Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Changelog 2013-09-27 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:

[Mission emphasis: I do this continuous exercise to expose the inherent fraud that naturopathy is logically, academically, commercially, legislatively / politically and clinically.  Hugely misleading category labels such as "science based" and "evidence based" "nonsectarian" are being placed upon what truly is science-exterior and even more so disproven sectarian / quack nonsense!  Then, the largest of betrayals toward the public occurs with highly orchestrated '.gov' endorsements of naturopaths as "licensed" and "professional."  Beware, the naturopathic licensed falsehood racket marches on!]

001. added:

the vitalism [science-ejected subset naturopathy] claims of:

ND Allen;

the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians;
the National Center For Science Education;
to Appendix B.02.;

NDs Ballere, Delellis, Hook;
Bauer, Lieb, London;
to Appendix B.04.i.a.03.;

ND Bjorndal;
to Appendix B.05.i.a.04.;

ND Bower;
NDs Boyer, Ferreira, Kahrobaei, MacDonald;
to Appendix B.05.i.a.04.;
the California Naturopathic Doctors Association;

the Chiropractic Journal;
to Appendix B.04.b.;  

 ND Cannon;
to Appendix B.05.i.bb01.;

ND Coats;
ND Connors;
ND Cowan;
 to Appendix B.05.i.bbb.; 

ND Duggan;
 ND Ehrlich;
ND Frazer;
to Appendix B.05.i.bbbb00.;  

ND Grusecki;
to Appendix B.05.i.c.00.;

ND Hack;
NDs Henderson, Mitchell;
ND Hernandez;
NDs Herring, Hill, Rho;
[republished 2013-09-06]

ND Hinchey;
to Appendix B.05.i.c.03.

ND Horowitz;
to Appendix B.05.i.c.03.

NDs Ikeda, Procopio, Storm;
ND Jasper;
ND Johnston;
NDs Joyce and Marshall;
to Appendix B.05.i.c.04.;

ND Kinney;
to Appendix B.05.i.c.05.

ND LaForge;
ND Lee;
to Appendix B.05.i.d.00.;

ND McQuinn;
to Appendix B.05.i.d.02.;

ND Miller-Lane;
to Appendix B.05.i.d.03.

ND Mitchell;
to Appendix B.05.i.d.04.

to Appendix B.01.a.39.

the Northwest Territories Association of Naturopathic Doctors;
to Appendix B.03.

 ND Pitfield;
ND Parikh-Shah;
to Appendix B.05.i.f.

ND Shunney;
ND Smith;
to Appendix B.05.i.i.02.;

NDs Solowjew and Villeneuve;
ND Stewart;
to Appendix B.05.i.i.03.;

ND Thyr;
ND Tais;
to Appendix B.05.i.k.;

ND Van Gaver;
ND Willi;
ND Wrenshall;

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

 ND Calder;
ND Cannon;
to Appendix I.05.c.;

NDs FitzGerald, Hrkal, 
Markou, Silva;
to Appendix I.05.e.;

ND Jade;
ND Jasper;
NDs Joyce, Marshall;

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

at [and at],
MD Gorski wrote in 
is Now Quackery Week" [2013-09-13]:

"naturopathy is quackery [...] because it is [...] 
it is so diffuse and encompasses so many different forms of quackery [...]
there is no quackery that naturopathy does not credulously embrace [...]
naturopathy is a hodge-podge of quackery mixed 
with science-based modalities [...] quackery is 'integrated'
with science-based medicine [...] integrating quackery and
pseudoscience with real medicine does not elevate the
quackery and pseudoscience, but it does contaminate
the real medicine with quackery to no good benefit [...]
the Senate [...] resolution S.Res. 221  [...] it declares
that week Naturopathic Medicine Week, which is the
same thing as declaring it Quackery Week [...]
a hodge-podge of nearly every woo under the sun,
much of it based on prescientific vitalism and
humoral theory";

while AANP board member 
at HuffPo;

odds and ends:
the naturopathic clinic of NDs Graham and Bell
are gearing up for "Naturopathic Health Week" [2013-09-25]
and here we're not given any kind of transparent
description of naturopathy's essential vitalism
[aka typical deceptive opacity];
the Bothell-Reporter informs in
Textbook" [2013-09-03]:

"the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project (FNM) 
just received a $55,000 grant from the Lotte and John Hecht
Memorial Foundation, with the funds dispersed through
Bastyr University for the project [...] 'our goal in the FNM
project is to provide this generation of naturopathic medical
students a definitive source from which they can find and
learn the vital information they need to organize their thinking 
as naturopathic physicians,' said Pamela Snider, FNM executive
and senior editor and a Bastyr University alumna [...] the
project is a collaborative effort by the international naturopathic
medical community that began in 2006"';

Note: ND Snider is the coauthor, along with ND Zeff, 
of naturopathy's nonsense principles such as those now
endorsed by the State of Oregon.  I'm salivating, because
this will be so juicy -- nonsense by consensus!!!
at Skeptic North, we're warned in

"one thing is sure however, ask a naturopath for 
advice and your answer will lie at her cash register";
the British Medical Journal states
in "Homeopaths Without Borders Practice 
Exploitation Not Humanitarianism"[2013-09-17]:

"despite Homeopaths Without Borders’ claims 
to the contrary, 'homeopathic humanitarian help' 
is a contradiction in terms. Although providing food, 
water, and solace to people in areas affected by wars 
and natural disasters certainly constitutes valuable
humanitarian work, any homeopathic treatment 
deceives patients into thinking they are receiving 
real treatment when they are not. Furthermore,
training local people as homeopaths in affected
areas amounts to exploiting vulnerable people to
increase the reach of homeopathy. Much as an
opportunistic infection can take hold when a person’s
immune system is weakened, so Homeopaths 
Without Borders strikes when a country is weakened
by a disaster [...] homeopathy is neither helpful 
nor humanitarian, and to claim otherwise to the 
victims of disasters amounts to exploitation 
of those in need of genuine aid";

Note: hear, hear.  This has huge implications for naturopathy, 
which falsely claims that homeopathy is effective and scientific.
Licensed exploitation marches on.
Australia's Courier Mail states in

"[as reported by Kristin Shorten] iridology [...] the approach,
which sits within the realm of naturopathy and involves an
analysis of the eye's iris, is known as 'iridology and constitution'.
Naturopaths swear by the ancient diagnostic tool to determine
a client's constitution and glean vital information about their
health. The theory is that your health is predetermined, to an
extent, by the dominant shade of your iris [...] while the jury is
still out on the science, health experts say the findings are
compelling. Senior lecturer and researcher at the University
of South Australia Matthew Leach has practiced the technique.
 Dr Leach, who specializes in medicine and medical research [...]
said there's still a lot of debate about the evidence [...] 'I just 
don't think it's been tested effectively [...yet] you've got scientists
who say there's no evidence that it actually works' [...] naturopath
Cassie Mendoza-Jones of Elevate Vitality says iridology is
effective for surveying an individual's general health [...] 'it's
really effective in helping to see where there might be 
imbalances and where you can improve parts of your health'."

Note: yes within particularly Australian naturo., no not
ancient, not diagnostic, tested and found to be invalid
scientifically, bone-headed.  Now, "Dr." Leach is a naturopath,
in 1999."  That science subset naturopathy claim.  It is
quite disingenuous to pose him within his ND affiliation.

002. video link and commentary: 

FitzGerald, E. (ND CCNM), Hrkal, P. (ND CCNM), Markou, E. (ND CCNM), Silva, F. (ND CCNM) [for bio.s, click here]:

002.a. state in their video on naturopathy "Naturopathic Medicine - Purebalance Wellness Centre -":

"our naturopathic doctors at pureBalance Wellness Centre are highly trained and licensed in Ontario [...] [...] naturopathic medicine [...] blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine [...] living things have an innate ability to heal themselves [coded vitalism...] the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the natural healing power of the body [coded vitalism...] spiritual [supernaturalism...] principles of ideal health [...] acupuncture [junk...] homeopathy [junk...] principles of naturopathic medicine [...include] act in cooperation with the healing powers of nature [coded vitalism...] healing the body from inside [coded vitalism]";

Note: oh, the coded science-exterior vitalism that dare not speak its name!  The science-exterior supernaturalism!  All blended with science.  Therein NOT science [unless wine plus mud equals wine].  Yet, called [wait for it!]....

002.b. host the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors' video [here; vsc 2013-09-20] "Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors" [vsc 2013-09-20] that naturopathy is, categorically:

tags: #naturopathy #scienceclaim #sciencebasednaturalmedicine #CAND #falseepistemicpostures
 "science based natural medicine";

Note: ah, yes, the science based science exterior.  Highly trained?  In obvious epistemic nonsense.
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