Thursday, July 20, 2017

Changelog 2017-07-20 and ND Video

here, I summarize recent additions to my public naturopathy database.  I also link to an ND's video each changelog, quote from, and tag the video in some detail:

[Mission emphasis: I do this continuous exercise to expose the inherent fraud that naturopathy is logically, academically, commercially, legislatively / politically and clinically.  Hugely misleading category labels such as "science based" and "evidence based" "nonsectarian" are being placed upon what truly is science-exterior and even more so disproven sectarian / quack nonsense!  Then, the largest of betrayals toward the public occurs with highly orchestrated '.gov' endorsements of naturopaths as "licensed" and "professional."  Beware, the naturopathic licensed falsehood racket marches on!]

001. added:

the vitalism [science-ejected subset naturopathy] claims of:

NDs Camp and Reebs;
to Appendix B.05.i.bb01.;

ND Rampersad;
NDs Rau, Vuksinic, Wallace;
ND Runde;
to Appendix B.05.i.h.;

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

ND Furtado;

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Naturocrit Podcast - Episode 013b1 [s02e03b1] - Script & Annotations

here, in this first half of Part Two of Episode 013, I'll discuss a letter I've sent to the CTDPH, claims by the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and an apologetic by ND Block regarding naturopathy's central sectarian premise:

001. the Episode 013b1 script and annotations:

Standard Introduction:

Welcome to, as that robot voice says, The Naturocrit Podcast, and thank you for boldly listening.

What ARE we even talking about?

Well, this podcast series is my take on naturopathic medicine, an area I've been studying for about twenty years, including my time in so-called 'scientific nonsectarian naturopathic medical school'.

My approach is a pairing of scientific skepticism and a deep knowledge of naturopathy's intimate details.

In previous episodes of this series, I established that naturopathy is, essentially, a kind of knowledge blending, misrepresentation, and irrationality.

I have termed naturopathy both 'an epistemic conflation falsely posing itself as an epistemic delineation' and 'the naturopathillogical':

the science-exterior is mixed with what is scientific, then that whole muddle is absurdly claimed to be science as an entire category, while particular sectarian science-ejected oath-obligations and -requirements are coded or camouflaged, therein effectively disguising naturopathy's system of beliefs in public view.

Naturopathy's ultimate achievement is a profound erosion of scientific integrity and freedom of belief packaged in the marketing veneers "natural, holistic, integrative and alternative" and improperly embedded in the academic category "science".

Episode Synopsis:

In this two-part Naturocrit Podcast Episode 013, otherwise known as Season 2 Episode 3,

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Naturocrit Podcast - Episode 013b1 [s02e03b1] MP3 Link

here, in this Naturocrit Podcast Episode 013, aka s02e03, titled "The State of Connecticut and Its Naturopathy: 'Deception, Fraud, Double-Dealing, Subterfuge, and Trickery'", I'll delve into a very interesting and new State of Connecticut document published on their '.gov' this 2017 wherein Connecticut allied health care warns that naturopathy is not scientific and not committed to evidence.
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In this first half of Part Two, I'll discuss: a letter I've sent to the CTDPH, claims by the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and an apologetic by ND Block regarding naturopathy's central sectarian premise:
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Friday, July 14, 2017

US News & World Report Puff Piece on sCAM

here, a really really bad article on sCAM with "news" as its URL category:

001. Christine Huang at usnews.com writes in "What is Alternative Medicine?" (2017-07-12):

"naturopathic medicine: according to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, naturopathy draws on traditional, scientific and empirical evidence. Jaclyn Chasse, the president of AANP, said naturopathic physicians are different from Naturopaths, Chasse warned. 'Naturopath is not a protected term,' Chasse said.  Unlike naturopaths, naturopathic physicians are licensed as primary care providers in many states and receive four years of training in both Western pharmaceutical medicine and other therapies, including nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine like osteopathic manipulation, and counseling.Chasse said most naturopathic physicians prefer to try non-conventional treatments first because conventional treatments are generally restricted to prescription drugs and surgeries. Naturopathic medicine offers more options, she said. 'I think there are a lot more tools in our toolkit.' Contrary to popular belief, she added, naturopaths are not against Western medicine [...] homeopathy is the practice of treating illnesses based on the 'law of similars,' which says that substances known to cause certain symptoms can also be used to used to treat those symptoms when used in extremely small doses, said Ronald Whitmont, president of the American Institute of Homeopathy. A 2005 study suggested homeopathy may be beneficial in the long-term care of patients with chronic illnesses. Homeopaths use 'medicine specifically formulated from natural substances that are usually extremely dilute,' Whitmont said. Medications are 'prescribed on an individual basis on the holistic totality of the patient's personal, physical, and emotional attributes.' Whitmont explained that for a certain substance to be considered homeopathic medicine, it must not only adhere to the 'law of similars,' but also be prepared in a way that's approved by the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States."

nowhere in this are we told the truth about either naturopathy or homeopathy.  That they are truly irrational and pseudoscience.  You got the huge fake known as homeopathy listed as within naturopathy, and so these proposed "more options" as part of a "toolkit" are not really options.  Unless you think an invisible screwdriver in your toolbox is an option.   I'm sorry you don't know what good "news" journalism is, reporter.  The real tell is that NOT mentioned is the FTC action against homeopathy recently.  And you have to love the cherry-picking of ONE study.  And that fake 'as if regulated' position.