01. Lisanti, F. (ND NCNM) states:
01.a. in "Naturopathic Doctors":
01.a1. naturopathy's essential vitalism:
"in short, naturopathic doctors or NDs design treatments that work with your vital force [...] there are six principles of naturopathic medicine. [The primary one, our vitalism premise, is also called] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae)."
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01.a2. naturopathy's essential supernaturalism:
"a naturopathic doctor will direct treatment toward the root cause of illness be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual [...we evaluate] our patients' mental, physical, and spiritual wellnesses."
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o1.b. naturopathy's overarching science labeling in "Naturopathic Medicine":
"naturopathic medicine is a [...] science [...] naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles upon which its practice is based. These principles [e.g.: our essential vitalism & supernaturalism] are continually re-examined in the light of scientific advances [...NDs are] comprehensively trained in the science of natural
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02. here's where it gets VERY interesting, and naturopathy's 'epistemic fraud' becomes quite clear:
02.a. vitalism is profoundly science-ejected.
02.b. supernaturalism is profoundly nonscientific / not supported by science.
03. so, do you trust the 'science expertise claims of naturopaths,' who place the label 'able to survive scientific scrutiny' upon what truly -- PROFOUNDLY -- cannot?