NMW Week Round Up

This is the last day of Naturopathic Medicine Week (NMW). Here is a summary of some skeptical posts that came out this week. If you know of any more that I’ve missed, feel free to share the link in the comments.

CFI had a press release this week detailing NMW. They also posted an article in the National Post blog, discussing naturopathy in Canada.

Here at Skeptic North, Mitchell discussed the meaning (or lack thereof) of the word “natural”.

Naturocrit, in his unique way, provides context from CAND (Canada’s national naturopathy association) and CASS.

Finally, if you want to learn more about what Naturopaths in Canada are all about, just check out their ethics page…which has been blank since at least October.

This was a relatively uneventful week compared to Homeopathy Awareness Week. But as naturopaths use homeopathy in their practice, why not check out those articles as well?

Happy reading.

3 Responses to “NMW Week Round Up”

  1. Ian says:

    My MP stood in the House of Commons to make a statement defending NMW. I responded on my blog.

  2. Dr. Bob Ironic says:

    Wow, I got mention! Thanks, but moreso thanks for spending some ink and effort discussing naturopathy's absurdity.

    NDs have been hugely quiet, as you've likely noticed. The CASS NP item didn't apparently get a response from any ND / NMD organization [yet?]. The 2009-11-27 Walker response to Gavura at NP with its 'no, naturopathy is scientific and damn good science' claim was priceless.

    Per Naturocrit being "in his unique way," I stand guilty of mangling traditional formatting in oh-so-many-ways. Label me a "rogue blogger!" I've never sees something get some people so riled as my formatting. For those who feel the need to kvetch about such, just remember [even though I don't ramble or gamble]:

    "I'm a rambler, I'm a gambler, I'm a long way from home. And if you don't like it, well, leave me alone."

    Cheers.

    -r.c.

  3. Kimberly Hebert says:

    Oh, I kid because I love. :P

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