Monday, October 25, 2010

ND Recommends "Homeopathic Flu Prophylaxis" But Not Seasonal Flu Vaccination [what a surprise]

here, I cite from one of the articles by ND Pincott who is in British Columbia [see 001., below]:

001. Pincott, I. (ND NCNM 1984) states in "Questions For Your Naturopath" (2010-10-25)[vsc 2010-10-25]:

"Q. What is the best thing I can do to prevent H1N1 or other flus? A. Regular cleansing programs. Take a good probiotic regularly. Take cod liver oil daily. Take homeopathic flu prophylaxis from October until April of every year for you and your family. Limit sugar intake. Get 8 hours of sleep every night."

Note: the take-home message seems to be that this treatment protocol will be "best".  I'll comment on two things: "cleansing programs" are for detoxing imaginary toxins naturopaths continually warn us about; "homeopathic flu prophylaxis" is absurd as protection [prophylaxis; the function of vaccination, which actually works] since there isn't anything in a homeopathic remedy.  If your family members are at risk for flu (say very young, very old, or particularly compromised), this does not sound "best" yet it is stated in quite an absolute manner.  Now, a lot of people say 'oh, what's the harm so long as modern medical treatment is being used concurrently.'  But, ND Pincott in no manner advises here that which works best for the particularly vulnerable to prevent flu morbity and mortality: seasonal vaccination.  Horrid.

And nowhere is it disclosed that homeopathic treatment is placebo therapy.
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