Search Results for "naturopathy"

  1. Australian review finds no benefit to 17 natural therapies
    Health care systems around the world are being pressured to “do more and spend less”, to make healthcare more cost effective. Owing to aging populations and the growing cost of providing health services, there’s more scrutiny than ever on the value of different health treatments, …
  2. On “integrative medicine” and walking and chewing gum at the same time
    I didn’t think I’d be discussing Dr. David Katz again so soon. In fact, when Mark Crislip (who clearly hates me, given how often he sends me links to articles like this) sent me a link to Dr. Katz’s latest article, “Cleaning the House of Medicine“, published—where el…
  3. The suffering the search for “natural immunity” inflicts on children
    Yes, as hard as it is to believe, there are actually people out there who believe that there are “natural” remedies for pertussis and willing to let their children suffer the consequences. I realize that Scott Gavura has already covered this particular case (and quite well), but itR…
  4. Authority versus science on integrative medicine
    Should we respect David Katz’s authority? David Katz doesn’t much like us here at Science-Based Medicine. In fairness, I can’t say that I much blame him. We have been very critical of his writings and talks over the years, dating back as far as Steve Novella’s deconstructio…
  5. The elusive “potential” of integrative medicine
    The Integrative Medicine Wheel   UPDATE: Dr. Katz has responded to this post in his usual venue, The Huffington Post. Alternative medicine was all about “potential” from the get go: In 1991, the Senate Appropriations Committee responsible for funding the National Institutes of He…
  6. “Safe” dietary supplements can land you in the emergency room
    If there’s one thing I’ve been consistent about, it’s that, however ridiculous all the other woo I routinely discuss here is—homeopathy, reiki, reflexology, I’m talking to you and your friends—herbal medicine and supplements might have value because they might have a phy…
  7. A liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.
    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 …
  8. “Magic Socks?” Alternative Medicine’s Obsession With Your Feet.
    Inappropriate earthing technique? I recently received an email from none other than Jann Bellamy pointing out a particular flavor of naturopathic nonsense that I had missed up until this point: “magic socks.” A quick search revealed that our own Scott Gavura had briefly mentioned this …
  9. Chiropractors Lobby for Acceptance by the VA and TRICARE
    Should TRICARE become TRICHIROPRACTIC? It seems alternative medicine is infiltrating into more and more organizations that should be based on science. We have quackademia in medical schools, integrative medicine clinics in hospitals and medical centers, government funding for alternative medicine …
  10. October is National Chiropractic Health Month!
    October is National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) and chiropractors can’t resist the opportunity to overstate, obfuscate, and prevaricate in celebration. They do this in the face of some unfortunate (for them) statistics revealed by a recent Gallup Poll. The Poll was paid for by Palmer Col…
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