Educational Talks

Aside from practicing naturopathic medicine, Dr. Sharif has been involved in teaching/lecturing for many years. Throughout his undergraduate years, he taught calculus, chemistry, and physics. At the local naturopathic medical school (Bastyr University), he has been a teacher’s assistant for human anatomy, endocrinology, cardiology, and homeopathy.

In order to help increase the awareness of the public regarding natural medicine, Dr. Sharif is always willing to accept to give talks to various support groups throughout Seattle and suburbs.

He is on the list of lecturers for Bastyr University, meaning that whenever Bastyr University is asked by any one support group to send a naturopathic physician to give a talk on a particular subject, they will always extend an invitation to him.

Following is the text from a thank you letter for a talk that Dr. Sharif recently gave to the Myositis Support Group in Kent, Washington:

“On behalf of the Myositis Support Group, I would like to thank you so very much for coming and speaking at our meeting. It was a wonderful presentation, one of the best so far. Your kind and caring soul left our group with inspiration & hope, in knowing a more naturopathic course in treating their disease at least might help them feel better and improve their overall health and quality of life. This doesn’t happen much with our group. I wish we had had more time to offer you. Your truly loving and interested approach really touched our members.”

Ann Robertson
WA State Myositis Support Group Rep.

The following is a letter written by a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University regarding Dr. Sharum Sharif’s lectures/seminars:

A big part of what drew me into naturopathic medicine was the fact that it recognizes the intelligent, energetic force within that has the power to balance and heal the body if one will only acknowledge it and step out of its way. Arriving at Bastyr University I did not have the clearest vision as to how I desired to practice, but I knew I was on the right path. It was not until the beginning of this year, my third year (out of five), that my vision plopped down right in front of me. I attended a talk at Bastyr given by the passionate and inspiring personality of Dr. Sharum Sharif. He electrified my spirit, jolting me from my two-year coma of pure basic scientific musings.

I had been studying homeopathy for only about a month when I saw him talk. Prior to the talk I had a sneaking suspicion that I would be a homeopath in my future days, but hearing him speak confirmed this suspicion down to my soul. He so firmly believes in homeopathy. His conviction convinced me that there is definitely power behind the medicine. Shortly thereafter, I attended his homeopathy seminar in Vancouver. There I got to see on videotape hundreds of examples of people who were truly helped by homeopathy. We saw examples of instantaneous changes that occurred within people when given their proper constitutional remedy, as well as positive long-term changes that manifested in their lives. This seminar motivated me to no end.

Keep on inspiring 🙂

Shannon Zelazny