Friday, February 21, 2014

Changelog 2014-02-21 and ND Video's from TEDx [ISYN]

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:

Natural Medicine Journal
ND Johnson

ND Knee

MD Pelletier

the State of Oregon 

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

ND Johnson 

ND McCoy, ND Wilson

002. video link and commentary:

There's the 2013 TEDx videos of both NDs' Espinosa and Lichtenstein:

002.a. ND Espinosa in "Cancer and Men -- Natural Medicine and How it Fits In: Geo Espinosa at TEDxCapeMay 2013":

So, there's this "ND" and label "natural medicine", which I'll argue is ITSELF pseudoscience.

ND Espinosa is employed by New York University, where we're told in "Naturopathy" to be VERY wary of naturopaths' claims though they employ one as an oncologist.

002.b. ND Lichtenstein in "Breathing Into Life: Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB at TEDxSeattle":

Lets get a little more transparent about the ND. 

Bastyr University tells us in "Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND, BCB":

"ND from Bastyr University in 1995 [...] Chair of Homeopathy Department, School of Naturopathic Medicine [...] Dr. Lichtenstein's main passions are homeopathy and psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body medicine). He has studied and trained in [...] energetic bodywork (craniosacral, orthobionomy, Thai yoga therapy and reflexology)."

Here's a video of ND Lichtenstein promoting the science-ejected ideas known as vitalism.

Fascinating credentials and activities of interest for a TEDx speaker!

002.c. ironically, TEDx has a policy on pseudoscience. In "A Letter to the TEDx Community on TEDx and Bad Science" (2012), Lara Stein, TEDx Director and Emily McManus, Editor wrote:

"the letter below [...] focuses on 3 areas [...] a short definition of bad science / pseudoscience [...] common warning signs of bad science and health hoaxes [...] topics to watch out for, because in the past they have attracted bad science to TEDx events [...]  as a member of the community, if you do come across a talk on the TEDx YouTube channel or at a future event that you feel is presenting bad science or pseudoscience, please let us know. ;

really.  And this was written BEFORE the NDs' talks, apparently.  Now, specifically, it is possible that the contents of the talks embedded above aren't pseudoscience or bad science.  But, the ND area or credential itself, in terms of epistemology, IMHO, is.  So there may be only a SINGLE degree of separation here between TEDx and pseudoscience.
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