A Naturopath has earned a Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) degree and employs non-medical, non-biological, natural therapies in practice. Education may include traditional or non-traditional methods such as distant learning, conference, seminars, apprenticeships. Experience and therapies in this field vary. Generally the approach uses non-toxic therapies to support healing. Many Naturopaths also have advanced degrees such as: DC, DO, DDS, or MD. Initial study is often accomplished through distant learning programs.