Thursday, October 27, 2016

Canada's Stop Nosodes!

here, two sides of a very lopsided issue:

001. on their homepage at, were' told:

"Stop Nosodes is a project of Bad Science Watch. We are an independent non-profit consumer protection watchdog and science advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by countering bad science [...] homeopaths and naturopaths who use homeopathy in their practice offer preparations called 'nosodes' that they claim, among other things, are capable of preventing infectious diseases. Using homeopathy for this purpose is known as 'homeoprophylaxis'. Some homeopaths even claim that nosodes can serve as effective replacements or alternatives to standard vaccinations. Currently there are over 179 different nosode products that have been approved for sale by Health Canada under the Natural Health Product Regulations. At least 82 of these contain nosodes being used for the prevention of diseases like influenza, pertussis, measles, and polio. However, the scientific evidence shows that people that choose a homeopathic alternative to standard vaccinations are not protected from infectious diseases. Even worse, because these products do not provide protection, relying on their use would actually increase the risk of contracting and spreading infectious diseases [...]";

but naturopaths are still living in fantasyland because... 

002. in the Naturocrit Podcast Episode 012d1 [s02e02d1] I cited from a just-published article by ND Zeff in the paper version of NDNR wherein he states [here's my transcript]: 

Zeff, J.L. (ND NCNM), who 'along with [ND] Pamela Snider is the author of the modern definition of naturopathic medicine', writes in 'Vaccines for Seniors' in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review [...and this is Zeff writing, I must emphasize] 'let us explore some of the literature on the subject […] so, there are 'naturopathic' alternatives to the vaccines, which are cheaper, effective, and carry no risk of harm. Why would anyone want to use vaccines, with their expense and potential for harm, when one could use these simple, effective, inexpensive, and harmless methods? [...] the vaccine may, in fact, increase the risk of death from the flu, increase the risk of contracting the flu rather than reducing the risk, and increase the risk of having a worse case of the flu […] here is what I recommend [...] specifically, I recommend the use of homeopathic nosodes and specific remedies to stimulate immunity, as opposed to vaccines. I have found them to be effective, and they are harmless - there is absolutely no potential for harm. I usually use the 200C potency, though there is new literature out of India suggesting that a 30C potency may be better [...] for shingles, specifically, I use Rhus tox homeopathically, as well as Herpes zoster nosode, 30C or 200C, as a preventive [...] the primary method I used to help restore and stabilize her platelet count was the homeopathic nosode of TDaP (200C)' [...]";

such burning nonsense!  NDNR is replete with nosodes.  Such as, based upon a search > nodode<:

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