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Physician. Specialist in family medicine. Educator. #Digitalhealth. Science. Oh, & patience for those who push quackery.
Jun 22, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Dear #naturopaths,

Most of you don’t seem to realize that:

There is no epidemic of patients with abnormal cortisol.

Thyroids are sometimes A-OK.

Most people can happily eat all foods.

Hormones generally ‘balance’ themselves.

A ‘boosted’ immune system can kill someone.💀 2/n
Naturopaths, the number of vitamins that should routinely be given IV is: zero.

All organs are best ‘nourished’ with: regular food.

Homeopathy is as helpful as adding a drop of water to your soup to make it more salty. 🤪

‘Cleansing’ is done with soap, not IVs.
Apr 20, 2018 7 tweets 5 min read
Starting Oct 1, MDs in BC will face severe fines for privately billing for evaluations & procedures that are benefits under universal care (MSP). I wonder if @AdrianDix will apply this law, just as rigorously, to any naturopath who manages MSP-covered conditions...?#cdnhealth 2/n
Some may argue that naturopathy is considered a “supplementary benefit” in BC, and therefore can be billed privately. But naturopaths are routinely going well beyond any definition of “supplementary” practice, and are actively promoting themselves as primary care providers…
Mar 17, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
Dear naturopaths (part 2),

Many of you are making inaccurate, denigrating comments about MDs. This is misleading patients & it is time to stop! Since no one within your 'profession' seems to be trying to do anything about this, here are some of the positions you must change: 2/n
Naturopaths, stop publicly advertising your 'value' by attacking MDs. You say you are 'DIFFERENT' from MDs because 'NDs treat the whole person', & 'get at the root cause'. Also that 'unlike MDs, NDs focus on prevention’. These. (ridiculous). Statements. Are. Totally. False.
Feb 2, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
Dear naturopaths,

You seem to have no idea how much trouble you cause for patients, MDs, & society in general. This trouble is getting worse, & it has to STOP. Since you seem to have no insight into these issues, here are some of the (many) problems you create for us all... 2/n
Naturopaths, STOP making patients think they NEED lab tests from MDs! If we disagree, it can compromise our relationship with our patients by making them think they’re being denied something you just told them they HAD to have! You are SETTING US UP for a conflict with them!