Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Terry Polevoy: Still "Skeptical on Naturopathy"

here, I cite from a recent opinion piece on naturopathy in the Ottawa Citizen by Terry Polevoy [see 001., below]:

001. MD Polevoy, "founder, www.quackerywatch.com", writes in "Skeptical on Naturopathy"(2014-04-15) [my comments are in unquoted bold]:

"[a recent] Citizen article contained not one word of skepticism about the nature of naturopathy [...]";

because, to follow the line of though regarding 'natural', it MUST be good.  Therefore, give it a free pass when it comes to a counterargument!



"naturopathy is largely based on pseudoscientific claims, providing a clinical diagnosis by using unproved diagnostic instruments or tests [and wacko treatments!...] the public needs to be protected from unscientific practices and dangers advanced by naturopaths [...]";
 
hear, hear.  Instead, what's happening is the opposite: states like Maryland recently partnering with naturopathy in licensing its falsehood.
Post a Comment