Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Another Puff Piece on Naturopathy: WINK News Fort Myers, Florida and ND Spano

here, another silly promotional piece on naturopathy aka shallow journalism:

001. we're told in the very promotional and uncritical interview or advertisement by WINK News "Lee Physician Group: Naturopathy" (2015-06-30) [vsc 2015-06-30]:

"Fort Myers, Fla. Naturopathy is a new form of alternative medicine that combines modern science with the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and works with your medical doctor to treat a wide variety of conditions. Teresa Spano with Lee Physician Group tells us more about it and how it can affect our overall health."

not new.  Yes combined.  Yes coded vitalism.  Holistic junk.

002. at the ND's practice, who practices with an MD and uses the title "naturopathic consultant":

002.a. ND Spano is a UBCNM graduate according to her bio. page:

"Teresa Spano, is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, Connecticut where she received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine. Her four years of training included naturopathic philosophy, and the prevention and treatment of illnesses though natural remedies including homeopathy, nutrition, botanicals, mind-body medicine, among others. She also completed over 1200 hours of clinical shifts in areas such as general medicine, integrative oncology, physical medicine, classical homeopathy, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and first line therapy, a nutritional program. She has expanded her studies through continuing education focusing on functional medicine, detoxification, and UNDA treatments."

so there's the source of the falsehood, because it is UB that claims 'science subset naturopathy subset homeopathy.'

002.b. and of course we get the ND principles without the transparent communication of the underlying science-ejected vitalism at the heart of naturopathy, yet the page tells us naturopathy is a profession that is distinct.
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