[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 subset naturopathy] claims of:
NDs Charron and Rebellato;
to Appendix I.05.c.;
the Foundations Project;
to Appendix B.02.;
NDs Garrett and Garrett;
NDs Harpster, Kingsbury, Klippel, Martin;
the Naturopathic Medical Student Association;
to Appendix B.02.;
the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:
002. video of the week link [not to pun]:
Kaumeyer, J. (ND SCNM), of the Riordan Clinic in Wichita, Kansas, states in:
002.a. the video "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2012) [vsc 2013-07-26; my comments are in unquoted bold]:
tags: #codedvitalism #scienceclaim #homeoapthyefficacyclaim.
"people don't realize that they're not making informed decisions [...] you want to put the patient in their best interest [...] doctor as teacher [...] education is power [...] that empowerment [...] I spend a lot of time educating [...] most people don't realize what is good and what is bad [...] I try to educate all the time [...] I want patient's to be informed [...] you always want to be informed [...] I always say tell everything [...]";
so, information, education, and transparency are posed as important by the ND, in the sense of fiduciary duty, in the sense of empowerment, in the sense of honesty. And it is posed that by way of the ND good and bad will be discerned.
"what our medicine is based upon [...] following the six principles and the therapeutic order [...] these are our principles [...] the naturopathic principles [...] as a naturopathic doctor, these things are really engrained in you [...] making sure we're hitting all these principles [...#3] support the healing power of the body (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] I think we forget how powerful nature is and now amazing we are and that our bodies are meant to work properly. We want to support that mechanism [...] work with the individual's self-healing process [...] the body's natural attempt to heal itself [...] vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [...] this ordered and intelligent healing process [...] your body does heal [...] stimulate self healing [...]";
since there's no mention of life force of any kind, of the vitalism at the heart of naturopathy but so much talk in the video of 'your body and the body', I call foul. The principles and the therapeutic order are talked about enough for me to feel that vitalism is being deliberately avoided being mentioned. Ah, the vis, which is the vis no matter how coded. And it definitely isn't a mechanism. What slime.
"homeopathic medicine [...] I know it works [...] all the time [...]";
yeah. Except, of course, it doesn't work beyond placebo. So, if something as absurd as homeopathy is lauded by the ND, how trustworthy are her pronouncements on all her other therapeutic wonders?
"we are based on science [...and she speaks of] the biochemical [...] the physiological [...as] 'what a naturopath does' [...] naturopathic medicine [...] blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine [...] the education of naturopathic doctors, I always get asked this question [...] training: bachelor's degree with a minimum 3 years pre-medical sciences at a university [...] it's a doctorate program [...] very much like medical school, conventional allopathic or osteopathic medical school [...] the four main areas of training: #1 basic sciences [...] medicine is definitely an art, it's a science, but it's definitely an art [...]";
ah, the doctoral level science pose. When truly the science and science exterior are co-mingled and then inappropriately all labeled science. Somehow we're told that's the best of both worlds: yes, great knowledge and crap falsely labeled as all great is better than merely great knowledge properly labeled as 'having separated out the crap.'
002.b. on the web page "Jennifer Kaumeyer, N.D." [vsc 2013-07-27]:
"naturopathic medicine is effective in treating most health problems [...]";
that's quite a promise.
"Dr. Kaumeyer [...] received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona [...] because of her passion for nutrition and nutritional biochemistry, Dr. Kaumeyer fell in love with the naturopathic medicine philosophy [...]";
well, that's silly, because naturopathic philosophy is about figmentations like vital forces and spirits which has nothing to do with nutrition and biochemistry. And I know this because I've studied naturopathy for about twenty years.
"the six principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature – naturopathic medicine respects the innate intelligence of the human body to heal. Nature stimulates the physiological systems of the body to bring the organism into balance and equilibrium moving towards a state of optimal health [...] as a naturopath she utilizes the healing power of nature to restore the health of her clients [...] naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health [...] your body’s innate healing processes [...]";
ah, the healing context that dare not speak its science-exterior vitalistic essence: the nature that is the innate intelligence that is the healing power falsely posed as able to survive scientific scrutiny.
"naturopathic doctors are trained at accredited, four to five-year, post-graduate, medical institutions. The training consists of a comprehensive study of the conventional medical sciences [...and speaks of] the rigors of modern science [...] a principle objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient with current scientifically-proven information and clinically-valid therapeutics";
the science claim again.
"she is a member of several key professional organizations including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association [...]";
at these organizations, and her alma mater, you can distinctly find that vitalism belief set falsely posed as able to survive scientific scrutiny.