Friday, July 3, 2009

Decoding Naturopathy's Essential Science-Mislabeled Vitalism - Godby, D. (NMD NCNM):

here, I parse ND Godby's claim -- as recently stated in Rocklin & Roseville Today and on his own web pages -- that naturopathy is "science based" [see 001.a. and 001.b., below]; while, a little web research and third-grade-level thinking reveals that naturopathy is actually obligated to and centered around the science-ejected falsely labeled as able to survive scientific scrutiny [see 002., where I decode this ND's occult vitalism]:

001. Godby, D. (NMD NCNM) writes in

001.a. "California Threatens Naturopathic Care" [also hosted on his own web page] (2009-06-30):

"naturopathic medicine is based on the belief [!!!] that the human body has an innate healing ability [IHA...we use] cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their [patients'] bodies’ ability to combat disease [BATCD...] naturopathic doctors craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to treat disease and restore health [...] a licensed naturopathic doctor (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate-level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D. [...] a naturopathic doctor takes rigorous professional board exams [...] naturopathic physicians base their practice on six timeless principles founded on medical tradition and scientific evidence: let nature heal [LNH] by removing the obstacles to cure, identify and treat causes, first do no harm, educate patients, treat the whole person, prevent illness."

001.b. in "Naturopathy":

"as professional leaders and pioneers in science-based natural medicine, naturopathic physicians [...] integrate scientific research with the healing powers of nature [HPN]."

Note: NDs claim that HPN is science-based.

001.c. in 'homepage':

"Sacramento naturopathic doctor, Dennis Godby, has helped hundreds of patients from Redding to Fresno, Placerville to the Bay Area to heal complex, chronic diseases that most medicine can’t touch [{quite a promise!!!}...service at] Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center [...] is always done in light of the powerful principles of naturopathic medicine: 1) first do no harm, use the most natural least invasive and least toxic therapies first, 2) identify and treat the underlying causes of illness and remove the obstacles to cure rather than merely treating symptoms, 3) use the healing power of nature [HPN], 4) treat the whole person, 5) prevent when possible."

002. overall note:

naturopathy is belief-based. IHA-BATCD-LNH-HPN are codings for naturopathy's 'purposeful life spirit bioagency' sectarian article of faith aka vitalism, which is not cutting edge, not scientific, and is supernatural archaic superstitious figmentation. Blending science with 'the traditional' is another way of saying that overarching any scientific content that naturopathy may resemble is a sectarian belief-based context. Yet, NDs absurdly claim 'we are of the same kind of science, rigor, and professionalism' as other healthcare science doctorates! Vitalism [and supernaturalism] is in no way based upon scientific evidence. In fact, vitalism is science-ejected. To actually be science-based means to reject what science does not support and honestly call it nonscientific. Is this rigorous? Is this professional? No. In naturopathy, science has been unlimited to allow any old ideation, and professionalism has been unlimited to allow deceit and misinformation.

From the inside, the vitalistic obligations of naturopathy -- falsely stated as able to survive scientific scrutiny -- are ONLY obvious [Godby does not tell you in the above!] when you look at his alma mater, NCNM, which states in "Principles of Healing":

"these principles stand as the distinguishing marks of the profession: the healing power of nature -- vis medicatrix naturae. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force [...] the practice of promoting health through stimulation of the vital force [...] the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself [...and true to form for naturopathy, they claim falsely] these principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease and are examined continually in light of scientific analysis."

Also, the supernatural obligations of naturopathy are evident on that principles page per:

"causes may occur on many levels, including [...the] spiritual [...] health and disease are conditions of the whole organism [...including the] spiritual [...] the physician must also make a commitment to [...] spiritual development."

Naturopathy indeed blends, but then falsely labels the whole thing one kind of thing, scientific.


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