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  1. What naturopaths say to each other when they think no one’s listening, part 2
    When last I visited this topic, I started out by making a simple observation, namely by quoting John Wooden’s famous adage, “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” What I was referring to was a private discussion forum for naturopaths kn…
  2. Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Concussions and Senate Bill 1535
    There is a bill before the Oregon Legislature, Senate Bill 1535, that: Allows chiropractic physicians and naturopathic physicians to provide release for athlete who sustained concussion or is suspected of sustaining concussion. Unfortunately, the Oregon legislature has already granted naturopaths p…
  3. Health Savings Accounts: a tax-sheltered way to pay for quackery
    If you want money to pay for pseudoscience, but your pesky health insurance company is getting in the way, a Health Savings Account might be just the solution. And if the Health Savings Act of 2016, sponsored by the Big Supplement’s own Senator Orrin Hatch, becomes law, your opportunities wil…
  4. Prenatal Multivitamins and Iron: Not Evidence-Based
    When I was pregnant, I obediently took the iron pills and prenatal vitamins prescribed by my obstetrician. And I prescribed them for every pregnant patient I took care of as a family physician. I never questioned the practice. It seemed intuitively obvious that it was a good thing; we know pregnanc…
  5. Legislative Alchemy 2015: Another losing season for CAM practitioners
    One of the main, but perhaps underappreciated, reasons quackery thrives in the United States is that the states legalize it by licensing practitioners of pseudoscience as health care providers. These practitioners are placed under the regulatory jurisdiction of, well, themselves. I call the whole d…
  6. The one thing you need to know before you detox
    New Year, New You, right? Here’s a perennially popular post, revised for 2016. With 2016 upon us, it’s finally time get serious about your health. You’re resolving to eat better and exercise more. But first, you need to reset your body – and purge yourself of all of your lifest…
  7. Guess who pioneered chemoprevention through diet?
    Listen to your science: Eat your vegetables. This is an expansion of a post I did over on the Society for Science-Based Medicine blog about this time last year. The original post, which got far more traffic than is usual for the SFSBM, is a good example of how science works and the good that it ca…
  8. How not to debate a “pro-vaxer”
    When people debating against vaccines win, children lose. To say that the relationship that antivaccine activists have with science and fact is a tenuous, twisted one is a major understatement. Despite mountains of science that says otherwise, antivaccinationists still cling to the three core tene…
  9. No, Purell Does Not Breed Super-Anything
    Pictured: Superbug spawner, or savior to us all? Neither! Recently, I was sitting in a meeting and reached for the dispenser of Purell hand sanitizer sitting on the conference room table. A colleague of mine gave a small, rueful shake of her head to the person on her other side. Apparently I had e…
  10. Announcing: Video Lecture Course on Science-Based Medicine
    A couple of years ago, the James Randi Educational Foundation commissioned me to develop a series of 10 video lectures on Science-Based Medicine. After a lot of work and many vicissitudes, it has finally gone live on YouTube. http://web.randi.org/educational-modules.html The lecture titles are: Sc…
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