Monday, August 28, 2017

Two Recent Naturopaths' Obits: NDs Fay and Groven

here, excepts from the rather short lives of two American naturopaths:

001., in "Tom Fay Dies at 64; Naturopathic Doctor to Thousands in North County" (2017-08-24), we're told:

"Thomas J. 'Tom' Fay, a naturopathic doctor [...who] earned a doctorate in 1998 at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona [...] an expert in naturopathic medicine [...] who dedicated the last two decades of his life to helping thousands of patients with acute and chronic conditions in North County, died Aug. 17 of natural causes, according to his family. He was 64 [...]"; 

isn't it a bitter irony when a naturopath dies of natural causes, and rather prematurely?

002., "Dr. Mark D. Groven, ND" (2017-08-18), we're told:

"on May 23, 2017, Dr. Mark D. Groven lost his battle against amyloidosis at age 62 [...who] received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 1991 [...]";

003. now, generally speaking:

naturopathy claims to be more-than / better-than / PLUS in terms of paltry conventional medicine.  And with all due respect to the deceased -- and I acknowledge the lack of clinical context here, yet -- their age-of-death is nothing remarkable.

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