Sunday, November 23, 2014

Changelog 2014-11-23 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 Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians;

Bachewich, Beatty, Campbell, 
Hembroff, Leppelman, 
Morden, Storm;

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ND Catanzaro Accepts License Suspension & Long Probation

here, a brief update on ND Catanzaro:

001. Steve Miletich of the Seattle Times reports in "Bothell Cancer Naturopath Accepts License Suspension, Long Probation" (2014-11-17):

"a Bothell naturopathic physician found to have engaged in unprofessional conduct in his treatment of cancer patients has agreed to a settlement with state health officials that includes suspension of his license, and probation for at least eight years [...] he said he expected to resume his practice in mid-February [...]";

and yet the naturopathy apparatus that creates this kind of situation is left alone, still peddling its falsehoods.  So, this licensed falsehood marches on, slightly bruised.

"two views of Catanzaro emerged when health officials brought the charges against him: one was that of a sincere and dedicated healer [...] the other view was that of a reckless scientist-wannabe who ignored state and federal regulations aimed at protecting patients who become research subjects, and that he peddled false hope and costly treatments to vulnerable cancer patients";

well, being that naturopathy is based upon false and misleading premises, you can  guess which view won out in terms of this little victory.


Friday, November 14, 2014

ND Hornyak's Science-Ejected Vitalistic Premises at Ontario's norwichgazette.com

here, a little snippet from a recent self-promotional article-ad by an ND in Ontario:

001. Andrea Hornyak (ND CCNM) writes in "Osteoarthritis Affects 1 in 10 Canadians" (2014-11-14):

"with naturopathic medicine, various natural modalities are utilized including clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, botanical medicine and homeopathic medicine [...] homeopathic medicine is also helpful in managing OA pain as it stimulates the body’s vital force to promote self-healing. Potencies that are most effective are 200CH or MK [...] traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can help balance qi (energy flow) to reduce inflammation and pain. This includes acupuncture, cupping and dietary recommendations [...] if you'd like to have more information on naturopathic medicine, please visit www.vitalforcenaturopathic.ca";

yes, vitalism vitalism vitalism!  That SO science-exterior sectarian concept at the heart of naturopathy.  Not someone I'd trust for advice on 'how things work.'

Note: we're told at her bio. page "discover what your vital force is made of [...] she enjoys being part of the healing process by providing support and encouragement in order to stimulate and clear blockages of the vital force."

that's like trying to discover what unicorn tears are made of.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

thenaturedoctors.ca's 'Science Subset Homeopathy' Claim

here, I delve into the typical naturopathy absurdity: that homeopathy is effective, that science is supportive of homeopathy, by way of a Canadian practice with eight NDs and a dedicated homeopath:

001. the naturopathy practice account at Youtube TheNatureDoctors hosts the video "How Homeopathy Works" [vsc 2014-11-09; my comments are in unquoted bold] featuring the practice's homeopath Heather Cardona:
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"[from the description] Dr. Heather Cardona HD explains the fundamentals behind homeopathic medicine [...]";

well, the title of the video is a claim of homeopathy efficacy.  Which is bogus: homeopathy doesn't have an effect as scientifically studied, so it doesn't work and also, we know that it can't work in terms of plausibility.  "HD" is a doctor of magic beans, perhaps standing for 'highly deluded'?


"[...from the video] like cures like [...] 200 years ago [...] Hahnemann [...] the whole body [...] homeopathic preparation [...] diluted it again [...] on and on [...] ultradilutions [...] rhus tox cures poison ivy [...] and that's how homeopathy works";

so, another claim of effect.  Absurd: homeopathy doesn't work.