001. Roberts, M. (ND CCNM) states, in the vimeo.com video "Is Naturopathic Medicine Based on Science?" (2015)[saved 2015-08-14]:
"[from the description] Dr. Melina Roberts answers the question 'is naturopathic medicine based on science?' [...from the video] Dr. Melina Roberts, ND. Science vs. Naturopathic Medicine? [...she asks] is naturopathic medicine based on science? Many critics claim that naturopathic medicine is not grounded in science [...] naturopathic medicine is the original medicine [...] it has held the test of time [...] whereas allopathic medicine has been around for maybe 100 years [...] our education as naturopathic doctors is heavily grounded in science. We learn the same basic sciences and diagnostic sciences as conventional doctors [...] most of our treatments are supported by solid research [...] there's a wealth of research [...] showing scientific basis and validity for naturopathic protocols [...] what we do is science-based and increasingly evidence based [...] the beauty of naturopathic medicine is that it combines traditional medicine and modern science in the understanding of how the body works [...] so yes, naturopathic medicine is definitely based on science."
that's QUITE definite CATEGORICAL language.
002. yet, at her practice in Ontario [that bio. page itself has 'homeo' on it 3 times], we've got, in "What is the Difference Between Naturopathic Doctors and Homeopathic Doctors?" (2015 archived):
"naturopathic doctors (NDs) are general practitioners of natural medicine. They are trained to treat ailments using clinical nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, physical medicine, lifestyle counseling and homeopathy [...] a naturopathic doctor would use any of the approaches listed above, including homeopathy, in their treatments."
why would a science-based practice use homeopathy AT ALL?? Yes, I know, rather low-hanging fruit to point out. But, that's the point. If something as hugely science-ejected as homeopathy is within what naturopathy claims is science-based, then in naturopathyland apparently ANYTHING is science.