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  • FDA & CDC find raw pet food unpalatable (291)
    • Keria Rossin { well if your dog was in the wild he wouldn’t be taking down cattle to eat. Those are inappropriate leg bones. I find it kind… } – Jun 29, 5:13 PM
    • Keria Rossin { publicly funded health care has very little to do with people eating bad diets, living a sedentary lifestyle spending their life in front of the… } – Jun 29, 5:07 PM
    • Keria Rossin { cancer is not natural. Where on earth are you getting your information from? cancer are defective cells mutating beyond your immune systems ability to control… } – Jun 29, 3:21 PM
    • Simba { This fella reckoned if you had harmful germs on your hands, and you don’t wash your hands, they’ve plenty to feed on. You’re not doing… } – Jun 29, 3:05 PM
    • Simba { Reading the reports based off the report, I can’t actually see much that really could be attributed to pesticides- unless smoking, drinking, violence, obesity, and… } – Jun 29, 3:03 PM
  • NCCIH and the true evolution of integrative medicine (19)
    • David Gorski { GAME OF THRONES SPOILER ALERT I prefer Stannis Baratheon’s retort to this concept. https://youtu.be/c6cEbygnMuI Stannis Baratheon: You have many enemies in Castle Black. Have you… } – Jun 29, 4:46 PM
    • Robert Hammond { I heard that story about Gandhi as well. Many so-called “gurus,” including Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Deepak Chopra’s mentor), David Koresh, and Jim Jones seemed to… } – Jun 29, 4:37 PM
    • Windriven { “Vito Corleone: “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”” Vito Windriven: “It don’t matter where you keep your dead enemies.” Medicine struggles with science… } – Jun 29, 4:19 PM
    • LinnieMae { Your post, and the link to the articles “The Triumph of New Age Medicine,” remind me of my foray into new age religion. “It’s new,”… } – Jun 29, 3:53 PM
    • sadmar { I’ll be a bit contrarian (surprise!) and argue – When it comes to treating pain and chronic disease, many doctors are turning to treatments like… } – Jun 29, 3:30 PM
  • Trying to Impose Religion on Medicine (320)
    • Thor { I completely agree and wholeheartedly second the motion! Dr. Hall has been suggesting this as well. His latest defense of Reiki broke my strained (camel’s)… } – Jun 29, 2:48 PM
    • EBMOD { Resorting to ad hominem simply reflects poorly on you, not me. Are you going to actually put together a cogent argument and try to support… } – Jun 29, 2:46 PM
    • Ronnie Solbakken { WTF kind of drugs are you on? You don’t even know what the fuck I’m talking about. No amount of evidence would be sufficient to… } – Jun 29, 2:36 PM
    • Irish { It’s agnostic. Indifferent is another way to phrase it. The facts are the facts, without regard to what anyone (Theist or Athiest) wants them to… } – Jun 29, 11:29 AM
    • EBMOD { “The socalled “scientist” is just as guilty as the pseudo-scientists when they take everything that isn’t established medicine and slaps a “holistic” or “pseudo” label… } – Jun 29, 11:08 AM
  • Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food? The obsessive worship of “medicinal foods” (187)
    • Kevin Klatt { Not sure if it was mentioned yet, but I wouldn’t put the PrediMed trial on too much of a pedestal as far as dietary trials… } – Jun 29, 2:38 PM
  • Chiropractic and Stroke: The question is not answered (42)
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { Hollow moon? Earthing? } – Jun 29, 2:01 PM
    • Windriven { “However, the current study does not exclude cervical manipulation as a possible cause or contributory factor in the occurrence of VBA stroke.” Absent compelling scientific… } – Jun 29, 12:25 AM
    • Windriven { It is interesting that the positive studies you cite, save one, are not specifically supportive of chiropractic but more generally of massage, PT, relaxation, and… } – Jun 29, 12:21 AM
    • Bill Lauretti { OK, it’s clear you’ve chosen to ignore all my points. Cervical manipulation places no more strain on the vertebral artery than turning your head, so… } – Jun 28, 10:41 PM
    • WLU { Question – are there any that find cervical manipulation is superior to massage, which doesn’t carry the risk of lethal stroke or paraplegia? Interestingly, the… } – Jun 28, 9:19 PM
  • Functional Disc Rehydration for Chronic Back Pain (69)
    • DevoutCatalyst { I worried too about the tendonitis, but it never happened. Luckily arthritis isn’t my issue. } – Jun 28, 9:39 PM
    • DevoutCatalyst { I don’t know mouse. I’ve thought about getting an Indo Board balance trainer, but then thought I’d also need access to a padded room, either… } – Jun 28, 9:36 PM
    • Thinking_Chiro { In reply to Thor and Emil: There is a lot of woo in physiotherapy, they just lack external critics to hold them to account, while… } – Jun 28, 9:12 PM
    • mouse { hahaha! No – The only question is which would get me first, the tendonitis or the osteoarthritis. } – Jun 28, 6:52 PM
    • mouse { DC that sounds a bit like a recommendation that should be followed by a nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Today I went standing paddle boarding…(subtitled, “in… } – Jun 28, 6:48 PM
  • The “Healing Codes” of Alex Loyd: Energy Healing with Words and Finger Exercises (168)
    • Robert Hammond { Glad to hear you’re feeling better. How do you know it’s not just a placebo effect, regression to the mean, or confirmation bias? Couldn’t you… } – Jun 28, 2:47 PM
    • Harriet_Hall { Are you willing to consider the possibility that Alex Loyd is genuine and truly believes in what he is doing, but that he has fooled… } – Jun 28, 11:01 AM
    • Hil { It’s perfectly simple – when I use the Healing Codes and Master Key I feel better! I had many difficult experiences with an abusive father… } – Jun 28, 5:31 AM
    • Chris { :-) } – Jun 27, 6:51 PM
    • Robert Hammond { Who needs those pesky laws of physics when you can just create your own reality? } – Jun 26, 8:05 PM
  • Homeopathic industry and its acolytes make poor showing before FDA (179)
    • Robert Hammond { It’s important to keep up with the latest advancement in science. You never know when important breakthroughs like this will come out. } – Jun 27, 3:16 PM
    • Simba { This really does show how out-of-touch with nature and with history people have become. Because it’s ‘natural’ it must be safe, it must do something… } – Jun 27, 9:09 AM
    • mouse { I’m gone for a few weeks and now there’s dance mix owls? I see how it is. } – Jun 26, 10:40 PM
    • WLU { Are you serious? Obama just sold out the sovereignty of the U.S. to corporate tribunals. Have you not heard of the the TPP, TTIP, and… } – Jun 26, 7:56 AM
    • WLU { So we’re moving the goalposts to what can hypothetically happen if left wholly untreated?Um, no. As I said – people take these drugs for a… } – Jun 26, 7:50 AM
  • In which I steal a title: Is medicine a scientific enterprise? (85)
    • weing { I can relate to rubbish EBM as described by Dr. Greenhalgh. I have to deal with it every time I have to get a prior… } – Jun 27, 2:38 PM
    • Sample1 { Our local hospital offers cranial sacral therapy through the PT department. I’ve seen it ordered by a pediatrician for breast feeding problems in the newborn…. } – Jun 27, 1:38 PM
    • Self Skeptic { Here’s a good essay on why not just patient autonomy, but physician autonomy, is not something that can be thrown away, without triggering some unforseen… } – Jun 27, 7:43 AM
    • weing { “Yes, presentations that are (or are said to be) uncommon throw a monkey wrench into the works of standardized medicine.” Not really sure what you… } – Jun 25, 10:01 PM
    • MadisonMD { Actually if the Bayesian priors match the relative disease incidences, then they actually serve to maximize the rate of correct diagnoses. That is a statement… } – Jun 25, 9:38 PM
  • Chiropractic Manipulation of the Neck Linked to Stroke in a 6-Year-Old Child… (494)
    • WLU { Sounds like we actually agree, pretty strongly. Even as I typed out my own comment I wondered if I were objecting to a point you… } – Jun 26, 7:18 PM
    • mother goddam { My original comment was addressed to Alberto Doria- maybe I missed the threading, but at any rate, I was asking him for substantiation. I mistook… } – Jun 26, 5:35 PM
    • mother goddam { Oh, here we go, the important part. CONCLUSIONS: CD is an important cause of ischemic stroke in young and middle-aged patients. } – Jun 26, 4:37 PM
    • mother goddam { Well, I got this far in the abstract of the second link listed- Abstract PURPOSE: Cervical artery dissections (CDs) are among the most common causes… } – Jun 26, 4:35 PM
    • Scott Shulman { You make some absolutely fair points, and ones I don’t necessarily disagree with, though I’m not sure I completely understand the analogies. Yes, these are… } – Jun 26, 4:11 PM
  • ACA: Six Key Elements of A Modern Chiropractic Practice Act (41)
    • LinnieMae { Today I saw a newspaper ad that set off my quackmeter. Realief(R) Neuropathy Centers allegedly offer relief of peripheral neuropathy with something called laser phototherapy…. } – Jun 26, 2:36 PM
  • Do Helmets Prevent Head Injuries? (186)
    • John Henry { You better go back to the controlled studies! It’s not always a good idea to suture a would or immobilize a broken bone……but, if you… } – Jun 24, 10:05 PM
  • Healthy Habits Global: Spreading False Information about an MLM Coffee with Herbal Additives (67)
    • TX2Hi { Won’t ‘make’ you healthier, it just is a healthier choice for those who will drink coffee. Marketing it the key in everytthing. This is why… } – Jun 24, 8:39 PM
  • The Windi: Revolutionary Relief for Colic or a Pain in the Butt (189)
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