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Thanksgiving 2017

by Nov 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Last week a group of clinic interns celebrated Friendsgiving at a classmate’s house. We had good conversation and delicious food. The entire dinner was gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of vibrant colors and flavors. Every single dish was absolutely amazing, and it was by far the healthiest Thanksgiving meal I’ve ever had!


It was fun to kick back and relax outside of the clinic and celebrate everything for which we are grateful. It was also a little bittersweet knowing that this was the last Friendsgiving together because we will all be graduating and working in different places as naturopathic doctors within a year. I’m thankful for all my friends at NUHS who have shown constant encouragement and support for our parenting decisions and given wonderful advice to help us raise a healthy and happy baby. Also, for all the moral support with making it through class after class, exam after exam, assignment after assignment, day in and day out.

I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving Day on campus with my husband, father-in-law, parents, and baby Jade. I’m thankful for my family and all the support they’ve provided this year. For my husband, who demonstrated his dedication and commitment throughout my pregnancy and birth of Jade, for washing dishes, pumping supplies, and bottles non-stop, cooking and cleaning as I spend so many hours on the couch breastfeeding. For my father-in-law, who has been staying with us the past three months and taking care of Jade when I’m in the clinic. For my parents who have visited and helped out several times, for the free range eggs and grass fed beef they’ve been so generously giving us so we can eat nutritiously. For my sister, who took a week off from work to come and help us in August when we needed it the most. And for all of my family, whom I haven’t mentioned individually, thank you!

There’s so much to be thankful for! How will you be celebrating?

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Mary Simon

Mary Simon

I'm a naturopathic medical student at NUHS. I started the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program in January 2014. I was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a beautiful town on Lake Michigan. My experiences interpreting (Spanish to English) in nearly all medical specialties solidified my decision to study naturopathic medicine, as I saw a deep need for treating the body as a whole, getting to the root causes of symptoms, and using minimally invasive low-cost therapies to restore health.


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