Naturopathy vs. Homeopathy Naturopathic medicine is much broader, and homeopathy is just one of many, many parts of what naturopathic doctors do. Dr. Todd Ferguson offers further explanation of the two.


  1. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    In Australia private health insurance is no longer allowed to pay out for homeopathy and a long list of other naturopath favourites.
    In the US this is what some ND’s are up to
    science based medicine dot org slash naturopathic-organ-repositioning-coming-soon-to-pennsylvania slash
    I very much hope, Javier that you do not subscribe to rot like this

  2. mamatha gadi on April 19, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    best homeopathy treatment in Hyderabad, don’t think too much and
    visit Homeocare International which is a leading homeopathic clinic
    in South India with more than 40 branches.

  3. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    "Dr" Todd Fergusson is not a doctor, he is a naturopath. A very big difference. Doctors understand science. Naturopaths are unsure what science is. In fact, they have no idea at all. Homeopathy is just water. Naturopaths are anti-vaccination despite vaccines being the greatest positive health benefit that there has ever been. naturopaths learn as much in their quack university courses as medical students learn in their first semester at university. What they learn is useless, insane gobbledygook

  4. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Medical students do the following:
    about 10 times more study than naturoquacks
    and they also study real science, not pretend fairy dust

  5. OfftoShambala on April 19, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    these are excellent points… the first thing that is taught about psychoactive drugs in PSY101 for example, is that different people have different reactions based on the amounts taken, the environment, their chemical/bio condition, nervous system functioning, tolerance etc… the same holds true with any medication or supplement or homeopathic remedy… there is no one size fits all & the patient must cooperate w the practitioners advice, assuming they give correct advice from any branch

  6. PelicanGodOfJupiter on April 19, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    If you think your doctor is prescribing you drugs that you don’t need, change doctors, not disciplines. My (medical) doctor brought my blood pressure down from a dangerously high level to pretty normal without prescribing a single pill. Other doctors would have told me to take blood pressure tablets. A good medical doctor knows all about natural medicine, but also has the tools to give you a proper treatment when needed.


    I don’t even know how I ended up on this video. Sheesh.

  7. SinHurr on April 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Anecdotal evidence is anecdotal.

  8. thinkingman07 on April 19, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    @murdocha Actually, history tells us that the life expectancy rose with use of hygenic treatments practiced by eclectics (MD’s who used herbs, hydrotherapy, diet, and homeopathy), Naturopaths, early osteopaths, and homeopaths. The fact of the matter is ( NEJM 2005 issue on life expectancy) that we are not going to live longer than our forefathers. Thanks to physician ignorance on diet, and the belief that drugs cure, people are obese and drugged into chronic disease and death.

  9. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Javier, I looked at Bridgeport Uni, and if i read it correctly, there is an appalling lack of contact hours for lectures and lab. The 3rd column, SEM, I assumed to mean semester, but what do the numbers in that column refer to? It would have been nice if I could see what these students are actually doing, not just the headings. Also the course is only 4 years, which is between 3 and 5 years shorter than the medicine courses that I am aware of. And medicine courses teach real science

  10. Tyler Tolman on April 19, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    You really have a talent for making videos! Keep them coming

  11. Teresa Glick on April 19, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Thank you for this explanation

  12. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    naturopathy vs homeopathy
    sounds a bit like the movie, Dumb and dumber
    Now all I need to do is to decide which of these 2 quack so called therapies is dumber than the other. Hmmmm, having a lot of trouble with that!

  13. Bananas And Blow on April 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Most criticism of western/scientific medicine are actually just criticism of doctors and business… SCIENCE WORKS. Doctors, on the other hand, are capable of making mistakes. Trust in scientific medicine, not mysticism and faith.

  14. Hi Everyone on April 19, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    why so many dislikes???

  15. Parker on April 19, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Actual homeopathy is absolutely B.S. and for some reason he did not come out and just say it immediately….

  16. thestranger11 on April 19, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    This is bullshit. Terrible doctor if he reccommends either of these ‘treatments’ Homeopathy is just water.

  17. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    But I can see that you genuinely believe in what you say. So I have to respect that, despite the fact that I disagree with a lot of what I have seen from naturopathy in the past. GOOD doctors ( I knowl that they are not ALL good) look at their patients holistically. May I ask, what is your view on vaccines, on naturopaths claiming to cure AIDS when there is currently no cure, which leaves us with anti-retrovirals which have changed AIDS from a death sentence to a long term manageable disease.

  18. JARED COGGINS on April 19, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    i know a girl who was extremely depressed and suicidal when i met her. Her "real" doctor had her on Lexopro. she would still plan on ways to kill herself every day, and had 3 failed attepts in the 6 months before i took her to see my homeopathic doctor. after 2 weeks of treatment with Aurum Nat Mur LM1, came huge improvement. after a month she was not the even least bit depressed or suicidal w/o meds for the first time in years. & my mom’s survived lymes, and cancer twice with hpathy.

  19. JARED COGGINS on April 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    remember, remedies will stop working if you consume coffee or mint at any point during treatment. take remedies at least a half our away from food, and only take one remedy at a time because some remedies will cancel each other out.

  20. PelicanGodOfJupiter on April 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Wow, I thought naturopathic doctors were just like real doctors, who just arbitrarily cut out half of the world’s medical knowledge because it wasn’t "natural"! This guy has cleared it up for me though. Lucky I now know not to waste my time.

  21. Zebedee Totty on April 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    2:19 all you need to know

  22. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    naturopathy vs homeopathy

    ie: stupid versus ludicrous

  23. hohmoh on April 19, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    What a load of shit.

  24. MentalForIt on April 19, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Do you know what they call natural or alternative medicine that works? Medicine

  25. Javier Palacios on April 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    nonsense 🙂

  26. thinkingman07 on April 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    @TheFriendlyEngineer Thanks to these monopolist government agencies like the FDA go around shutting down the sale of raw milk–something that Europe and the rest of the world does. Ban supplements, restrict access to vitamins and attack walnut companies for saying walnuts are good for the heart. Yet, they can support potato chip companies advertising health claims, approve vaccines to help people to quick smoking, protect psych drugs which kill millions each year without the slightest reproach.

  27. Alex Murdoch on April 19, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    @thinkingman07 Just where are you getting your information? There’s nothing of the sort in the NJEM article from March 2005. Herbs, hydrotherapy, diet and homeopathy? Bunk and nonsense. The rise came from physicians, yes, who used hygenic treatments, yes, eclectics? No. Handwashing, sterilization of equipment, antibiotics all significantly increased the life expectancy and outcomes. There is evidence to show that, it’s quantifiable, unlike Homeopathy which continues to show nothing past placebo

  28. Javier Palacios on April 19, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    how about:
    ignorant vs close minded, in your case buddy 😉

  29. thinkingman07 on April 19, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    @TheFriendlyEngineer I have to disagree with you. It is more like millions die from prescription drugs in a year. Also keep in mind that no one has ever taking a homeopathic remedy and went on a school shooting or hung themselves. Yet millions of children are placed on psychtropic drugs each year which increase suicide and violence. The best part about that they are put on these dangerous drugs with nothing more than a label no diagnosis, no blood test no nothing.

  30. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    insanity versus nutcase

  31. Alex Murdoch on April 19, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    @TheFriendlyEngineer Mary Nedlouf, Gloria Thomas, Jeff Healey, Lady Victoria Waymouth, Alicia Santizo, Diane Shepherd, Janeza Podgoršek. All died from Homeopathy.
    It is obvious you clearly do not understand what you are talking about. There’s no point arguing with an imbecile.
    Good night.

  32. OfftoShambala on April 19, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    deep… LOL

  33. JARED COGGINS on April 19, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    those problems real enough for ya?

  34. gregzade on April 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Biggest con job of the 21 century! that is impressive its like religion!

  35. Javier Palacios on April 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    The only way to know is to go through the course yourself.
    You’ll hear both points of views, from the NDs and the MDs.
    The point I’m trying to convey is that science and research is taught in ND school, except the approach is holistic; not targeting the disease but the person as a whole.
    I’m sure you can acknowledge the infinite number of side effects drugs nowadays cause to us, and what ND’s do is look for natural remedies; either from botanical research or anecdotal experiments and such.

  36. Javier Palacios on April 19, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    again talking out of pure ignorance. Have you seen the naturopathic curriculum?!
    Even skeptic MDs cannot deny that their curriculum is just as intensive, if not more, than medical science.

    Here’s a sample of the curriculum for a naturopathic career in Bridgeport University… bridgeport(dot)edu/academics/graduate/naturopathic-medicine-nd/curriculum-and-program-requirements/

    Inform yourself with concrete arguments before making any statements buddy.

  37. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    In oarticular you may wish to read the section titled, "naturopathic Education: Such As It Is

  38. Javier Palacios on April 19, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    The target for an ND (at least what I understand) is to get the person better, regardless of whether the treatment is scientifically based or not.
    And when an ND graduates, he can go to residency at the hospital and especially, just like an MD. Again, that’s an alternative.
    MD’s approach are purely scientific, but NDs understand that healing can come through non-science as well.
    Again though, the goal of any physician is to make the patient better.

  39. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Doctors use a holistic approach too. Yes it is unfortunately true that there are side effects from some pharmaceuticals, and no one would disagree with me when I say that this is most unfortunate. However, what you may or may not refer to as allopathic medicine is the best thing that we have to prevent disease, alleviate it when it does happen and hopefully cure the disease altogether. Javier, with respect, anecdote has absolutely no place in science, it means absolutely nothing. Continued….

  40. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    utter bullshit, homeopathy has never cured a single instance of real disease. It is impossible magical thinking by wishful thinkers.

  41. uriituw on April 19, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Homeopathy is pure water. Not magic water – as there is no magic.

    Selling bullshit, unproven treatments as medicine is dishonest.

    I don’t know how these people can live with themselves, speaking shit like this.

  42. Javier Palacios on April 19, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Anecdotes may mean nothing in the scientific community, but they do give insights and new ways of exploring science at a type of cure. That’s how acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine was born.
    Yes Chinese medicine has no scientific evidence of its philosophy or healing to be proved, but it works. It’s been around Asia for as long as the times of Ancient Egypt.
    Anyhow, anecdotes are new ways of exploring a certain food or medicine that may work differently that previously thought.

  43. Alex Murdoch on April 19, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    @TheFriendlyEngineer You’re throwing out absolutes here. Nobody gets better? I guess the increase in life expectancy since the 1800’s is due to homeopathy then? Nope? Do some stats, you’re a trained shill…oops, engineer, you should know math. What is the life expectancy now compared to 1800’s? 1700’s? 1600’s? Christ, even 1930’s? Think that’s Homeopathy? Nope, it’s medicine, vaccines, antibiotics, doctors and nurses working their asses off to help you stay healthy.

  44. Alex Murdoch on April 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    @TheFriendlyEngineer Salesman? Shill? What am I selling, who am I working for? Your words "western medicine is voodoo since people die from it". Okay, let’s do some logic you can understand:
    Voodoo="people die from it"
    People die from homeopathy
    Therefore homeopathy=voodoo.
    Man, you’re good!

  45. MegaAstrodude on April 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Your target audience wouldn’t have use for a human doctor, or a doctor for organic life of any kind so what was the point of watching this?

  46. Javier Palacios on April 19, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    dude, if you have nothing to say, don’t say it and keep your fingers tied.

  47. Alex Murdoch on April 19, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    @TheFriendlyEngineer If you’re honestly an engineer, I mourn for the science education you received. Oops, wait a second…Petroleum engineer? You’re a shill for Big Oil. I see what you’re trying to do now. The veil has been lifted from my eyes. You’re a disinformation agent paid by Big Oil to obfuscate the issues and get Americans back into Iraq. Man, the rabbit hole runs deep!

  48. Carlos Restrepo on April 19, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    homeopathy works….

  49. Stuart Scanlan on April 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    oh, now to be fair to you, I don’t know what naturopaths in Chile believe, but certainly in the US they are against vaccination (the greatest life saving health initiative ever). and they also believe that they can cure AIDS

  50. JARED COGGINS on April 19, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    There is a tremendous amount of irrefutable evidence proving that homeopathy is real, and even the scientific mechanism behind it. whether it works depends on the person treating you. The problem is that many homeopathic practitioners dont know what they are doing, in addition to other factors like patients not following the correct protocol when taking the remedies, or the remedies themselves being neutralized by having been x-rayed, or by excess exposure to electro-magnetic fields (i.e. a TV).

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