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  • Chris { “How has homeopathy failed?” Really, have you read the above article? It fails because it is literally nothing. People have suffered and even died by… } – Apr 24, 2:39 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The human immune system has a defined procedure to deal with each type of virus/bacteria attack.The human immune system is unplanned, it has no such… } – Apr 24, 2:36 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Most flus will not kill you. So, it is worth considering catching any non-life-threatening flu in the hopes that you will have cross-immunity to some… } – Apr 24, 2:30 PM
  • CrankyEpi { Isn’t vaccination a nice example of working with nature to protect the body against disease? That is, the vaccine teaches the body’s immune system to… } – Apr 24, 2:15 PM
  • Jopari { Honestly, Pharmaceutical companies don’t sell you drugs where risks outweigh the benefits because 1) You’re unlikely to buy things again if they cause more harm… } – Apr 24, 2:00 PM
  • Dan { I don’t understand the issue with why people won’t get vaccinated. Unless you are concerned about GBS, of course, from influenza vaccination, which is incredibly… } – Apr 24, 1:57 PM
  • MedsVsTherapy { The anti-vacc fad is creating problems. The point about catching the flu does have validity, however – older adults were found to have pre-existing immunity… } – Apr 24, 1:55 PM
  • Iqbal { WilliamLawrenceUtridge …. See, real medicine notes that sets of symptoms are clustered around diseases, and diseases have causes – often infectious agents. By treating infectious… } – Apr 24, 1:43 PM
  • HMM { The issue isn’t really where you worked in the past or now (Wright State), — the issue is your perspective about the political atmosphere of… } – Apr 24, 1:40 PM
  • Paul de Boer { Shall we revisit http://www.stopnosodes.org/ ? In recent contact with Adam Gibson, Director General, NHPD Health Products Food Branch, he thinks that the problem was solved… } – Apr 24, 1:36 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Ironically, despite DMAA’s claimed “natural geranium extract” roots, it’s actually a synthetically-prepared amphetamine mimicker whose resemblance to anything found in a plant is questionable: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/dmaa-efficacious-but-is-it-safe/ } – Apr 24, 1:26 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If SBM was really that superior, people wouldn’t look elsewhere, period.Really? What a fascinating statement. Economics was once based on the idea of a rational… } – Apr 24, 1:24 PM
  • Sastra { To me, an acute illness often represents either a weakening of a person’s resources, and/or an opportunity for growth and development… Having the flu could… } – Apr 24, 1:22 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If you want to eliminate what you consider inferior medicineWhat if, instead, inferior medicine had the ethics to be honest that their treatments are unproven,… } – Apr 24, 1:21 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { But it points out that CAM offers something that conventional medicine is currently not doing very well. There is a lesson to be learned. There… } – Apr 24, 1:17 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Iqbal: Assuming you aren’t simply lying, assuming your family didn’t simply ignore or hide the deaths of children, assuming they didn’t benefit from the advances… } – Apr 24, 1:14 PM
  • Dave { Also read the following, written in 2004: Ann Fam Med. Nov 2004; 2(6): 576–582. The Biopsychosocial Model 25 Years Later: Principles, Practice, and Scientific Inquiry… } – Apr 24, 12:56 PM
  • Chris { “By education I have a graduate degree in science with majors in Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic), Physics and Mathematics, and a Masters in Business” Prove… } – Apr 24, 12:56 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Actually, if herbal medicines were proven to work, then big drug companies would probably be very intersted, and could have a huge role. They would… } – Apr 24, 12:52 PM
  • Ekko { Where did I say efficacy discounts safety concerns? The links are reviews of the safety concerns – did you read them? The reviews show that… } – Apr 24, 12:49 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Why would you let the patients be the judge on medical matters? There’s a reason why doctors have so much schooling, it is to understand… } – Apr 24, 12:45 PM
  • MadisonMD { Keep pretending pills without anything in them are useful. Did you know gullible isn’t in the Cambridge dictionary? } – Apr 24, 12:44 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { By education I have a graduate degree in science with majors in Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic), Physics and Mathematics, and a Masters in Business. I… } – Apr 24, 12:37 PM
  • Windriven { “By education I have a graduate degree in science with majors in Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic), Physics and Mathematics, and a Masters in Business. “Now… } – Apr 24, 12:29 PM
  • RFM { It might be interesting to compare CD, etc. rates in the Untied States, before medical insurance was generally available; more recently, as people there begin… } – Apr 24, 12:09 PM
  • Tay { I have confirmed celiac disease. When I was diagnosed I was surprised to learn that a lot of foods we don’t think of as being… } – Apr 24, 12:00 PM
  • Iqbal { Student number 14012783 ….Firstly medicine has been governed by the biomedical model for the past 300 years. This model states that all illness and disease… } – Apr 24, 11:59 AM
  • JJ { Meanwhile, the National Joke Post’s sister paper (the Financial Post) recently had Lawrence Solomon (who has a history of low quality science commentary related to… } – Apr 24, 11:37 AM
  • Reese Vaughn { To the quack who writes the column in our local newspaper, the one who suggested influenza could have been avoided by placing sliced onions under… } – Apr 24, 11:31 AM
  • Iqbal { Sawyer …..Please tell us this is a joke. Have homeopaths have seriously delved into the 1/10^1000 range? And they are so ignorant of real chemistry… } – Apr 24, 11:23 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { How do you reconcile this advice with the continuing failure to show any benefits in actual humans with cancer? } – Apr 24, 11:18 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Peter, your “try it yourself” approach would tell us nothing. If you get better, worse, or don’t change at all, there is no way to… } – Apr 24, 11:17 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Homeopathy does not follow the shot gun approach to attack disease- one drug for all patients with a hope some will get well. You see… } – Apr 24, 11:07 AM
  • weing { “I work for a US$ 40 billion company in automotive component supply. I head the sales function of a propitiatory rubber component division and are… } – Apr 24, 10:51 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Hi Connie, By “traditional” routes of study, do you mean the movement from bench to animal to human trials? The reason we use these are… } – Apr 24, 10:50 AM
  • Catherine Laur White { Absolutely. When expediency and output become the sole driving forces of a practice it should come as no surprise that patients are going to seek… } – Apr 24, 10:47 AM
  • Iqbal { MadisonMD …… but it’s rather nasty when you claim to cure syphillis or treat rabies. Real gullible people could die. Not nice… Are you a… } – Apr 24, 10:37 AM
  • mouse { Dave “Seeing more patients leaves less time per patient but more timely access for those patients. Also, I suspect a lot of patients want pure… } – Apr 24, 10:31 AM
  • Sean Duggan { {nods} I have a minor tendency to hemachromatosis and my doctor prescribed for me regular blood donation, which seems to keep it in check. } – Apr 24, 10:30 AM
  • stanmrak { As usual, these survey results are manipulated by carefully-phrased questions and cannot be taken at face value. If SBM was really that superior, people wouldn’t… } – Apr 24, 10:27 AM
  • n brownlee { So would I. I’ve one sister who’s spent a tidy fortune (which she did not have) over these five decades, on treatment for every possible… } – Apr 24, 10:16 AM
  • Connie Clontz { OMG…as a PATIENT with Triple Negative Breast cancer , as well as a health care professional. I am speaking to the PATIENT SIDE OF THINGS… } – Apr 24, 9:24 AM
  • Iqbal { Chris …….You are a homeopath without any scientific education. There is no reason to take you seriously……. You should really go to a library and… } – Apr 24, 9:18 AM
  • Windriven { “Viewing anti-vaccine websites for only five to ten minutes can increase the perception of risk of vaccination”… …and knock 20 or 25 points off your… } – Apr 24, 9:11 AM
  • Sean Duggan { Leather saddle actually, at least last I heard. } – Apr 24, 9:10 AM
  • Bruce { Don’t be silly. it only addresses the symptoms, in order to address the root cause you need to dilute it until there is no trace… } – Apr 24, 9:07 AM
  • goodnightirene { It would be easy to be a shruggie and write these people off if not for herd immunity. The ignorance displayed in the quotes is… } – Apr 24, 9:03 AM
  • Lawrence { I guess I am confused – isn’t vaccination getting to the “root cause” of disease, because it prevents the disease in the first place? } – Apr 24, 8:44 AM
  • David Gorski { We can only hope the Wellness Center and the herbal medicine clinic are under review. It really is worse at the CCF than even Steve… } – Apr 24, 8:35 AM
  • David Gorski { Hopefully that “growth and development” virus doesn’t kill you. That which does not kill you makes you stronger, apparently. Unless, of course, it kills you. } – Apr 24, 8:30 AM
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