here, I summarize this week's 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:
the vitalism of:
the science claims of:
the University of Washington to Appendix B.01.c.;
the Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians to Appendix B.03.;
NUHS to Appendix I.01.a6.;
002. video of the week link [not to pun]:
Illinois naturopath Tony Koufos in the approximately 30 minute video "Naturopath, Iridologist, Reflexologist, Dr." [vsc 2012-02-21; partial transcription is after the embed link]:
#tonykoufos #ionicfootbath #reflexology #iridology #urinetherapy #naturalhealing
#rifemachine #reflexologyboots #hitler'schiefsurgeongeneral #parasites #lifeforces
who states [my comments are in quote-less bold]:
"[from the description] Tony Koufos, ND [...will provide] information on naturopathic medicine treatments, alternative and complementary medicine and treatments for various diseases naturally with herbs, ionic foot baths to delete toxins, boots for pressure points and other modalities of natural methods of medicine for epilepsy, cancer, toxic illness etc. in Glendale Heights, Illinois, Homewood, Illinois and Lansing Illinois with Dr. Tony Koufos. Websites: Pathtonaturalhealth.com. Phone 630 637 8403 .219 696 5615. for info. or get info at Americantvproductions.com email: TonyKoufos@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org [...]";
yes, naturopathic medicine for DISEASES and ionic detox foot nonsense!
"[the video host Karon Gibson; KG] Dr. Tony Koufos [...is] a naturopath [...who will give today an] educational seminar on what he does as a naturopath doctor, on what he does as a reflexologist, on what he does as an iridologist [...]";
yes, three great woos: naturopathy reflexology, iridology!
"[TK, this is] how I got into natural healing [...] it started when I was about 6 years old [...] I was walking home from grade school [...] I fell off this fence and cut my leg [...] I went home and told my father [...] and my dad, with a forth grade education from Europe took me in the bathroom and had me urinate in a little cup and [on] a little cotton ball [he] dabbed it in that open wound and took three band-aids and taped it shut [instead of stitches...this was] a friendlier way to solve a problem [...for] solving health issues [...]";
wow. Simply WOW! Wait: yuk too.
"[TK] I got into natural health [...] natural healing [...] reflexology [...] which is acupressure on the feet and acupressure on the hands [...and] ear [...relating to] all the organs in the body [...] naturopathy [...] naturopathic studies [...] body electronics [...]";
I'm wondering what body electronics he's talking about? Perhaps Hulda Clark? Rife?
"iridology [...] this particular wonderful science. And its a science of the iris of the eye to see the neural reflexes to all the organs in the body. Organs and systems. And with that we can find out what's going on in the body. What organs are under stress [...and] cell health [...it's] a common science throughout the world [...]";
ye old 'it is science' bullshit.
"when we look into the iris of the eye [...] you can see that many things in the iris of the eye [...] I applied the reflexology aspect with the iridology [...] I would look in the eye and see a lung issue then I would go to the foot to relate it to the person, to push on the area of the lungs which would be right about here on the plantar part of the foot [...] in most cases that particular reflex would be sensitive [...and he also uses] tongue analysis [...and] facial analysis [...and treats with herbs in] megadose [...]";
"anything that I do is not new. Reflexology is in the physician's tomb in Egypt 2300 BC [...] nothing new under the sun [...] iridology has been around for centuries also [...and speaks of validation of iridology by way of] Hitler's chief surgeon general [...proving] the truth of iridology relating to the organs in the body [...]";
these are really NOT strong supports for this junk!
"when we read the iris of the eye we see how everything is doing [...] a lot of things that have kind of been touted as not being solvable or curable worldwide are [...addressed and cured] naturally [...like] epileptic fits";
quite a promise.
"[and he mentions] parasites [...and] constipation [...and] reabsorbing toxins [...through the] colon [...and] fresh and raw [food...for] enzymes [...and] life forces";
of course, this is NATUROPATHY after all.
"[for] reflexology [...] I have developed a compression apparatus [...] these boots [...] in ten minutes its equivalent to a full hour of hand work [...] and some interesting vibrators [...to improve] nerve and blood supply";
"[KG] you also have a Rife machine [...TK] yes [...to treat by] frequency [...KG] you also have an ionic foot bath that can take toxins out of your system [...TK] yes and that actually will help to draw out toxins [...for] a detox through the feet [...KG] this is natural healthcare";
Note: will I ever be able to TOP this video?