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  • The Gerson protocol, cancer, and the death of Jess Ainscough, a.k.a. “The Wellness Warrior” (567)
    • MadisonMD { That’s your whole wit? …and that bit is but a nit. } – Mar 05, 10:51 PM
    • Windriven { Huh? What’s that, whoa? That’s your whole wit? My mistake. } – Mar 05, 8:20 PM
    • Windriven { I’m clapping too. You can’t hear me ’cause I’m only using half my hands.* That seems appropriate as whoa is only using half her wit…. } – Mar 05, 8:16 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Slow clap That was truly impressive, whoa. I am in awe. } – Mar 05, 8:05 PM
    • weing { “I realize we are all capable of self-deception but only within limits. If something absolutely does not work eventually people get tired of it.” That… } – Mar 05, 7:58 PM
  • IOM Recommends Replacing CFS with SEID (201)
    • Henry { Then what was all that about how doctors are idiots, and the patient just has to learn to diagnose themselves and find the right doctor… } – Mar 05, 10:43 PM
    • DW { “No. Not everyone can get well, unless you believe that there is a cure for every disease, which I don’t.” Then what was all that… } – Mar 05, 10:16 PM
    • Harriet Hall { Not everyone CAN receive an accurate diagnosis given our current state of knowledge. Sometimes the best we can hope is to rule out known life-threatening… } – Mar 05, 10:14 PM
    • Henry { If that were the case most of these people ought to get well, no? In reality I don’t think you’ll find many of these people… } – Mar 05, 9:19 PM
    • DW { No idea, but I think you may have missed the point of the list. } – Mar 05, 9:05 PM
  • Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccines (91)
    • Stephen H { You just don’t understand the difference between your racism and science-based reality, do you? In both cases there is something you can do to improve… } – Mar 05, 9:32 PM
    • simba { “I do not consent” -freeman movement } – Mar 05, 8:27 PM
    • Windriven { “When he was born autism was 1 in 150,000, today its 1 in 58. ” How about a link to your numbers? The ones you… } – Mar 05, 8:11 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { Oh, and for a really good overview of the “controversy” check out this article in Forbes. } – Mar 05, 7:11 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { “Thimersol is STILL in lots of those shots, so is mercury.” Wrong. Thimerosal Content in Some US Licensed Vaccines. And if you’re going to crusade… } – Mar 05, 7:10 PM
  • “Naturopathic Diaries: Confessions of a Former Naturopath” (31)
    • Willy { I might’ve had some of that water–it had the taste of dusty sandals… } – Mar 05, 9:13 PM
    • Willy { God, I LOVE, ADMIRE, and RESPECT people like Britt (reference to a creator an artifact of culture and in no way reflective of an actual… } – Mar 05, 9:11 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Excellent! I think she would be a very valuable addition. } – Mar 05, 6:46 PM
    • EBMOD { “Oh, and she should prepare for a bunch of “You’ve been corrupted, paid off by Pharma!” twaddle from other NDs and the woo-prone, if she… } – Mar 05, 6:42 PM
    • EBMOD { “to this end, putting out their most lunatic anti-vaccine beliefs for everyone to see would impinge on their political and financial goals.” Its one of… } – Mar 05, 5:48 PM
  • Florida tells Brian Clement to stop practicing medicine (6)
    • Bob { For reference to anyone else reading, downpak is referring to North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, in which the board tried… } – Mar 05, 8:01 PM
    • downpak { Brian Clement sounds like a quack, but it’s hard to get excited about supporting the enforcement of unlicensed-practice laws when they are predominantly used to… } – Mar 05, 5:23 PM
    • goodnightirene { Good news for sure–but a tiny drop in a very big bucket. After all, every Whole Foods and Co-op practices medicine without a license all… } – Mar 05, 10:30 AM
    • Cervantes { Wow! David Gorski and Orac have both taken him on. } – Mar 05, 9:50 AM
    • Christine Rose { My first reaction: YESSSSSS!!! Secondary reactions include worrying about the people who will consider this a validation of their conspiracy fantasies, images of Clement pleading… } – Mar 05, 9:44 AM
  • Searching for the supplement in your supplement (142)
    • Nell on Wheels { I think perhaps she’s referring to this article of Scott’s from September 27, 2012: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/iron-supplements-for-fatigue/ Comments are closed on that article, so she probably decided… } – Mar 05, 5:27 PM
    • Sawyer { Sarah what article are you referring to? I found no mention of iron and fatigue in this article, nor in anything Scott has published here… } – Mar 05, 2:13 PM
    • sarah { Your article about fatigue and iron included an error. Only a man would say that runners do not need to supplement iron. Men don’t loose… } – Mar 05, 10:43 AM
  • The Hippocrates Health Institute: Cancer quackery finally under the spotlight, but will it matter? (157)
    • Nell on Wheels { Two minor nits: Surgery can completely cure cancer you know (or don’t, I suppose) with chemotherapy only used in cases of metastases. Chemotherapy is quite… } – Mar 05, 5:02 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { First, the parents of the child that died aren’t blaming Brian Clement for their daughters death.So what? Two points: 1) They aren’t doctors, let alone… } – Mar 05, 2:15 PM
    • TheTruth { I just read 2 interesting comments on a blog (yes, i realize it’s only a blog) about the child that died. First, the parents of… } – Mar 05, 9:31 AM
    • MadisonMD { If Hippocrates healing process helped many people recover from stage 4 cancer in the past, I honestly believe Brian Clement felt his program would help… } – Mar 04, 10:19 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Clement is a godawful monster, an evil parasite on dying patients, a dishonest shitbag who dodges questions and lies about his qualifications. If alternative medicine… } – Mar 04, 9:37 PM
  • Is cancer due mostly to “bad luck”? (449)
    • Allelse2 { Dr. Gorski, I read a blog article you “Another cancer tragedy in the making” about “Danielle” (you did not post her last name, which made… } – Mar 05, 3:12 PM
  • Glyphosate – The New Bogeyman (302)
    • g { This independent research teams paper opened my eyes, very wide. When the average consumer has the patience to get through the ‘science speak’ you can… } – Mar 05, 2:02 PM
  • Psychology Journal Bans Significance Testing (107)
    • William M. London { Perhaps the ban is an overreaction to the misuse of p values. See https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/psychology-journal-deep-sixes-use-of-p-values/ } – Mar 05, 1:37 PM
  • No, the CDC did not just “admit” that this year’s flu vaccine doesn’t work (253)
    • Dave { I hope you’ve read some of the replies. I’ve hospitalized a number of people this year with the flu and it is possible to die… } – Mar 05, 9:37 AM
  • Vani Hari, a.k.a. “The Food Babe,” finally responds to critics (471)
    • KayMarie { I do think certain training programs (not just doctors) tend to accumulate people with that type of memory. The trick is to be able to… } – Mar 05, 9:30 AM
    • Chris { “I can’t imagine how all you real doctors can accurately recall where you learned something.” The “you” is obviously not directed towards me. I am… } – Mar 05, 12:50 AM
    • Sawyer { @Chris Yeah, all three of those books have sort of merged together in my mind at this point, and it’s difficult for me to remember… } – Mar 04, 10:55 PM
    • Chris { Another good book is Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi… } – Mar 04, 2:30 PM
    • Chris { Exactly. Many years ago I listened to a podcast featuring Dr. Jackler of Stanford Univ. about the tobacco companies lying about smoking: http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/Skeptical_Sunday_I_ll_Buy_That_ He does… } – Mar 04, 2:28 PM
  • The Straw Protocol: A Chiropractor’s Aggressively Promoted Neuropathy Treatment (28)
    • n brownlee { I have spent many happy times with Unca Scrooge and the nephews. Of course, I was seven years old… My current taste in comics runs… } – Mar 05, 9:27 AM
    • Windriven { I was thinking more along the lines of Donald Duck. } – Mar 05, 9:21 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Then the case will need needles, thin needling if it case has not deteriorated past a point. So there is also a finite limit to… } – Mar 05, 9:19 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I actually read a lot of comic books, they’re delightful and getting quite sophisticated these days. They did an entire Daredevil story arc with absolutely… } – Mar 05, 9:17 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Though a key difference between this and, say, CAM, is that the CAM treatments would be completely unproven, and he would have to buy them… } – Mar 05, 9:15 AM
  • Pseudoscience North: What’s happening to the University of Toronto? (182)
    • weing { “But a belief by 40% of Americans that CAM has value is bound to have a significant effect on the practice of medicine, whether directly… } – Mar 04, 10:31 PM
    • MadisonMD { But a belief by 40% of Americans that CAM has value is bound to have a significant effect on the practice of medicine… Three points:… } – Mar 04, 10:26 PM
    • Strovenovus { The last time I checked, ghosts do not play any significant role in popular notions of medicine. And hospitals are not churches, no matter how… } – Mar 04, 6:22 PM
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