Saturday, October 25, 2014

Naturopathic Cardiology: Heart Rate Variability Vital Force Fakery in NDNR 2014

here, I briefly quote from a 2014-10 piece in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review [see 001., below]; then, I briefly comment [see 002., below]; and finally, I visit the practice of the NMD co-author [see 003., below]:

001. NMD Karimov and DC Kessler write in "Heart Rate Variability [...] Part 3" (NDNR 2014-10; archived here 2014) [they SELL this equipment and it can supposedly measure THE IMAGINARY merdians for which it is ODDLY "highly accurate" and it's used to measure "efficacy" ]:

001.a. the language of science that's used:

"evolutionary biology", "a quantitative view of our adaptive capabilities", "homeostasis", "pH", "autonomic nervous system".

001.b. the language of the science-ejected that's used [there are 14 instances of "vital force" used, ISYN]:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Homeopathy is NOT Scientific" - Johnathan Jarry in the Prince Arthur Herald

here, I excerpt from a piece on homeopathy and science:

001. Johnathan Jarry of writes in the Prince Arthur Herald's "Homeopathy is NOT Scientific" (2014-10-23):

"[this] irrationality is dangerous. A sugar pill for the common cold is innocuous, but a homeopathic vaccine against malaria is not. The kind of magical thinking needed to believe in homeopathy often leads to reiki, acupuncture, and reflexology, and can easily draw a person away from conventional medicine and the care they need.  Pseudomedicine comforts us with human warmth and a side-effect-free zone, but it proves itself unable to address our medical needs. Homeopathy is just the low-hanging fruit of a perennial tree of irrationality [...]";

hear, hear.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nonsense Reporting of Jennifer Muscato on Naturopathy

here, a quick criticism of shallow reporting on naturopathy:

001. Jennifer Muscato writes at in "North Shore Naturopathic and Acupuncture Celebrates 10 Years of Natural Healing":

"[ND] Cronin [...] after receiving her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and masters in acupuncture at Bastyr University [...] at Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine, Cronin studied clinical nutrition, botanical, homeopathic and physical medicine and pharmaceuticals."

Note: what is fascinating is that acupuncture and homeopathy are quite placebo-parlor tricks.  Because in naturopathy ANYTHING is science, and that's NONSENSE.

'Radio Naturopath' at the University of Connecticut: UCONN Abets Academic Absurdity.

here, I delve into a naturopathy podcast / radio show by NCNM alumnus ND Storch which happens at UCONN's radio station in Connecticut:

001.  Radio Naturopath's home page is at the University of Connecticut's radio station WHUS here and the host is Fran Storch, ND.  Historically, we're told in "Radio Naturopath 8/21/13 Recap!" [archived here 2014]:

"Radio Naturopath is a radio show that I have been hosting since 1999. It was born at WELI in Hamden / New Haven, CT, for a short lifespan of 5 weeks. Then I had a lively call-in show at WBLQ in Westerly for two years. I finally found a long-term home at WHUS, 91.7 FM at the University of Connecticut."