here, I cite from a recent AANP blog post by MD Benda who hypocritically presses for "transparency" [see 001., below]; then, I remind all why Benda is an accomplice to naturopathic opacity / manipulation [see 002., below]:
001. at the AANP's blog "Physicians Who Listen", MD Benda states in "Brand New Wine in the Same Old Bottle" [vsc 2011-04-15; my comments are in bold]:
"one of the worst things about aging is that we tend to become intolerant [...]';
"one of the best things about aging is that we can get away with it. In fact, curmudgeonly editorializing is one of my favorite current pastimes [...]";
really, you are a seriously TWISTED person! Ah-ha-ha-ha.
"this blog submission will deal with one of my personal pet peeves: conference brochures [...]";
fascinating. And here I thought you'd talk about something INTERESTING.
"[regarding] the recently adjourned Integrative Healthcare Symposium in NYC and this past weekend’s iMosaic assembly in Minneapolis [...]";
"we are pioneers of cleaner and less toxic therapies, protagonists in the battle to provide truth and clarity to our patients [...]";
I believe the IRONY meter has exploded. When naturopathy's thought process is 'clean' and 'truthful' and possesses "clarity", well -- good will be bad, the first shall be last and the last shall be first.
"Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina sang a song in the '70s about our flawed American political system entitled 'Same Old Wine in a Brand New Bottle.' What we have here is a kind of backwards take on the same problem. If we are truly offering a new, healthier wine, we really need a more transparent bottle."
when a fan of naturopathy presses for transparency, you grab my attention! "A more transparent bottle", huh?
002. MD Benda and the JFP naturopathy manifesto FILLED with opacity:
002.a. so, in "Naturopathic Medicine: What Can Patients Expect?" (2005-12), MD Benda and his ND / NMD compatriots wrote, quite cryptically:
"Western medicine rarely takes into consideration the inherent organizing forces underlying known physiologic processes such as metabolism or tissue repair [really!]. Naturopathic medicine calls this primary principle the vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature."
Note: you can expect to be deceived! Because, if you read this blog regularly, you should recognize that this is the science-ejected 'essentially naturopathic' premise / context known as vitalism, coded -- because that is their MO. MD Benda, me thinkst you dost protest too much.
douche: be transparent, and then demand transparency! Otherwise, you are a hypocrite.
and the saying is 'old wine in new bottle', not 'new wine in an old bottle'. But, I guess that doesn't matter, if you support the reversal of all values.