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  1. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. 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 …
  4. Homotoxicology
    What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, a…
  5. SFSBM Report upsets naturopaths. We’re fine with that.
    The Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association is not pleased with the Society for Science-Based Medicine. Not at all. That is a good thing, for several reasons. It demonstrates the importance of stopping naturopathic licensing (and practice expansion) legislation in the state legislatures. It shows…
  6. Selling “integrative oncology” as a monograph in JNCI
    Sometimes, it’s hard not to get the feeling that my fellow bloggers at Science-Based Medicine and I are trying to hold back the tide in terms the infiltration of pseudoscience and quackery into conventional medicine, a term I like to refer to as quackademic medicine. In most cases, this infil…
  7. In the Spirit of Choosing Wisely
    Choosing Wisely. Helping you, uh, choose wisely. Oh, loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix. – Comic Book Guy Same can be said of viral syndromes and Thanksgiving. My brain has been in an interferon-induced haze for the last week that is not lifting anytime soon. Tell me about the …
  8. What naturopaths say to each other when they think no one’s listening
    The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching. — John Wooden   Regular readers might have gathered from reading this blog that we are not particularly fond of naturopaths. Actually, naturopaths themselves might be perfectly nice people; rather it’s naturopath…
  9. Connecticut “modernizes” naturopathic scope of practice
    Legislative Alchemy Naturopathy has been legal in Connecticut for almost 90 years, but with a scope of practice limited to counseling and a few treatments like physiotherapy, colonic hydrotherapy and “natural substances.” There was no specific authority to diagnose and treat. All of tha…
  10. Quackademia update: The Cleveland Clinic, George Washington University, and the continued infiltration of quackery into medical academia
    Quackery has been steadily infiltrating academic medicine for at least two decades now in the form of what was once called “complementary and alternative medicine” but is now more commonly referred to as “integrative medicine.” Of course, as I’ve written many times before, what “integra…
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