Friday, November 23, 2012

David J. Lincoln - FAKE PHD in India


We were tipped off about this guy, David J. Lincoln of WisdomTree Solutions in Uttar Pradesh, India, from a blog reader. I will admit that I know absolutely nothing about Naturopathic Medicine. I suppose that's a good thing because the legitimate medical community views naturopathic medicine as involving "fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation." I did a little bit of research about this approach and found the following written by Kimball C. Atwood, M.D.:

Virtually every naturopath-patient interaction involves "fraud,deceit or misrepresentation of facts in connection with diagnosis,evaluation or treatment" of that patient. When a naturopathclaims that "toxins" or"food allergies"or dietary sugar or "candidiasis"are the underlying causes of ear infections, learning disorders,fatigue, arthritis or numerous other problems, it is a misrepresentationof facts. When a naturopath uses "appliedkinesiology" or "iridology"or "electrodiagnosis"or "hair analysis" or "live cell analysis" tomake any "diagnosis," it is fraudulent. Whenever a naturopathrecommends a "cleansing program" to treat specific problems,it is a misrepresentation of facts. When a naturopath performs"cranial osteopathy,""binasal specific," "colonicirrigation," or "electrical current in the formof positive galvanism, applied transrectally," that constitutesfraud. When a naturopath tells a patient that it's not necessaryto treat strep throat with a genuine antibiotic to prevent rheumaticheart disease, it's a dangerous misrepresentation of facts. Eachtime that a naturopath claims that "natural antibiotics"such as goldenseal or garlic are adequate substitutes for realones, it is an example of fraud. Almost all examples of naturopathsrecommending "natural medicines," which are either knownto be ineffective, are unlikely to be effective, or have yet tobe studied, are fraudulent. Each time a naturopath sells her own"natural medicines" to a patient by claiming that theyare preferable to what can be purchased on the open market, itconstitutes deceit. Every instance of a naturopath warning a parentagainst childhood immunizations is a misrepresentation of facts.

Back to David J. Lincoln. On his website, David writes, "Alongside David continued his studies in psychology and his PhD thesis was on the body-mind connection. This study encompassed many modalities and drew him to yet another direction, Naturopathy. David studied Naturopathy in Kansas, USA and eventually was awarded his ND degree. His thesis for this degree was entitled "Soup our Salvation", soon to be released as another book."

I love it when people write about themselves in the third person. He wrote that he studied psychology and wrote a PhD thesis but he doesn't say from where. He also wrote that he earned a ND degree, "ND" meaning Naturopath Doctor (I prefer No Degree). He also doesn't state from where he earned an "ND," other than it was in the state of Kansas.

Holy epic tornado, Dorothy!

I looked on the website of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges and found that there are seven accredited schools for Naturopathic Medicine, none of which are in Kansas. No accredited school = NO DEGREE.

We affirm that David J. Lincoln is a SCAM ARTIST fraudulently purporting to have earned a doctorate.

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UPDATE
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It was brought to our attention that this creep is advertising that he offers "Psychotherapy Training." We investigated his page at http://davidlincoln.co.uk/ and we were SHOCKED by what we read.

As you can see, he certainly offers "Psychotherapy Training." And look under his picture, he advertises himself as a PSYCHOLOGIST! Let's assume that he has a legitimate Bachelor's degree. He has no master's degree and fake doctorates. And he refers to himself as a PSYCHOLOGIST and offers PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING. Ladies and Gentlemen, this man is nothing short of DANGEROUS. Let us only hope that India has laws for dealing with such individuals.