001. the AANP states in "American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Releases Statement on Individuals Purportedly Posing as Naturopathic Physicians" (2016-02)(2016 archived):
"the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) released the following statement regarding the February arrest of an 18-year-old teen in Florida accused of posing as a naturopathic physician: 'this scenario underscores the need for robust public awareness on the education, training, and scope of practice of licensed naturopathic physicians as well as the essential need for state regulation of licensed naturopathic physicians' [...]";
well, licensure ends up protecting naturopathic falsehood. Once you get to know their education etc....Because there's a lot of pseudoscience at the heart of naturopathy. Therein, 'we'll do the impersonating, thank you'.
"the AANP [...] support[s] the practice and science of naturopathic medicine administered by a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) [...]";
and here's a great AANP example of their pseudoscience. At naturopathic.org, AANP claims homeopathy is a "medicinal science" (2016 archived). Not. Not. Not. Fake medicine, therefore fake doctoring. So it's quite ironic that AANP doesn't like impostors...like themselves.
and AANP calls such things as homeopathy "safe, effective, and cost-effective natural health care" and that "regulating the practice of naturopathic medicine is an appropriate exercise of the states' regulatory power and protects the health, safety, and welfare of their citizens [...]";
except for the fact that once their falsehood is regulated, they themselves take care of complaints against them. And as I often say, absurdity has no problem with absurdity...
licensed falsehood marches on...