Monday, December 11, 2017

Changelog 2017-12-11and 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:

the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians;

the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians'
Natural Medicine Journal;

the British Columbia Naturopathic Association;
the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians;
   
NDs Finley and Tecchio;
ND Firisin;
ND Frodermann;
to Appendix B.05.i.bbbb00.;

NDs Homkovics, Lee, Mitchell;
to Appendix B.05.i.c.03.;

Maryland University of Integrative Health;
to Appendix I.01.a4.1.;

ND Vassighi;

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

ND Frodermann;
ND Furtado;

Saturday, December 9, 2017

horsetalk.co.nz & RCVS: Homeopathy is "Not Based on Sound Scientific Principles"

here, bad news for homeopathy continues, as it should:

001. @horsetalk.co.nz, in "Homeopathy 'Not Based on Sound Scientific Principles' Vet Body Declares"  (2017-12-07) we're told:

"Britain’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons position on homeopathy is that it is 'not based on sound scientific principles' [...] the RCVS said [...] 'it is vital to protect the welfare of animals committed to the care of the veterinary profession and the public’s confidence in the profession that any treatments not underpinned by a recognised evidence base or sound scientific principles do not delay or replace those that do [...] we would like to highlight our commitment to promoting the advancement of veterinary medicine on sound scientific principles and to reiterate the fundamental obligation on our members as practitioners within a science-based profession, which is to make animal welfare their first consideration [...] in fulfilling this obligation, we expect treatments offered by veterinary surgeons are underpinned by a recognised evidence base or sound scientific principles. Veterinary surgeons should not make unproven claims about any treatments, including prophylactic treatments [...] homeopathy exists without a recognised body of evidence for its use. Furthermore, it is not based on sound scientific principles' [...]";

hear, hear.

002. meanwhile, organized North American naturopathy -- which treats PEOPLE -- states:

002.a. that homeopathy is a "medicinal science", perpetually, in "Zicam is NOT Homeopathy!":

"homeopathy is a 200 year-old medicinal science."

that's bullshit.

002.b. and falsely claims on the North American ND board exam NPLEX, perpetually, that homepathy is a "clinical science."

I would think we'd want to treat people at least as well as animals.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Now in Paperback and Kindle: The Naturocrit Podcast Episode 013 Script! [ASIN B077R22BWY]

here, a link to my publication "Naturocrit Pamphlet 02" which is the annotated script to the Naturocrit Podcast Episode 013:

001. so, ain't that pretty:
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002. the product page is at amazon.com, with minimum pricing, with the ASIN B077R22BWY:
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

MD Katz Further Eulogizes His ND Disciple & Yale Will Take Your Money

here, MD Katz lauds his favorite [respectfully deceased] ND:

001. at HuffPo, in "Ather Ali: Goodbye, My Friend" (2017-12-03) [2017 archived], MD Katz writes:

"[link] In Memoriam: Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS [...] Ather is gone from us appallingly too soon, a victim of a rampaging esophageal cancer at the age of 42 [...] his tragically foreshortened career [...] he leaves behind his wife [...] and their two children [...] what a beautiful human being he was [...] he was the first naturopathic physician ever to join the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine. At the time of his death, he was Medical Director for the program in Integrative Medicine at the renowned Smilow Cancer Hospital [...] Ather was at first my student and protégé, and then my partner and colleague [...]"; 

those two Masters are from Yale per "two masters degrees from Yale, one in chronic disease epidemiology, the other in patient-oriented research." The ND is from Bastyr. Now it is Bastyr that falsely claims as science what is hugely NOT. And, of course, the familial effects are truly sad.  And Yale, of course, has bought ALL-IN.  But I still think it's horrible judgment.  It's like saying 'he was the first astrologer to join NASA.'  Now who benefits from that?  NASA?  It's just a very bad idea.  A renown bad idea IMHO.

"for a span of many years, I was an inveterate PC user [...] I converted some years back [...to Apple computers] my personal tech guru, Ather Ali, advised me [...] Ather's guidance on the matter of tech was impeccable [...] I never needed Apple tech support; I only ever needed Ather on speed dial. The naturopathic Zen master of 21st century tech’s most Byzantine conundra? Yes, that was Dr. Ather Ali [...] maybe Ather was the alter ego of a superhero all along [...] in his absence, we have that empty space of loss and legacy, purpose and possibility to fill together [...] we can pass the torch [...] I keep hearing his voice in my head [...]"; 

so WHAT. Tech skills.  What about epistemic integrity?  How HEROIC was the ND therein?  Or Katz?   And is that a call for new potential ND apprentices?

"the friends, family and colleagues of Dr. Ather Ali have established a fund at the Yale School of Medicine in his honor and memory. The Dr. Ather Ali Commemorative Fund for Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine will support Ather’s vision and honor his contributions to the field of patient centered, evidence guided, holistic and genuinely caring care. Our collective contributions are intended to create an endowed fund at the Yale School of Medicine where Ather’s legacy will be permanently established [...]";

oh Yale, have you SO FALLEN from grace.  But, $$$ talks.  And, of course, "evidence based" here is being applied to grossly what we know to be science-unsupportable or -ejected.