here, I compare contrary claims regarding naturopathic oncology FROM WITHIN THE SAME CANCER HOSPITAL. First, there's the AANP Youtube.com channel who has CTCA ND Birdsall stating in a CTCA partially-funded video series that the naturopathic approach is "very scientific" [see 001., below]; then, there's what CTCA says about naturopathy, which is that it is based in-fact upon the hugely science-exterior [see 002., below]:
001. Birdsall, T. (ND Bastyr 1985) states in "Naturopathic Physicians - Show #2, Chapter 2: Integrating Cancer Treatment (2 of 5)" [vsc 2010-10-02]:
"we take a very scientific, evidence-based approach [00.04.06...] utilizing scientific rationales, scientific studies, and clinical evidence [00.04.19...and we're reminded that this series was partly sponsored by] Cancer Treatment Centers of America [CTCA; see here]."
Note: science, science, science.
002. naturopathy's science-ejected basis via CTCA:
002.a. CTCA states in "Naturopathic Medicine for Pharyngeal Cancer" [vsc 2010-10-02]:
"listed below are some of the founding principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature: naturopathy applies the healing power of nature and the body's inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. Your naturopathic practitioner's role in pharyngeal cancer treatment is to facilitate and augment this natural healing process."
Note: yet, we are also told by CTCA in "Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-09-30]:
"[that naturopathy is] scientifically grounded."
002.b. but, such "life force" vitalism is science-ejected. So, naturopathy's overall absurdity is that it claims a label that the essential naturopathic is in-fact excluded from: science.