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  • Treating Migraines (1)
    • qetzal { I thought I had read that well-controlled studies indicate MSG does not induce headaches. } – Jan 28, 8:59 AM
  • Another Misguided Cancer Testimonial (71)
    • Michael Finfer, MD { Again, I can take the report at face value, but the only way to be sure is to review the slides. Did you copy and… } – Jan 28, 8:17 AM
    • Windriven { :-P ! Can’t you read Bryan? I hat my iPad. It protects me from the sun. I think it is SPF 9468 or so. It… } – Jan 28, 8:02 AM
    • Bryan { You ate your iPad? You must’ve really hated it. Maybe you should see someone about that – surely, nobody should lead his entire life hating… } – Jan 28, 7:55 AM
    • Windriven { Goddamit. UNRIPE effing cherries. I hat my iPad. } – Jan 28, 7:09 AM
    • Windriven { Oh puleeze. That BMC article was a mosh-mash of mights and maybes; a holistic wet dream. Even the breathless authors concede in the conclusion: “Thus,… } – Jan 28, 7:07 AM
  • Detox: What “They” Don’t Want You To Know (346)
    • mouse { Bing, Bing, Bing! Times up. Oh so sad, Graham. The answer is complement proteins! Particularily c3 and c4 which, when decreased, often correlate with disease… } – Jan 28, 8:07 AM
    • KayMarie { Ah geez, we know memory isn’t perfect and I’m willing to believe that whatever the number was, it was sufficiently low to be a medical… } – Jan 28, 7:23 AM
    • Jan { This one: An 28 years old woman died after the Boston marathon in 2002, after drinking too much Gatorade. http://www.remembercynthia.com/Hyponatremia_BostonGlobe.htm } – Jan 28, 3:25 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { I too am a bit incredulous as to a sodium of 60. That said, it doesn’t at all change the fundamental fact that Graham was… } – Jan 27, 11:29 PM
    • mouse { and “Drinking large amounts of water- and not eating- will absolutely “flush out” sodium. AND all the other necessary electrolytes, depletion of which can lead… } – Jan 27, 11:16 PM
  • An aboriginal girl dies of leukemia: Parental “rights” versus the right of a child to medical care (57)
    • Horatio { “Band” is an outdated term, largely replaced with the singular “First Nation”. For example, the Lansdowne House Indian Band is now called the Neskatanga First… } – Jan 28, 8:03 AM
    • Windriven { For me the money line was: ” Our country recognizes that all Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, have individual and group rights, and that different groups,… } – Jan 28, 7:57 AM
    • Windriven { ” I would suggest though if one is willing to have an open mind and respect aboriginal viewpoints…” Jeremy, precisely what is it about viewpoints… } – Jan 28, 7:38 AM
    • Dave Ruddell { A remarkably dense piece in today’s Star: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/01/27/why-makayla-sault-was-allowed-to-die.html } – Jan 28, 6:52 AM
    • LouV { This topic has been discussed for example here : http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/medical-marijuana-are-we-ready/ and more recently here : http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/medical-marijuana-as-the-new-herbalism-part-1-the-politics-of-weed-versus-science/ http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/medical-marijuana-as-the-new-herbalism-part-2-cannabis-does-not-cure-cancer/ } – Jan 28, 4:25 AM
  • The Disneyland measles outbreak: “Dr. Bob” Sears says measles isn’t that bad, and an antivaccine activist invokes the Brady Bunch fallacy (482)
    • Harriet Hall { Dr. Gordon, After being asked many, many times, you have finally admitted that your recommendation to wait to age 3 is not supported by any… } – Jan 28, 2:34 AM
    • Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP { Hey Chris– Look up. Above your posts and mine is lilady’s. It’s not that late here out West. I never claimed I do not drink… } – Jan 28, 2:03 AM
    • lilady { You’re the pediatrician and none of your deliberately non vaccinated patients have ever contracted measles, so your skills caring for a measles case are not,… } – Jan 28, 2:03 AM
    • Chris { Um, did you read her quotes? They really go contrary to yours. Did you even notice who posted her quotes? I know you claim to… } – Jan 28, 1:33 AM
    • Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP { I know Dr. Lehman and have shared patients with her for many years. I consider her a peer and actually just referred a difficult Blasto… } – Jan 28, 1:12 AM
  • 2014: Chiropractors, naturopaths and acupuncturists lose in state legislatures (42)
    • Ronsy { Yes, I respect that and each to their own. I am just here to say that it works for me were I was very skeptical… } – Jan 27, 9:45 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Tennis elbow gets better on its own with simple rest. } – Jan 27, 6:33 PM
    • simba { Have a google of Perkins patent tractors. They had cures as or more amazing than yours. But they were simply metal rods, and wooden ones… } – Jan 26, 5:49 PM
    • Windriven { ” if acupuncture worked for me, it must work for others as well.” Assumes a lot of facts not in evidence. Clearly you believe it… } – Jan 26, 4:27 PM
    • Ronsy { Thank you for the response, if acupuncture worked for me, it must work for others as well. The human body hasn’t changed in like a… } – Jan 26, 4:16 PM
  • Gut Check (144)
    • Bryan Wodaski { When I read this stuff as it goes on it feels like drinking from a fire hose. } – Jan 27, 8:42 PM
    • Bryan Wodaski { One more. More of a comprehensive overview and also includes a possible link to cancer. http://www.nature.com/cmi/journal/v8/n2/full/cmi201067a.html } – Jan 27, 8:41 PM
    • Bryan Wodaski { More data on the gut, autoimmune connection. http://www.nature.com/cti/journal/v2/n11/full/cti201311a.html http://www.diapedia.org/type-1-diabetes-mellitus/microbiome-and-type-1-diabetes } – Jan 27, 8:28 PM
    • KayMarie { And since the second study was in people who had Celiac disease that we know damages the gut I’m not sure if that proves that… } – Jan 27, 1:23 PM
    • KayMarie { Here is what I got from the full article on the permeability assay. “For intestinal permeability assessment, a probe solution containing 100 g sucrose, 7.5… } – Jan 27, 1:21 PM
  • Glyphosate – The New Bogeyman (277)
    • Graham { WLU: Which is certainly a reason to restrict its use around rhizosphere micro-organisms You don’t seem to realize you’ve just joined the other side in… } – Jan 27, 6:40 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Which is certainly a reason to restrict its use around rhizosphere micro-organisms and frogs. Meanwhile, other pesticides are far more toxic to far more organisms,… } – Jan 27, 6:21 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { That’s a false dilemma, because there is no reason to not use both. Also, there is tremendous evidence that glyphosate is not toxic to humans…. } – Jan 27, 6:18 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You’ve linked to an advocacy blog post.Your point? Are they incorrect in their assessment, or are they lying? Even stan can be correct once in… } – Jan 27, 6:13 PM
  • Unfalsifiable Beliefs (177)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Yup. } – Jan 27, 6:31 PM
    • JP { I’ve always rather preferred Sartre to Camus. Apropos and highly entertaining: this comic. :) (Though Beauvoir is the real winner, I think.) } – Jan 26, 4:16 PM
  • Say it ain’t so, Mickey! A holiday measles outbreak makes the happiest place in the world sad (211)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { What is your opinion of Dr. Geier’s position on flu vaccinations?My opinion of youtube is that it’s a poor alternative to pubmed or google scholar. } – Jan 27, 6:22 PM
    • Chris { Perusing these articles should answer your question: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?s=geier You do know that Dr. Mark Geier’s medical license has been revoked in almost every state, right? } – Jan 26, 10:18 PM
    • Oscar Levant { What is your opinion of Dr. Geier’s position on flu vaccinations? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvXIqUyOdK4 } – Jan 26, 9:38 PM
  • Stem cell clinics and unapproved, for-profit human experimentation (73)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Worse than no treatment, people died in much greater misery thanks to the almost-inhuman nature of the protocol, and certainly faster than the treatment group… } – Jan 27, 6:15 PM
  • Shedding Light on Unreasonable Decisions (409)
    • MadisonMD { @Andres Wrong. Take a look at Figure 4A of Priemel et alter (2010). Average 25-OH-vitamin-D is about 20nmol/l. If you select 50 nmol/L as the… } – Jan 27, 11:55 AM
    • MadisonMD { @Graham: Thank you for posting another expert guideline. This expert panel makes a credible argument for exceeding the RDA in this population. I suppose, given… } – Jan 27, 10:32 AM
    • Andrés { Dr. Graham said: Have you read the 2014 Geriatric Society consensus statement regarding vitamin d? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.12631/full Their recommendation is for adults >= age 65, vitamin… } – Jan 27, 9:55 AM
    • Andrés { I said: Actually 50nmol/L was the choice of the IOM group. MadisonMD said: Your cite doesn’t support that… My fault. I put a link to… } – Jan 27, 9:50 AM
    • mouse { Hey DW – I got frustrated with the threading (couldn’t find anything) before. I don’t know if you are still reading this thread, but your… } – Jan 27, 9:36 AM
  • Upcoming Toronto talk: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Business Ethics Perspective (58)
    • Nell on Wheels { I’m not saying that Ω-3 PUFAs don’t have a place… Oh, look everyone! “Ω-3 PUFAs” instead of “Omega-3s”! Graham is so smart! …but fish oils… } – Jan 27, 12:01 AM
    • Peter H Proctor, PhD,MD { I only know what I read in the (research) papers– “The impact of polyunsaturated fatty acid-based dietary supplements on disease biomarkers in a metabolic syndrome/diabetes… } – Jan 26, 10:35 PM
    • Graham { @ebmod I’m not saying that Ω-3 PUFAs don’t have a place, but fish oils contain PCBs, and often consumer testing shows high levels of oxidation… } – Jan 26, 8:00 PM
    • EBMOD { Glad they are working so well for you, Nell. :) Dry eye is a weird disease where we generally do have to shotgun it, trying… } – Jan 26, 6:14 PM
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