Monday, May 22, 2017

atlasobscura.com on VtdK's AntiQuackery 137 Years

here, some excerpts:

001. at atlasobscura.com, Eric Grundhauser reports in "What’s Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years" (2017-05-19): 

"Vereniging tegen de Kwakzalverij (VtdK) [...is] the Society Against Quackery, possibly the world’s oldest skeptic society, have been exposing hucksters and helping to defend their marks since 1881 [...which ] formed around the same time that modern medicine began to be professionalized in the late 1800s [...] their journal [is] Nederlands Tijdschrift tegen de Kwakzalverij (Dutch Magazine Against Quackery) [...]";

hear, hear. 

"'quackery is the practicing of treatments and / or diagnostic methods of which the value has not been scientifically proven [...] this is usually accompanied by loudly praising its results' [...] says Dr. Cees Renckens, former president of the VtdK [...] fakes. Cheats. Snake oil salesmen. Quacks. From time immemorial, people have been trying to sell poorly researched or just plain made-up remedies and medicines [...] while the rise of modern medicine standards and protections has eliminated some of the more blatant flim-flam that was once passed off as medical science, Renckens says that quackery is still as much of a problem as it’s ever been, and is in some ways worse [...]today’s] quacks hide behind appeasing terms such as alternative medicine, additive medicine, holistic medicine, complementary medicine, naturopathy, integrative medicine [...]  CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) which in our view is a sCAM [...] this undeserved trust of quacks' [...]";

yes.  Quack salvers.

The Naval Postgraduate School - Academic Integrity Excerpts

here, being that I write and podcast so much about the transgressions of academic, full-accredited and -sanctioned doctoral in-residence AANP-CAND naturopathy, I thought I'd excerpt from a recent link I came across while reading the news:


001. at my.nps.edu, the NPS writes in "Academic Integrity":


"academic dishonesty in any form is a violation of the NPS honor code, and is taken very seriously by the university [...] NSA faculty report all cases of cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty to NSA department authorities. Based on the severity of the violation appropriate disciplinary action will always be taken [...] ignorance of relevant rules and policies is no defense in the event of an infraction [...]";

hear, hear.  I think one of the most academically dishonest things about naturopathy is their "with all other branches of medical science" false self-label [school; journal article]. 

"cheating and other dishonest conduct, such as offering another person’s work as if it were your own, is categorically unacceptable [...] any work that appears with your name on it as the author is expected to reflect your own independent effort and judgment [...]";

hear, hear.  So I'm reminded of how naturopathy claims science upon vitalism, at their 'edu' online places of commerce, while national science organizations' Next Generation Science Standards employ vitalism as an epitome of the science-ejected.  I find it completely dishonest.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

cbc.ca on Homeopathy: "US Regulators Cracking Down" on the Bogosity

here, some musing on homeopathy as false commerce, and naturopathy which contains homeopathy getting away with figurative murder commercially speaking:

001.  at cbc.ca, Vik Adhopia reports in "Homeopathic Remedies in Legal Hot Water in U.S. But Face Scant Canadian Pushback" [2017-05-13]:

"the U.S. is getting its act together on homeopathy [...] clinically unproven claims by makers of homeopathic treatments make them targets for class action lawsuits in the U.S. [...] companies selling homeopathic remedies are settling multi-million dollar lawsuits in the United States that allege their products are essentially worthless [...] lawyers allege consumers were 'misled into purchasing a placebo product' [...]";

super!  Yet U.S. organized naturopathy particularly is actually claiming homeopathy is a "medicinal science".  And that is quite evil and misleading.

"AndrĂ© Durocher, partner at Fasken Martineau, says the legal climate in the US makes consumer class actions, such as those against makers of homeopathic products, more likely [...] the Swiss-based Similasan Corporation is the latest to settle a class-action lawsuit. It has promised to refund American consumers who bought their products which include remedies for colds and anxiety. In their statement of claim, the litigants alleged homeopathic products 'are nothing more than placebos' [...] it's not the first time peddlers of commercial homeopathic remedies have ended up in court because of U.S. class-action lawyers [...] these types of suits frequently end in settlements [...] French homeopathic giant Boiron starting mailing out cheques in October 2015 as part of its US $5 million settlement [...] in February, Hyland's Homeopathic arrived at a settlement after being accused of making 'false and misleading claims' for its products for babies and children.  Organic grocery giant Whole Foods, meantime, faces a US $5 million class action in Florida that alleges its house brand of homeopathic products are 'worthless.' Nutraceutical Corp, and Heel Inc also face class-action suits, and the list goes on [...] U.S. regulators cracking down [...]"; 

now, when will there be a class action against naturopathy as a clinical product and educational product?   Naturopathy is funded in part by homeopathic companies.

Monday, May 15, 2017

NUHS Naturopathy False Commerce 2017 Email Inducement and Naturopathy Guide

here, naturopathy perpetually blows my mind with its continual false categorical science labels that MISGUIDE:

001. I got this email 2017-05-11 from National University of Health Science:
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so there's science subset naturopathy.  This marketing material is known as an inducement, "a motive or consideration that leads one to action or to additional or more effective actions."  So I KNOWINGLY participated in this 'science subset naturopathy' falsehood, and got a link sent to me by NUHS to an NUHS pdf: