003. boy these ND's really don't want to reveal their nonscientific actuality. In fact, they claim to be science-experts. It's quite a ruse. But, if you look hard enough, you can get to the sectarian center that lies beneath all the opacity and camouflage that is usually presented to the public:
For instance, here's Bastyr University, Robel's alma mater, explicitly stating naturopathy's essential nonscientific vitalistic core belief in "Bastyr University Catalog 2002-2003":
modern naturopathic medicine is emphasized [...] NM5136 The Vis Medicatrix Naturae [...] this course explores clinical research, writings and techniques from various systems of medicine which incorporate nature’s influence on healing, the nature of the healing
processes, and the vital or life force [p.097...] NM9118 Energetics of Natural Medicine [...] this course presents an analysis of the vital force [p.101]."