Wednesday, May 25, 2016 former-ND Hermes Warns "Naturopaths are Not Who They Say they Are"

here, criticism of naturopathy 'from within':

001. former-ND Hermes of Naturopathic Diaries writes in "Naturopaths Have Weaseled Their Way into the Health Care System, and They Want More" (2015-05-22) at

"NDs are currently licensed or registered in 18 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces [...] to get here, naturopaths have held a consistent campaign to promote their practices as competent, scientific, and trustworthy [...] naturopaths are currently engaged in an intensive lobbying effort at the Capitol in order to gain recognition as medical practitioners and inclusion in Medicare. As a retired naturopath who was licensed in two states, I want to offer a primer to this political maneuver: Naturopaths are not who they say they are [...]"; 

transparency is bad for business, in Naturopathyland.  And lawmakers are quite shallow in their vetting, I have observed. 

"the naturopathic standard is to choose magic over medicine [...e.g.] to further the presentation of validity, naturopaths often mention that their licensing exam, the NPLEX, is a [supposedly] rigorous test of medical knowledge that [supposedly] ensures standards of care yet, for a child struggling to breathe, the naturopaths who wrote the NPLEX decided that homeopathy — an incontrovertibly debunked placebo therapy — is a valid choice [...]";

well it is NPLEX that writes that homeopathy is a "core clinical science" in Naturopathy Science Equals Fiction Land. 

"given such an education, it is impossible for naturopaths to be safe and effective medical practitioners who use standards of care and engage scientific reason [...]"; 

hear, hear.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TheLipTV on "The Pseudoscience Aspect" of Naturopathy

here, some video reporting on naturopathy:

001. at YouTube, Margaret Howell reports for TheLipTV in "Naturopaths Try to Get Medicare to Pay For Their ‘Natural’ Cures" (2016-05-21):.

"[quoting Steven Salzberg] you don't want to regulate the snake-oil salesmen [...] they don't offer somethign that works to begin with."

Monday, May 23, 2016

IV in an RV: ND Rootes of Vancouver!

here, quite the invasive boutique:

001. at, Thandi Fletcher writes in "Healthy Obsession: ‘IV to Go’ Ambulance Hits Vancouver Streets" (2016-05-20):

"naturopathic doctor Heidi Rootes [is] co-owner [...of] the IV Wellness Boutique on Homer Street in Yaletown [...they've] just launched the 'IV to go' mobile lounge  [...] which starts at $125 a drip [..and is] a customized purple ambulance that brings medical professionals straight to a customer’s home, office or special event to administer a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and amino acids through an intravenous drip [...] IV vitamin therapy is commonly used as a quick hangover cure [...] if you’re having trouble reading this because your head is pounding from one too many drinks last night, help could be just a phone call away [...and the ND promises] 'we definitely can help them recover' [...] Rootes claims IV vitamins can also help treat a variety of medical conditions, including fatigue, anxiety and depression, and can help support weight loss and boost immunity — all benefits that she says can’t be achieved as effectively through vitamin pills";

weird how the Canadian NDs are so invasive.  Not sounding that natural to me.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

ND Farwell of Ontario Wants to Save You From the Toxin Boogeyman!

here, employment of The Toxin Boogeyman by a naturopath in Canada:

001. Farwell, S. (ND CCNM)  tells us in "Time for a Detox? Naturopathic Medicine Can Help!"

"[from the description] detox program now at Waterloo Naturopathic clinic! If you'd like to have a personalized detoxification program specific to your healthcare needs please go to my website! [...from the video] naturopathic medicine can customize a detox specifically for your healthcare needs [...] detoxification eliminates toxins from the body [...] heal [...] balance [...] restore [...] decrease [...] enhance [...] ";

for your digestion, energy, headaches, sleep, anxiety.  Because "a detox can help [...] better organ function"... supposedly.  Unnamed, highly noxious....TOXINS!