here, I cite and criticize verbiage from CFI's CASS this NMW:
001. Behzad Elahi and Lauren O'Driscoll write in "Naturopathic Medicine: Nature Isn't Always Good For You" [vsc 2010-05-05):
"Naturopathic Medicine Week is taking place from May 3rd to the 9th and one of its aims is to promote the use of so-called 'natural' medicines [...] are we really getting what we paid for? [not in my view...] according to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), naturopathic medicine is a system of primary health care that uses natural, vitalistic [that is 'science-ejected'], and holistic [that is 'science-unsupported'] methods and substances to support and stimulate the body's 'inherent self-healing processes' [yup, coded vitalism...] calling something 'natural' misleads the consumer into believing it is also safe [and effective...] after arguing against the use of these medications in the past, how can naturopaths argue that they should have prescribing rights for the same medications? [see my note 01...] the widespread use of the term 'alternative medicine' gives many people the impression that it is a valid alternative to conventional medicine, but this is very misleading [hear, hear...] only five provinces have legislation governing Naturopaths: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. There are councils set up in these provinces to regulate the profession [see my note 02]."
Note 01: because THERE IS MONEY IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD.
Note 02: naturopathy is not a profession, because it is based on falsehood.
002. I have to say this:
Canadians are SO KIND.