Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nonsense Reporting of Jennifer Muscato on Naturopathy

here, a quick criticism of shallow reporting on naturopathy:

001. Jennifer Muscato writes at websterpost.com in "North Shore Naturopathic and Acupuncture Celebrates 10 Years of Natural Healing":

"[ND] Cronin [...] after receiving her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and masters in acupuncture at Bastyr University [...] at Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine, Cronin studied clinical nutrition, botanical, homeopathic and physical medicine and pharmaceuticals."

Note: what is fascinating is that acupuncture and homeopathy are quite placebo-parlor tricks.  Because in naturopathy ANYTHING is science, and that's NONSENSE.

'Radio Naturopath' at the University of Connecticut: UCONN Abets Academic Absurdity.

here, I delve into a naturopathy podcast / radio show by NCNM alumnus ND Storch which happens at UCONN's radio station in Connecticut:

001.  Radio Naturopath's home page is at the University of Connecticut's radio station WHUS here and the host is Fran Storch, ND.  Historically, we're told in "Radio Naturopath 8/21/13 Recap!" [archived here 2014]:

"Radio Naturopath is a radio show that I have been hosting since 1999. It was born at WELI in Hamden / New Haven, CT, for a short lifespan of 5 weeks. Then I had a lively call-in show at WBLQ in Westerly for two years. I finally found a long-term home at WHUS, 91.7 FM at the University of Connecticut."

Changelog 2014-10-20 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:

ND Bailey;

ND Bozzo;

ND Camp;
ND Campbell;

ND Dishman;

NMD Hamilton;

NDs Ingram;

Monday, October 20, 2014

ND Bongiorno is the New NYANP President [And His Epistemic History!]

here, I cite from a recent direct email from the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians [see 001., below]; then, I point out that nonsense-without-end at the heart of naturopathy by way of the NYANP's new President [see 002., below]:

001. the NYANP states in the email I just received "Meet the NYANP Board" (2014-10-20):

"we recently held elections for the NYANP Board of Directors prior to our October Annual Conference. The results were announced during the annual membership meeting [...] Dr. Peter Bongiorno, President [...] Dr. Ed Murach, Vice President [...] Dr. Sean Heerey, Treasurer [...] Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie, Secretary [...] Dr. Doni Wilson [...] Dr. Paul Mittman [...] Dr. Rick Brinkman."

002. ND Bongiorno's practice page states [there are four other NDs at the practice]:

002.a1. illustrating the science-ejected vitalism at the heart of naturopathy, in "The Doctors P Talk to the Nation" [archived here 2012]:

"with naturopathic medicine and the vital force each one of us possesses, there is healing that can take place that may not always be apparent with conventional views of medicine [...] Dr. Peter."

so, there's that "vital force" figmentation that naturopathy is based upon.