All Posts Tagged With "naturopathy"

Alberta Government Supports CAM

Alberta Government Supports CAM

28 July 2012 by John Underhay

The Alberta government is moving in a very dangerous direction in health care. Two recent announcements indicate support for both Naturopathy and Chiropractic. Chiropractic On July 7, 2012 the National Post reported that chiropractic treatment will be subsidized for seniors. Health minister Fred Horne said the government had budgeted $7-million to give elderly citizens access […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

24 June 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Soldier’s mystery illness solved in 15 minutes It’s been a while since I’ve posted a case of woovertising. This one plugs a naturopath by telling the story of a man suffering chronic pain. The naturopath figured out he had worms by […]

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Paging Health Canada – Part 2

26 March 2012 by Kim Hebert

Pictured: Health consumers For background, see Part 1. The company I’m going to talk about is called “Bell Lifestyle Products” and I will use this example to demonstrate the uselessness of Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Database. The BLP “About Us” page is a testimonial by one of the owners summarizing anecdotal reports for their […]

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Naturopathy: Science-based or not?

01 October 2011 by Kim Hebert

(Photo by monkeywing.) Pictured: An actual homeopathic remedy. I am not kidding. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has drawn criticism recently for their bizarrely-worded policy proposal regarding alternative medicine, most notably from the Canadian Medical Association (general organization feedback here). Common concerns were that the policy is insufficiently objective and science-based, […]

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Posted in Alberta, Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Canada, Health16 Comments

Naturopathy Education in Canada

Naturopathy Education in Canada

06 September 2011 by John Underhay

  According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (ND), there are approximately 1500 NDs practising in Canada. The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) is the accreditation body for NDs and lists the following schools: The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (New Westminster, British Columbia) The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto, Ontario) The […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada123 Comments

Old Wine, New Bottles – July, 2011

Old Wine, New Bottles – July, 2011

02 July 2011 by Erik Davis

Five of our skeptical best from Julys past… Canada AM Goes Wylde Kim makes the mistake of watching morning television, and gets a hazing in the glorious nonsense that is Bryce Wylde. It wouldn’t be their last encounter, but she never watched TV before primetime again. Defender of Science-Based Medicine Sued Scott tells us how […]

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Bankers, Buyouts & Billionaires: Why Big Herba’s Research Deficit Isn’t About The Money

Bankers, Buyouts & Billionaires: Why Big Herba’s Research Deficit Isn’t About The Money

28 February 2011 by Erik Davis

It’s a scene from the blogosphere that’s become all too familiar.  A skeptic challenges a natural health product for the lack of an evidentiary base.  A proponent of that product responds that the skeptic has made a logical error – an absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, and in such a scenario it’s not […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Health Policy, Skepticism16 Comments

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

13 February 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. Here are your Fails and Wins this week. Brushing your teeth with soap John sent in this Fail from Dr. Gifford-Jones. He’s a writer we’ve had turn up in the Fails a few times. This article recommends that you ditch your toothpaste and brush with soap. The evidence? Some smart guy told him […]

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Health Canada Approves…for November 3rd

Health Canada Approves…for November 3rd

03 November 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. I took a brief hiatus last week to finish up my series on magical thinking, but am back in the saddle and ready to discuss the results from our latest poll: A not-quite-filibuster-proof […]

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Health Canada Approves…for October 20th

Health Canada Approves…for October 20th

20 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. I guess I wasn’t fooling anyone.  Fact is, I had eaten some particularly delicious toro the night before and thought, “now this should be […]

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