Saturday, January 26, 2013

Changelog 2013-01-26 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:

001. added:

the vitalism of:

ND Eriksen
ND Robinson

ND Zeff by way of
the Burton Goldberg Group
[a 1994 book, ISBN 0963633430, so old 
it doesn't have web or email contacts in its citations for naturo. org.s;
one of the oldest published
'naturopathic sectarian pseudoscience premise' sources
I've come across];

the science claims of:

ND Bothma;
NDs Bove, DeClemente, Maiella, Sayball;

NDs Cambell & Kennedy;
ND Campbell; ND Crawford;

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

NDs Chevalier & Featherstone; 

College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta

ND Dayal & McIntyre; 
ND Dunn; ND Derry; 

the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project 

ND Martin, H.A.; 
ND Moore; ND Meissner; 
ND Myers, D.; 

NDs Murray and Zeff 
by way of the Burton Goldberg Group
[the same 1994 book, ISBN 0963633430, 
that detailed naturopathy's science-ejected central premise]

the North American Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners 

NDs Sleggs & Verdouw; 
ND Trebilcock 

the 'vitalism is science-ejected' claim of:

Mark Hanson in 

the 'naturopathy is not science, is pseudoscience and / or quackery' claim of:

Jann Bellamy at 

Tom Flanagan in

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

002.a. 'ND' Jones of New Zealand tells us in the article "Naturopathy Satisfying Career Choice" (2013-01-16)[vsc 2013-01-24]:

"[via Karina Abadia] she studied a bachelor of health science (complementary medicine), an advanced diploma in naturopathy and an advanced diploma in herbal medicine [...from] South Pacific College of Natural Medicine [...] 2004 [...] at the initial consultation Ms Jones will administer a live blood analysis. She analyses a drop of blood under the microscope, enabling her to pinpoint such things as nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, allergies and dehydration [...] there are plenty of misconceptions out there, the most common being that naturopathy is not research-based, she says."

Note: so, there's a science-expertise claim [of a certain level], an alma mater, and "live blood analysis."

002.b. that article has the embedded video "Meet Annaliese Jones" [vsc 2013-01-15]:

#naturopathy #livebloodanalysis #detoxification #BHSc

"[from the description] 'meet Annaliese Jones Naturopath. Annaliese is a naturopath [I've termed her 'ND' here due to this label] and nutritionist in Mt Eden, Auckland. For more information, please visit her website [...] Annaliese Jones Naturopath, ND BHSc [...from the video, as the ND sits next to a blood analysis microscope] 'I have a diploma in naturopathy [...and] herbal medicine [...] and a bachelor of health science and complementary medicine [...] naturopathy is the use of natural medicines to increase somebody's health and to help to treat a range of different health conditions [...such as] acne, infertility [...] asthma [...] autoimmune diseases [...] we often will do diagnostic techniques as well, look at their blood [...] the results from the live blood analysis are instant, so we do that right in clinic.  We're actually looking at the blood, and the patient can look at the blood [...] its just a great way to see nutritional deficiencies, and overall health [...and also does] detoxification."

Note: there's the 'I'm a naturopath' label, the science-expertise claim, more life blood analysis, and detoxification.  Now, LBA is considered bunkum in terms of  such an overstated 'overall health' diagnostic.  And detoxification is quite-the-naturopathic gimmick.

002.c. her alma mater, South Pacific College of Natural Medicine tells us in:

002.c1. "Why Study with SPCNM?":

"we have a comprehensive science based curriculum that maintains traditions and philosophies of natural medicine [...] the knowledge and skills you are taught at the College are underpinned by the latest national and international research."

Note: yes, therein that wacko claim of science subset naturopathy subset science-exterior [like, say, homeopath and iridology, anyone?].

002.c2. in "What is Homeopathy?":

"homeopathy is a natural, safe system of medicine based on the idea of using very small doses of natural substances to stimulate the body’s ability to cure itself [...] homeopathy heals and strengthens the whole person, including the immune system and helps prevent future illness by finding and treating the root cause of disease rather than suppressing its symptoms."

Note: the most bunkum of bunkum? I believe posing fake problems that only you can solve is known as a racket.

002.c3. in "Bachelor of Natural Medicine Course Descriptions [...]" (also a briefer description here ):

"[we have bundled] Homeopathy, Iridology and Exercise [...] credits 15 [...] included will be homeopathy – laws and principles, dosage and acute prescribing/first aid [...] iridology – practices, relating iris signs to body systems; Exercise – the benefits, the different types of physical skills, and which types of exercises lead to which outcomes [...] applies a critical understanding of iridology as a secondary diagnostic aid [...] applies homeopathy in first aid situations [...] homeopathy: laws and principles [etc...] iridology [...]  the ten constitutions [...] sclera signs relationship to body systems."

Note: of course, exercise is quite scientifically supported.  But not the other two;
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