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  • Acupuncture for Menopausal Symptoms (152)
    • mouse { WLU I think you are thinking of cramping pain during menstruation. Pre-menstrual Syndrome typically starts before menstruation – associated with hormone shifts and has a… } – Aug 25, 9:12 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { This works for my sister and her PMS, did the articles cover that too?PMS is primarily a pain-based set of symptoms (at least that’s the… } – Aug 24, 8:46 AM
    • Chris { Did the articles cover that your sister thought acupuncture? Of course not, a study of N=1 is worthless. Acupuncture does not work. If you think… } – Aug 22, 11:39 PM
  • Cold reality versus the wishful thinking of cryonics (156)
    • Jopari { You called humans biological NANOtech dear, not me. Read your own post again if unclear. Humans are highly complex multicellular organisms that aren’t in any… } – Aug 25, 8:00 AM
    • Duan S. da Fonseca { Your “speed problem” is based on a false premise, that we need to be extremely fast, we already have methods right now on mainstream medicine… } – Aug 25, 4:52 AM
    • Jopari { Last paragraph “hurdles are high, and probability of you reviving is low } – Aug 24, 10:33 AM
  • Rope Worms: C’est la Merde (460)
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 2: Cannabis does not cure cancer (245)
    • Woo Fighter { RE: Mr. Leonard Coldwell: From the introduction to one of his books: “Nearly everybody in the orthodox medical field disagrees with almost everything said in… } – Aug 24, 4:25 PM
    • Woo Fighter { MR. Leonard Coldwell is not a real doctor; that’s not his real name, he’s a dangerous lunatic who is a former colleague of Kevin Trudeau,… } – Aug 24, 4:09 PM
    • KayMarie { I shudder to think what weed trolls smell like. Especially if enough to wake one from a sound sleep. } – Aug 24, 2:34 PM
    • weing { “You use that word troll, but I don’t think you know what it means.” I guess I misunderstood. I thought he was referring to himself… } – Aug 24, 1:53 PM
  • Pass the Salt (But Not That Pink Himalayan Stuff) (182)
    • Calli Arcale { No engineering without science…. It’s true. You need a foundation, or you’re just screwing around. We must remember Akin’s Laws: 1. Engineering is done with… } – Aug 24, 4:11 PM
    • Calli Arcale { Of course, that only makes it *more* interesting to the nerd contingent. ;-) } – Aug 24, 4:04 PM
    • Calli Arcale { Really? Whole milk and whole milk yogurt are “virtually absent”? Gosh. Maybe it’s just because of the vibrant dairy industry around here, but you can… } – Aug 24, 3:56 PM
    • Calli Arcale { *Especially* raw! As a kid, that’s the only way I’d eat them. Cooked was just gross, except for this awesome sauteed shredded carrot & parsnip… } – Aug 24, 3:45 PM
  • Delaying Vaccines Not A Good Idea (90)
    • Jopari { Last paragraph, second line. *brain damage } – Aug 24, 9:53 AM
    • Jopari { You’re not gonna comment anymore? Great, then you won’t mind me bashing you. Now, there has been no research that proves that vaccines are the… } – Aug 24, 9:51 AM
    • Jo { Who is funding this whole website, the pharmaceutical companies? Won’t be commenting anymore. All this is stripe. Another whistleblower came forward on vaccines. Get them… } – Aug 24, 4:48 AM
  • A balanced look at gluten sensitivity (90)
    • brewandferment { I haven’t looked it up but I believe you may be wrong about high protein wheat–some of the older grains like kamut for one, are… } – Aug 22, 8:13 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { America’s Test Kitchen also published a gluten-free baking book recently. I won’t shill for Pfizer, but I will shill the crap out of ATK. } – Aug 22, 6:28 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m sure gluten allergies exist, in fact I know one or two people who suffer from this and AREN’T nuts…. But from an evolutionary perspective,… } – Aug 22, 6:26 PM
    • simba { KayMarie- it’s probably agave or labelled ‘natural’ and that doesn’t count. An acquaintance with diabetes came in all excited announcing to everyone she’d found some… } – Aug 20, 8:03 PM
    • KayMarie { I’m kinda surprised a DAN type doctor would be OK with feeding lots of sugars, but maybe they haven’t fallen into that pit of woo. } – Aug 20, 3:43 PM
  • Vani Hari (a.k.a. The Food Babe): The Jenny McCarthy of food (344)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I guess I’ll just have to be satisfied with curmudgeonliness being incredibly satisfying then :) } – Aug 22, 5:54 PM
    • mouse { Shoot, that second link doesn’t work, not sure why. Just google “positive fantasies about idealized futures sap energy” It should show up. } – Aug 21, 11:02 AM
    • mouse { Unfortunately, that would be over reach WLU. The studies pretty much just suggest that ‘positive thinking’ or positive affirmations are not universally tied to lower… } – Aug 21, 10:57 AM
  • Ebola outbreaks: Science versus fear mongering and quackery (282)
    • Koffi Babone { @ A Pavlov: “They use this as a proxy measure for their BRN as the true population seropositivity is not know but can be estimated… } – Aug 22, 5:31 PM
    • KayMarie { I worked on a project where we got names/addresses from this state’s registry. We did have to send a letter to the doctor on listed… } – Aug 21, 4:09 PM
    • MadisonMD { Does HIPAA forbid the use of such images to provide anecdotes or testimonials? If they contain or come with patient identifiers the answer is clearly… } – Aug 21, 3:37 PM
    • Harriet Hall { Off the subject, but I’m wondering what happens when HIPPA conflicts with state law – doesn’t the federal law override the state? I’m asking because… } – Aug 21, 11:51 AM
    • mouse { WLU – below find the summary from HHS – My understanding – health care providers can’t share information about patients health or care without their… } – Aug 21, 11:22 AM
  • The false dichotomies of CAM and “integrative medicine” (82)
    • Chris { All my kids are in college, so I last helped my daughter make sense of that book a long time ago. It seemed that they… } – Aug 20, 8:48 PM
    • simba { I know a fair few people who are convinced that smoking is either harmless or actively good for you. People are not so good at… } – Aug 20, 8:18 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Yes that happens all the time, doesn’t it, a perfect example of the typical human being.Even if all 21-year-olds are not dying of heart attacks,… } – Aug 20, 8:14 PM
    • simba { Often very angry, too, especially the drive-by one shot posters who talk about how ‘bitter’ everyone else is. Whoah, this isn’t directed at you btw. } – Aug 20, 8:11 PM
  • Left Brain – Right Brain Myth (58)
    • Jopari { Actually, since the invention and implementation of the internet, I believe that comment sections frequently prove that there are people who seem to use much… } – Aug 19, 2:18 PM
    • Mike Toreno { I disbelieved the 10% brain theory too, until Youtube got started. But not there is massive, massive evidence that people use 10% (or less) of… } – Aug 19, 12:54 PM
  • Dr. Frank Arguello’s “atavistic oncology”: Another dubious cancer therapy to be avoided (76)
    • Farrah { You are absolutely correct about Dr. Arguello’s threatening emails. I used to work for him for several months until I could take it no longer…. } – Aug 18, 7:33 PM
  • A Statement on Cervical Manipulation and Dissections (134)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { One thing I forgot to mention is my contemporary approach to back and neck pain. I don’t do anything, and it seems to go away… } – Aug 18, 6:18 PM
  • Naturopathy vs. Science: Prenatal Vitamins (85)
    • Angora Rabbit { Hi Heather, I think we’ll never know the answer about DHA and how much is beneficial because I don’t believe the study can ethically be… } – Aug 18, 6:03 PM
    • Heather { Yeah, it’s recommended that I get 290 mcg/day of iodine (lactating). I just don’t see how I could be getting that without supplementation. The only… } – Aug 18, 5:26 PM
    • Peter S { Sardines are rich in omega 3s and being far down the food chain are very low in mercury from what I have read. Also, seaweed… } – Aug 18, 10:12 AM
    • KayMarie { Here is a 2013 review of DHA http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3602397/ Sounds like we are at that emerging information stage where you can be certain it is important,… } – Aug 18, 10:05 AM
  • Acupuncture for Macular Degeneration: Why I Reject the Evidence (120)
    • n brownlee { Have you never noticed that most of your posts are about how everybody’s being mean to you? } – Aug 17, 9:21 PM
  • Antibiotics vs. the Microbiome (114)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Perhaps that scientific understanding of nutrition should come under more scrutiny.There is a massive amount of study ongoing regarding nutrition. Basic biochemistry in petri dishes,… } – Aug 17, 5:53 PM
  • Another Lawsuit To Suppress Legitimate Criticism – This Time SBM (151)
    • andrews { Florida’s SLAPP statute is indeed fairly useless in this sort of case, especially where ptf is not a government entity. However, you may find some… } – Aug 17, 6:38 AM
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