Thursday, November 13, 2014

thenaturedoctors.ca's 'Science Subset Homeopathy' Claim

here, I delve into the typical naturopathy absurdity: that homeopathy is effective, that science is supportive of homeopathy, by way of a Canadian practice with eight NDs and a dedicated homeopath:

001. the naturopathy practice account at Youtube TheNatureDoctors hosts the video "How Homeopathy Works" [vsc 2014-11-09; my comments are in unquoted bold] featuring the practice's homeopath Heather Cardona:
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"[from the description] Dr. Heather Cardona HD explains the fundamentals behind homeopathic medicine [...]";

well, the title of the video is a claim of homeopathy efficacy.  Which is bogus: homeopathy doesn't have an effect as scientifically studied, so it doesn't work and also, we know that it can't work in terms of plausibility.  "HD" is a doctor of magic beans, perhaps standing for 'highly deluded'?


"[...from the video] like cures like [...] 200 years ago [...] Hahnemann [...] the whole body [...] homeopathic preparation [...] diluted it again [...] on and on [...] ultradilutions [...] rhus tox cures poison ivy [...] and that's how homeopathy works";

so, another claim of effect.  Absurd: homeopathy doesn't work.

002. the NDs' practice at thenaturedoctors.ca:

002.a. currently, the NDs there are:


Bachewich (ND CCNM), Beatty (ND BINM), Campbell (ND CCNM),
Hembroff (ND CCNM), Leppelmann (ND CCNM), Morden (ND CCNM),
Storm (ND ?), Wiebe (ND CCNM) 
and homeopath Cardona from the video.

002.b. the science claims of the practice:

002.b1. there's "What is Homeopathy?" (archived 2014) which states:


"homeopathy is a system of therapeutics based on a natural scientific law, the 'law of similars,' a law as fundamental and unchanging as the laws of gravity and motion [...]";

actually, the law of similars is a sectarian science-unsupported doctrine akin to sympathetic magic.  Duh.

002.b2. there's "FAQ" (archived 2014) which states:


"a naturopathic doctor takes the same basic medical sciences as an MD [...]";

but then homeopathy and other junk over-arches this supposed 'base'.   And, then they're claimed as science, too.  So, if science is nonscience -- which is what ultimately happens -- then science as a category for naturopaths is in no way the same science of typical university-level science.  Duh.
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