Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Australian J. of Pharmacy: "Homeopathy is a Prescientific Pseudoscience"

here, the Australian Journal of Pharmacy has a post up regarding the absurdity known as homeopathy, a therapy the AANP TO THIS DAY claims is scientific:

001. Ian Carr writes in "Homeopathy: It’s Not the Products, It’s the Thinking" (2015-05-26):

"just over 200 years ago [...] Hahnemann [...] invented homeopathy [...] many who choose a homeopathic remedy from the shelves may be totally unaware of its scientific implausibility [...] it has not been shown to be any more effective than placebo, and that makes it a placebo [...] fellow pharmacists, it is time to rid our shelves of these shonky products.  Every time a consumer is able to pluck their chosen homeopathic drops from your shelf, you have given credence to quackery [...] homeopathy is a prescientific pseudoscience which most closely resembles 'sympathetic magic' like voodoo, love potions and ritual cannibalism";

hear, hear.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Unvetted "Expertise": CNN Philippines Promotes "Biblical ND" Alarcon

here, the promotion of nonsense by a MAJOR news brand:

001. CNN tells us:

001.a. in "Naturopathic Doctor: Kids Should Eat Proper Breakfast" (2015-05-25):

"[from the description] Dr. Andrew Alarcon, a naturopathic doctor, suggests children should always start the day with a glass of water and a serving of protein, such as hard-boiled eggs, rice, native chicken, and fish. He also advised parents to avoid serving children hotdogs and cow's milk. He said it is better to let kids drink goat's milk as it is the closest to human breast milk. Naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine employing a wide array of natural treatments, including herbalism and acupuncture. This report aired on CNN Philippines' Headline News on May 25, 2015."

rice is protein?  And children need breast-milk after infancy?  Does ANYBODY vet this stuff?  And I'd argue that a hotdog is just a recipe, its ingredients are what matters specifically.  There are healthy recipes.  Saying don't eat hotdogs is like saying don't eat soups.

Changelog 2015-05-25 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 AANP;

the State of Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners;

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

ND Baker, M.;
NDs Blakely, Horowitz, Meeneghan;
NDs Braun, Milloy, Murphy, Rodye, Tam, Wyatt;

ND Calihan;
NDs Campagna, Gallegos, Moss;
ND Carter;
ND Caversan;
ND Cerf;
ND Chadwick;
NDs Corwin, Hollon, Lundberg, Pare;

ND Stevens;

the 'scientific rejection of vitalism':

Lovallo, W.R. (PhD{biological psychology} UO 1978)
in "Stress and Health: Biological and Psychological Interactions"
(2015, 3rd ed.) (ISBN 1483347435, 9781483347431)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Highly Recommended: Former ND Britt Hermes on The Prism Podcast

check out the stunning "The Prism Podcast – Episode 45", a great and detailed episode about an ND's path, wink-wink, towards naturopathy-apostacy.

 001. the episode is described there as:

"Britt Marie Hermes was a naturopathic physician in the US for three years before becoming disillusioned with the profession. Realizing that Naturopathy was primarily an ideology based system rather than science based one, Britt made the difficult decision to leave her career. Hoping to help educate others as to the 'inner workings' of Naturopathy, Britt started a blog called Naturopathic Diaries (www.naturopathicdiaries.com)."

Note: I understant so much of the process myself.