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  • Chiropractic: A Summary of Concerns (157)
    • 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
    • jim { RX and chiropractors are trained in PT so your point is?? denise b – most chiros are very aware of the business side of big… } – Apr 19, 10:41 AM
  • Moxibustion (21)
    • 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
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Yes, has to do with muscle plasticity, bulk up with straining and thinning out with atrophy. Hmmm that’s another barrier to the therapy! Thank! Anybody… } – Apr 19, 2:11 PM
    • Renate { By replacing one form of pain by another form of pain? } – Apr 19, 1:36 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Oop, moxi … they both work for some types of pain. } – Apr 19, 12:00 PM
  • GSK Investigated for Bribing Doctors (97)
    • MadisonMD { Harriet and Weing are saying that there were many differences between the populations. This study alone cannot determine which variable is responsible for different rates… } – Apr 19, 1:50 PM
    • justsayno { What you are saying is complete nonsense. The article I linked is good evidence, especially since there are many many others showing the same thing…. } – Apr 19, 12:29 PM
    • MadisonMD { Agreed. This website mostly critiques companies and practitioners purveying unproven– and unlikely– therapies by exploiting DSHEA, by enlisting government licensing, or by otherwise evading the… } – Apr 19, 11:42 AM
    • Self Skeptic { Steven Novella said: Assuming the charges are upheld, such cases are very damaging to public confidence in the system. This is similar to cases of… } – Apr 19, 10:23 AM
    • Harriet Hall { As Weing has pointed out, that kind of natural experiment is not sufficient to prove causation because there are too many possible confounders. You yourself… } – Apr 19, 1:53 AM
  • What Whole Foods Markets Doesn’t Tell You (108)
    • Chris { Every hear of Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, Skeptical Inquirer, Skeptic Magazine, and a few others? The point is that this magazine gets to post lies… } – Apr 19, 12:52 PM
    • Kathy { And unless you’ve eaten sunriped local avocados, you’ve never tasted the real thing, according to a Canadian friend who went bananas over them when he… } – Apr 19, 12:41 PM
    • MadisonMD { Can you link to the NASA study, Stan? Did the guy exhale CO2 and if so where did the carbon come from? (I thought mostly… } – Apr 19, 12:40 PM
    • stanmrak { Uh… this study was being monitored by NASA. I’m assuming they wanted to know if it could be useful for them. Are you insinuating that… } – Apr 19, 11:44 AM
    • RonRonDoRon { If you give all those things up, you won’t actually live longer. But it will seem far, far longer! } – Apr 19, 11:15 AM
  • The return of the revenge of high dose vitamin C for cancer (315)
    • MadisonMD { What factors exactly do you control for? } – Apr 19, 12:41 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { My or our situation does not compare to that time. But I can tell you that people are prone to believe what they believe beyond… } – Apr 19, 12:26 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Yep, I have a type of control, but it requires logical thinking and not narrowed views. } – Apr 19, 12:23 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { The idea was conceived the details are always or most time for the future to clarify. } – Apr 19, 12:21 PM
    • Windriven { I don’t know why they haven’t pursued his protocol either. But the obvious answer would be because earlier work on ascorbate pulled researchers in a… } – Apr 19, 10:05 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
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton go woo with Dr. Mark Hyman and “functional medicine” (77)
    • 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
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { “Are you saying we have no common sense, altruism, or honor?” What are you all attempting to accomplish with this blog? Then I will be… } – Apr 18, 5:33 PM
    • unethical_vegan { erm…how many vegans do you actually know? } – Apr 18, 11:33 AM
    • Harriet Hall { Are you saying we have no common sense, altruism, or honor? Are you intentionally insulting us? Are you saying medicine is worthless unless it offers… } – Apr 17, 10:27 PM
    • Windriven { Many of us here would celebrate humanity and fairness. It’s all the exclusions that you list that isolate you in this crowd. } – Apr 17, 8:21 PM
  • 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
    • Anne G { I read “Bottled Up” because it was recommended for the reasons you have stated. Although the prose was pleasant and readable, Barston seems to have… } – Apr 16, 11:01 PM
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