Search Results for "naturopathy"

  1. Angelina Jolie, surgical strategies for cancer prevention, and genetics denialism (revisited)
    Angelina Jolie Sometimes, weird things happen when I’m at meetings. For example, I just got home from the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) meeting in Houston over the weekend. Now, one thing I like about this meeting is that, unlike so many other meetings these days—cough, cough, ASCO, I…
  2. The DC as PCP? Drug Wars Resume
    Coming soon, to a chiropractor’s office near you? Chiropractors are once again engaged in intra-fraternal warfare over the chiropractic scope of practice, a saga we’ve chronicled before on SBM. (See the references at end of this post.) Every time it looks like the warring factions have…
  3. ND Confession, Part 1: Clinical training inside and out
    Editors’ note: With this guest post, we welcome Britt Marie Hermes to the SBM blog. Her new blog NaturopathicDiaries.com was mentioned by Jann Bellamy last week. Hermes is a former naturopath who came to doubt naturopathy. Through her contact with Jann, she has agreed to contribute occasional …
  4. “Naturopathic Diaries: Confessions of a Former Naturopath”
    Note: In addition to this brief endorsement of Britt’s website, I have also posted my regular every-other-Thursday post, this week discussing the actions taken by the State of Florida to prevent Brian Clement, of the Hippocrates Health Institute, from practicing medicine. Another note: since t…
  5. 2015 NHIS Report on Complementary Health Approaches (whatever that means)
    Formerly known as “relaxing,” now known as a “complementary health approach.” Gustav Courbet, “Young ladies on the banks of the Seine,” 1857. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Back in 2004, data from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) appeared …
  6. Washington bills: Christian Science no longer an excuse for denying medical care
    All states try to protect children from neglect, abandonment and mistreatment, such as deprivation of clothing, shelter, food and medical care. This includes civil laws which permit the removal of a child from the home and other protective interventions. Criminal laws protect children as well by, f…
  7. Lies, fraud, conflicts of interest, and bogus science: The real Dr. Oz effect
      I thought I’d written my final post on the Dr. Oz-fueled green coffee bean extract (GCBE) diet supplement fad. But now there’s another appalling chapter, one that documents just how much contempt The Dr. Oz Show seems to show for its audience, and how little Dr. Oz seems to care …
  8. Are skin-lightening glutathione injections safe and effective?
    A Toronto naturopath’s advertisements were recently criticized on social media for insensitivity and racism: Picture used with permission of @emilyknits Naturopath Jean-Jacqques Dugoua sells glutathione injections, claiming it will give “brighter, lighter and glowing skin”. His U…
  9. Smoking Cessation and the Affordable Care Act
    A young child and a chicken — neither of whom should smoke. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. Each year it kills more than 5 million people around the world, 480,000 in the US alone. And for every person who dies, about 30 more have serious illnesses caused by smoking. On averag…
  10. 2014: Chiropractors, naturopaths and acupuncturists lose in state legislatures
    Legislative Alchemy I am happy to report some good news: chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists and assorted other practitioners of pseudo-medicine didn’t fare too well in the 2013-2014 state legislative sessions. We’ve been following their legislative efforts all year over at the Society …
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