Re: Fw: Will Florida Outlaw Naturopathy?

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 07:09:25 MDT

Technotranscendence wrote:

> "First they came for the naturopathic doctors, but I wasn't one..."
> On Tuesday, May 23, 2000 6:52 PM Doug Jones wrote:
> > > Florida Could Outlaw Naturopathic Medicine
> > > Unless Governor Bush Vetoes HB 591
> >
> > Heh. Anyone dim enough to fall for naturopathic quackery deserves the
> > often-lethal results. Think of it as evolution in action. It should
> > be a clue that insurance companies won't pay for it... why bother to
> > outlaw it?
> Is Doug perhaps thinking of homeopathy here?
> Anyway, even if not, I don't see the corpses piling up -- at least not as
> high as with allopathic medicine. Could just be because the latter is more
> widespread and accepted that more people die from it, but I prefer to let
> the individuals decide for themselves how to deal with their health issues.
> (For the record and to avoid the kind of idiotic attacks that this list is
> noted for, I do NOT go to a naturopathic doctor. I just don't want to limit
> other people's choices.)

With naturopathy, its not a matter of bodies piling up, its a matter of money
piling up in the accounts of naturopathologists with no discernable results to
show for it. Florida, with its large retirement population, has a hair trigger
finger when it comes to anything that is perceived as a scam, as there are more
con artists per sqare meter in Florida than perhaps anywhere else on earth.

Mike Lorrey

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