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  • Missmolly { And hell, if you can’t attain spirituality by staring into your own sweaty crotch through a twisted graveyard of unnaturally positioned joints and muscles* for… } – Jul 26, 3:08 AM
  • mho { OT Re cold sores, have you used valacyclovir? It isn’t CAM and it will stop an outbreak from blistering. } – Jul 26, 2:04 AM
  • Windriven { And isn’t it bizarre that we are even talking about food insecurity in the 21st century in one of the wealthiest nations on the face… } – Jul 26, 1:26 AM
  • Windriven { “Consider it stolen, Windriven.” You can’t steal it. It is my gift. ” a healthy happy person in a walkable area with great shops” I… } – Jul 26, 1:21 AM
  • Missmolly { Actually, they’re made by aliens. Aliens sent for the sole purpose of causing WLU to froth at the mouth :) } – Jul 26, 1:18 AM
  • Windriven { “When thousands of people pass the same features, it’s called repeatable phenomenon.” And sometimes all it proves is that you aren’t a unique nut. } – Jul 26, 1:17 AM
  • Windriven { :-) } – Jul 26, 1:15 AM
  • Missmolly { Ooh, I’m probably stinking out da internets with my all-natural crystal non-functioning deodorant :) but let’s be fair, even drum circles aren’t as arse-clenchingly irritating… } – Jul 26, 1:14 AM
  • Windriven { @mouse ” I like thumping.” Have you thought about joining Missmolly’s drum circle? } – Jul 26, 1:13 AM
  • Windriven { I thought drum circles were something oil companies cut in wheat or corn fields. } – Jul 26, 1:10 AM
  • deconstructed { Sure. I agree. But you have to understand that I’m coming from a perspective of having been significantly damaged by psych drugs that were prescribed… } – Jul 26, 1:05 AM
  • BJ { Best of luck with taking this guy down. The saddest part is desperate folks from the other side of the planet are raising money to… } – Jul 26, 12:20 AM
  • Thor { Meditation and yoga (stretching), like nutrition and exercise, are prime examples of how simple, basic, and beneficial human activity get co-opted into CAM. They then… } – Jul 26, 12:07 AM
  • R. Miller { This response is kind of adorable. A huge part of the “spiritual” movement has been do distance itself from organized religious belief, as in the… } – Jul 25, 11:15 PM
  • whoa { I understand science Harriet. I also understand that big expensive RCTs are not something I can wait decades for. Most of the RCTs that might… } – Jul 25, 11:14 PM
  • mouse { “WLU “Not to mention, though flow might be a rewarding experience it is not the only rewarding experience.” Of course – agreed. I think it’s… } – Jul 25, 11:00 PM
  • KayMarie { Since they all only seem to come out when people do some sort of cleansing enema it would seem to be an artifact of an… } – Jul 25, 10:45 PM
  • simba { Agreed, well done. Now I just have to find a Science-Based Medicine in French so I can try this tactic… } – Jul 25, 10:19 PM
  • simba { I wonder if the ‘food insecurity’ is the key- that most of the time you have food but you know at some stage you won’t… } – Jul 25, 10:16 PM
  • simba { My comment was totally worth it because it inspired the phrase “gustatory idyll”. Consider it stolen, Windriven. And I have managed to live very cheaply… } – Jul 25, 10:06 PM
  • weing { “The question is what are they?” They are crap. Repeatable too. } – Jul 25, 10:05 PM
  • Vladimir { When thousands of people pass the same features, it’s called repeatable phenomenon. There is no question that the rope worms exist. The question is what… } – Jul 25, 10:02 PM
  • weing { “If I try something and it obviously works, then I trust my own experience. If I repeat the experiment many times, and the same thing… } – Jul 25, 9:49 PM
  • n brownlee { Oh yeah, zucchini is the polyester pants suit of vegetables. } – Jul 25, 9:37 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If I try something and it obviously works, then I trust my own experience. If I repeat the experiment many times, and the same thing… } – Jul 25, 9:26 PM
  • mouse { WLU “Meh, I love dictionaries too.” I like dictionaries.(Love would be strong for me. I much prefer thesauruses) I like thumping. It’s the thumping of… } – Jul 25, 9:16 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Don’t trust your experiences, or other peoples’ experiences. Most of all don’t trust your mind!Yes, that’s the point – experience deceives. If science were easy,… } – Jul 25, 9:10 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Yoga is exercise and perhaps relaxation, meditation is relaxation (I think Dr. Novella wrote a post a while back discussing the dearth of studies comparing… } – Jul 25, 9:05 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Meh, I love dictionaries too. Yes, the dialogue is interesting, if you have an interesting interlocutor. The exploration of meaning, nuance, agreement and disagreement, particularly… } – Jul 25, 9:02 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { To clarify a bit more, since I think I lost my point mid-rant, my objection is to complaining about corporations as a block when using… } – Jul 25, 8:58 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m probably the only one willing to wield a pitchfork, but I have one out now. Down with drum circles, us hard working middle class… } – Jul 25, 8:52 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Even though I may agree with your views on science based medicine, I am aware that even the currently accepted science is in a state… } – Jul 25, 8:50 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I also hate zucchini. Mouse, have you tried using corn starch and/or panko as an alternative? } – Jul 25, 8:44 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { If I try something and it obviously works, then I trust my own experience. If I repeat the experiment many times, and the same thing… } – Jul 25, 8:26 PM
  • Flower { Study Finds Evidence For CDC Cover-Up Of Link Between Autism And Mercury In Vaccines A controversial new study published in Biomed Research International titled, “Methodological… } – Jul 25, 8:01 PM
  • Egstra { “Don’t trust your experiences, or other peoples’ experiences” My mother smoked 4+ packs of cigarettes a day for some 60 years. She lived to be… } – Jul 25, 7:46 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I have a soft spot for goths, being a poser-goth in my youth, so I forgive you your hippieness. Also, I’m having a hard time… } – Jul 25, 7:44 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Huh – What activity is absorbing enough for you to lose yourself in, then?Arguing with people on the internet of course :) Not to mention,… } – Jul 25, 7:37 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Meh, it’s mostly caricature, but it’s also a deliberate selection of two extremes. It’s a rhetorically deliberate false dichotomy. } – Jul 25, 7:27 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I also eat a lot more meat in the evenings and on weekends than I do during the day. Tomorrow’s lunch and dinner will consist… } – Jul 25, 7:24 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If I understand your comment, I don’t know if it applies. I don’t know if they would have been patented if they didn’t pass phase… } – Jul 25, 7:21 PM
  • Missmolly { I’m just going to put it out there and wait for the pitchforks: drum circles are FREAKING AWESOME! Being in the middle of a heap… } – Jul 25, 6:35 PM
  • JD { But “skeptics” can always trash each and every alternative medical idea because it has no RCTs to prove it works. You’re ignoring well-conducted observational research…. } – Jul 25, 6:23 PM
  • mouse { I’d say watch out for b12 deficiency, but it looks like you are covered with the eggs, eh? } – Jul 25, 5:47 PM
  • Harriet Hall { “If I try something and it obviously works, then I trust my own experience. If I repeat the experiment many times, and the same thing… } – Jul 25, 5:39 PM
  • n brownlee { Here’s a real recipe: http://www.notquitenigella.com/2012/04/25/stuffed-eggplant-imam-bayildi/ } – Jul 25, 5:37 PM
  • mouse { WLU “I would never get flow from any of these tasks, not even cooking. ” Huh – What activity is absorbing enough for you to… } – Jul 25, 5:33 PM
  • n brownlee { So, how do you think a person who is seriously ill but whose ailment is likely treatable is supposed to know what treatment plant to… } – Jul 25, 5:21 PM
  • whoa { If I try something and it obviously works, then I trust my own experience. If I repeat the experiment many times, and the same thing… } – Jul 25, 5:20 PM
  • n brownlee { Noooo… Eggplant parmesan! Or- Cube it, press to drain, saute and use as a bread substitute in making sage and onion dressing? Low carb! Or-… } – Jul 25, 5:14 PM
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