Monday, May 6, 2013

A Week of Weakness For Canada: Naturopathic Medicine Week 2013

here, it cite from a press release by the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors [CAND] promoting Naturopathic Medicine Week for 2013 [see 001., below]; then, I point out some inherent weaknesses in essential naturopathic thought, contents, and activity [see 002., below]:

001. CAND states in "Promoting Health and Preventing Disease Across Canada" (2013-05-06)[vsc 2013-05-06; my notes are in unquoted bold]:

"[from] Toronto, Ontario [...]";

I will refer specifically to Ontario naturopathic entities below, in 002.

"the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) is offering a great opportunity to discover the many benefits of naturopathic medicine and natural approaches to health promotion and disease prevention [...for] your health [...] preventing disease naturally [...] naturopathic doctors are primary health care practitioners and experts in naturopathic health care. All workshops and lectures are given by qualified naturopathic doctors, health care providers with a minimum of seven years' post-secondary education, including four years of full-time study at an accredited naturopathic institution [...]";

some marketing slogans and claims I will deal with in 003., below after 002., below.

"[and there's this offer:] for more information about naturopathic medicine, to review naturopathic position papers, to find out about the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, please visit www.cand.ca [...] the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Stuart Watson, toll-free in Canada 1.800.551.4381 / T 416.496.8633, swatson@cand.ca [...]";

sure enough we will and I invite people to ask them the hard questions.  Thanks for the invitation.

 Note: the picture associated with the press release includes Canadian provincial ND associations, ND schools and CAND.  This list is mirrored at CAND's site "Naturopathic Medicine Week May 6-12".

002. a quick look at naturopathy's so weak nonsense:

[aka let's "discover" / "find out about" naturopathy's "information" together, briefly; excuse the puns but they help me deal with the naturopathillogical]

002.a. via NDO:

002.a1. there's the overarching SCIENCE claim about the naturopathic in "NDO: Naturopathic Doctors Ontario" [saved 2013-05-06] wherein we're told:

"naturopathic training closely parallels medical training: three years of undergraduate pre-medical sciences, and a four year full-time clinical program in naturopathic medicine at a North American accredited college. This training prepares NDs for the challenges of primary care practice [...] science-based, safe and effective patient-centered care is at the heart of naturopathic care [...] naturopathic doctors are highly trained to use and combine these natural therapies [...including] homeopathy, Asian medicine and acupuncture."

002.a2. yet:

homeopathy and acupuncture are inherently science-ejected or science-unsupported in their premises and effect [placebo!] yet NDO lists those therapies [see here, p.029 ] as if, inherently, they are within that science category and actually legitimate AND all the while NDO tells us naturopathy is based upon a science-exterior "spirit/life-force".  Fascinating in its glaring stupid: the science that patently isn't science.


Note: if naturopathic science is actual college and university science then science is -- supposedly, according to naturopathy, at that level anything anyone wants science to be -- which to me is quite irrational and untrue.  Science is specifically something when compared to 'what is abjectly not science supported'.  Prepared?  No.  Brainwashed, yes.  This world: no.  Bizarro world, yes.

002.b. via CAND:

they tell us in this video it's all "science based."

002.c. via CCNM, "an accredited naturopathic institution":

tells us it's science based in this video.

003. so:
 
a great opportunity by qualified experts?  To trick the public academically, politically, clinically.

natural approaches / the natural / naturopathic health care?  Are / Is not what you think they are:  supernaturally focused and nonsensically labeled science.

and licensed falsehood marches on!
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