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Charley Cropley, ND

Author,  Teacher,  Naturopathic Doctor,  Founder of Nourish:  Naturopathic Healing Arts

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Dr. Cropley is a respected Naturopathic Physician-Teacher with 45 years of clinical experience and more than 50,000 patient visits. He has been practicing as a naturopathic doctor-teacher and is a thought leader and pioneer of Naturopathic Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Cropley began his work in naturopathic medicine as a general practitioner, the first naturopathic physician in Colorado. His treatment of patients spanned a wide variety of ailments and diseases. Treatment included nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and physical medicine.  At the start of his practice--similar to all naturopathic doctors at the time--Dr. Cropley cultivated a natural pharmacy, often times growing and harvesting his own remedies.  


Yet time and again, Dr. Cropley began to understand that the ability heal, especially began with looking at entrenched behavioral patterns. These behaviors become such an obvious root cause of illness, that working directly with them can facilitate lasting and permanent healing for individuals.  Remedies are wonderful aids for healing but the desire to reach to the bottom of illness, to practice preventative and healing medicine became Dr. Cropley's primary focus.  Over time, intimately working with hundreds of patient-students (and himself, of course), Charley deeply understood the obstacles that carry humans away from full, whole health of body, mind and spirit, most importantly, how to bring about truly transformational healing.  Each consultation along with these teachings and courses are a distillation of Dr. Cropley's life work.  

Dr. Cropley is a master at transforming people’s entire understanding of health and their relationship with their body.  His passion and skill is teaching his patients how to strengthen their ability to govern their actions wisely, i.e. to strengthen their self-control. While working with him, you will feel increasingly confident that you are capable of healing yourself and that you know exactly what you need to do to have the health you desire.

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What patient-students say about their experience...

Dr. Cropley has an incredible presence about him.  He was spot-on in helping me figure out what was going on in my body, and really empowered me to work through it. He's a gifted physician with a lot to offer.  -Allison M. 

Service & Accolades

  • First licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Colorado

  • Educated physicians with Mark Percival, N.D.; D.C. and the organization Health Coach

  • Book and Video Series: Mind Body Connection with Mark Percival, N.D., D.C.

  • Courses:  Food is Your Best Medicine, Movement as Medicine, Mind Body Connection, The Virtue of Eating, Course in Self Healing, Physician Heal Thyself, Dr. Cropley’s 7 Day Juice Fast, Self Reliant Healthcare, The Yoga of Eating, Stoicism 

  • Classes and Retreats: Radical Self Healing, A Course in Self-Healing, 14 Day Powerful Immunity; Physician, Heal Thyself

  • Associated with: NMI; Naturopathic Medicine Institute; AANP; American Association of Naturopathic Physicians;  CoAND; Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians

  • Columnist and frequent contributor to Boulder Weekly 

  • Frequent guest lecturer for Whole Foods Market, Unity Church, Mile Hi Church of Religious Science

  • Sunrise Ranch Retreats:   Led 10 day retreats for 100 doctors; training them to educate their patients in the principles and practices of naturopathic medicine

  • Shambhala Mountain Center: various retreats 

  • Director of Nutritional Education Alfalfa’s Markets 

  • Trained nutritionists for Vitamin Cottage   

  • Teacher at these weekend retreats:  The Gathering, The Revitalization Retreat, Restore the Visitor Retreat 

  • Teacher The Heart Revolution Symposium 

  • Teacher “Healing Body & Soul” Symposium 

  • Taught Numerous Grand Rounds at National College of Naturopathic Medicine 

  • Frequent guest lecturer at various Naturopathic Colleges: National College of Naturopathic Medicine; Bastyr University; Southwest College of Natural Medicine

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