Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Changelog 2013-09-03 and ND Video

here, I summarize recent 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:


[Mission emphasis: I do this continuous exercise to expose the inherent fraud that naturopathy is logically, academically, commercially, legislatively / politically 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 moreso 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!]

001. added:

the vitalism [science-ejected subset naturopathy] claims of:


ND Aagenes, Hancock, Roush;
ND Abdelhamid;
NDs Adrian, Dawson, Ghazali,
McGee, Parmar, Parmar,
Sjovold, Willis;

NDs Dashiell, Herman, Trebilcock;
NDs Derry, Rodye, Udayakumar;
ND Dipasquale;ND Dillon;
NDs Doran, Ovens, Whimster;
ND Dorninger;
NDs Drost and Drost;
ND Ducharme;
NDs Edwards, Olson-Kuyper, Zieman;
ND Fasullo;
ND Frisch;

ND Rau;  
NDs Reid, Thammasouk;
ND Resendes;  
ND Richter;
ND Rizothanassis and Waldron;

 the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

NDs Allderdice, Gurevich, Hayes, Hayes, W.,
Karon-Flores, Kloos, Kuser, Larivee, Luchs,
Orscheln, Ramos, Wilkie;

NDs Beneda, Khosh, and Khosh;

the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine;
  
ND Everest; ND Figoski; 
ND Finkle; 
  
ND Holewa;

ND Lescheid;
NDs Logan and Smith;

the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians states;
the Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians;
the Wisconsin Naturopathic Physicians Association;

ND Tardik;
ND Truong; 

the University of Bridgeport;

the 'vitalism is science-ejected' claims of:


the Popular Science Monthly
 in "Claude Bernard"
[1914-06, vol. 84 no. 36;
ISSN 0161-7370;
see books.google.com]

"[Wilson, D.W. writes] the vitalistic theory had impeded,
at every step, the attempts to study living organisms 
[...eventually] psycho-chemical explanations substituted [p.569]";

this here 2013 and even before DNA was discovered as the
basis of live it was discarded!  Yes, 1914!

odds and ends: 

Michael Kruse writes at HuffPo in

"naturopaths are alternative medicine providers who present
themselves publicly as science-based health professionals.
However, naturopathy is actually a belief system based on the
pre-scientific belief in 'vitalism,' which proposes that there is 
a 'life force' or 'vital force' that can be shaped by 'naturopathic'
treatments [...] do naturopaths have what it takes to be primary
care doctors in Ontario? The evidence suggests quite strongly
that they do not [...] the claim by the OAND that naturopathy
offers 'scientifically proven' treatments is very dubious [...] 
the claims of equality between ND's and mainstream doctors 
to be completely without merit [...] even more worrisome is 
that due to the myriad conflicting therapeutic theories there is 
no standard of care in naturopathy. Is it a derangement of qi 
that is causing the rash or a sensitivity to wheat? Will 
homeopathic pills based on the 'like cures like' help manage
heart failure, or do we need to use an herb like digitalis
to counter it? There is no standard treatment for conditions
like diabetes or angina, it is up to the individual ND to
decide which treatment to offer -- or all of them";

Note: I would add this, as the diagnosis of naturopathy's knowledge
problems: the fact is that naturopathy erodes the
distinction that is scientific knowledge.  So, previous to
even a standard of care / treatment, naturopathy's epistemic
pathology has to be treated first!

002. video link and commentary:
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National University of Health Sciences [yes, science subset naturopathy and such!] states, by way of Edwards, L. (ND NCNM 1988), in "The Strengths of National University's ND Program" (2013-03)[vsc 2013-09-02]:
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[tags: #naturopathicscienceclaim #naturopathicphilosophy #NDEdwards #NUHS #nationaluniversityofhealthsciences]
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"[from the video, first in title] 'Dr. Louise Edwards, Naturopathic Medicine Faculty, National University of Health Sciences [x2...then] NU: defining the future of integrated health care [...and she states] National is really one of the best places to come to really learn [...] I started teaching in 2000 at Bastyr University [...] and taught at Southwest College as well [...] I started teaching here the first day that we opened the naturopathic program [...] Dr. Fraser Smith who runs out program [...hired her with the task] to ground it in traditional naturopathic philosophy [...] I teach in all of the philosophy, principle and clinical theory courses all the way from an introduction to naturopathic philosophy to case analysis and case management [...] at National I believe we have the strongest philosophy programs of any of the programs in any of the schools [...]  we have a lot of faculty who have been here for decades [...] our naturopathic core faculty is really strong [...] a fabulous group of people [...and mentions] Henry Lindlahr [...] integrative medicine has a number of definitions [...] knowing that all forms of medicine are appropriate at the appropriate times [...from the description] faculty member Louise Edwards, ND, highlights the unique strengths of the naturopathic medicine program at National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Edwards has been a leader in naturopathic medicine for over 25 years. She took the very first NPLEX exams, and was part of the successful push for licensure in several states. Learning from dynamic faculty who have a wealth of experience in the practice of naturopathic medicine is another reason to choose National University's ND degree program. For more information on NUHS' ND program, visit www.nuhs.edu or call 1-800-826-6285";
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Note: obviously, by way of the University's name and its contained naturopathy program, the claim is that naturopathy is science.  Now, you really can't get at the philosophy that she touches upon by way of NUHS web pages, as far as I know.  If you are interested in what is beneath this NUHS science veneer, then I recommend you visit her alma mater, NCNM instead, where you'll see their long-standing web page which blatantly states that naturopathy contains science-exterior belief requirements which then are falsely labeled able to survive scientific scrutiny.  And that NPLEX exam, to this day, falsely labels homeopathy "science."  And licensed falsehood marches on.
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