Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Changelog 2017-03-21 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 AANMC;

NDs Babin & Lapointe;
ND Barbiero;
ND Barlow, B.;
NDs Barlow, R. & Zamecki;

NDs Jaswal & Yu;
ND Jensen;

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine;

ND Nelson;

Monday, March 20, 2017

Center for Inquiry at the UN 2017: the True Role of the State is "to Protect Freedom of Conscience"

here, a reiteration of one of the founding principles of the United States of America, at the United Nations, as presented by the Center for Inquiry's Michael De Dora:

001. CFI's Michael De Dora is featured in the brief video "Beliefs, Individuals, and Rights: Center for Inquiry at the UN Human Rights Council" at YouTube (2017-03-13):
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"[from the description] at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Center for Inquiry's representative Michael De Dora discusses the rights given to beliefs over individuals, and states, 'the role of the state is not to protect beliefs; it is to protect freedom of conscience' [...and from the video] Mr. President, various special repertoires [?] this session have articulated and illustrated an important point regarding human rights.  Religions, convictions and beliefs are not rights-holders, individuals are.  Not all states accept this position, which was made evident during an interactive dialog when a distinguished state representative asked 'is it possible to separate the two?'  For human rights to survive, it must be.  Individuals and beliefs are distinct objects.  Beliefs are the result of a complex interaction between an individual and the world around them.  Over the course of their lives, individuals change their beliefs often, yet they do not fundamentally change because their beliefs have changed.  In fact, beliefs cannot be rights-holders.  How could an intangible concept which could not appear before a court of law or a jury of its peers to explain or defend itself hold a right equal to that of a living, breathing person?  How could this possibly allow for a coherent system of law?   Which beliefs deserve rights, and which to not?   Is there a universally agreed upon list of beliefs which deserve protection?  Shall only religious beliefs receive protection?  If so, which ones?  And what of the beliefs of religious dissidents, and atheists?  The true role of the state is not to protect beliefs, it is to protect freedom of conscience, including the rights to freedom of religion, belief and expression.  We urge states to recognize these central truths.  Thank you."

hear, hear.  Some interesting body language in the video, and eyeballing in response!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

North Carolina's wilsontimes.com: Naturopathy is Junk Science, Its Homeopathy Pseudoscience

here, criticism of naturopathy from a North Carolina newspaper's editorial page:

001. at wilsontimes.com, the editorial "Our Opinion: State Support For Junk Science is a Bitter Pill" (2017-03-16) states:

"James Randi raises the bottle of sleeping pills to his lips and drains it as if it were a shot glass [...] the pill bottles contain a popular brand of homeopathic sleep aid. Randi suffers no ill effects from the massive overdose — the tablets don’t yield so much as a yawn.The demonstration shows homeopathy, the practice of diluting a compound in water until there is no measurable trace of it left, to be ineffective [...] overpriced placebos [...]";

hear, hear.

"four North Carolina lawmakers have introduced a bill that would give undue credibility to junk science like homeopathy by licensing 'naturopathic doctors' and establishing a state regulatory board [...in doing so] lawmakers run the risk of legitimizing quackery and misleading patients into thinking a medical doctor and a naturopath are on equal footing [...] designated Senate Bill 258, it would create a seven-member board to license naturopaths, investigate complaints against them and administer disciplinary action.  SB 258 lists several forms of 'alternative health care'— think 'alternative facts' — that licensed naturopaths could practice under state approval. They include homeopathy, hydrotherapy and electromagnetic therapy, all of which the medical research community regards as pseudoscience [...] Senate Bill 258 is a toxic tincture that would sanction junk science [...]";

bravo.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

ND Ram at BCNA on Vimeo: Mistletoe Injections for Cancer "Proven"

here, mistletoe for cancer?  Be careful because anything goes in naturopathy, including being unwittingly experimented upon without ethical strictures with a therapy posed as 'proven' but NOT:

001. on the vimeo.com BCNA account there's "Dr. Sanjay Mohan Ram" (2017)(saved 2017-03-12) which tells us:
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"adjunctive oncology is the use of naturopathic treatments to help a patient with cancer [...such as] mistletoe injections [...] there are a lot of treatments that are available to a patient who is going through cancer [...] this field of naturopathic medicine, called adjunctive oncology, is and has been proven to be successful [...with the contact being] the BC Naturopathic Association";

so, roughly, a claim proven subset mistletoe injections.