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  • What Whole Foods Markets Doesn’t Tell You (163)
    • n brownlee { Mine thought it was the Catholics. In her last year (age: 89) we were watching TV news, and there was a story about a volcanic… } – Apr 23, 9:43 PM
    • n brownlee { Or… the unforgivable… rotisserie chicken and bag o’ salad. The diabetic’s pal. This is where Whole foods gets my buck. Or Fifty. } – Apr 23, 8:57 PM
    • n brownlee { Those suggestions were just the simplest, easiest things I could think of – that kids were likely to eat and like. The more you do… } – Apr 23, 8:54 PM
    • Windriven { @Lucario When you’ve exhausted Nancy Brownlee’s excellent suggestions you might try pasta primavera, chicken wraps (saute onions, peppers, ‘shrooms, chopped chicken; serve in warmed tortillas… } – Apr 23, 8:23 PM
    • Windriven { My grandmother didn’t believe anything she didn’t read in the National Enquirer. Whenever she felt ill she ascribed it to “the Russians putting something into… } – Apr 23, 8:06 PM
  • Herbal Center at Cleveland Clinic (31)
    • Harriet Hall { “Bloodletting” was a medieval treatment intended to balance the 4 imaginary humors. Today we do therapeutic phlebotomies for certain conditions like hemochromatosis, but we don’t… } – Apr 23, 9:39 PM
    • AriadneCrete { Not a note on herbs, but on bloodletting. You probably know this, but I just learned that it’s an actual medical treatment for some conditions…. } – Apr 23, 9:04 PM
    • Windriven { Interesting article. If the suit is successful I wonder if the corporation will have enough assets to pay damages. The smart play for companies like… } – Apr 23, 9:01 PM
    • Dave { I entered practice in 1979. Even then we did not get paid by the minute. I agree, the system could be gamed. However, I think… } – Apr 23, 8:36 PM
    • Windriven { “A way which would be more applicable to society as a whole would be to ditch the current coding and billing system and pay doctors… } – Apr 23, 7:25 PM
  • Gluten-free skin and beauty products: Extracting cash from the gullible (101)
    • n brownlee { Sensitivity to comfrey is not at all unusual- every herb gardener knows it, or should. A considerable percentage of people who handle the leaves will… } – Apr 23, 9:37 PM
    • Dave { Want to elaborate a little on conditions people don’t have for which they take medications they don’t need? The following are the most commonly prescribed… } – Apr 23, 9:21 PM
    • Michael Busch { “So if someone does go gluten free and feels better, what is the possible reason for this?” Possible reasons include undiagnosed sensitivity, placebo, or making… } – Apr 23, 8:37 PM
    • Epiphyllum { I have a friend who makes cosmetics for sale at the local Farmers’ Markets and we have discovered that I am ridiculously sensitive to the… } – Apr 23, 7:53 PM
    • doug { So if someone does go gluten free and feels better, what is the possible reason for this? Undiagnosed sensitivity? Whoey? Psychosomatic? Most doctor’s I have… } – Apr 23, 6:01 PM
  • GSK Investigated for Bribing Doctors (165)
    • Dave { I don’t think JSN reads the comments. I’ve posted the standard exercise advice copied directly from the American Heart Association website, we’ve talked about permanent… } – Apr 23, 9:35 PM
    • Sawyer { “Some of the posters and commenters here really need an education on the subject of metabolic syndrome, diabetes 2 and lifestyle.” Perhaps. But you’ve essentially… } – Apr 23, 8:40 PM
    • Windriven { You know, you’re really boring. For a while it was amusing reading your stupidities. But now it is just repetitive and numbing. Congratulations, you’re as… } – Apr 23, 8:27 PM
    • justsayno { One of the main themes of the comments here has been that patients won’t follow their doctors’ lifestyle advice. But the advice — according to… } – Apr 23, 6:55 PM
    • justsayno { Dr. Hall got a big laugh out of the idea that restricted calorie dieting can cause obesity. She never even heard of the idea. She… } – Apr 23, 6:46 PM
  • pH Miracle Living “Dr.” Robert O. Young is finally arrested, but will it stop him? (592)
    • Windriven { I’m happy for your daughter but terribly sorry that she has a credulous dufus for a mother. } – Apr 23, 8:29 PM
    • Carol M { For all those people who don’t believe it is ok but don’t make Dr Young wrong because my daughter at the age of nine had… } – Apr 23, 6:26 PM
    • Woo Fighter { … eating what our bodies were designed to eat … Oh, and Ceniga? Our bodies weren’t designed by anybody or anything to do anything. Our… } – Apr 22, 9:21 PM
    • Woo Fighter { Ceniga, You forgot to shout: WAKE UP, SHEEPLE! } – Apr 22, 9:17 PM
    • Windriven { “So I know how to live “healthy” and free of “diseases” because of all that Dr Young has taught me, and following his amazing “alkalarian”… } – Apr 22, 8:43 PM
  • Curing Hepatitis C: A Success Story and a Price Tag (24)
    • Xplodyncow { Is this information available in the “Supplementary Material” section (the protocol, maybe)? Not sure whether this link to the protocol for the Afdahl, Zeuzem, Kwo… } – Apr 23, 7:13 PM
    • Ed Whitney { PS: The two trials published in the New England Journal that came online a few minutes ago were similar in having the prespecified primary outcome… } – Apr 23, 5:54 PM
    • Ed Whitney { The Hepatitis C randomized trials were registered with clinicaltrials.gov. As I expected, the study protocols specified the primary outcome of the studies, namely the proportion… } – Apr 23, 5:30 PM
    • Frederick { Very good article! I knew the existence of those diseases, I’m vaccinated from sthose who can be vaccinated ( twinrix). But i did not really… } – Apr 23, 12:45 PM
    • Vicki { As a side note, I had to argue with my doctor to get that one-time hepatitis C screening. I asked for it, and I think… } – Apr 23, 12:42 PM
  • Maryland legislature passes naturopathic licensing bill, but with damage control (22)
    • letsgo { smart guy! Echinacea for strep throat. Someone needs to polish up on their botanical knowledge. I guess in this case ignorance is ok. When will… } – Apr 23, 3:28 PM
  • The return of the revenge of high dose vitamin C for cancer (366)
    • n brownlee { The study was about different nutrient levels in different genotypes: “The mineral profile was significantly affected by genotype, head fraction, location and season. Great variation… } – Apr 23, 2:32 PM
    • n brownlee { “Oh, or maybe the positives were from the tap water,or it would happened anyway. Maybe…” Or maybe the moon was waxing. or waning. Or you… } – Apr 23, 1:24 PM
    • Paul { @windriven: My point was that maybe we need a broader view at anything, even at vit C, and hence my example. If you don’t want… } – Apr 23, 12:47 PM
    • n brownlee { “Sorry for my english language. As it is obviously, it is mainy derived from Star Treck” And so, it appears, are your ideas about adequate… } – Apr 23, 8:57 AM
    • simba { Augh, misread your comment, missed ‘cultivar’. Sorry about that. Here is a slightly more relevant reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20954162 } – Apr 23, 7:47 AM
  • Another Damning Homeopathy Report (334)
    • Chris { He actually reminds me of the Indian and Pakistani homeopaths that used to infect the JREF forums years ago. Their go-to information site was hpathy…. } – Apr 23, 1:43 PM
    • MadisonMD { Iqbal is a joke. How many gullible people can you fool by selling them a sugar pill with nothing in it and telling them it… } – Apr 23, 1:06 PM
    • Chris { No. I want verifiable scientific documentation, and not random websites. That means proof it has been tried and tested with real scientific researchers. None of… } – Apr 23, 11:11 AM
    • Iqbal { Chris Please take time out and read. http://health.hpathy.com/syphilis-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp http://hpathy.com/cause-symptoms-treatment/syphilis/ http://www.homeo4happylife.com/2013/11/homeopathic-medicine-or-treatment-of.html http://www.homeopathyworldcommunity.com/forum/topics/a-case-of-rabies-cure http://hpathy.com/cause-symptoms-treatment/rabies-symptoms/ } – Apr 23, 3:38 AM
    • Iqbal { WilliamLawrenceUtridge: …….If we relied on homoepathy, then you would still be having 10 kids to watch one survive, because the other 9 would die of… } – Apr 23, 3:17 AM
  • When healing turns into killing: religious and philosophical exemptions from parental accountability (75)
    • DW { Regarding the Justina Pelletier case, I’ve long wished one of the writers on this blog would take up the matter of somatoform disorders. There’s a… } – Apr 22, 9:18 PM
  • Oil Pulling Your Leg (150)
    • S'carah { Just so we’re clear about purposeful or usefulness; Alcohol free and sugar free mouth washes are recommended for those with recent oral piercings and I… } – Apr 22, 8:25 PM
  • Has science-based medicine already lost to pseudoscience? (286)
    • Chris { Wow, that is one weird bot comment. } – Apr 22, 11:30 AM
    • harmony { After reading the not so beautiful truth and your gluten free article i just want to say that you sound as though you are contributing… } – Apr 21, 5:51 PM
  • Accused of Lying about ASEA: Not Guilty (64)
    • Windriven { His, ahem, grammar and spelling are just symptoms of profound intellectual sloth. Is there any evidence that steroid abuse shrinks the brain as well as… } – Apr 22, 9:35 AM
    • Chris { Have you tried to learn English grammar and spelling? Did you actually read the article? } – Apr 22, 9:24 AM
    • Iron man { have u tried the product ? to be able to comment on it ? and if not u label it a scam ? and the… } – Apr 21, 3:06 PM
  • The Canadian National Breast Screening Study ignites a new round in the mammography wars (234)
    • michael achey, md { I believe you have hit on a fundamental issue in breast cancer screening. the studies show that mammogram + bse was no better than bse… } – Apr 22, 7:20 AM
    • michael achey, md { Probably written by radiologists-in-drag! (Ooops, now I’m a conspiracy theorist!) } – Apr 22, 7:16 AM
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