Thursday, May 14, 2015

ND Furtado Employs "The Toxin Bogeyman"

here, I quote from an ND who scares readers with the myth that they are toxin-filled aka "The Toxin Bogeyman" [see 001., below]; then, I quote from the longstanding Wikipedia entry on such [see 002., below]:

001. ND Furtado writes in "Good Stuff In... Bad Stuff Out..." (2015-05-14):

"naturopathic medicine offers a multitude of approaches and variations of detoxification programs [...] naturopathic physicians rely on an in depth health history to tailor a detoxification program that is best suited to your needs [...] purification [...] clinical detoxification [...] the ability to detoxify and get rid of unwanted materials is a big part of what keeps a person healthy.  A number of toxins (heavy metals, solvents, food additives and preservatives, pesticides, microbial toxins, hormonal byproducts, other breakdown products of protein metabolism) are known to cause or contribute to significant health problems [...] among the multitudes of practices, five of the most basic approaches are: detoxification diet [...a] detoxification protocol supported by herbs and vitamins [...and] wet sheet wraps, sweat lodges, massage, acupuncture, smudging, castor oil packs, enemas, colonics, contrast hydrotherapy, peat baths, etc…) [...] for a doctor-supervised, weekend away to learn more about detoxification, consider to register for the Healthy Detoxification Weekend Retreat on July 24-26, 2015";

really.  Ka-ching.

002. yet, at, we're warned:

"mainstream medicine continues to produce evidence that the field is unscientific and anachronistic."

sounds like naturopathy to me.

Note: I also highly recommend Scott Gavura's, of Science-Based Pharmacy, post at, "The Detox Scam: How to Spot It, and How to Avoid It".
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