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  1. The “Healing Codes” of Alex Loyd: Energy Healing with Words and Finger Exercises
    Pictured: A book that you shouloyd not buy. Alex Loyd’s concept of “Healing Codes” is one of the most bizarre, ridiculous offshoots of so-called energy medicine. Loyd is a naturopath who has been criticized by “Dr. Joe” Schwarcz for recycling old bunk for profit. He c…
  2. Bill Maher: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years
    Bill Maher (right) pays rapt attention to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (left) as he gives pointers about how to be a crankier antivaccine crank. It is with reluctance that I decided to write about this topic again, given how many times I’ve written about it over the last decade, both here and at m…
  3. “America’s Quack” strikes back
    Wile E. Coyote or Dr. Henry Miller? You be the judge! Those of you who read my not-so-super-secret other blog (or who follow the news) familiar with this, but I feel that what happened over the last couple of weeks with respect to a man to whom I like to refer as “America’s Quack”…
  4. Less benefit, more risk. Our assumptions about health treatments are probably wrong.
    Patient discussing treatment options with a pharmacist. I’m a health professional, but sometimes a patient as well. And like most patients, I generally don’t want health decisions being made without my input. Yes, I want the best medical information, and the advice of medical professio…
  5. Shred360: The Weight Loss Product with the Stupidest Hype Ever
    There was a half-page ad in my local paper, thinly disguised as a “Special Report” by a Health and Fitness Editor, for a new fat-melting pill that “could put diet industry out of business by 2016.” I have seen a lot of ridiculous ads for weight loss products, but this one takes the cake. It…
  6. Pseudoscience North: What’s happening to the University of Toronto?
      Today’s post is a reluctant challenge. I’m nominating my own alma mater, the University of Toronto, as the new pseudoscience leader among large universities – not just in Canada, but all of North America. If you can identify a large university promoting or embracing more scient…
  7. The Food Babe’s war on “chemicals” heats up again
    [Note: This is an extra bonus post. Because The Food Babe has been in the news and I couldn’t wait until today, I discussed it at a certain not-so-super-secret blog. If you’ve read it before, it’s only somewhat modified and updated. If you haven’t, it’s new to you. Eit…
  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. Unfalsifiable Beliefs
    As we search for a logo for SBM or the SfSBM, Mark Crislip has been a strong advocate of using an image of Sisyphus, endlessly pushing a boulder up a hill only to have it roll back down again. It’s a bit too self-defeating to be enthusiastic about that suggestion, but it does reflect a common…
  10. Detox: What “They” Don’t Want You To Know
    Happy New Year! Today’s post was some old material, dusted off, repackaged, and updated for 2015. New Year, New You, right? We’re just into 2015, and you’ve resolved to finally get serious about your health. Starting today. But first need to cleanse yourself, eliminating last year&…
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