[Mission emphasis: I do this continuous exercise to expose the inherent fraud that naturopathy is logically, academically, commercially, legislatively and clinically. Hugely misleading category labels such as "science based" and "evidence based" "nonsectarian" are being placed upon what truly is science-exterior and even more so disproven sectarian / quack nonsense! Then, the largest of betrayals toward the public occurs with highly orchestrated '.gov' endorsements of naturopaths as "licensed" and "professional." Beware, the naturopathic licensed falsehood racket marches on!]
the vitalism [science-ejected] claims of:
the College of Naturopathic Medicine UK;
to Appendix B.01.c.;
NDs Jobanputra, Rutledge;
NDs Kassam and Rauscher;
NDs Kimata, Portuondo, Taketa, Semanie;
ND Lee, J.;
ND Lee, M.;
Naturopathic Doctors Ontario;
to Appendix B.03.;
to Appendix B.04.b.;
NDs Nozari, Rahman, Sasson;
ND Nguyen, P.;
ND Nguyen, R.;
NDs Richmond, Tocher-Richmond, Vojtisek;
the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:
NDs Congdon and Standish;
to Appendix I.05.c.;
the Quebec Association of Naturopathic Medicine;
to Appendix I.03.;
NDs Shah and Singleton;
to Appendix I.05.o.;
the State of Washington's King County '.gov';
to Appendix I.03.;
to Appendix I.05.p.;
the 'vitalism is science-ejected' claims of:
McGill University Office for Science and Society;
to Appendix C.01.;
odds and ends:
a so poorly designed naturopathy study came out
in the Canadian Medical Association Journal
that perhaps the journal should rename itself
'the Canadian Medical Association Journal of Naturopathic Propaganda';
Australia is kicking out chiropractic from a university
for areas that offer more research promise:
"Professor John Dwyer, co-founder of the Friends of Science in Medicine
which has attacked rogue elements of the chiropractic profession,
said it was heartening to hear Macquarie wanted to abandon
'pseudo-scientific teachings' [...] 'we met with the university [...]
and suggested that a major tertiary institution should not
offer these courses,' Professor Dwyer said [...] modern chiropractic
courses are 'polluted' by thinking around correcting energy flows
[vitalism, spiritism as I call it...] 'we should be teaching students
that you need credible, scientific evidence and we,
at the Friends of Science in Medicine, don't believe
this course does that'".
Hear hear. Now if only NA naturopathy,
TCM, chiro. got a similar spanking!
002. video of the week link [not to pun]:
presenting a '.gov' endorsement of the false claim of 'science subset naturopathy' by former King County, Washington State Councilmember Bob Ferguson in "Councilmember Bob Ferguson's May 2012 e-News Video" [saved 2013-05-08]:.
#.govpseudoscience #endorsementofnaturopathyfalsescienceclaims #bobferguson #kingcountywashington.
who tells us in the video that he takes the bus to help the world and cares about carbon emissions...how nice. This video only introduces his e-newsletter without mentioning much, but we can get a sense of him from it My response: how about elevating consumer protection standards instead of participating in the naturopathy racket? How about being rigorous? Now, specific to naturopathy, he tells us in that e-newsletter titled "May 2012" [vsc 2013-05-08]:
"I recently had the pleasure of leading the Council in recognizing an important milestone for Bastyr University [...] the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder and namesake Dr. John B. Bastyr [...] a renowned Seattle-area naturopathic physician and a pioneer in the field of science-based natural medicine."
except, of course, the heart of naturopathy isn't science as a category at all. I know my naturopathy! And I also observe that politicians like publicity and rarely engage in due diligence. But, I'll add some right now.
Bastyr itself states in "About" [saved 2013-05-08]:
"Bastyr University [...] a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine [...aka] the natural health sciences with an emphasis on integrating mind, body, spirit and nature [...aka] natural medicine [...] 21st-century medicine."
now, some contextualizing: we have the OVERARCHING science claim upon such things as the supernatural [which is quite epistemically false], and keep in mind that for naturopathy "nature" is 'the healing power of nature' which is the science-ejected notion of life force / qi / prana / spirit. Again false. And those are facts: the science category that isn't science categorically, the natural that is supernatural.
now, here's the kicker: Bob Ferguson is now the Attorney General of Washington State and he tells us at that page:
"General Ferguson’s ongoing priorities are: [#1] protecting consumers and seniors against fraud by cracking down on powerful interests that don’t play by the rules."
oh, the irony. the humanity!