[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:
NDs Bast and Pronk;
ND Boyer to Appendix B.05.i.a.05.;
NDNR by way of ND Gilbert;
to Appendix B.04.b.;
the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine;
ND Van Gaver;
to Appendix I.05.p.;
002. video link and commentary:
002.a. Bastyr University's Center for Natural Health states in the video "Bastyr Center For Natural Health - Get The Care You Deserve" [vsc 2013-12-09]:
"what do you look for in a health care provider? A licensed professional [...] get the care you deserve.".
002.b. and that video reminded me of this recent post at the Seattle Post Intelligencer by Bastyr's Altman, L. (ND Bastyr 2011) who states, quite opaquely, in "What is an ND?"(2013-11-11)[vsc 2013-12-09]:
"the naturopathic principles include [...] trusting in the healing power of nature."
Note: and that's all you get, sadly. But, is this telling us TRULY what an ND is? I don't think so. We can do better than that unprofessional opacity. Because when you dig deeply into naturopathy's "principles", as this chapter indicates from "The Textbook of Natural Medicine" [3rd ed.], the coding "healing power of nature" stands for a science-exterior idea known as a "life force" [p.034]. That same old naturopathic opacity and manipulation by way of the Seattle Post Intelligencer! And Bastyr's founder, who edited the book that chapter came from, tells us that this "life force" IN FACT is a supernatural conception. Boy, people DESERVE -- as in the video's title, "get the care you deserve" -- to know that: the natural medicine that is supernatural and coding / disguising its central premises.