Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Company Naturopathy Keeps: No Longer Covered in Oz Along With Other Woos

here, bad news for naturopathy and kind:

001. at, in "Homeopathy, Naturopathy Struck Off Private Insurance List" (2017-10-17), Sheshtyn Paola reports:

"as part of the Federal government’s overhaul of the private health insurance system, cover for some natural therapies will now be removed from all private health insurance products. The therapies that will no longer be covered include: Alexander technique, aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, Pilates, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, tai chi, and yoga. The government says that while consumers can still choose to access these services, they will no longer be able to claim benefits from their insurer from 1 April 2019. 'A review undertaken by the former Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer found there is no clear evidence demonstrating the efficacy of the listed natural therapies [...] removing coverage for the listed natural therapies will ensure taxpayer funds are expended appropriately and not directed to therapies lacking evidence' [...] it says in a statement"; 

hear, hear.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Naturopathic Medicine Week 2017: Bastyr's NMW Video Falsely Claiming Homeopathic Efficacy

here, typical naturopathic misrepresentation and opacity:

001. at YouTube, on the account Bastyr University, there's the video "Naturopathic Medicine Modalities Bastyr University" (2017-10-09) [save 2017-10-09]:


"[from the description] in honor of Naturopathic Medicine Week, Bastyr is focusing on 5 of the many modalities practiced by our students and naturopathic physicians. Our modalities reflect the diversity of our medicine in its wonderful ability to treat the root cause of disease [...]";

so there's a claim of 'getting at it.'  And you'd hope that that doesn't involve magic carpets, unicorn tears, and magic beans.

[from the video] homeopathy is practiced all over the world [...] we can pick a remedy that has a similar characteristic that not only helps the symptom it helps many other things like energy, well-being, mental clarity, all kinds of things like that [...]";

and so, a wacky 'of magic carpets, unicorn tears, and magic beans' supposed therapy, homeopathy, which Bastyr quite falsely terms "science-based".

"behavioral medicine [...] the patient as a whole being [...] mind, body, the physical and the spiritual, mental and emotional and so forth [...]";

now, the only thing I'll say about the supernatural is that Bastyr places it within the "science-based", and their ain't no bigger doctoral level fully accredited falsehood in terms of epistemology out there that I know of.  I fully respect people's freedom of belief, but when posed as a scientific fact, isn't that a kind of loss of freedom to believe or not?

"[and we're show the logo] vis medicactrix naturae [...]";

without explanation or contextualization.  And VMN is their vital force, falsely claimed as "science-based" when in fact a belief system.  See a pattern? Naturopathic medicine week: because you don't deserve to know, objectively, what is and what isn't true scientifically speaking and your freedom of belief doesn't matter to them.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Changelog 2017-10-10 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:

ND Boice;
ND Brown;

ND Hornyak;

NDs McCarter & Niedermeyer;

ND Reebs;
NDs Rodye & Udayakumar;

ND Zeff;
ND Zupa;
ND Zutz;

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Demystifying Naturopathy With Opacity: MUIH Dean via

here, an example of the 'typical shallow understanding' of a reporter concerning naturopathy's big ruse aka 'missing the big scoop that lands at your doorstep':

001. Pete Pichaske reports at in "MUIH Dean Demystifies Naturopathic Medicine" (2017-10-05) [2017 archived]: 

"next fall, the Maryland University of Integrative Health in North Laurel will open the Mid-Atlantic’s first school of naturopathic medicine, training its first professionals in this field of alternative medicine [...]"; 

would you trust your health to someone who claims anything is scientifically supported?  Even what's truly BOGUS? 

"what exactly is a naturopathic doctor, and what does one do? Elizabeth Pimentel, dean of the school and a naturopathic doctor herself, explains what patients need to know [...] naturopathic medicine focuses on prevention, treatment and whole-person health, according to Pimentel, and emphasizes the innate wisdom of the body and the healing power of nature [...] 'individuals’ inherent self-healing process' [...]";

well, what you ACTUALLY exactly need to know is that naturopathy is an unethical sectarian pseudoscience.  So it is exactly naturopathic to CODE their vitalistic premise HPN and then present that coding as EXACT.

"'both naturopathic doctors and conventionally trained doctors are grounded in the same biomedical sciences and Western understanding of disease, diagnosis and physical examination' Pimentel says [...]";

that's BULLSHIT.  For instance, that CODED vitalistic premise is science-ejected and its the CORE of naturopathy.  When the science-ejected and -exterior are falsely posed at the doctoral level as science, well, I don't think that's "SAME".  That is naturopathy's essential grift.

"'naturopathic doctors follow a therapeutic order that begins with the least invasive therapy first,' Pimentel explains [...]";

explains PARTLY because, within that TO is that science-ejected vitalism.  ND Pimentel is a 1995 ND graduate of Bastyr. Here EXACTLY is that science-ejected vitalism in that TO by way of the AANP [here] as written by both the ND founder of Bastyr and Bastyr ND graduate Snider. 

"treatment plans often include [...] homeopathic remedies [...]";

the cardinal sign of naturopathy's bogosity. H.L. Mencken would not be proud.  So much could have been talked about journalistically.  Instead, this is an ad.