Disinformation led me astray
Because many alternative healthcare practitioners cannot advertise specific labelled conditions they treated, I thought that terms such as naturopath were useful, but I didn't understand how many different modalities they and many other practitioners used. I saw family, friends not talking about hard science, but more of along the lines of pseudo-science which the general consciousness was at least in my home city of Windsor. hat is who I ended up in the love-hate perpetual script relationship with doctors who also played the charlatan game.
I later found out that a good proportion of naturopathic healthcare practitioners practice the science of biochemical individuality. If you would have told me about these terms 10 years ago I would have disregarded what you said because it made me remember people in my life who were into all sorts of things but I didn't see their personalities , looks, or healthcare conditions prevented. Many of them still had tooth cavities, wrinkles, and extremely poor personalities. In short: I was lost! I even had my close relatives involved with single modalities, such as massage therapy, chiropractic, but viewed them as something mystical and magical with no science. In fact, the chiropractors I went to back in those days were making all sorts of wild, unfounded claims such as chiropractic adjustments treating all sorts of things. In short, many fields are full of charlatans, but the medical field has more pronounced lots of them. This is a big reason I became turned off from almost all of 'alternative medicine.'