Friday, December 15, 2017

A New Packaging Ruse: The "Biological Medicine" of NDs Drobot and Thom

here, same old naturopathic labeling of 'not science as science', just a new absurd label:

 001. at Arizona's "The American Center for Biological Medicine" ISYN, Drobot, J. (ND NCNM) and Thom, D. (ND NCNM) state in "Biological Medicine in Scottsdale AZ" [2017 archived]:

"biological medicine [...] is essentially the science of healing [...] biological medicine is no new concept. It consists of theories, sciences, and practices that have been around (at least in ‘concept’) for thousands of years [...] each one of our medical professionals has a full understanding of the sciences [...including] our biological medicine in Scottsdale practices include (and exceed) the following: naturopathic medicine, conventional Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, orthomolecular medicine, ayurvedic medicine, physiotherapy, homeopathic medicine, herbalism, traditional detoxification protocols, dentistry, mind-body connection, philosophy, lymphatic drainage, electromagnetic stimulation, toxicology, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, reiki, touch therapy,  hydrotherapy, other physical therapies, and of course, technological therapies";

so, minimally, that's science subset naturopathy, homeopathy, reiki, therapeutic touch, TCM-acupuncture. What's wrong with that categorical label?

002. what's wrong:

002.a. being "biological" with them woos:

first of all, if "thousands" of years old then something is quite likely NOT scientific since science isn't that old.  They are not synonymous.  Now, biological is a specific modern science context that, quite PATENTLY, excludes naturopathy's / TCM's /  acupuncture's / homeopathy's / reiki's / therapeutic touch's primary concept: vitalism spiritism.  Duh: the vitalistic and supernatural are NOT science.  The NDs' alma mater, NUNM nowadays, states that science-ejected vitalism and that supernaturalism quite clearly as the basis of naturopathy.  And there too says they survive scientific scrutiny.  But that is false.  So, again as we see so often in a standard manner, naturopaths expanding the footprint of science into absurdity aka the naturopathillogical.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bastyr ND-Student Marilyn on Imposter Syndrome [Irony Alert!]

here, irony galore!  And the 'sad inside':

001. from the YouTube account "Talk Natural To Me", there's Marilyn who states in "IMPOSTER SYNDROME In Medical School" [her caps; saved 2017-12-11]:
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[tags: #NDstudent #impostersyndrome #pseudomedicalschool]
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"today I wanted to do a quick talk on imposter syndrome [...] when you feel like you don't have the qualifications for a certain situation and that you are a fraud and you're going to get found out at any moment [...] I've been going through this so much since I've been in medical school [...] I go through that all the time in medical school [...] weren't smart enough [...] didn't actually belong there [...] like I don't belong [...] I couldn't do it [...] I'm not smart enough to be in medical school [...] I've had a lot of breakdowns so far in my journey through medical school [...] I came straight from undergraduate school into medical school [...] coming to medical school [...]";

ah the joys...Bastyr, of course, is famous for claiming upon the science-exterior the label science, as all of naturopathy does.  And naturopathy school is not medical school because it is naturopathy school, preponderantly, because medicine is an applied science and naturopathy is a pseudoscience.

"you never know what's going on behind the curtains [...]";

oh yeah, Bastyr.  Catching them up in the net.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

National University of Health SCIENCES Recommends Homeopathy as "Most Powerful"

here, sheer fantasy posed as "most powerful" by an institution claiming "science":

001. at Facebook, there's NUHS pointing to an AANMC article (2017-12-07):
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002. that AANMC article, "The Ultimate Naturopathic Travel Kit" (2017-12-06), states:

"never leave home without these key items that will keep you healthy while you’re on the road [...such as] homeopathic remedies: 'homeopathy is one of the most powerful tools in naturopathic medicine because of its safe and gentle action on the body. I will usually bring either a pre-made kit that can be purchased online, or a few remedies on hand in case illness strikes,' Dr. Vassighi says [...and listed are] Arnica montana: traumas, bruises, soreness, aches; Arsenicum album: food poisoning scenarios involving diarrhea, vomiting, chilliness; Belladonna: high and sudden intense fevers. Dilated pupils, redness, heat with no sweating; Ferrum phosphoricum: high fevers with chills, rosy cheeks; may not act or feel acutely sick; Nux vomica: digestive upset due to overindulging in foods or alcohol; headaches, constipation; Aconitum napellus: any physical or emotional ailments from sudden fright or getting chilled; Cantharis: sunburns, UTIs with scalding and bloody drops of urine; Cocculus indicus: motion sickness, jet lag, time zone changes, insomnia; Ledum: insect bites or blunt trauma, relieved by cold application; Apis: insect bites, hives, allergic reactions; with swelling, redness and heat; relieved by cold [...]";

except homeopathy is sheer fantasy.  NOTHING has been shown, of necessary rigor, in terms of efficacy.  AND homeopathy is hugely implausible.  Homeopathy is as likely to keep you healthy as a magic carpet is as likely to keep you airborne.

003. the ND is Vassighi, whose practice page "Naturopathic Medicine" states homeopathy is her primary mode of treatment.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Changelog 2017-12-11 and ND Video

here, I summarize recent additions to my public naturopathy database.  I also link to an ND's video each changelog, quote from, and tag the video in some detail:

[Mission emphasis: I do this continuous exercise to expose the inherent fraud that naturopathy is logically, academically, commercially, legislatively / politically and clinically.  Hugely misleading category labels such as "science based" and "evidence based" "nonsectarian" are being placed upon what truly is science-exterior and even more so disproven sectarian / quack nonsense!  Then, the largest of betrayals toward the public occurs with highly orchestrated '.gov' endorsements of naturopaths as "licensed" and "professional."  Beware, the naturopathic licensed falsehood racket marches on!]

001. added:

the vitalism [science-ejected subset naturopathy] claims of:

the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians;

the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians'
Natural Medicine Journal;

the British Columbia Naturopathic Association;
the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians;
   
NDs Finley and Tecchio;
ND Firisin;
ND Frodermann;
to Appendix B.05.i.bbbb00.;

NDs Homkovics, Lee, Mitchell;
to Appendix B.05.i.c.03.;

Maryland University of Integrative Health;
to Appendix I.01.a4.1.;

ND Vassighi;

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

ND Frodermann;
ND Furtado;