Tuesday, March 31, 2015

AzNMA Musters the Troops to DEFEND Homeopathy Absurdity

here, a few thoughts on the naturopaths in Arizona getting together to defend the indefensible, 'homeopathy as a legitimate therapy':

001. a 2015-03-30 Facebook post by AzNMA, the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, states:

"FDA hearings on homeopathic medicine."

002. it links to "FDA Hearing on Homeopathic Medicine April 20-21 Washington, DC" [vsc 2015-03-31; my comments are in unquoted bold] which states:

"homeopathy has come under attack by the FDA. The AzNMA is working closely with the AHIMA to provide up to date information on the FDA hearing in Washington, DC April 20-21 [...] slight changes in regulations demanding hard science could create an environment where manufacturers won't be able to supply even the simplest of homeopathics for our patients." 

wow.  Let's plea for homeopathy by fighting against the presence of "science" to justify homeopathy's claims and usage.  Pretty disgusting.  And there are the Arizona naturopathy's trying to save their unfairly privileged bogus therapy.

Friday, March 27, 2015

FDA Reappraisal: Let's DEMOLISH Homeopathy's Unfair Commerce Privileges

here, a snippet on pending scrutiny of homeopathy by the FDA:

001. the Associated Press's Matthew Perrone writes in "FDA Seeks New Information on Safety, Efficacy of Unproven Homeopathic Remedies" (2015-03-27):

"homeopathic products have grown into a multibillion-dollar U.S. market since the FDA last reviewed its oversight of the products 25 years ago [...] Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind [certain] alternative remedies [...] that are protected by federal law but not accepted by mainstream medicine.  The Food and Drug Administration says that it will hold a two-day meeting next month on regulations for homeopathic medicines [...]";

hear, hear.  Imagine a used car salesperson exempt from a Lemon Law.  That's homeopathy right now. 

"homeopathic products are not required to prove they are safe or effective before being sold on the market [...while] homeopathic medicines state that they are designed to treat specific medical conditions [...]";

such privilege.

"homeopathic medicine is based on a principle[s] unverified by mainstream science [...] the more diluted a remedy is, the better it works [...] many scientists view homeopathic remedies as modern snake oil, ineffective  [...] according to the National Institutes of Health, most research has concluded that 'there is little evidence to support homeopathy as an effective treatment for any specific conditions' [...]";

hear, hear.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UB Homeopathy Round-Up Absurdity

here, as I write the Naturocrit Podcast Episode 009b., I amass UB's current pages that feature homeopathy [and there's A LOT], occurring within a supposed "Division of Health Sciences" [watch out: falsehood!!!]:

001. dispensary related:

001.a. there's "Naturopathic Dispensary" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"our dispensary is an over-the-counter natural pharmacy [...] the dispensary carries [...amongst other things] homeopathic remedies."

001.b. there's "UB Clinics Dispensary" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"Health Sciences Programs [...] UB's health sciences programs include […] the College of Naturopathic Medicine [...] the UB Clinics Dispensary Center provides the community with an over-the-counter dispensary [...which includes]  homeopathic remedies."

003. program or catalog related:

003.a. there's "Program Features: College of Naturopathic Medicine" (2015 archived) which states:

"the nation’s only CNME-accredited school on the east coast, the College of Naturopathic Medicine was established in 1997 and resides within a Health Sciences Division [...] naturopathic clinic: student clinicians train at the on-campus UB Clinics that houses the teaching clinics for the Health Sciences Division programs [...] under the expert guidance of our clinical faculty, student clinicians care for a diverse population of patients on general medicine and elective specialty shifts, such as personalized medicine, mind-body medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine, homeopathy, and integrative oncology."

003.b. there's “Curriculum and Program Requirements” (2015 archived) which states:

“the College of Naturopathic Medicine curriculum follows a sequential course of study in which students continuously build upon a deepening foundation of biomedical and clinical sciences. Concurrently, students are integrating naturopathic philosophy, principles, and therapeutics into their medical knowledge […including four courses in] homeopathy.”

003.c. there's "University of Bridgeport 2010-2012 Catalog" (2015 archived) which states:

"[15 instances of homeop] naturopathic practice includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: [...including] homeopathy [...and] acupuncture [...] Course Identification […] NHM Homeopathic Medicine […] Semester IV [...] NHM 621 Homeopathy I [...] Semester V [...] NHM 711 Homeopathy II […] Semester VI [...] NHM 721 Semester III."

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Toxin Bogeyman: ND Powell Colorado Mountain College Edition

here, I cite from an article and a College page that claims we are toxic through and through and need detoxed [see 001. and 002. below]; then, I visit the ND's web pages [see 003., below]:

001. at postindependent.com, in "Community Briefs" [vsc 2015-03-22], we're told:

"Carbondale naturopath takes a look into your cupboards.  Naturopathic doctor Jody Powell offers a Healthy Living workshop series at Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale. The workshops will examine how to evaluate the toxicity of common, everyday household products, their potential health risks and how to replace them [...]  in Healthy Home, Powell will look at what chemicals are in everything from pillows to air fresheners [...]";

let's think: I don't think it's in the interest of most makers of these products to have their products "toxic."  I just don't see it as reasonable to think that is "common", that such liability is so pervasive.

"Dr. Powell received her post-graduate medical degree in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Along with training in conventional western medical treatments, she has extensive education in the many modalities of alternative medicine, including herbal medicine, nutrition, classical homeopathy and many others [...]";

and it is NCNM that states that homeopathy is "powerful" when science says that claim is BOGUS.