Welcome to Plathville mom Kim Plath claimed to be naturopathic doctor, but is she breaking the law by using this title?
Welcome to Plathville: Kim Claims Title of Naturopathic Doctor
Kim Plath may be breaking the law by calling herself a naturopathic doctor. On the bio section of the family’s Welcome to Plathville website, it says that Kim is a naturopathic doctor. And she talked about practicing naturopathy a few times in the show. Kim also has naturopathic doctor listed as her occupation on her social media account. But there are a few problems with using this title.
For one, Georgia doesn’t recognize naturopaths and doesn’t allow them to use the title doctor. There is also no legislation in Georgia for that field. Plus, the state doesn’t register or license this type of doctor. There is a Georgia Association of Naturopathic Physicians though, but they don’t have any record of Welcome to Plathville’s Kim Plath at this time.
Kim Plath Wrote a Book About Parenting and Body Wisdom
One thing that’s never covered in Welcome to Plathville is that Kim Plath wrote and published her own book in 2013. It is called ‘Intuitive Motherhood – Trusting Your Body’s Wisdom for Birth and Beyond’ and covers general information about birth and raising children. It talks about Kim’s own experiences and she talks about how she kept her ten children healthy without the use of medicine.
The majority of the guide talked about pregnancy, birth, and babies. But, Kim Plath claimed in it that she kept her Welcome to Plathville children from catching the flu, colds, and other illnesses by using naturopathic remedies. And encouraged readers to trust her and her methods. It also said that she’d be releasing a sequel with recipes at some point, but that hasn’t happened yet.
Welcome to Plathville: Viewers Think She Sheltered Her Children
Fans of Welcome to Plathville criticized Kim Plath constantly after the show aired. And they have continued to lash out at her. Viewers said that she sheltered her kids way too much and didn’t prepare them for the world.
Viewers have also attacked her book. One Welcome to Plathville fan said that Kim Plath shouldn’t have written about the topic. Some even went so far as to leave bad reviews for the book on Amazon, just because of their opinion of Kim and not based on the actual content of her book.
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