(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, July 8, 2012
Changelog 2012-07-08 and ND Video:
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:
"[host 1] your eyes, your tongue, even your finger nails may show signs that you have a major health problem [...host 2, Valerie Lego] it's a technique that's really been around for thousands of years [...]";
actually, the technique, specifically emphasized in the video as iridology but never named, is only about 200 years old.
"natural health stuff [...] naturopathic medicine is the diagnosis of
health conditions [...] and it's all by simply looking into your eyes
[...an iridology chart is shown] Kathryn Doran-Fisher is certified in
naturopathic medicine [...] she diagnoses clients
will all types of health issues [...shown storefront] Elder and Sage
Herbs and Natural Remedies [...] Dr. Kathryn Doran-Fisher, ND
[...iridology chart shown again and we're told] white spots on the nails
indicate too much sugar in the body [...iridology chart shown again and
the ND says, looking at the patient's nails] those moons have to do
with metabolism. So when we have moons on all of our fingernails, then
that is associated with a good, high metabolism [...host 2] the diagnosis?
Jenn has digestive problems which is causing a build-up of toxins in
her blood and clogging her lymph nodes, which is why she's so fatigued.
Doran-Fisher has the remedy [...]
naturopathic medicine is used in many ways even with cancer patients
however it should not be substituted for going to your doctor. It
should be used as a compliment [...]";
notice how many times 'diagnose' was used. And then a treatment protocol is shown.
Note: I've never heard of the school she attended. So, lets go to her web pages.
002.b. her web pages:
002.b1. in 'homepage' [vsc 2012-07-05] we're told:
"Elder & Sage is an herb and natural remedies shop offering products such as [...] supplements [...and]homeopathics [...]";
because 'natural' is better. Natural, like EMPTY homeopathy remedies.
Doran-Fisher, a board certified naturopathic doctor offers health
consultations and provides traditional naturopathic therapies on site.
Naturopathy (also known as naturopathic medicine or natural medicine) is
a health approach that focuses on natural remedies and the body's
ability to heal and maintain itself. The traditional naturopath focuses
on lifestyle changes that support the body's innate healing potential.
Dr. Kathryn is not a licensed medical doctor. Traditional naturopaths do not diagnose or treat diseases but concentrate on whole body wellness and facilitating the body healing itself. Traditional Naturopaths neither prescribe nor engage in the use of drugs, surgery or disease specific treatments or otherwise practice conventional medicine";
that's fascinating considering what you're shown in the video: diagnosis and treatment of illness / unwellness. How slimy.
"therapies and techniques used by traditional naturopaths include but are not limited to: herbs, homeopathics, aromatherapy, nutrition, iridology, and muscle response testing [applied kinesiology]";
"forms of assessment: below you will find more detailed descriptions of just a few of the forms of assessment offered from Dr. Kathryn [...] iridology: the iris of the eye is analyzed for colorations and markings that are associated with body system weaknesses. Sclerology: analyzing the sclera *whites* of the eyes to determine the most current and pressing health concerns. Facial analysis: analyzing the face, tongue, and hands to determine body system weaknesses and potential problems. Muscle response testing:
also known as kinesiology. Determining the body's nutritional needs and
product preferences by testing the body's responses to stimuli."
they don't diagnose or treat. They just assess what is wrong with you
and tell you want to do about it by selling products from their own
dispensary / store.