001. at thesunchronicle.com, we're told in "Also Up on Beacon Hill" (2016-06-19):
"License and Regulate Naturopathic Doctors (S 2235) - the Senate approved and sent to the House a bill that would create a state board to license and regulate naturopathic doctors. The measure requires that these doctors have extensive training in a naturopathic program at an approved naturopathic medical college. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians defines naturopathic doctors as 'primary care and specialty doctors who address the underlying cause of disease through effective, individualized natural therapies that integrate the healing powers of body, mind and spirit.' Supporters say the bill would ensure high-quality naturopathic care in the Bay State and protect the consumer from unqualified practitioners who claim to be naturopathic doctors. Opponents say that naturopathy is not a branch of medicine but rather a mix of nutritional advice, home remedies and discredited treatments. They argued that licensing these imposters will legitimize them and present a danger to unwitting patients. A similar measure was approved by the Legislature in 2013 but was vetoed by former Gov. Deval Patrick."
as if naturopaths have supernatural information. Wherein figmentations are medically relevant. And naturopathy thinks homeopathy is "high-quality". And that's quite a fake high-quality.