001. at the Huffington Post, ND Rothenberg writes in "Maryland Governor Signs Bill to License Naturopathic Doctors" (2014-04-17)[my comments are in unquoted bold]:
"on April 14, 2014 in Annapolis, Md., Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill to license naturopathic doctors (NDs) [...]";
and licensed falsehood marches on!
"[these] practitioners of natural medicine [...] holistic';
which is always an interesting label to me, the "natural" that contains: the science-ejected, the supernatural and sectarian, and bogus therapies like homeopathy.
"naturopathic medicine [...is] an effective and cost effective form of care [...] good sense from both a public health and an economic point of view";
ah, a claim of efficacy. But their central therapy homeopathy, their 'great therapeutic impostor', ISN'T effective because it is a placebo posed falsely as effective and therein a WASTE of money. Yeah, good sense to call that "health science" as the CT school falsely labels it. Really good for the consumer, the public, and falsehood is really economically healthy!
"[NDs have] extensive education and training requirements [...and a] rigorous licensing standard [...a] rigorous professional standardized licensing exam [...of] the same basic sciences as MDs and DOs [...NDs are] state-of-the-art medical care providers [...]";
what b.s., when naturopathy's blatant supernatural nonsense is claimed as science-based, and then such a context of epistemic conflation is reinforced by standardized exam. Yeah, medieval knowledge conflation that has long been science-ejected is as "state-of-the-art" as the Tooth Fairy.
"[the author] practice[s] in Connecticut, where I enjoy the responsibilities and privileges of licensure [...]";
because the CT is a partner in naturopathy falsehood. I saw the falsehood firsthand when I went to ND school in CT 1998-2002. Disgusting.
"[an] emerging profession [...]";
have you ever met a profession you shouldn't trust because they are based on falsehood? Have you eve seen a profession so falsely posture, so embedded in a reversal of values?