001. at capecodtoday.com, we're told in "Cape Cod Naturopathic Doctor Celebrates State Licensure Bill" (2017-01-22):
"Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that offers licensure to naturopathic doctors (NDs) in Massachusetts. This licensure ensures the safe practice of naturopathic medicine in the Bay State [...] scientific rigor applied to the evaluation of empirically based nutritional, botanical, and other naturopathic treatments continues [...] naturopathic doctors are rigorously trained in post graduate, four-year, in-residence, regionally and nationally accredited naturopathic medical schools. Graduates pass psychometrically sound examinations prior to eligibility for licensure and require industry standard continuing education coursework [...]";
so, a bill, an assurance, supposed science vetting, supposed rigor, supposed soundness. HOW FALSE. Because, why oh why do we find, institutionalized within naturopathy, patently science-ejected junk like homeopathy. Homeopathy which, by the way, the article does not mention. Because we do not deserve to know, so we can then decided in an informed manner. Junk journalism.