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  • Bill and Hillary Clinton go woo with Dr. Mark Hyman and “functional medicine” (81)
    • Windriven { “If you all could only read, study, experiment and try outside of your present knowledge base you will understand.” Steve, this has become a tiresome… } – Apr 20, 8:44 AM
    • weing { @MTR, Are you sayin’ nature is a honey badger? } – Apr 20, 8:13 AM
    • mouse { WLU “Only humans, working against nature, can foster this goal.” Nah – Don’t let SSR’s nonsense push you into a position more extreme than you… } – Apr 20, 7:29 AM
    • Lost Marble { It was a vegan who directed me to this site! } – Apr 19, 8:16 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { If you all could only read, study, experiment and try outside of your present knowledge base you will understand. “Hello” from downstream, “there are a… } – Apr 18, 5:37 PM
  • The return of the revenge of high dose vitamin C for cancer (319)
    • weing { “Not saying that Pauling can’t be wrong.His history does show that he was right more than he was wrong.” Is that logical? Was he really… } – Apr 20, 8:16 AM
    • Windriven { ” And I do not see any of his detractors responding to it.” Ask not why his detractors have moved in other directions*, ask instead… } – Apr 20, 12:13 AM
    • Hank Nickerson { Not saying that Pauling can’t be wrong.His history does show that he was right more than he was wrong. I am saying that the experiments… } – Apr 19, 11:54 PM
    • Windriven { The Sotweed Factor? or maybe the X factor? He tracks them in the X Files. } – Apr 19, 4:26 PM
    • MadisonMD { What factors exactly do you control for? } – Apr 19, 12:41 PM
  • Moxibustion (24)
    • Chemmomo { Stephen “Anyone can find the evidence to refute any therapy just by applying your biased searches based on the agenda, beliefs and who is paying… } – Apr 20, 4:32 AM
    • OneBornEveryMinit { After lurking here a bit, I believe you’ll find it a royal waste to engage with the SRS troll. He rejects the basic idea of… } – Apr 19, 11:21 PM
    • Rob { SSR, Agreed that repetition does reinforce, So: Provide evidence. Provide evidence. Provide evidence. Repeat as necessary when you feel woo-zy. } – Apr 19, 7:24 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { IN the real world it is malpractice! You are safe here in this 2D word of blogs, articles and fantasy. } – Apr 19, 2:18 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { @joe I realize that all this info and insight is foreign to some of you, but don’t take my word for it do your due… } – Apr 19, 2:17 PM
  • GSK Investigated for Bribing Doctors (122)
    • Dave { Actually, every doctor posting here fully agrees with you that people would be a lot healthier if they did what you are suggesting. You should… } – Apr 20, 12:32 AM
    • weing { “If a patient already has diabetes, it’s not “either” lifestyle changes “or” medications.” I would add that it is impossible to control diabetes without at… } – Apr 19, 11:16 PM
    • MadisonMD { Diabetes drugs won’t prevent that, maybe just postpone it. So, you don’t think there is benefit in postponing kidney failure, blindness and amputation? If you… } – Apr 19, 10:20 PM
    • Chris { Can you tell me an alternative to septal myectomy for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? What is the natural and healthy way to remove the excess heart… } – Apr 19, 10:17 PM
    • Harriet Hall { @justsayno, You have distorted my position out of all recognition. I do not think diabetes is “mostly” genetic; I think it is probably about half… } – Apr 19, 10:12 PM
  • What Whole Foods Markets Doesn’t Tell You (116)
    • Abbot { So I guess you won’t shop at any other supermarket that sells magazines with BS stories like “Mom gives birth to baby bat” either? Which… } – Apr 19, 7:14 PM
    • Denise { My favourite: “In 1983 he was reportedly observed leaving a Santa Cruz 7-Eleven with a Slurpee, hot dog and Twinkies. He told Colors magazine in… } – Apr 19, 5:41 PM
    • squirrelelite { Followup to my previous comment. I went shopping this morning at Sprouts for a variety of produce. I skipped the organic and went for the… } – Apr 19, 3:06 PM
    • lilady { Hey Stan. You forgot all those nasty processed (pasteurized) juices. http://bites.ksu.edu/fresh-juice-outbreaks What supplement or homeopathic medicine would you recommend to treat those lovely pathogens in… } – Apr 19, 2:52 PM
    • squirrelelite { Perhaps because there is more money and less in expense in publishing soft content with lots of advertising. The AAAS used to publish a monthly… } – Apr 19, 2:51 PM
  • Chiropractic: A Summary of Concerns (159)
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Don’t work 100%? Does that include/exclude the placebo effects? By your narrow standards. You all have a lot to learn and consider from PCPs down… } – Apr 19, 2:34 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Yes it is but unconnected to any of the electro-mechanical reflexes of any of the list of my authors. I’m amazed that out of all… } – Apr 19, 2:31 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Because of how muscles will devolve when the proper treatment is delayed. Once they reach a critical point in the disease process, external applied energy… } – Apr 19, 2:22 PM
    • jim { decent explination http://www.chiro.org/LINKS/FULL/VERTEBRAL_SUBLUXATION_2.shtml } – Apr 19, 11:00 AM
    • jim { Crelin clearly demonstrated that vertebrae could not be displaced enough to impinge upon spinal nerves without tearing ligaments.>>>>>> You are using the basic LAY explanation… } – Apr 19, 10:54 AM
  • Amber Waves of Woo (85)
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { You know … what is your definition of a specialist? Is anyone on this blog a hands on, patient care or laboratory specialist? } – Apr 19, 12:17 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { I do not think people actually have full time jobs attempting to refute acupuncture. Hmmm I will actually look for such people and wonder who… } – Apr 19, 12:16 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { An optical illusion is 2 dimensional, people are 3 d and in the office we get to exam all aspect to better clarify what may… } – Apr 19, 12:11 PM
    • weing { @SRR, “Practitioners be damned to think that you know better than what you see with your own eyes.” Check this out. http://www.smart-kit.com/s868/optical-illusion-tables/ I know, by… } – Apr 18, 10:37 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { @hall. As I suspected a narrow view of the scientific methods. Once a study is completed it is true forever?? Is that true? NO long-term… } – Apr 18, 6:03 PM
  • pH Miracle Living “Dr.” Robert O. Young is finally arrested, but will it stop him? (570)
    • Sawyer { For over 30 years, Mexico and South America have made a vaccine from a cancer patient’s blood and tumor tissue with phenomenal results as they… } – Apr 19, 11:45 AM
    • Dave { Dianne, medications that cure conditions are phenomenally profitable. If you don’t believe me look at the most recent issue of the NEJM, which profiles a… } – Apr 19, 11:11 AM
    • weing { “Yet, in a small clinic outside the US, a real doctor adjusted her stomach from the outside and she never took another pill for acid… } – Apr 19, 7:13 AM
    • Woo Fighter { This scumbag Hoffman is a despicable piece of garbage, like Young, Burzynski, Simonici, Gerson, Hulda Clark, et al. State fines T-UP millions By Gail Gibson,SUN… } – Apr 19, 5:11 AM
    • Woo Fighter { Diane: nice company you keep. Hoffman, like Robert O. young, is another fake doctor: Credentials of man in aloe case doubted By Gail Gibson and… } – Apr 19, 5:03 AM
  • Another Damning Homeopathy Report (290)
    • Chris { So prove that homeopathy works better than modern medicine. You’ve had several days since I first asked: Answer this direct question: please show that homeopathy… } – Apr 18, 12:10 PM
    • Chris { Come on, Iqbal! Prove that homeopathy is not just a bunch of hooey. Answer this direct question: please show that homeopathy works for these two… } – Apr 18, 12:07 PM
    • Chris { Iqbal, answer this direct question: please show that homeopathy works for these two non-self-limiting diseases: syphilis and rabies. Provide actual scientific documentation that it worked… } – Apr 18, 12:06 PM
    • Dave { I think WLU’s point about “how many would have died without treatment” is meant to show the context of how some iatrogenic harms occur. As… } – Apr 18, 10:03 AM
    • Iqbal { WilliamLawrenceUtridge …How many of those would have died without treatment?… I do believe after reading your messages that the scientific medical system is worse off… } – Apr 18, 8:29 AM
  • Ridiculous Warning from Chiropractors About Alleged Health Effects of Texting (99)
    • Josh { This seems like flawed rationale to me to say “hours of looking down leads to kyphosis, an HVLA thrust that lasts a SECOND will correct… } – Apr 18, 9:16 AM
  • New evidence, same conclusion: Tamiflu only modestly useful for influenza (30)
    • Trish Groves { Interesting questions. The datasets (ie the full CSRs) for the two Cochrane reviews of Tamiflu and Relenza are now freely available here: http://datadryad.org/resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.77471 and the… } – Apr 17, 10:49 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Not sure about a study, but SBM’s own Scott Gavura has discussed this in the past: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-drug-expiry-date-a-necessary-safety-measure-or-yet-another-big-pharma-conspiracy/ } – Apr 17, 6:07 PM
    • jon g { Wasn’t there a study that showed that expiration dates of most meds were basically “made up” and no one really knew when their effectiveness would… } – Apr 17, 2:39 PM
  • More questions about acetaminophen: Does it cause ADHD? (58)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If you found Bottled Up too hysterical, then may I suggest the cool, dispassionate prose and analysis of Joan Wolf’s Is Breast Best? instead? Barston… } – Apr 17, 6:03 PM
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