Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Changelog 2014-10-01 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:

NDs Cronin, Cronin, Katz;

ND Handwerger;
ND Hokayem;

NDs Stevens, J.M., Stevens, J.;

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

NDs Burnett, M., Burnett, R., Miyagi, K.;

NDs Cronin, Cronin, Katz;

ND Hokayem;

002. video link and commentary:

002.a. Bastyr University states in "Living Naturally - How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help You" [saved 2014-10-01; my comments are in unquoted bold]:

"[by way of ND Lesnak (ND Bastyr 2012)]  Bastyr University [...] Bastyr Center For Natural Health [...]";

ah, yes: Bastyr incorporated.

"naturopathic medicine [...] it has been around for a long time [...] thousands and thousands of years ago people were practicing naturopathic medicine [...]";

 yes, thousands and thousands of years ago they also had it wrong.

"while still being able to treat the condition effectively [...with such things as] homeopathy [...] castor oil packs [...on the] abdomen [...] dry skin brushing [...]";  

ah, boutique distractions claimed as medically significant. 

"emunctory [...] ways out of the body [...] your fifth elimination organ is your emotional system [...] these organs [...] your skin and emotions are ways to get things out of the body [...] breathing release toxins [...cold water blasts in the shower] to maximize your detoxification processes [...]";

that's kind of a weird idea, for someone supposedly versed in basic medical science.  Emotions are NOT an organ, and not things in the way skin excretions are, and detoxification is a bogey-man NDs use to scare people into their care. 

"I'll get into a little more about nature's laws and that's what we need to follow to be healthy [...] there's a lot more philosophy behind that [...]"; 

ah, sectarian healing principles, abide by naturopathic healing principles or you can't be healthy!  In 002.c., I'll go BEHIND into the essentially naturopathic. 

"naturopathic training [...] we're trained in all of the basic sciences just like a medical doctor is [...] not only are we trained in the basic medical sciences [...but also things] in order to treat the person the way that they should be treated [...] docere, doctor as teacher [...] really explaining to you how your body works [...] back to that patient centered care [...]"; 

so, that science claim and that moral judgment against / damnation of modern medicine. That claim of 'expert in physiology'!  Yet, how is that so if something as simple as 'emotion' is wrongly labeled an organ?  Explain to me how the activities / functions of my organ known as my brain are an organ themselves!

"dis-ease [...] an allopathic doctor [...]";

illness is NOT uneasiness, only.  I can't stand the hyphenating of disease, as if then making you laugh and at ease is the simple solution to things going on you may in no way feel uneasy about!  And the reverse sectarian accusation, is if modern medicine is allopathic! 

"I don't take away someone's disease or someone's symptom, I'm adding health to the person, and adding health will bring balance to the body [...] I don't remove disease, I add things that can lead to health [...] by adding health [...]"; 

magical thinking?  Stupid?  Dangerous?  Discuss! 

"we're experts in primary care conditions [...]"; 

ah, that confidence worries me.
002.b. her bio page at Bastyr [let's first set the Bastyr connection of this recent Bastyr ND grad. now employed by Bastyr; and the above video is embedded on this page] states:

"Dr. Emily Lesnak is the chief resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where she supervises student physicians in the Department of Naturopathic Medicine [...] Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 2012 [...]";

so, quite of Bastyr.

"Dr. Lesnak also completed training in homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy and craniosacral therapy through Vital Integrative System [...]";

because there's no such thing as too many magic beans and unicorn tears in naturopathyland.

002.c. BEHIND the language of ND Lesnak, by way of Bastyr itself, no less:

ND Lesnak states in the video:

"I'm going to talk a little about the principles of naturopathic medicine which are very similar to the principles that medical doctors use [...the ] philosophy behind these principles [...] I believe in the healing power of nature [...] nature has certain laws that we need to live by in order to be healthy [] getting enough sleep [...] following nature's rules [...] the foundations of health [...] stimulate the healing power of nature [...] sunshine, another one of nature's laws."

let's unpack all that, because I'm not satisfied.  First of all, sectarian articles of faith are not laws, in the sense of science.  They are rules, surely, and if anything in naturopathyland is a sectarian article of faith, it is HPN.  But, we're not clearly told what it is in relation to science, and I find that to be a callous disregard for informed consent.

Bastyr states that HPN is the science ejected idea of a "vital force" while claiming that naturopathy is within what is "science-based" [here archived 2014 for that vitalism, here for that false science label].
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