Thursday, July 2, 2015

2015 Activation of OAND's Naturopathy Act 2007: So Popular They Had to Issue a Press Release

here, apparently, the OAND has such little fanfare happening about their new CONO that they had to generate a PR release:

001. we're told by OAND in the press release

"Ontario's Naturopathic Doctors: Providing Greater Access to Primary Healthcare for Ontarians" (2015-07-01):

"on behalf of Naturopathic Doctors across Ontario, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) is pleased to announce that after eight years of discussions with the Ontario government, the Naturopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed today [...]";

so now, the government of the province in a direct accomplice.  'Falsehood, unrestrained, though not much restrained anyway, by the Ontario government.' 

"naturopathic medicine has been a regulated health profession in Ontario since 1925 under the Drugless Practitioners Act. With proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007 Naturopathic Doctors become a self-regulated healthcare profession under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) [...]";

how can you be a profession if you are based on falsehood?  That's been going on no matter who has been regulating.  So I don't regard the 'self-regulation' as much of a change, and neither do news outlets.  Obviously, without fanfare, this is OAND trying to create some kind of buzz through a press release.  When all else fails, DIY.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Another Puff Piece on Naturopathy: WINK News Fort Myers, Florida and ND Spano

here, another silly promotional piece on naturopathy aka shallow journalism:

001. we're told in the very promotional and uncritical interview or advertisement by WINK News "Lee Physician Group: Naturopathy" (2015-06-30) [vsc 2015-06-30]:

"Fort Myers, Fla. Naturopathy is a new form of alternative medicine that combines modern science with the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and works with your medical doctor to treat a wide variety of conditions. Teresa Spano with Lee Physician Group tells us more about it and how it can affect our overall health."

not new.  Yes combined.  Yes coded vitalism.  Holistic junk.

002. at the ND's practice, who practices with an MD and uses the title "naturopathic consultant":

002.a. ND Spano is a UBCNM graduate according to her bio. page:

Universidad del Turabo: New AANP-AANMC-CNME School, Same False Labels

here, more falsehoods from naturopathyland, of course:

001. the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners, on their home page [2015 archived] states:

"welcome Universidad del Turabo!  The CNME Board of Directors granted candidacy status to the ND program offered by the Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico, effective May 31, 2015.  CNME candidate ND programs are required to achieve CNME accreditation within five years. NABNE has accepted applications from students who have completed biomedical science coursework at the naturopathic medical education […]";

so, AANMC-AANP-CNME-NABNE growth.  Licensed falsehood marches on. By the way, it is NABNE that runs NPLEX, the ND licensure exam that falsely labels homeopathy as clinical science.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Naturocrit Podcast Hits 2000 Plays

huge thanks to all who patiently listen, who BOLDLY listen.  It's a very crowded internet, and I'm quite amazed at the Podcast's playcount: