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  • Beware The P-Value (179)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I think you’re giving Seralini too much credit, he doesn’t really give the impression of being a fair assessor of information about genetic modification. His… } – Aug 16, 6:38 PM
    • Robert L Bell { A frustrating point you make there, The propaganda sites are all crowing “the Seralini paper has been peer reviewed THREE times now!” with the implicit… } – Aug 16, 1:20 AM
    • Robert L Bell { Seralini may never say that GMO/Roundup causes cancer, but his acolytes sure as hell do – and they do it waving those pictures of the… } – Aug 16, 1:14 AM
  • A Statement on Cervical Manipulation and Dissections (134)
    • brewandferment { Yeah, I’ve been wondering about some of that. I too got suck(er)ed into the world of chiroquactic in my teens and twenties, but fortunately after… } – Aug 16, 6:34 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You advise is your personal opinion.Did you miss the part where Dr. Novella was discussing a consensus statement from an expert body there genius? Do… } – Aug 16, 6:33 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Even assuming zero risk of CAD from cervical manipulation, there is still the issue of whether it actually helps. Is it the best approach? Is… } – Aug 16, 6:23 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { And smoking is not a valid analogy. Lung cancer is very common, smoking is very common, and the associations clearly imply causality.Meanwhile CAD is very… } – Aug 16, 3:55 PM
  • Dr. Frank Arguello’s “atavistic oncology”: Another dubious cancer therapy to be avoided (76)
    • MadisonMD { I just looked more into Cantrell. He does not seem reputable. He is an MD trained in maxillofacial surgery and has no training in oncology…. } – Aug 16, 3:24 PM
    • MadisonMD { I’m sorry to hear about your daughter, Ms. Lotton. Unfortunately, cancer patients are often desperate, and make easy targets for people looking for easy targets…. } – Aug 16, 3:20 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Looks like he combines lovastatin and interferon, off-label, and charges people for the privilege of being involved in an off-label clinical trial. Looks like he’s… } – Aug 16, 2:18 PM
    • Marilyn Lotton { I was interested in your article on Dr. Frank Arguello. My 35 year old daughter has stage IV Melanoma and is fighting for her life…. } – Aug 15, 4:52 PM
  • The Texas Medical Board vs. Stanislaw Burzynski, 2014 edition (57)
    • KayMarie { Generally stuff you use day in and day out you tend to remember off the top of your head. Docs also have to do continuing… } – Aug 16, 10:03 AM
    • simba { From what I’ve seen most doctors remember a lot of it, particularly the ones they come across a lot and the anatomical terms, and then… } – Aug 16, 5:16 AM
    • C_TX { P.S. I forgot latin, anatomy, and just general big words. } – Aug 15, 9:14 PM
    • C_TX { Hello to Dr. Gorski and those Drs that post comments. I am not a doctor, I barely passed basic H.S. biology. I have an off-topic… } – Aug 15, 9:12 PM
  • NuVet: Pet Supplement Snake Oil (65)
    • simba { How did the breeder react? } – Aug 15, 7:31 AM
    • Leif { When we bought our puppy, the sales contract stated: ‘NUVet PLUS tablets: This is a mandatory wafer that you will need to keep you puppy… } – Aug 14, 6:17 PM
  • The Truth? (130)
    • weing { “Wasn’t there a similar worry that research on the effects of long term use of Aspirin in reducing breast cancer rates may languish because Aspirin… } – Aug 14, 3:26 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { “You know complimentary medicine had such great successes in the last few decades, that clearly exercise and more vegetable and fruit based diets have helped… } – Aug 14, 12:44 PM
    • Wayne Schlapkohl { Hi folks, There are so many comments here, I won’t respond to all I am sure. The last comment by William is just about a… } – Aug 13, 2:47 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You’re not going to get any traction via tone-trolling, Pete Moran has been barking up that tree for years. My search for Aspirin breast cancer… } – Aug 13, 10:55 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Gentle exercise, healthy diet and relaxation are all strongly-recommended in mainstream medicine and have been for literally milennia (Galen recommended all three). Claiming magical benefits… } – Aug 13, 10:47 AM
  • Left Brain – Right Brain Myth (58)
    • matt miller { I’m glad to see that someone is dubunking myths about left brain right brain functions. There have been major discoveries in recent years and many… } – Aug 13, 4:33 PM
  • Misguided Naturopath Claims To Have Cured Cervical Dysplasia (66)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Naturopathy is fundamentally based on vitalism, using a bunch of mutually-contradictory interventions to “boost the vital force” of the body, which the body doesn’t have…. } – Aug 13, 12:11 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I also think the author should have focused on this type of analysis of the case study instead of introducing the “who is this naturopath?”… } – Aug 13, 11:59 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Ad hominem is when you attack someone’s character at the expense of their argument. In this case, the argument is that naturopaths bring something scientific… } – Aug 13, 11:52 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { @Steven: Just read up on naturopathy right here at SBM. It has a full gamut of information for you. But here is a very simple… } – Aug 13, 9:18 AM
    • Harriet Hall { “She never claims to have cured cervical dysplasia as the title of this article suggests” To quote her own words from her case report, she… } – Aug 12, 6:14 PM
  • A Misguided Apology (98)
    • Windriven { @Steve Rodrigues “Stan – You are good!” So Steve, can you tell us what Stan said that you imagine to be ‘good’? His comment was… } – Aug 12, 11:41 AM
    • Windriven { I suspect that by ‘kill’ he is referring to Andrey having filed a complaint against him with the Texas board. } – Aug 12, 11:32 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Yea, I know, just bored and looking for ideas on how to debate with people who do not care to understand your ideas, evidence and… } – Aug 12, 9:56 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If by “kill” you mean “point out how you are incorrect in your assumptions and facts”, then yes – we are going to kill him…. } – Aug 12, 9:51 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Steve, you’ve never been able to successfully describe science, and your continued insistence that your personal experience matters more than the 3,000+ controlled trials shows… } – Aug 12, 9:16 AM
  • Upper Neck Manipulation: Caveats for Patients and Providers (130)
    • Windriven { You’re right. But we would be swayed by evidence. Until then, and with the small exception of LBP, chiros look just like grifters. } – Aug 11, 10:50 PM
    • Stephen M. Perle, DC, MS { I’m sure no one will be swayed by any arguments. But Christine Goertz does a great job deconstructing the problems with the AHA statement. http://t.co/OlJOmkMlql } – Aug 11, 10:11 PM
  • Chiropractic scope of practice includes . . . well, you won’t believe it (101)
    • Christopher Stuart, DC { PS: 2 points to add (hit submit before I was done) A. I have been regarded as a pseudo Sam Homala by the profession. I… } – Aug 11, 10:20 PM
    • Christopher Stuart, DC { I will be brave and speak among the chiro. haters. IN practice for 17 years. Like Obama’s position on homosexual marriage, chiropractic does seem to… } – Aug 11, 10:04 PM
    • Frederick { Really? I thought It was the power balance Band that those that! But Chiro does it TOO?? WOW it is mamamamagik! } – Aug 10, 10:33 PM
    • Thinking_Chiro { P.S. A centralised national registration board like AHPRA is an absolute necessity! } – Aug 10, 8:08 PM
    • Thinking_Chiro { In reply to Thor: The CAA has deservedly taken a hammering over the last few years and they are slowly changing under duress, but as… } – Aug 10, 8:03 PM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 1: Science versus the politics of weed in New York and beyond (220)
    • Volteric { Seems like many illicit drugs are the pharmaceuticals of the poor. Why is that? Having been prescribed many drugs for anxiety/panic disorder/depression I was surprised… } – Aug 11, 6:52 PM
    • Volteric { Still really wish you’d weigh in. Always appreciate your POV. } – Aug 11, 6:38 PM
    • Boombotti { Soooo… never tried a weed brownie or heard of Vaporizing? Also there are these great little CBD chews that could helpful. And people in Colorado… } – Aug 11, 12:25 PM
  • Drinkable Sunscreen Snakeoil (60)
    • n brownlee { Yeah- Fake’N'Bake is still around, but it looks a little better these days. At fifteen (1963), I was seduced by one of the earliest of… } – Aug 11, 10:52 AM
    • Chris { When I was a teenager in the early 1970s I knew those who got the orange look quite quickly by applying a lotion that was… } – Aug 10, 11:25 PM
    • KayMarie { http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/71/3/795.full Um SPF is more like 2.5-3. Not sure if you were eating enough carrots to actually turn your skin orange. } – Aug 10, 9:52 PM
    • Chris { “Carotenoids, taken in large enough amounts, are a partial sunscreen. If you take enough per day, regularly (for months) it would be like SPF 15… } – Aug 10, 9:03 PM
    • n brownlee { And you believe that carotene in your skin protects you from the sun… how? How does it shield you from UV radiation? Or anything else? } – Aug 10, 8:29 PM
  • Gary Taubes and the Cause of Obesity (323)
    • Andrey Pavlov { which is why typical “successful” gastric bypass patients are still fat as hell and are STILL salami- only tinier pieces of human salami and cottage… } – Aug 11, 12:21 AM
    • Windriven { Which is it Razwell, 40 physicists or 12? I don’t have a dog in this fight but I’d like to see some consistency in the… } – Aug 10, 5:54 PM
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