[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:
the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:
to Appendix I.05.i.;
to Appendix I.05.n.;
002. video link and commentary [smarm alert!]:
ND student Sasha Mattu, BINM class of 2015, states in "NWNPC 2014 - Sasha Mattu "The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" [saved 2014-04-30]:
[tags: #codedvitalism #smarm].
"vis medicatrix naturae, 'the healing power of nature' [...] a doctor, or a physician, or someone well educated to be sensitive to the role and importance of nature. And as naturopathic doctors, we are acknowledging, fully acknowledging we're extensions of nature ."
and that's all you get. That's unacceptable. At BINM, you CAN get a more transparent definition of this "nature" in "Natural Selections"(2008-10; vol. 1, iss. 1) which tells us: "we all have an innate ability to heal called the 'vital force'. When this force is weak you are susceptible to disease [...and the sidebar states that the] principles of naturopathic medicine [...include #3] vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [...] acupuncture stimulates your vital force and promotes drainage [...] homeopathic remedies will desensitize you to your allergen, relieve your symptoms, promote drainage, and stimulate your vital force." Ye old science-ejected vitalism, at the heart of naturopathy that they so often refuse to transparently communicate. So much for informed consent. Ironically, we're also told my Ms. Mattu:
"living in the information age, when there's more information that we can even handle, and we're not even sure of the sources [...] but to really, truly separate the substance from just style, in a discerning way [...an ND is] a member on one's team that will fight for your right to the truth."
yeah, sure. And we're also told:
"it's really important to understand that when you see a doctor of naturopathic medicine, that you're going to be in the presence of someone who has been in service of and surrendered deeply to these principles."
and that's what you call a sectarian obligation.