001. statepress.com, Helena Wegner writes in "Jump-Start Your Healthcare Routine in Preparation for Flu Season" (2019-11-19):
so, nowhere in the article about "flu season" near the 'naturopath mention' do we get the best thing usually done to prevent flu in the population, a flu vaccine. Thought he article shows a vaccine administration, the naturopath part instead states:
"naturopathic Dr. Sayre Limburg from Journey Natural Medicine in Chandler treats patients through natural remedies focusing on healing the mind and the body. Limburg said her clinic treats the flu through the immune system. Unlike conventional medicine, Limburg focuses on treatments that include diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, herbs, acupuncture, chiropractic care and homeopathy. She will prescribe pharmaceuticals if it becomes necessary. 'I connect the mind and body in order to find optimal health for patients, not necessarily (only) treating a condition,' Limburg said. 'I treat the whole person.' Instead of traditional flu and cold medicines, Limburg finds unique alternatives that serve as treatment. Once already sick, she recommends 'warming socks.' First, get your feet warm with a hot shower. Second, put wet, cold socks on. Lastly, put a pair of dry wool socks over the wet socks. In the morning, Limburg said the symptoms will be gone. Another measure Limburg said students can take is by drinking a natural remedy every day called fire cider — a mixture of apple cider vinegar, white onion, horseradish, honey and cayenne. Fire cider can alleviate flu and cold symptoms and work as a preventative measure. 'Everybody is so different that no treatment plan is the same for any individual,' Limburg said [...]";
huh? so, natural remedies, and whatever it means to heal the mind and body / connect the mind and the body. Why is it that naturopaths claim to be wholistic but are always using the language of dualism? I think we're all walking around with a mind emanating from our brains in a unitary way. It's called biology. I take it that "her clinic treats the flu through the immune system [...] instead of" is not by way of a vaccine, which PREVENTS the flu through the immune system. What is actually implied here is that first you have to get the flu for the ND to then treat it. Not very wise. Not very preventative. Actually, for many populations...dangerous. As per "diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, herbs, acupuncture, chiropractic care and homeopathy", well, here's an observation: when all those things are presented basically as equals, and on the list is the bogus pharmacy knows as homeopathy and the bogus Chinese medievalism known as acupuncture, well, what does that say? And warming socks, of course, are silly and it is reckless to say that miraculously they cure. And PROVE TO ME that the "fire cider" is anything like the preventative effect of a flu vaccine that is tuned to the seasonal strain! And to then have every plan different, well, that may appeal to ego and boutique but actually we're much more similar than we are different. In biological terms... And it's interesting that everyone is so different but all those therapies are considered equals... And standard of care highly vetted medicine is posed as equal to her alternatives...otherwise, whey would they be offered "instead"? By the way, the article links directly to the ND's practice.