[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 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:
to Appendix B.02.;
NDS Cho, McCulloch, Sandilands;
NDs Clark, Mardian, Vok;
to Appendix B.05.i.bbb.;
NDs Edenberger, Kirwin, Westin-Garcia;
NDs Elgez, Shin, Yun;
to Appendix B.05.i.c.03.;
to Appendix B.05.i.c.03.;
Natural Medicine Journal;
to Appendix B.04.b.;
the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:
to Appendix I.05.J.;
Natural Standard @NaturalGrocery.com;
the 'vitalism is science-ejected' claims of:
to Appendix C.06.e.;
to Appendix C.02.;
002.a. ND Eggerston, H. (ND BINM) states in "Celebrating Naturopathic Medicine Week in Ottawa with Ottawa Naturopath Dr. Heather Eggleston, ND" [vsc 2013-11-06; my comments are in unquoted bold]:
[tags: #codedvitalism #scienceexpertiseclaim].
"[as a title in the video] Dr. Heather Eggleston, BSc, ND Naturopathic Doctor [...and she says] I'd like to share with you some of the reasons why I am so passionate about this profession [...] the principles [...] one of the big principles in naturopathic medicine is the healing power of nature [...] we have an innate capacity within ourselves to heal [...] once you understand how your body works [...there's] empowerment [...] a really empowering journey [...] drheathernd.ca, sagewellness.ca";.
and that's all you are told. I'm not satisfied with the shallowness of that definition. It is so incomplete that I find it misleading. You might even think that, since BSc is listed as a credential, that we are talking about things that are SCIENCE.
002.b. we're told at her "Guiding Principles" page:
that naturopathy is a "distinct form of health care" and of "the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic doctors work to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing ability of your body, mind and spirit and to prevent further disease from occurring. We identify and remove obstacles to recovery, facilitating and augmenting this ordered and intelligent healing ability."
still, complete transparency has not occurred and I don't feel empowered or that I UNDERSTAND. How is something distinct if it is coded? I do see the supernaturalism, as "spirit."
002.c. so lets go to her provincial chapter of the CAND, in Ottawa. Oh, there's no web page for that. So, lets go to the CAND itself, which represents all NDs in Canada of regulated stripe which states in “Questions: Naturopathic Treatments”:
“homeopathic remedies are minute dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal. Traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture. Based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways under the skin, Oriental medicine includes the use of Oriental herbs and acupuncture to regulate and release chi in order to bring the body into balance.”
ah, now I feel better. There's that old vitalism that is science-ejected and at the heart of naturopathy that dare not speak its name.
now, at the NDs own web page "Naturopathic Treatments" we're told:
"what we eat affects us on every level of our being; physically, mentally and emotionally. We truly are what we eat as the nutrients and vital force of that food integrates into our cells and becomes the vital force of our bodies."
that of course is FALSE in the sense that the science of nutrition, and biology in general, has DISPOSED of the idea of a vital force.
not very professional to pose this as "science", not very distinct to code it, not very scientific to be based on nonscience.