Last updated on: 5/24/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Ron Schmid, ND Biography

Title:
Naturopathic physician
Position:
Con to the question "Should People Become Vegetarian?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he centerpiece of a truly healthy diet must be animal foods. That means a substantial portion of meat, seafood, fowl, eggs or raw dairy at just about every meal. That is how one recovers from vegetarianism and builds lasting health and strength.”

“Recovering from Vegetarianism,” drrons.com (accessed May 5, 2011)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Private practice naturopathic physician, 1982-present
  • Founder and owner, Dr. Ron’s Ultra-Pure additive-free nutritional supplement company
  • Clinical Director and Chief Medical Officer, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1999-2000
  • Board Member, Weston A. Price Foundation
  • Farmer
  • Former Instructor: Bastyr University (Seattle, WA), National College of Natural Medicine (Portland, OR), National University of Health Sciences (Chicago, IL)
Education:
  • ND, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1982
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Other:
  • Lives in Watertown, CT
  • Has prescribed raw cow’s milk for his patients at least 25 years
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should People Become Vegetarian?