Hello Advanced Practice Nurses!I'm curious how many of you would consider your practice to be integrative? By that, I mean that you include not only basic health instruction/counsel to your patients regarding diet and exercise but that you are also comfortable discussing/prescribing herbs, medical foods (FDA regulated) or perhaps other complementary modalities?I know I will have TONS to learn in my FNP program, not to mention the continuing learning that awaits on the other side of the degree and throughout my practice. I am wondering how realistic it is that I will be able to keep up with "allopathic medicine" changes/practice while at the same time gaining some literacy in alternative practices. To be clear, I am not interested in becoming a practitioner known for alternative practices. But the fact is in this age of information, patients have access to a great deal of health counsel (good and bad) and many providers are not literate in alternative practices, thus forcing their patients to choose between alternative (and sometimes dangerous) and conventional providers. There are certainly some beneficial herbs and supplements available and I want to be the kind of practitioner that can help my patients navigate that world. Years ago I was suffering from headaches and other problems. Along with appropriate testing and treating of sinuses, etc. my doc at the time recommended yoga. Yoga! She even told me what book to get. So simple (and maybe it seems obvious even, but it wasn't to a 20 something me), and it made a big difference in my health then and my health now. That's obviously a tiny example of what I'm talking about -- as it doesn't take much research to recommend increasing endurance and flexibility. So how do you gain literacy in things that are beneficial but could be considered alternative practice? And if you don't, no judgement, but why not?