(guerrilla-skeptical-musings upon the 'science subset nonscience' absurd meme known as naturopathy / naturopathic medicine / natural medicine aka 'the naturoPATHillogical'; all episodes of The Naturocrit Podcast can be found at http://naturocrit.podbean.com/ )
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Changelog 2012-05-20 and ND Video
here, I summarize this week's additions to my public naturopathy database. I also link to an ND's video each changelog, quote from, and tag the video in some detail:
"I'm Senator Tom Harkin [...speaking about] AANP's federal legislative initiative [this 2012...whereby NDs] educate your members of Congress on the benefits of naturopathic medicine for both our physical health and our fiscal health [...]";
Harkin is regarded as quite the defender of the supplement industry and its loopholes. Now, NDs have a tenet 'doctor as teacher.' But, in order to educate you have to be knowledgeable. What do NDs know? Well, absurdly, they claim that science-ejected ideas are scientific when hugely / patently they are not. They miseducate after being miseducated. And I wonder, how does a system based on a metaphysical figmentation benefit us PHYSICALLY, and if their treatments are bogus [like colonics, homeopathy, acupuncture, iridology, and the like] How does that benefit us fiscally? It benefits them, for sure.
"the Affordable Care Act includes my amendment [...] a nondiscrimination clause to protect naturopathic physicians regarding participation in a health plan [...] this will insure that insurance companies cannot exclude NDs and other allied health professionals from practicing under the capacity of their training and licensure [...]";
and so, nonsense [NDs education, training, claims] gets sheltered. We've seen this in Oregon, wherein NDs legislated FALSEHOOD.
"as naturopathic physicians know all to well, we don't have a healthcare system in America, we have a sick care system [...] we spend peanuts on prevention. This is absurd and it's unsustainable [...and speaks of] a genuine wellness society [...] NDs and integrative medicine can and must play a very big role in this transformation [...] an expanded role for NDs [...their] sharp emphasis on wellness and prevention [...their] pragmatism in taking full advantage of the very best available therapies [...]";
the IRONY is killing me. In finding fault with the current healthcare system, we should embrace NONSENSE? Like naturopathy's homeopathy? Let's DO get genuine and talk about what's unsustainable: naturopathy is a patent pseudoscience [in their own words, they pose what isn't science as science, it's completely disingenuous]. Pragmatism? Best therapies? Pragmatically speaking naturopathy's claims are quite bogus. E.g., they laud homeopathy as POWERFUL, yet it is completely placebo!!!