Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The New York State ND Bill Effort: NDNR's 2014-09 "Spotlight" by Bill Author ND Koda

here, some brief musings regarding an update on the current ND licensure effort in New York State, as informed by way of the bill's author, ND Koda:

001. ND Koda writes, in "Association Spotlight: A New York Bill for the Naturopathic Medicine Profession" [NDNR 2014-09, not yet on line]:


"this year the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) added a new definition of naturopathic medicine to be included in an amended version of the licensing bill in New York State [...]"

and this completely fascinates me, in terms of deceptive or incomplete language, this 'selective defining'.I went thoroughly through this bill language in the Naturocrit Podcast Episode 004.

 "defining the profession [...] it became apparent that we needed to find wording that clearly distinguishes the practice of naturopathic medicine from other professions [...]";

ah, yes, and the 'of the professions' claim, which is also in the title of the article.  In not clearly stating naturopathy is based upon sectarian science-ejected claims falsely labeled as science based which is quite unprofessional, nothing IMHO has been clearly distinguished.

NUHS in NDNR September 2014: Profession Subset Science Subset Naturopathy Subset Homeopathy [Superset NOT]!

here, I cite briefly from a recent article in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review [NDNR, see 001., below], and then I flesh-out some of its mentions [the rest]:

001. NDNR 2014-09 has "Message from the President", EdD DC Stiefel, who writes [these type of articles usually end up online at ndnr.com but right now I have this in paper]:

"I've been a part of National University of Health Sciences for over 15 years.  As I complete my first year as president of the university, I've never been more enthusiastic about our naturopathic medicine program [...] NUHS, considered the newest naturopathic medicine school [...] ";

so, it is safe to say 'science subset naturopathy' is the claim, in the realms of commerce, academics, and clinical activity. 

"we are working to uphold our naturopathic lineage here in the Midwest by providing an academic program with a particular emphasis on naturopathic philosophy [...]";

ah, "naturopathic philosophy."  So now the claim is 'science subset naturopathic philosophy.'  I'll talk about how the contents of naturopathic philosophy are actually science-exterior in 002., below.  So, yes, I just said, indirectly, that NUHS is engaged in fraud.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The AANP's Journal Lectures Us on Research Literacy, 2014

here, the AANP's NMJ tells us research is important [see 001., below]; and the two NDs who wrote the article are NCNM graduates [see 002., below]; and at NCNM, in terms of naturopathy's definition, you cannot even get epistemic accuracy and logical integrity [see 003.,]; so, let's begin by purging the absurdity / the essentially naturopathic [see 004., below]:

Note: according to the NMJ, NMJ is "the Official Journal of the AANP".

001. NDs Senders and Erlandsen, along with PhD Zwickey, write in "The Importance of Research Literacy" (NMJ 2014-08):

"this article was initiated and supported by the Scientific Affairs Committee of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians [...]";

"we’re at a critical time in the evolution of naturopathic medicine in the United States [...]";

I would argue that naturopathy HASN'T evolved, in terms of its claims.  What it has done is learn how to disguise.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Changelog 2014-09-08 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:

the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association;
the State of California Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine;
the State of Idaho;

NDs Corwin, Fasullo, Hollon;

NDs Currey, Edwards, Zeiman;

ND Hoffman;

the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine;