Naturopathic Nonsense: Debunking Unfounded Practices with Laughter

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Are you tired of the endless stream of unfounded naturopathic practices? Let’s take a hilarious look at some of the most ridiculous and ineffective practices out there.

Hair Follicle Food Sensitivity Testing

Ever heard of someone being “allergic” to pizza because their hair told them so?  Hair follicle food sensitivity testing is a classic example of pseudoscientific nonsense. Proponents of this practice claim that hair can reveal a person’s food sensitivities by detecting changes in mineral levels, but there is simply no scientific evidence to support this claim. In fact, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) has stated that hair follicle testing is no better than a coin toss when it comes to diagnosing food sensitivities.

What’s worse is that hair follicle testing can lead to unnecessary dietary restrictions, which can be harmful to a person’s health. For example, if the test falsely identifies an individual as being sensitive to a particular food, they may avoid it, potentially depriving themselves of important nutrients. On the other hand, if the test falsely identifies an individual as not being sensitive to a particular food, they may continue to consume it, potentially leading to unpleasant symptoms or even long-term health consequences.

Instead of wasting your time and money on hair follicle testing, try evidence-based methods such as blood tests and elimination diets. These methods have been extensively studied and are much more effective at identifying food sensitivities. By working with a licensed healthcare provider, you can develop a personalized plan that is tailored to your specific needs and helps you achieve optimal health. So say goodbye to hair-raising nonsense and hello to evidence-based medicine.


Iridology is the astrological equivalent of diagnosing health issues.  Iridology is a practice that claims to diagnose health issues by examining the iris of the eye. However, this practice has no scientific basis and is widely regarded as a pseudoscience. In fact, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has stated that iridology has no proven effectiveness and should not be used as a diagnostic tool.

The idea that the iris of the eye can reveal information about a person’s health is based on the mistaken belief that certain parts of the body are connected to certain areas of the iris. However, this theory has been thoroughly debunked, and there is no evidence to support the notion that the iris can reveal anything about a person’s health.

Despite this lack of evidence, some practitioners continue to offer iridology as a diagnostic tool. This not only puts patients at risk of being misdiagnosed, but it also reinforces the false belief that the iris can reveal information about a person’s health.

In the end, iridology is nothing more than a fanciful and unproven alternative to evidence-based medicine. If you want an accurate diagnosis, it’s best to stick with proven diagnostic tools and methods. So the next time someone tries to sell you on the idea of iridology, tell them to take a closer look at reality and seek out a licensed healthcare provider who relies on evidence-based medicine.


Colonics are often touted as a way to “cleanse” the colon by flushing it with water or other substances. But let’s be real – this is just a fancy way of saying “power washing your insides.” And while it may seem tempting to blast away all the “toxins” in your gut, the truth is that colonics are a load of crap.

Imagine using a fire hose on your garden; that’s what colonics do to your gut. Not only is there no scientific evidence to support the supposed benefits of colonics, but they can actually be harmful to your health. By disrupting the natural balance of gut bacteria, colonics can lead to digestive problems, infections, and even nutrient deficiencies. So the next time you feel like your gut needs a good scrubbing, resist the urge to book a colonic and let your body’s natural detoxification process do its thing.

After all, the human body is an amazing machine that is perfectly capable of eliminating waste on its own. So instead of flushing your money down the toilet (literally), try adopting healthy lifestyle habits like a balanced diet, regular exercise, and stress management. Your gut – and your wallet – will thank you.

Applied Kinesiology

Think you can diagnose a health issue by arm wrestling? Do you believe that the strength of your muscles can diagnose your health issues? Well, sorry to flex on your belief, but this practice is about as accurate as a magic 8-ball. In fact, the American Medical Association (AMA) has stated that applied kinesiology is not based on any scientific principles and should not be used as a diagnostic tool. So next time someone tries to diagnose you by making you do push-ups, tell them to hit the gym and leave the diagnosing to the professionals.

EV Vega Testing

Do you think that measuring electrical currents in your body can diagnose your allergies and sensitivities? Shockingly, there is no scientific basis to support this claim. If you believe in EV Vega Testing, you might also believe that rubbing balloons on your head can cure headaches.  The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) has stated that EV Vega Testing is no better than flipping a coin when it comes to diagnosing allergies or sensitivities. So instead of getting zapped and feeling like a human battery, try evidence-based diagnostic methods that actually work.

Smart Alternatives

Instead of relying on these absurd practices, seek out proven alternatives. Consult with a licensed healthcare provider (like Beso Wellness) that follows evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Stick to healthy lifestyle habits like a balanced diet, regular exercise, and stress management, and let evidence-based medicine be your guide. Remember, the only thing more hilarious than naturopathic nonsense is the fact that some people actually believe in it.

Why Choose Beso Wellness

In a world filled with dubious naturopathic practices that lack scientific evidence, it’s essential to choose a healthcare provider that relies on proven, evidence-based diagnostics and therapies. Beso Wellness, a functional medicine clinic, offers an alternative to these unfounded practices by adhering to well-researched methods for diagnosing and treating health issues. By consulting with a licensed healthcare provider at Beso Wellness, you can ensure that your personalized plan is based on science, not on pseudoscience.

Embracing a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and stress management, coupled with Beso Wellness’s evidence-based medicine, will pave the way to achieving optimal health. Don’t be swayed by naturopathic nonsense; trust in the power of proven, evidence-based medicine offered by Beso Wellness.

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