Are Naturopathic Doctors Quacks?

I’ve been meaning to upload this video for a while, and I figured what better time than now to top off Naturopathic Medicine Week. Please understand that I am by no means bashing anyones credentials or certifications. My goal is only to stress that not all “Naturopathic Doctors” are alike and, since we aren’t licensed federally, verifying licenses and education is important; as well as familiarizing yourself with your states laws and regulations. Glad to have you and hope you enjoy!

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  1. Victor Victorious on March 24, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Long introduction

  2. William Gray Allen on March 24, 2021 at 12:02 am

    My favorite part of this video is that adorable little dog, hopefully we see more
    of him in future vids 😉

  3. ACURA4LIFE on March 24, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Someone in the Doctoral program is being misleading to the Public..

    Tyson you’re misleading the viewers because you highlight: “does not restrict” on this california legal document.. and you state that anyone can call themselves a “Naturopath, a Naturopathic Practitioner or a Traditional Naturopathic Practitioner” YET california law continues with “by persons who are educated and trained as any of the following” so your interpreting it on the basis of an Eisegesis that was indoctrinated to you by Bastyr saying that unless your from the qualified naturopathic Medical schools you can’t be considered naturopathic or accredited..

    “Naturopathy and Naturopathic Medicine are two different things” -as told by many!

    Naturopathic Medicine is a new system that is different from Naturopathy. The founder of Naturopathy- Benedict Lust, ND provided what Naturopathy is which is in essence drugless modalities “without pharm Drugs or Surgery” as Dr Lust himself stated various times.. what we see here is a disservice to rob the practice, title, and service from those whom are loyal to Dr Lust drugless system of healing known as Naturopathy.. NMD are confusing things by using the titles and adding drugs and minor surgery and removing people whom practice Naturopathy (only)

  4. Richard Monroe on March 24, 2021 at 12:13 am

    You observed patient being treated by naturallpath? Sounds illegal

  5. Talk Natural To Me on March 24, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Great video Tyson!

  6. Ryan on March 24, 2021 at 12:21 am

    55 seconds of you walking your dog. Please delete your channel, thanks!

  7. Timothy Hertzberg on March 24, 2021 at 12:31 am

    CNME schools are NOT Naturopathic!
    Naturopathic titles and education are very clearly described by the doctor who purchased the term naturopathy, Benedict Lust. Early on in response to naturopaths claiming to perform surgery and prescribe Materia Medica (pharmaceuticals), Dr. Benedict Lust and other pioneering naturopaths sought to define naturopathy once for all. The following is a quote from Dr. Teresa M. Schippell, considered the “guardian of the naturopathic philosophy” and right hand political spokesperson for Dr. Benedict Lust.

    “The situation covering the correct definition of Naturopathy comes down to this: there is in the archives of the United States, in the Congressional Record, a complete description of just what this healing art embraces. This definition was not thrown together for expediency—it was not conceived as a cloak to permit Naturopaths to be under-cover medical men and surgeons. It was carefully and painstakingly worked out by the Naturopathic pioneers of this country who had but one desire—to set forth the limits of Naturopath, based on its true principles and philosophy. These Naturopathic pioneers worked many weeks to bring the wording down to simple and understandable language, before the manuscript was finally turned over to the Honorable Katherine G. Langley, a member of the House of Representatives, to be presented to the people of the United States as a finished and complete pronouncement of the scope and limits of this centuries old healing art. That definition has never been improved— and it never will be.”
    March 1953

    This congressional law, signed by President Coolidge in 1929, clearly states the intentions and scope of practice of naturopathic practitioners. If that wasn’t enough, Dr. Lust amended the bill twice to further define the academic requirements, credentialing, and proclaim in the scope of practice which includes that naturopathy does not contemplate the use of drugs and surgery by the practitioners.

    “Naturopathy does not contemplate drugs and surgical operations, nor is it within the scope of the science of their practice” (Congresswoman Langley, 1931)

    1929 – Naturopathy, as a branch of medicine, was formalized by the 1929 Act of Congress (Cahp. 352 @ 1326, 5.3936. Public No. 831 [also found as 45 St. ≥ Report #2432 of January 30, 1930, H.R. 12169 of May 1930 and January 28, 1931)
    The last amendment for naturopathy was on February 7, 1931. This amendment very clearly states the appropriate titles for those practicing naturopathic healthcare.
    Congressional definition of “Naturopathy” and “Naturopathic Doctor” is the basis for the definition of the profession listed in the Department of Labor Dictionary of Occupational Titles. “Naturopathic Doctor” is the only title listed for this profession in the Department of Labor Dictionary of Occupational Titles: Code Number 079.101-014:

    The Following is written by Traditional Naturopathic Doctor, Robert J. Thiel
    What many do not realize is that AANP/CNME affiliates betrayed the natural health movement years ago, but its propaganda machine has left most of its supporters unaware of them. A few of these prior betrayals include:

    1. Attempting to get the rights to inject prescription substances such as narcotics. In 1999, graduates from National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University attempted to gain the rights for themselves to inject narcotics in two states. The legislatures of both Washington and Oregon refused to allow this.
    2. Becoming acceptable to the American Dietetic Association. The following is from Bastyr University’s website, “The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is designed to fulfill the American Dietetic Association (ADA) academic requirements for registered dietitian eligibility. The Bastyr DPD allows students to complete an ADA approved didactic program while pursuing a BS in natural health sciences with a major in nutrition”. The ADA traditionally has supported the positions taken by the big multinational food processing companies (who often support it financially). As its literature and public statements show, the ADA favors genetically modified foods, synthetic vitamins, food additives, irradiation of foods, and just about everything that real naturopaths oppose.
    3. Failing to take a stand against genetically modified foods, synthetic vitamins, etc. Nor have they spoken out against international efforts, like CODEX, to restrict consumer access to dietary supplements. AANP/CNME and their affiliates have been basically singularly focused on their own licensure and have been loath to stand for real naturopathy; perhaps because it may offend potential supporters. Of course, the fact that doctor-oriented suppliers of synthetic vitamins and/or industrially processed mineral salt containing supplements have provided vast amounts of money to most, if not all, CNME schools may also be a factor.
    4. Encouraging the CNME to ‘accredit’ at least two schools through compromise. It is a matter of public record that CNME had its federal status pulled twice. The first time was after it ‘accredited’ National College of Naturopathic Medicine as it ‘overlooked’ certain discrepancies their. The second time was after ‘accrediting’ Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine—in that case the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, for the United States Department of Education voted 8 to 3 to deny The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) recognition as an accrediting agency citing numerous compromises of CNME’s own written standards!
    5. Teaching prescription drugs and surgery as acceptable modalities for naturopaths. Since these modalities by definition are not naturopathic, they never should have been taught. Yet the CNME schools all teach them. This appears intended to force out of the profession those doctors who wish to remain faithful to the teachings and practices of naturopathy.

    “Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship…To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have not place in a republic…The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom”—Benjamin Rush, M.D., signer of the Declaration of Independence and physician to George Washington (from The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush).

    Our nationally recognized associations and examiners ANMA, ANMAB and ANMCB are the oldest accrediting and examining committees in the United States to represent naturopathic medicine! Michigan Naturopathic Doctors stand firmly behind these organizations. The most recent proposed bills in various states violates Congressional law and federal court rulings, such as Wendel v. Spencer, the 1954 U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruling on naturopathic licensing. The court ruled that a licensing board could not accept naturopathic professional credentials from only one specific association offering credentials.

    Please educate yourself on true naturopathy and their scope of practice before making videos. There is a reason only half of the states are licensed, many of which have a very limited scope of practice. I was educated at a ANMAB school, NITE which is a four year, residential college teaching traditional and orthodox naturopathy. What CNME/ AANP schools are teaching IS NOT naturopathy and should not be using the term naturopath, naturopathic, in any way shape or form. Integrative maybe…

    Trinity school of Natural Health was founded in the late 1980’s when there was only two naturopathic schools in the United States. NCNM and Bastyr at that time were teaching and practicing traditional naturopathy. It was in 1999 that Oregon and Washington States tried to create a more “medical” program. CNME schools could do the world a great favor and drop the term naturopathic from their medical practitioners.

    It’s a miracle that ANMA and ANMCB/AB haven’t sued CNME/AANP in recent years! The time is coming when that may just happen!

    Dr. Timothy Hertzberg
    President of the Michigan Naturopathic Association

  8. Chase Herrera on March 24, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I’m also from Louisiana. How did the Naturopath you followed in Louisiana practice without a license? Just curious.

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