Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Paid Advertising of Ontario ND Oxbro

here, some musings on the science claims of ND Oxbro:

001. at, ND Oxbro writes in "Any Time is a Good Time to Visit a Naturopath" we're told [my comments are in unquoted bold]:

"naturopathy views disease as a process [...]";

well, if this is being claimed as unique to naturopathy, it's not.  In medicine this is termed pathophysiology.

"naturopathic doctor, Dr. Kimberly Oxbro, B.Sc., M.Sc., ND of Nova Health Naturopathic Center [...who] naturopathic doctor, Dr. Kimberly Oxbro, B.Sc., M.Sc., ND of Nova Health Naturopathic Center[...]";

I'm always fascinated with how much "Sc" bases are claimed.

 "naturopathic treatments that can be as effective as and safer than prescription drugs and surgery [...] modalities including nutrition assessment, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and intravenous therapy [...] a variety of natural medicines, diet, intravenous therapies and acupuncture [...]";

ah, efficacy. No mention here of homeopathy.  Well, we know the best studies of acupuncture show that it doesn't matter where you stick the needles or even if you stick the needles.  And an IV?  That's natural? 

"[and we're told of] educating patients [...and] disease prevention [...] to help prevent and treat a vast array of diseases and conditions, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, digestive problems, women’s health issues and chronic pain [...]";

there's a wide net.

"the philosophy behind naturopathy is to promote self-healing by treating the root of the problem with the belief that symptoms in one area often lead to dysfunction in other areas [...]";

ah, coded vitalism.  And, if one truly understood pathophysiology, then problems in the body are not so, let's say, contaminating.

"visit the website or [...] Facebook [...]";

let us.

002. ND Oxbro's practice [a 2008 graduate of likely CCNM a 2008 graduate of likely CCNM] tells us, in "Information":

"there are countless scientific studies and research articles showing the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine [...which includes] homeopathic medicine is just one of many therapies that NDs may use to treat conditions [...]"; 

that's a fascinating claim for an area whose centerpiece idea is science-exterior.  But, ND Oxbro fails to share that idea with us on her web practice pages.  And science subset homeopathy is an insane idea. 

003. ND Oxbro's Facebook:

there's a May 7 post of a face mapped to organs within the body which states "what's your skin telling you?  Skin inflammation like acne or redness can be reflective of your internal health.  Use this mface mapping method to decode what may be going on inisde your body."

that's imaginary anatomy and physiology.  And you want to help treat peoples' cancers and run IV lines into them?
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