Friday, August 18, 2017

Changelog 2017-08-18 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 Abdullah, Byrne, Deichert,
Doerfler, Donovan,  Fahoum,
Gallegos, Gray, Hobson, Kass,
Kimball, McDaniel, Miller,
Milliman, Oyama, Saieh-Yidi, Short;

ND Bennett;
NDs Blanchard, Burkitt, DeGiuli;

CCNM;

NDs Cheng-Kai-On, Lo, Sima'an, Smrz;
NDs Collings, Karthaus, Rade, Wilcox;

NDs Danielson, Mutti, Powell;
NDs Ehly and Kinney;
ND Engelbrecht;
ND Farahmand;
ND Fialk;
ND Finkle;
ND Firetag;

Monday, August 14, 2017

Nonsense Metastasis: Maryland University of Integrative Health's 2018 ND Program

here, news of a new CNME-type ND program.  Time to expand the databases:

001. thedailyrecord.com reports in "MUIH to Begin Naturopathic Medicine School in 2018" (2017-08-10):

"Maryland University of Integrative Health, which provides education in the practice of natural medicine, announced Thursday that it will establish a naturopathic medical program in fall 2018. 'In establishing our School of Naturopathic Medicine, MUIH is taking a bold step to address some of the most challenging issues in health care,' said Steven Combs, president and [...]";

and the rest is behind a paywall.

002. at muih.edu, there's the pages:

002.a. "Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine" [2017 archived]:

"MUIH is regionally accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This is the most rigorous and comprehensive accreditation an institution of higher education can achieve. MUIH has also received endorsement to offer the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine by the Maryland Higher Education Commission"; 

so, facilitation.

002.b. "Areas of Study: Naturopathic Medicine" [2017 archived]:

"naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine  [...is] guided by 6 principles of healing: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes the inherent healing wisdom of nature and the body. Naturopathic doctors strive to identify and remove the conditions that obstruct healing and recovery, and to facilitate the natural healing process [...] the therapeutic order consists of three essential guidelines: honor, respect, and work in harmony with the individual’s inherent healing process";

it is always ironic how "distinct" also involves coded vitalism.  A model that's rotten at the core.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Episode 013b2 [s02e03b2] Script and Annotations

here, in this second half of Part Two of Episode 013, I discuss Jann Bellamy at Science-Based Medicine on pending Rhode Island naturopathy licensure, UB naturopathy and kind, and a letter to the USDE:

001. Episode 013b2 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, titled "The State of Connecticut and Its Naturopathy: 'Deception, Fraud, Double-Dealing, Subterfuge, and Trickery'”, I've been looking at a very interesting and new State of Connecticut DPH document published on their '.gov' this 2017 that QUITE ACCURATELY describes

"the lack of scientific foundation of the profession of naturopathy and [...its] lack of commitment to evidence-based therapy."

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Changelog 2017-08-08 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:

ND Chaney;
to Appendix B.05.i.bb02.;

ND Epstein;
to Appendix B.05.i.bbbb00.;


the Naturopathic Medicine Institute;
the World Naturopathy Federation;

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

NDs Ehly and Kinney;
ND Falomo;
ND Fialk;

NDs Haller, Oskin, Udell;
to Appendix I.05.g.;

NDs Mammone;
ND McFadzean Ducharme;
ND McGill;
ND Mrazek;
to Appendix I.05.k.;


the State of Delaware;
to Appendix I.03.a.5.; 

the University of Bridgeport;
 to Appendix I.01.a8.;

the 'scientific rejection of vitalism':

the Indian Law Journal;

Michigan State University;
San Diego Mesa College;