001. at imperialvalleynews.com, in “Governor Brown Announces Appointments” (2018-06-11) [2018 archived] we’re told:
“Myles Spar, 51, of Manhattan Beach, has been reappointed to the California Naturopathic Medicine Committee [CNMC], where he has served since 2014 [...he's] an integrative medicine consultant for the National Basketball Association since 2018 and an assistant professor at the University of Arizona and chief executive officer at Tack 180 Southern California Men’s Medical Group since 2016 [...and is] owner of Myles Spar M.D. Integrative Medicine and an integrative medicine physician at Anthony Mills MD Inc. since 2014, director of integrative medicine at the Venice Family Clinic’s Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center since 2002 and a clinical instructor of internal medicine and family medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine since 1998. He was medical director at the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine from 2009 to 2014 and senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2000 to 2001. Spar is chair of the American Board of Integrative Medicine Fellowship Committee and a member of Integrative Medicine for the Under-served, Consortium of Academic Medical Centers and the Society of General Internal Medicine. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and a Master of Public Health degree in health services from the University of California, Los Angeles [...]”
integrative, integrative, integrative. That mixing of...
002. his practice:
002.a. the good doctor's bio.:
002.b. his 2012 proponentry of medicine plus junk in “Off to Cuba” [2018 archived], which states:
"I leave today for Cuba, joining my mentors and colleagues including Andrew Weil, Victoria Maizes and Tieraona Low Dog on an adventure to explore integrative medicine in Cuba. We will be there for 1 week, based in Havana, seeing how resourceful people can be when they need to be. There is amazing primary care on the island – everyone is guaranteed access to care, and there is a real openness to utilize whatever healing methods are available, safe and efficacious. There is also a focus on preventive care that we lack in the United States [...] integrative medicine is about patient-centered care [...] utilizing whatever science-based tools that are appropriate from western medicine to nutrition, botanicals, exercise, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, energy medicine, stress management techniques";
so, as I read that there's this claim that things like homeopathy are science-based like things like exercise. Wacko. And of course, naturopathy claims science subset naturopathy subset homeopathy. Good bedfellows. Bad regularly standards.
003. the for years California naturopathy grift during MD Spar's watch. That CNMC, a subdivision of the California Department of Consumer Affairs, is naturopathic.ca.gov, and it has these pages up:
003.a. 2007's longstanding "Findings and Recommendations Regarding the Prescribing and Furnishing Authority of a Naturopathic Doctor Presented" [2018 archived]:
"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances [...like] all naturopathic doctors abide by the same six principles: [#1] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. The body is capable of healing itself. The role of the naturopathic doctor is to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery and to facilitate and augment this inherent natural tendency of the body [...] beginning with the August 2007 NPLEX Exam administration, the Part II - Core Clinical Science Series will be integrated into a single examination that will include homeopathy [...]";
and of course those principles include the science-exterior and the science-ejected HPN. Then all falsely labeled science-based and clinical science.
003.b. and 2007's longstanding and ironically labeled "A Consumer's Guide to Naturopathic Medicine" [2018 archived] which states:
"naturopathic medicine is a distinct and comprehensive system of primary health care that uses natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body’s self-healing process. It is distinguished by the principles on which its practice is based. These principles include: 1. The healing power of nature: naturopathic doctors (NDs) trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself [...with things like] homeopathic medicine [...]";
distinctly coded and miscategorized: the way of naturopathy and its proponents. Watch out for bullsh!t doctory, the bullsh!t artistry of naturopathy.