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  • “America’s Quack” strikes back (253)
    • Simba { No, you haven’t, you haven’t provided alternatives. Anything that has effects will have side effects. Read Chris’s post again. } – Apr 28, 3:49 PM
    • EBMOD { “My POINT is we have APPROVED drugs that are injuring and KILLING people!” No one doubts that pharmaceuticals can harm people. Your studies show how/why… } – Apr 28, 3:49 PM
    • Simba { So your point is “Look over there, a distraction! Pay no attention to the fraud behind the curtain…”? } – Apr 28, 3:48 PM
    • TZ { Look through the thread I have posted citations… } – Apr 28, 3:46 PM
    • TZ { I disagree… } – Apr 28, 3:45 PM
  • Bill Maher: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years (103)
    • Barrybee { No, I was not trolling. Though I find it amusing that you’re replying to my objection to by deploying another broad pejorative! If I’m a… } – Apr 28, 3:48 PM
    • Richard Abbott { Exactly. Scientific skepticism is basically a whole ‘prove your point’ mentality. Once a point has been suitably proven it is accepted, incorporated and you move… } – Apr 28, 3:21 PM
    • Simba { Drop scones are better though. } – Apr 28, 3:20 PM
    • ed whitney { The symbolism familiar to them is indeed lost on us. If one of our newspapers somehow came to a civilization in the year 3535, they… } – Apr 28, 3:17 PM
    • KayMarie { According to whom? If you follow the data and base beliefs on reality you will eventually have to change your mind on something as new… } – Apr 28, 3:16 PM
  • Ancient Origins of Modern Dietary Demons (184)
    • Simba { Anyone have a good recipe for something to do with urid dahl (aka black lentil, black gram, they’re like tiny black beans)? I have a… } – Apr 28, 3:30 PM
    • Michael W Busch { As I said, I appreciate the ready availability of gluten-free foods. But I still worry about the reliability of labeling / marketing / food-handling. } – Apr 28, 3:23 PM
    • Simba { It’s more likely simply due to deprivation, to the feeling that those foods are banned. As a child I decided to stop eating lemons, and… } – Apr 28, 3:18 PM
    • Ed Stockly { If you’re “dreaming about food” I’d argue that it’s an addition to a type of foods (High in sugar and simple carbs). The nice thing… } – Apr 28, 3:07 PM
    • Ed Stockly { >>>Ed is half correct. I think that’s the nicest thing I think you’ve ever said about me. Shame I have to disagree with so much… } – Apr 28, 3:01 PM
  • The “Healing Codes” of Alex Lloyd: Energy Healing with Words and Finger Exercises (5)
    • sirwired { In a world where people will buy books on, and practice, “urine therapy” (which is exactly what it sounds like), or books on “curing” their… } – Apr 28, 3:28 PM
    • Robert Hammond { I agree. These words are not magic. There is nothing new here, just repackaged snake oil and false promises. This program is a fraud in… } – Apr 28, 2:36 PM
    • WLU { The words and ideas you discuss have been around for centuries. If they’re so effective, I wonder why we had to develop things like drugs,… } – Apr 28, 1:46 PM
    • Robert Hammond { I admit having believed that certain words, sounds, and images could possibly have a therapeutic effect. Placebo effect? I actually read The Healing Codes book… } – Apr 28, 11:40 AM
    • knotfreak { I’ve always wondered just who buys this kind of woo, and now Amazon has helped inform me. Still, I’d like to see pictures of these… } – Apr 28, 8:59 AM
  • Still No Association Between MMR and Autism (189)
    • MadisonMD { If you want to vaccinate your kids 20 times over, I really don’t care. We were not vaccinating kids (though all mine are fully vaccinated,… } – Apr 28, 3:17 PM
    • Paradigms { For some reason you think I care if someones mind is changed, I don’t. If you want to vaccinate your kids 20 times over, I… } – Apr 28, 10:10 AM
    • MadisonMD { I did mention earlier today that it appears there was a study showing a relationship with vaccinations and ASD in male black children. Ah, yes…. } – Apr 28, 7:39 AM
    • Paradigms { Let me look in my pocket….. nope, just a little lint… I didn’t know I was required to do my own study to comment on… } – Apr 28, 2:58 AM
    • MadisonMD { Do you have better data that as a whole provides a preponderance of high quality concordant evidence across multiple scientific domains leading to the opposite… } – Apr 27, 10:40 PM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 3: A “cannabis cures cancer” testimonial (190)
    • WLU { http://www.pubmed.org } – Apr 28, 1:39 PM
    • Lori Koonce { Dr Gorksi The way you word yourself could lead one to believe that cancer is the only thing that is being treated by hemp. GI’ve… } – Apr 27, 7:22 PM
  • Making One’s Own Reality – Food Babe Edition (349)
    • Nell on Wheels { Check out “On the Media’s” take on the Food Babe last Friday (http://www.onthemedia.org/story/what-does-body-good/). } – Apr 28, 9:36 AM
    • weing { “In my opinion you are going about Homeopathy, Organic, etc just because it is not backed by your science.” You act as if science and… } – Apr 27, 10:08 PM
    • WLU { In my opinion you are going about Homeopathy, Organic, etc just because it is not backed by your science. Echoing Windriven, there is no “my… } – Apr 27, 1:16 PM
    • Windriven { “In my opinion you are going about Homeopathy, Organic, etc just because it is not backed by your science. ” it isn’t his science, though… } – Apr 27, 12:18 AM
    • Simba { I don’t want to be sold sugar water as medicine, chalky water as milk, or any of the other consumer frauds that used to go… } – Apr 26, 9:04 PM
  • Treating Migraines (104)
    • MadScienceGirl { What about smoking and the use of oral contraceptives? I would assume that they’re also common factors that may trigger/worsen migraines. } – Apr 28, 6:32 AM
    • MadScienceGirl { Stan, this is science based medicine, not woo/conspiracy based medicine. } – Apr 28, 6:24 AM
  • Dr. David Villarreal’s “Holistic Dentistry:” Full of Holes? (90)
    • Thor { So true, Simba. And this dynamic seems to be prominently pronounced in the American way of communicating. We seem to have this dye-in-the-wool “don’t worry,… } – Apr 27, 4:32 PM
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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