Medicine, Science

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The past 30 years has seen an extraordinary increase in consumer demand for safe, effective and cost-effective natural healthcare. Naturopathic medicine has emerged as the health care profession best suited to meet this demand. Although it almost disappeared in the mid-twentieth century because of the popularity of drugs and surgery, naturopathic medicine now offers safe, effective natural therapies as a vital part of the health care systems of North America the twenty-first century.”

  That’s from the America Association of Naturopathic Physicians website (http://www.naturopathic.org) .  Sounds great doesn’t it?  Well it would be if it weren’t a crock of shit. Now I know what you’re saying.  ‘Hey, Bryan, these ancient remedies have been around since antiquity and have been “proven” to be effective.’   Well my answer to that is that the length of time something is in practice has no bearing on it’s effectiveness.  In other words, just because people claim it’s true doesn’t make it so when lacking sufficient any scientific evidence, especially when juxtaposed with contradicting evidence.   Continue reading

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