Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Naturocrit Podcast - Episode 007 Mp3 Link

here, in this Naturocrit Podcast's Episode 007, titled "Naturopathy's Supposed Value", I cite from and comment upon a late 2014 NYANP blog series authored by NDs Heerey, Henninger, Brinkman titled "The Value of Naturopathic Medicine in New York: Cost-Effective Primary Care for Disease Prevention and Health Improvement" and a 2013 book by ND Finker, "It's About Wellness, Naturally" (ASIN B00FLCUIS6 ISBN 978-1483915180):



Saturday, January 31, 2015

Naturocrit's New Twitter Follower, NUHS!

so, I recently got notification:
and that's interesting because, in the forthcoming Naturocrit Podcast Episode 007, there are a few mentions of NUHS's naturopathy.

so I now have institutionalized 'science subset naturopathy subset nonscience' following me.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

'Naturopath' Duncan Fined Millions for Deception!

here, a snippet regarding non-AANP ND Duncan from the Washington Post:

001. Abby Phillip reports in "How a Fake Doctor Made Millions from ‘the Dr. Oz Effect’ and a Bogus Weight-Loss Supplement" [2015-01-28; my comments are in unquoted bold]:

"Lindsey Duncan appeared on 'The Dr. Oz Show' in 2012 [...] as a 'naturopathic doctor' and a certified nutritionist [...but] he is no doctor [...] the Texas attorney general charged Duncan with deceiving the public for purporting to be a naturopathic doctor. Duncan, the state charged, used a degree from a now-defunct and uncredited 'distance-learning' natural health college whose degrees are illegal to use in Texas [...]";

yet, you'd think perhaps, that an AANP-type ND degree would be BETTER, less DECEPTIVE.  I'd argue, NO.

 "in announcing a $9 million settlement with Duncan this week, the Federal Trade Commission more accurately labeled him a 'marketer' who skillfully manipulated the so-called 'Oz Effect' to sell a bogus product that he claimed resulted in unbelievable weight loss results [...] green coffee bean extract [...]";


"during the taping, Dr. Oz nodded along with Duncan’s pseudoscience gibberish, according to a transcript that was included in court documents [...] there was then, and there is now, no scientific evidence that green coffee bean extract promotes weight loss [...] yet instead of issuing an apology to his viewers, Oz has attributed to the dust-up to the whims of 'science'[...]";

as usual.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Informed Consent? Why is There No Vital Force at

here, I do a brief search of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association for naturopathy's central premise but I do not find it stated transparently [see 001., below]; then, by way of a California licensed ND, I EXPOSE that premise [see 002., below]:

001. a search, > force<, surprisingly does not have any hits for "vital force" or "life force" [or even vitalistic], the central premise of naturopathy: