Team
The Naturopathic Medicine Institute combines more than four decades of practice and research through recognized leaders in the naturopathic profession, established collaborations with key organizations, and a reflection of the fundamental principles of the healing power of nature – joy, fun, and creativity – into all that we do. We recognize that medicine is an art where experience is valued and informed by science. Finally, we insist upon superior quality, and hold ourselves to the highest standards of excellence.
James Sensenig, ND has been practicing naturopathic medicine for over forty years and is well-known for helping thousands of people regain their health. A 1978 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Sensenig is a former Academic Dean and Vice President for Education and Services at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, the founding Dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, the founding President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the former Chairman of the AANP Government Affairs Committee, and the founding President of the Natural Medicine Institute. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and a former Adjunct Associate Professor of Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College where he taught the history and philosophy of naturopathic medicine for two decades. In addition, he has served as a consultant to or a representative to a number of natural products companies, medical insurance companies, and government agencies.
An avid champion of and articulate spokesperson for classical naturopathic medicine, Dr. Sensenig received an Honorary Doctor of Naturopathic Philosophy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has received numerous awards for his dedication to teaching the principles of naturopathic medicine, including the Beacon Award from the naturopathic medical students’ Gathering and the Dr. Kenneth Harmon Award from the Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Conference.
He maintains an eclectic practice in Hamden, Connecticut with two other naturopathic physicians where he is particularly interested in pediatric care, digestive disorders, and the treatment of chronic degenerative disease. Learn more about Dr. Sensenig’s practice online at Natural Health Associates (http://www.naturalhealthct.com).
Eli Camp, ND, DHANP is a New Hampshire licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BS degree in Botany and went on to earn her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. Dr. Camp works with clients from around the world. “I believe the way to achieve true health is through the principles of Naturopathic Medicine which, in part, are based on the writings of the father of Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann. I have truly taken into my heart his words, ‘The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed’ (Samuel Hahnemann, 1810).”
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Camp serves as Medical Director of Medicine Talk, a company that educates the public about Naturopathic Medicine and Naturopathic Doctors. She is also one of the founders and owners of Medicine Talk Professional, a site dedicated to helping NDs start, grow and maintain very successful Naturopathic practices. In 2017, she founded Vital Health Publishing, LLC with Judith Thompson, ND to publish works created by vitalistic naturopathic doctors. She and Thompson have recently written and published their first book, The Unvaccinated Child: A Treatment Guide for Parents and Caregivers.
Dr. Camp is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Naturopathic Medicine Institute and the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. She has served as member, Vice-President and President of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Treasurer of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association and is currently a board member of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and the Naturopathic Medicine Institute.
Dr. Camp is of Cherokee descent and remains active within the tribe to mentor and educate those individuals interested in pursuing and allied health profession and seeking to learn a more traditional way of medicine. She leads classes and workshops for the native American communities which are designed to educate individuals about health and issue prevalent within the native populations. Dr. Camp serves as a preceptor for students from various fields of healthcare education and as a mentor, consultant and coach to other Naturopathic Doctors to help them establish and become successful in private practice. Dr. Camp runs a small, private, concierge practice and resides in Oklahoma with her 2 grandchildren, husband and 4-legged friend, Asia.
Holly Castle, ND, VNMI received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now known as National University of Natural Medicine, or NUNM) in Portland, Ore., in 1997 and is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Arizona. Since receiving her doctorate degree, she has continued to take hundreds of hours of postgraduate education and training, with an emphasis on classical homeopathy and Biotherapeutic Drainage. She has had the privilege of studying with world-famous homeopaths and many leaders in the naturopathic profession.
Dr. Castle addresses a wide range of health concerns in individuals of all ages with gentle and effective therapies that include homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, nutritional and dietary counseling, and lifestyle coaching. Her boutique practice focuses on highly personalized care for individuals and families.
The principles of natural medicine have guided Dr. Castle for most of her life and she practices what she preaches. Many of the treatments and lifestyle changes she recommends are routinely used by herself and her family. She understands the challenges of making changes and guides patients through the process. www.drhollycastle.com
Holley Nash, RDN, LD obtained her Bachelor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics degree from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Upon matriculation from Winthrop, she was accepted and completed the highly competitive Dietetic Internship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
Holley is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist in the state of Georgia, where she is currently employed as a private practice, outpatient dietitian specializing in weight management.
In addition to her work as a Registered Dietitian, Holley is also Wellness Director for Medicine Talk, a company that educates the public about holistic and natural approaches to health and wellness. Prior to earning her RDN, Holley completed three years of classical Homeopathic Medicine training from the Accolade Homeopathic Institute, and two years of training in Alternative Medicine at Everglades University in Sarasota, Florida.
Holley also has a strong affinity for and understanding of herbal medicine and the medicinal healing arts. Prior to entering the medical field, she trained and worked as a professional chef for over twenty years. Her focus as a chef was bringing fresh, nutritious, clean food to the table. Holley became involved with the Naturopathic Medicine Institute as Chair of the Nutrition for Children Program because of her belief in Naturopathic principles, particularly that proper nutrition is a cornerstone of good health and reversing chronic illness. Holley is a passionate and dedicated advocate in helping people along their journey toward optimal health through education, proper nutrition, homeopathy and plant medicine.
Dr. Celaine Moreno graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and started a very fulfilling career in children’s behavioral health. She saw first-hand the need for proper patient education and access to exceptional health care. She found naturopathic medicine filled the gap these patients were missing. She graduated with honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Moreno is co-founder of Raíces Naturopathic Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She focuses on family medicine, with an emphasis on nutrition, parenting, and behavioral/emotional needs. Through her past professional experience working with children and her personal experience as a mother she enjoys working alongside parents to raise healthy children. She is a strong advocate for childhood nutrition and preventing chronic disease starting in childhood. She seeks to help patients take charge of their health through lifestyle changes including healing the spirit, mind, and body.
She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
When she is not busy doctoring she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and three kids. She loves getting creative in the kitchen and spending time outdoors. She loves connecting with other moms to talk about everything from pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, and everyday mom life!
Dr. Judith Thompson, trained in nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, pharmacology, midwifery, pediatrics, physical medicine and bio-energetics at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She lectures on topics surrounding natural health and disease prevention to health professionals, medical students, graduate and undergraduate students and the general public. She is a faculty member at Everglades University teaching classes in alternative medicine. She writes for a variety of publications and has published articles nationally and internationally for medical journals and nutraceutical supplement companies.
In 2008, she joined the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association to support the efforts of regulating naturopathic medicine in the state of Florida. Since then, she has been a board member and actively meeting with legislators educating them on the benefits of naturopathic medicine to enhance health naturally while minimizing healthcare costs. In 2017, she co-founded Vital Health Publishing, LLC, with Dr. Eli Camp, a book publishing company geared towards expanding information about vitalistic naturopathic medicine. She and Dr. Camp co-wrote The Unvaccinated Child: A Treatment Guide for Parents and Caregivers which became a bestseller within one month of being released.
Dr. Thompson is currently the Vice President of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association (FNPA) and a House of Delegates representative of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is a member of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute. Formerly, she has served as the secretary and legislative chair of the FNPA.
Dr. Thompson’s family is from Paraguay, South America. Although she was born in the U.S., she grew up speaking Spanish at home with her single mother. She currently has a small, private practice in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, FL where she serves people of various ethnic backgrounds. She lives with her husband and dachshund/miniature pinscher mate in Miami where she enjoys the mix of Latin and American cultures and can speak English or Spanish at any moment.
Lorraine Young, ND. Naturopathic medicine embodies Lorraine’s beliefs about healing and health. After graduating from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1996, she pursued her education and graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2000. Lorraine is an active member of NCANP, AANP and holds license in Vermont and British Columbia. Prior to moving to Raleigh, she had a thriving practice in Nova Scotia. While practicing in Nova Scotia Lorraine was active in the community having 2 clinics and serving as a Board Member on the Colchester Sexual Assault Center. Lorraine now owns and operates Nova Naturopathic LLC, in Raleigh NC. She is very active on the NCANP Legislative Committee, pursuing licensure efforts for ND’s in the state. She also serves on the Executive Committee at the Naturopathic Medicine Institute. Lorraine is also working towards obtaining her Diplomate Specialty Certification (DHANP) from the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP).
Lorraine enjoys being with family, running in the woods, watching her boys play hockey, experimenting in the kitchen and clicking photos. During the past 8 years Lorraine took running to another level, breaking several North Carolina State course records in a variety of distances in the Master’s Division, winning some marathons and placing third in her first 50-mile Ultra running race.