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  • “America’s Quack” strikes back (76)
    • SageThinker { Just saying, i won’t reply to a strawman argument. } – Apr 26, 8:20 PM
    • Frederick { Oh yeah, you have secret knowledge nobody have, no expert have, and that the whole scientific community have missed. You really like your own person. } – Apr 26, 8:17 PM
    • SageThinker { Your first paragraph is entirely a strawman, so i’m going to just move on. } – Apr 26, 8:10 PM
    • SageThinker { I’m not reading you because you cannot even manage to speak with respect. } – Apr 26, 8:08 PM
    • SageThinker { i never said the blog on the whole is a “shill” for Monsanto. You started with a strawman and i’m not even continuing to read. } – Apr 26, 8:08 PM
  • Healthy Habits Global: Spreading False Information about an MLM Coffee with Herbal Additives (66)
    • Simba { Did not do their marketing spammy research, either. Wrong website, guys! } – Apr 26, 7:36 PM
    • weing { I can only think of Monty Python. Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam…. } – Apr 26, 7:15 PM
    • Dorothy Kimberly Thi { I want to say a special thanks to Dr Okwyzil for helping,….I and my daughter get cured from HIV disease. God will continue to bless… } – Apr 26, 6:57 PM
    • Dorothy Kimberly Thi { I have been HIV positive for 6 years and long for the day to be free of this disease. I would love to be part… } – Apr 26, 6:57 PM
  • Still No Association Between MMR and Autism (175)
    • Dorothy Kimberly Thi { I want to say a special thanks to Dr Okwyzil for helping,….I and my daughter get cured from HIV disease. God will continue to bless… } – Apr 26, 6:57 PM
    • Dorothy Kimberly Thi { I have been HIV positive for 6 years and long for the day to be free of this disease. I would love to be part… } – Apr 26, 6:57 PM
    • WLU { Do you understand that there are now dozens of large, well-designed research studies from a variety of disciplines and using a variety of methods that… } – Apr 26, 6:05 PM
    • EBMOD { Where’d you go Corporal? You sure talked a big game. Don’t tell me you’re running away… } – Apr 26, 4:06 PM
    • KayMarie { And even if self funded use a reputable IRB to approve the study protocol (not one of those naturopathic ones) and oversight for things like… } – Apr 26, 11:33 AM
  • Ancient Origins of Modern Dietary Demons (131)
    • Dorothy Kimberly Thi { I want to say a special thanks to Dr Okwyzil for helping,….I and my daughter get cured from HIV disease. God will continue to bless… } – Apr 26, 6:57 PM
    • Dorothy Kimberly Thi { I have been HIV positive for 6 years and long for the day to be free of this disease. I would love to be part… } – Apr 26, 6:56 PM
    • KayMarie { http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19010947 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18541798 I wish there was more research and more good research but I’ll go with the data such as it is rather than your… } – Apr 26, 6:51 PM
    • KayMarie { Sounds like true believerism. There can’t possibly anything that is not completely cured by your one true perfection of choice. Even though there are so… } – Apr 26, 6:45 PM
    • KelleyB { My BS degree, earned in the 1980s, is in nutrition (although I never completed the additional training necessary to become an RD). I’ve been an… } – Apr 26, 6:33 PM
  • Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opioid Detox (82)
    • WLU { I’m not an expert, but at a guess a powerfully negative and painful detox could certainly work towards maintaining an addiction. I don’t know how… } – Apr 26, 5:46 PM
    • MadisonMD { Agreed. They are separate processes, which is why again anaesthesia during detoxification appears superfluous and unnecessary. I am mystified that you claim otherwise. } – Apr 26, 1:41 PM
  • Integrative medicine, naturopathy, and David Katz’s “more fluid concept of evidence” (170)
    • Andrey Pavlov { Precisely right Simba. And exactly what I say in my consultations. Sometimes it is appropriate to say “No good evidence, but the likelihood is that… } – Apr 26, 1:31 PM
    • Simba { Of course in some cases it would be “There is good reason to believe it doesn’t work.” instead of “There’s no good reason…” depending on… } – Apr 26, 9:58 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Neither of us knows for sure how best to deal with such patients, but a relationship that respects their attitudes and inclinationswhere it is safe… } – Apr 26, 12:10 AM
    • Simba { MadisonMD is making a good point. Why will withholding information build trust, and how can your patients trust you if you do so? Why is… } – Apr 25, 10:04 PM
    • David Gorski { I don’t think Katz is “embracing woo”, either. Seriously? The guy uses homeopathy, naturopathy, and a wide variety of other woo. That sure looks like… } – Apr 25, 9:58 PM
  • Dr. David Villarreal’s “Holistic Dentistry:” Full of Holes? (89)
    • Simba { Agreed. go mouse! It’s funny, a lot of the time people saying “That sucks, that is really annoying” and getting sad or angry or indignant… } – Apr 26, 11:27 AM
    • Thor { :-) You rock, mouse! } – Apr 24, 3:27 PM
    • mouse { Did I accidentally say you should try to have a good attitude? Sh&t! I hate it when people say that to me. Sorry. :( I… } – Apr 24, 10:36 AM
    • DevoutCatalyst { I should feel lucky then! I mentioned maybe ten years ago to my dentist that we really ought to find a way to trick the… } – Apr 23, 4:53 PM
    • Calli Arcale { Thanks, Kay! That’s pretty much what I thought. } – Apr 23, 3:49 PM
  • Making One’s Own Reality – Food Babe Edition (342)
    • KayMarie { I don’t consider everything anyone in Europe did as science. It took quite awhile for science to develop but anything they were doing in the… } – Apr 25, 8:38 AM
    • Chris { “I also know about the steroid issue with homeopathic medicine.” Now I am positive you don’t have a clue about homeopathic dilutions. } – Apr 24, 10:00 PM
    • WLU { Francis Bacon is generally seen as the first to really push empiricism in a modern, recognizable form. The history of medicine itself is very complicated… } – Apr 24, 9:22 PM
    • WLU { I absolutely hate it when big pharmaceutical companies cheat and screw with people. Fortunately, there are a large number of researchers in academia and elsewhere,… } – Apr 24, 8:58 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Pick a name for this system but you know what I meant A name… hmmmm…. jeez…. that is so difficult! I mean, honestly, what possible… } – Apr 24, 12:42 PM
  • How should the FDA regulate homeopathic remedies? (123)
    • Badly Shaved Monkey { Jann Do you know who will be making presentations to the FDA on behalf of both sides? } – Apr 25, 4:22 AM
    • Badly Shaved Monkey { Do you understand that a Risk:Benefit ratio entails dividing one number by another? I suspect not, but what does happen when you divide by zero? } – Apr 25, 4:20 AM
  • Cancer Centers and Advertising Practices (232)
    • MadisonMD { Why not check a reliable source? Like the National Cancer Institute? OK, sure. NCI says: No randomized, controlled trials showing the effectiveness of antineoplastons have… } – Apr 24, 6:17 PM
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { Opinions vary. I did end up changing mine after I left. It started to sound like two different people were posting. Very strange. } – Apr 23, 2:50 PM
    • WLU { I mean how can anyone say something is false when no investigation is carried out and all other means of investigation (tradition, experience) are thrown… } – Apr 23, 11:51 AM
    • mother goddam { Wonderful comment, WLU – I wholeheartedly support your views as limned therein. } – Apr 23, 11:51 AM
    • WLU { I hate to think that the Flying Spaghetti people have shamed others into giving up the elegant compromise, which was explained to me as “We… } – Apr 23, 11:35 AM
  • Less benefit, more risk. Our assumptions about health treatments are probably wrong. (45)
    • knotfreak { I didn’t take it as criticism (not always a bad thing anyway), but as just as you say, another look at it :-)) } – Apr 24, 2:39 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { True, but it is reasonably clear what effects they cannot have. And it is not entirely unclear what effects they can have. You continue to… } – Apr 24, 3:02 AM
    • KayMarie { Then you will probably be very concerned that NCQA added a check box to the most recent round of PCMH standards so a lot of… } – Apr 23, 8:32 PM
    • KayMarie { Yep that is the question how do you pay people to do things that are good for patients but greatly reduce the income stream when… } – Apr 23, 8:25 PM
    • mouse { I did not intend my comment as a criticism, just turning around an idea and looking at it from different sides. } – Apr 23, 6:41 PM
  • Stem cells versus Gordie Howe’s stroke, part 3 (22)
    • Gemman Aster { Really? Greed? That’s it? The legal and academic mechanisms which – barely – protect American and European patients from malpractice cost money to implement and… } – Apr 23, 3:42 PM
    • Gemman Aster { The point was not the quality of care or skill of the practitioners. Rather the quality of government or other professional oversight and therefore the… } – Apr 23, 3:36 PM
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