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  • Ancient Origins of Modern Dietary Demons (503)
    • Drey Pavlov { Full fat milk and sugared drinks are a problem not so much because of the fat and sugar in them (though dairy products do contain… } – May 23, 7:29 AM
    • Drey Pavlov { You may actually be starting to get it Ed. That’s precisely the point – even being extremely generous the LCHF diet does not outperform other… } – May 23, 7:19 AM
    • Drey Pavlov { Huzzah! I agree as well. End of argument. Though somehow I doubt it will be for some reason… } – May 23, 7:17 AM
    • Andrés { Previous Dietary Guidelines were not based on good evidence about saturated fat. It seems not to be any better this time around either although ADA… } – May 23, 4:25 AM
    • Drey Pavlov { An excellent point. We merely so it is as good as and might be better than any other diet. Just like any other diet. } – May 22, 9:04 PM
  • Don’t just stand there, do nothing! The difference between science-based medicine and quackery (27)
    • Befuddling { “It’s a scientific fact that your nervous system controls everything”. This is asserting something without evidence. Now you (the person stating this ‘fact’) need to… } – May 23, 6:56 AM
    • MikeB { So simple, so beautiful. Thanks. My partner (now husband) fell out of the barn mow last year and sustained severe whiplash. The advice of his… } – May 23, 5:10 AM
    • John Snyder { It depends on the age and the particular circumstances, See above. } – May 22, 10:57 PM
    • Bob { I don’t know about these specific cases, but I find you generally have one of the following: 1) There was never a convincing study, just… } – May 22, 8:34 PM
    • knotfreak { Yes, it was Pet milk (!) in my early days and only feed every four hours no matter what. But that isn’t much worse to… } – May 22, 5:46 PM
  • Legislators want “pharmaceutical cost transparency”. Are they asking the wrong question? (58)
    • Befuddling { Why not start by looking at the financials of drug companies? Look at what they say they are spending, what they earn, and movements in… } – May 23, 6:34 AM
    • wzrd1 { Hey, if you bake that casserole, save some on Google Drive for me! ;) In our family, the standing joke is that someone urinated in… } – May 23, 1:12 AM
    • Nell on Wheels { Persuading the Prescribers: Pharmaceutical Industry Marketing and its Influence on Physicians and PatientsThe United States and New Zealand are the only member countries of the… } – May 22, 7:47 PM
    • Drey Pavlov { We don’t have live TV so I very rarely see drug advertisements. But every once in a while we are watching live TV somewhere else… } – May 22, 6:37 PM
    • sirwired { I was not implying that no money should be spent on marketing. Just making the statement that when more is spent on marketing than R&D,… } – May 22, 4:03 PM
  • Do Helmets Prevent Head Injuries? (162)
    • billyoblivion { If you’re a cyclist and you expect car drivers to *see you* and to *care* you’ve f*cked up and are about to lose the game. } – May 23, 2:40 AM
    • billyoblivion { They don’t crash as much. } – May 23, 2:39 AM
    • Drey Pavlov { It is indeed very tough to internalize. It is something that I actively work on and have for many, many years. I am just now… } – May 22, 7:43 PM
    • Thor { Reminds me of the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that SGU posted today on Facebook: “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming… } – May 22, 7:32 PM
    • mother goddam { If anybody’s ranting here, it’s you. And as your position on helmet wearing while cycling is entirely opposite that of the CDC, the NHTSA, the… } – May 22, 6:44 PM
  • Lyme Testimony (112)
    • BS { 1. They were eaten by all the ticks? 2. Alligators are afraid of ticks? 3. Alligators don’t like cold weather? 4. They stop short of… } – May 22, 9:47 PM
    • MadisonMD { Infected ticks don’t respect state lines.Do alligators respect state lines? If not, how do you explain their absence in Connecticut? } – May 22, 9:37 PM
    • BS { Please read the update, which was added explaining the confusion. It appeared long prior to your message, at least from my perspective. } – May 22, 8:14 PM
    • Kiiri { Except that we have done tick testing in AZ that hasn’t shown presence of that pathogen. RMSF, yes. Highly endemic. Endemic in the brown dog… } – May 22, 4:52 PM
    • JD { “But in the case of Lyme disease, the currently dominant policy on both testing and treatment is based on demonstrably bad science.” Citations please on… } – May 21, 11:58 AM
  • ACA: Six Key Elements of A Modern Chiropractic Practice Act (37)
    • Thinking_Chiro { Hi Thor, Differing perspectives, I am hard up against the Australian coal face. The subluxation true believers are becoming more vocal the more threatened they… } – May 22, 7:58 PM
    • Drey Pavlov { Agreed 100% Thor. } – May 22, 6:59 PM
    • Thor { Hi Thinking, I was hoping you’d comment so glad you did (and sorry for my delay, I somehow missed your posts). I, like Emil, don’t… } – May 22, 1:36 PM
    • Thinking_Chiro { Hi Emil, I am a huge fan of Hanks and he has been instrumental in AHPRA changing the rules in regards to social media and… } – May 21, 7:27 PM
    • Emil Sinclair { Hi Thinking Chiro. I’m an Australian GP and as I commented above, I think you’re a little optimistic. These rules exist but are not enforced,… } – May 21, 3:10 AM
  • As in 2014, “right-to-try” laws continue to metastasize in 2015 (90)
    • MadisonMD { Trials with are still on. In fact, I am informed that phase-3 should start soon.Really? By whom? Please link the current record in clinicaltrials.gov. Also… } – May 22, 6:48 PM
    • David Gorski { You do realize, don’t you, that right-to-try probably wouldn’t cover that indication, and only patients who are considered terminally ill are generally eligible. As bad… } – May 22, 11:56 AM
    • MadisonMD { E.g., you know very well that TEMPOL is in clinical trials for radiation alopecia.Really? … because it looks like it was in clinical trials back… } – May 21, 6:58 PM
    • Rourke Decker { Now I’m truly confused. I made no criticism of the FDA in my comment. The “it” in my comment was not the FDA but the… } – May 21, 3:21 PM
    • David Gorski { Indeed. I predict that when the Texas right-to-try law passes, Stanislaw Burzynski will be back in business, big time. } – May 21, 2:47 PM
  • The PIED Piper of Nootropics (20)
    • Rourke Decker { Exactly. I’m assuming none of these people were deficient in alcohol dehydrogenase, since they exhibited none of the signs and symptoms typical of that condition. } – May 22, 4:51 PM
    • Deane Alban { Dr. Andrew Hill, an outspoken neuroscientist and founder of TruBrain says the strict definition should include that it does no harm. Unfortunately it’s become a… } – May 22, 11:03 AM
    • Deane Alban { Tim Ferriss is sponsored by Onnit which makes Alpha Brain. However, I notice he carefully avoids saying that he actually uses it. In his podcast… } – May 22, 10:56 AM
    • wzrd1 { I never touched coffee until I joined the Army. When you’re going continuously for 72 hours, you gain an appreciation for coffee. Today, I average… } – May 22, 12:06 AM
    • Drey Pavlov { I take it you drink primarily for pleasure then, limiting consumption to avoid developing a tolerance? Precisely. As for my friend… yeah, I felt the… } – May 21, 6:14 PM
  • Florida tells Brian Clement to stop practicing medicine (786)
    • Windriven { No Peter, Windriven is the very antithesis of an elitist. I believe that every adult should control his or her own life, drawing help from… } – May 22, 3:07 AM
    • Drey Pavlov { It is a pretty big chip. I thought I had my 3D glasses one but it is literally poking through my screen via a series… } – May 21, 8:40 PM
    • Pmoran { David, Windriven is clearly elitist, having no patience at all with what is well within the range of normal human behaviour, given the seed and… } – May 21, 7:57 PM
    • David Gorski { Actually, Safari manages quite well, too. :-) } – May 21, 7:46 PM
    • Drey Pavlov { Chrome is really amazing. Let’s me see that giant chip on your shoulder through the internet. } – May 21, 5:45 PM
  • Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccines (227)
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { Agreed WLU. Dr. Herbert has a hypothesis and absolutely no evidence. Yes being a professor at Harvard is respectable but it apparently doesn’t keep you… } – May 21, 3:14 PM
    • WLU { Of course, the thing is, even if only a minority of people have this alleged genetic weakness, you would still see an uptick in actual… } – May 21, 2:13 PM
    • jillblue { Dr. Martha Herbert, MD PHD, Harvard Medical School Professor explains on PBS why it is possible for vaccines to cause autism : “I think it’s… } – May 21, 1:46 PM
  • Still No Association Between MMR and Autism (243)
    • Chris { By the way, I see how you completely ignore EMMOD’s comments. This is from him as he repeated a reply yesterday that you totally ignored:… } – May 21, 11:35 AM
    • Chris { It can’t even be libel because the evidence of your inanity is on this thread. “…All while the literacy rates remain stagnant, but tats another… } – May 21, 11:18 AM
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