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  1. The horrible consequences of seeking “natural” immunity: Naturopathy and Whooping Cough
    This is what whooping cough looks like. It sounds even worse. If there’s one area of “alternative” medicine that saddens (and angers) me, it’s the antivaccine movement. Most alternative medicine only risks harm to the user. But antivaccinationists threaten public health. Th…
  2. Naturopathy vs. Science: Diabetes Edition
    Does naturopathy offer something special or uniquely effective for the treatment of diabetes? Naturopaths are alternative medicine practitioners who claim to provide primary care, like medical doctors. Among naturopaths and their supporters, it’s regularly claimed that naturopathy offers some…
  3. A liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea. On Naturopathy.
    A coffee enema – almost, but not quite, totally unlike tea…and some sort of complex analogy involving naturopathy and science. Those of you in the know recognize the title from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, among the funniest and most quotable books of all time. If you have not …
  4. No, the Nobel Prize does not validate naturopathy or herbalism
    The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded Monday, acknowledging the developers behind two drugs used to treat parasite infections. In a shared award, William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura won for the discovery of avermectin, and Youyou Tu won for the discovery of artemisinin. Give…
  5. Keep Naturopathy Out of the VA!
    Let’s not change the eagle into a duck AMVETS has joined with The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in seeking to “promote natural, non-pharmacological approaches to treating patients suffering from chronic pain.” They are petitioning Congress and the VA to authorize bringi…
  6. Medicine in the Magic Kingdom of Cascadia. On Naturopathy.
    Beautiful Cascadia, where science goes to die. When the Pacific NW secedes from the Union it is to be part of a new country, Cascadia. The capital would be Portlandia, I suppose. Somehow, I think not. But when I watch the devolution of health care in Oregon, I think back to The Onion (?) when they…
  7. Integrative medicine, naturopathy, and David Katz’s “more fluid concept of evidence”
    The Integrative Medicine Wheel Dr. David Katz is undoubtedly a heavy hitter in the brave new world of “integrative medicine,” a specialty that seeks to “integrate” pseudoscience with science, nonsense, with sense, and quackery with real medicine. In fairness, that’s n…
  8. Naturopathy vs. Science: Autism
    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. My blogging plan was to take a break from my series of naturopathy versus science posts, where I’ve been contrasting the advice from naturopaths against the scientific evidence. From a blogging perspective, naturopathy is a fascinating subj…
  9. Naturopathy vs. Science: Fake Diseases
    Low body temperature! Do you have Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome? This is another in an irregular series of posts that puts the statements of naturopaths up against the scientific evidence How are you feeling today? Tired? Lethargic? Chilled? Lacking energy? Is it the nature of life – or is…
  10. Naturopathy vs. Science: Infertility Edition
    This is another post in the naturopathy versus science series, where a naturopath’s advice is assessed against the scientific literature. It’s Naturopathic Medicine Week in the United States, so it’s time for another look at the alternative medicine practice that a friend of the blog likes to …
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