001. at science20.com, which is Science 2.0, in "Is Naturopathic Medicine Safe And Effective? Leading Naturopathic Researchers Cannot Even Say" (2016-11-02) [2016 archived], former-ND Hermes writes:
"naturopaths claim to be 'science-based' [...and] love to claim that naturopathic medicine is safe and effective. Yet, naturopaths are known to practice using treatments that have been disproven and dangerous [...therefore] it is impossible to conclude that naturopathic medicine is anything but imbued with bad science [...]";
yup, there is the great rift and dissonance.
"a group of leading naturopathic researchers set out to evaluate naturopathy [...] using a sneaky methodology called 'whole systems research' [...] whole systems research was invented to study therapies that had already been discredited by rigorous randomized controlled trials [...] homeopathy and acupuncture are often studied in this framework because it more often than not brings positive results but at the expense of scientific validity [...] naturopaths studying their own quackery with quackery? [...]";
hear, hear. Science without the science...