here, I stretch the limits of your absurdity meter by quoting from a recent AANP video [see 001., below]:
001. Yates, B. (ND NCNM 1994) states in the Youtube video "Beverly Yates, ND, on 'Sacramento & Co.' - Weight Loss Alternatives (January 5, 2011)" [vsc 2011-01-25]:
"[host] naturopathic doctor Beverly Yates shares how we can shed pounds and maintain a healthy weight the natural way [...] tell our audience what naturopathic medicine is [...Yates] naturopathic medicine is what I would consider to be best practices from medical science and the healing arts. It includes [...] food as your medicine [...] homeopathy [...] and the ever popular common sense."
Note: so, we're told "science" and "sense". And "homeopathy".
002. now, lets test those science and sense claims by going to a) the State of Oregon's '.gov' description of naturopathy [which the NDs wrote], which paralles b) the description naturopathy at Yates's alma mater NCNM [the seat of the ND revival]:
002.a. OBNM states in "Naturopathy":
"naturopathic Medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine [...] methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force [VF], respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [NHP...] naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing [...] based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease [...that] are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis [...#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [HPN-VMN...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force [LF]. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms,which are, in fact, an expression of the life force [LF] attempting to heal itself."
002.b. NCNM states in "Principles of Healing":
"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six principles of healing [...] principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease and are examined continually in light of scientific analysis [...they are] the distinguishing marks of the [supposed] profession: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [HPN-VNM...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force [LF]. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force [LF] attempting to heal itself."
002.c. what's in common, 'the essentially naturopathic', and what is NOT ABLE to pass scientific muster and is nonsensical to call science IN FACT:
002.c1. naturopathy's essential vitalism -- the VF, NHP, HPN-VMN, LF, VF junk -- is indeed HUGELY science-ejected:
explaining life processes vitalistically is like explaining fire phlogistically or the earth's shape planarly -- scientifically illiterate.
002.c2. homeopathy is indeed science-ejected.
is the science-ejected falsely labeled a scientific fact;
the absurd common science;
medicine based upon fairy dust;
commerce couched in false labels:
naturopathy -- and its 'reversal of all values'.
So beware. By the way, ND Yates is the "2010 National Media Spokesperson for American Association of Naturopathic Physicians" [saved 2011-01-27].