Wednesday, May 10, 2017

An ND on Radio MD: ND Chandiramani at HER Radio

here, some musings on an ND's brief interview:

001. "Her Radio" at, which is hosted by MD Peeke, P. and Robson, M.K., in the oddly titled "Integrative Addiction Treatment: What's the Natural in Naturopathic?" (2014-10-30) [the mp3] we're told:

001.a. in text:

"[web page] according to a 2012 National Survey on drug use and health, 23.1 million people from the ages of 12 and older needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse.  But, only 2.5 million received treatment at a facility [...]";

it's interesting to be granular with data and then support naturopathy with all its opacity and false claims.

"Dr. Ravi Chandiramani, ND [] a graduate of Bastyr University [...] 2002 [...who is] a doctor working at The Sundance Center, where an integrated and naturopathic approach is used for the treatment of addiction [...] Dr. Chandiramani's work has provided the foundation for a new field of medicine, Integrative Addiction Medicine. Integrative Addiction Medicine (IAM) effectively combines evidence-based addiction medicine protocols with the nurturing and rebuilding modalities inherent to the practice of naturopathic medicine [...]";

and Bastyr, for decades famously, categorically claims "science-based" upon what patently isn't science.  Like naturopathy's homeopathy modality.

"what else do you need to know about integrative and naturopathic medicine? [...]";

well, let's see what the audio says.

 001.b. in audio [which is about 10 minutes long]:

"[host @ about 00.01.50] here comes Dr. Ravi [...] Ravi I'm so happy you're on Her Radio.  We're all sort of sitting at the edge of our chair wondering what is naturopathy and can you help us understand this? [...] tell us what a naturopathic doctor does, we want to know we want to know [...and the ND answers] of course Pam [...he mentions going to] naturopathic medical school [...which grants either] an ND or an NMD [...he mentions] allopathic [...and] osteopathic [...] naturopathic physicians walk out of their training well-versed [...] just like every other kind of doctor [...] we have a tool box that contains things like [...] homeopathic medicine [...] ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine [...]"; 

so, what a shallow description.  And homeopathy. I don't see how homeopathy is "nurturing and rebuilding" when it's no better than placebo.  So NOT well-versed.

"the natural in naturopathic medicine is using things [...] that are significantly less invasive and have significantly less side-effect profiles and overall tend to really have a beneficial effect in these patients without doing any more harm [and then they cut him off and end the segment...]";

well, I think that's a claim that homeopathy WORKS, in sum along with medievalisms, yet scientifically speaking we know it doesn't and that's in my view actually a patient HARM.  Now, the 'station' or show is called "HER" but how are women benefiting from false naturopathic therapeutics and medievalisms posed as having specific "beneficial effect"?
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