Sunday, May 20, 2012

Changelog 2012-05-20 and ND Video

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:

001. added:

the vitalism of:

ND Cressman, A.;
ND Cressman, C. & ND Hirji;

ND Jangaard, H., ND Jangaard, R.;
ND Jones, D.D.

the science claims of:

ND Aberle & ND Oppitz;
ND Andre; 
ND Aberdour & ND Lin;
ND Andrews, S.;
ND Arbour; ND Aresco; 
ND Abrams, M.; ND Au & ND Barker;
ND Ayoubzadeh; ND Ashney, 
ND Axelrod, ND Hudson, 
ND Meager-Benson, ND Raydon, ND Skinner

ND Fabbro; 
ND Fabricius;
ND Farshchian and NDYoung;
ND FitzGerald, ND Hrkal, 
ND Markou, ND Silva

ND Greenspan, J.; 
ND Gagliardi; ND Gerber;
ND Grieder; ND Gryner [candidate];
to Appendix I.05.f.;

ND Wright;
ND Wong, B.;
ND Weeks;
ND Takashima; 
to Appendix I.05.p.;

ND Bolliger, ND Leong, ND Sidhu, ND Somody;
ND Bothma;
to Appendix I.05.b.;

the 'homeopathy is science-ejected' claim of:

the Vancouver Sun 

002. video of the week link [not to pun]:

[special guest!] Senator Tom Harkin [who is not an ND] states in "Naturopathic Physicians Provide Wellness to Americans" [vsc 2012-05-17; my comments are in unquoted bold]:

#senatorkarkin #pseudoscienceproponentry #naturopathic #naturopathy #reversalofvalues
"I'm Senator Tom Harkin [...speaking about] AANP's federal legislative initiative [this 2012...whereby NDs] educate your members of Congress on the benefits of naturopathic medicine for both our physical health and our fiscal health [...]";

Harkin is regarded as quite the defender of the supplement industry and its loopholes.  Now, NDs have a tenet 'doctor as teacher.'  But, in order to educate you have to be knowledgeable.  What do NDs know?  Well, absurdly, they claim that science-ejected ideas are scientific when hugely / patently they are not.  They miseducate after being miseducated.  And I wonder, how does a system based on a metaphysical figmentation benefit us PHYSICALLY, and if their treatments are bogus [like colonics, homeopathy, acupuncture, iridology, and the like]  How does that benefit us fiscally?  It benefits them, for sure.

"the Affordable Care Act includes my amendment [...] a nondiscrimination clause to protect naturopathic physicians regarding participation in a health plan [...] this will insure that insurance companies cannot exclude NDs and other allied health professionals from practicing under the capacity of their training and licensure [...]";

and so, nonsense [NDs education, training, claims] gets sheltered.  We've seen this in Oregon, wherein NDs legislated FALSEHOOD.

"as naturopathic physicians know all to well, we don't have a healthcare system in America, we have a sick care system [...] we spend peanuts on prevention.  This is absurd and it's unsustainable [...and speaks of] a genuine wellness society [...] NDs and integrative medicine can and must play a very big role in this transformation [...] an expanded role for NDs [...their] sharp emphasis on wellness and prevention [...their] pragmatism in taking full advantage of the very best available therapies [...]";

the IRONY is killing me.  In finding fault with the current healthcare system, we should embrace NONSENSE?  Like naturopathy's homeopathy?   Let's DO get genuine and talk about what's unsustainable: naturopathy is a patent pseudoscience [in their own words, they pose what isn't science as science, it's completely disingenuous].  Pragmatism?   Best therapies?   Pragmatically speaking naturopathy's claims are quite bogus.  E.g., they laud homeopathy as POWERFUL, yet it is completely placebo!!!
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