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  • “Science.” You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. (29)
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { Nutritarian Nancy is very amusing isn’t she? } – May 14, 11:21 AM
    • John Johnson { 7000 words is more than “Nutritarian Nancy, PhD, CHMP, CMHP” had to write to get her “PhD.” } – May 14, 11:01 AM
    • Jonathan Graham { I pointed out to “The Professor” that if she maintains that “intuition tells you what to test” then Ioannidis (Most Published Research is False -… } – May 14, 9:10 AM
    • WLU { What has convinced me that scientists understand how reality works is the incredible advances we have made in technology and lifestyle over the past century… } – May 13, 2:31 PM
  • Homeopathy and the UK’s National Health Service (26)
    • Kiiri { Glad that you are feeling better Dr. Hall! I love homeopathic remedies. Just the idea is so ridiculous that it is funny. I am not… } – May 13, 4:39 PM
    • Harriet_Hall { That cost was for patients in that hospital alone, not for the population as a whole. } – May 13, 12:31 PM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 3: A “cannabis cures cancer” testimonial (194)
    • David Gorski { We’re quite happy that you’re still doing well. Also, if there is anything in my post that is erroneous, feel free to point it out…. } – May 12, 10:56 AM
    • Stefanie LaRue { Hi Michael just seeing this article for the first time so I’m pretty upset over the so called author sharing false and UNKIND assumptions involving… } – May 12, 4:14 AM
  • Activated charcoal: The latest detox fad in an obsessive food culture (69)
    • Adam Trainor { No wonder people are generally confused about how their bodies function. This kind of thing may or may not be harmful to people in the… } – May 12, 8:48 AM
    • Daughter of Achelous { I bought a soap at Lush years ago with charcoal in it. } – May 11, 11:55 PM
    • Kiiri { Yes. That is probably why my husband called me the Typhoid Mary of Fish. He cant dispute the fact now that my tank is full… } – May 11, 5:42 PM
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { Just to be clear. When I said “amazing” I meant it was amazing that some people buy into it :-). } – May 11, 2:38 PM
  • Bill Maher: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years (235)
    • Chris { I realized later it was the other direction, the seasonality of the southern hemisphere. Still an airplane ride away. } – May 11, 6:49 PM
    • Elisabeth { Asia is only a plane ride away, and those of us on the West coast get hit early with lots of new stuff. Our gardens… } – May 11, 6:39 PM
    • Chris { “Because the weather here has been sunny(too much) and unusually warm my brain has kept thinking that summer is just around the corner since February.”… } – May 11, 2:48 PM
    • Elisabeth { Hmm. I’m in the middle of sending an email to my pcp…thanks again. } – May 11, 1:22 PM
    • KayMarie { I kinda had that pattern of resting up for a couple of days, feeling better, try to return to normal activities then go back to… } – May 11, 1:14 PM
  • Deconstructing “200 Evidence Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate” (10)
    • Maggnum { I didn’t even know this could be done. I place a vote to do as TJ suggests – after all those site LIVE off of… } – May 11, 6:07 PM
    • cmyounger { “If we use those numbers also, then for this time period, 100 million vaccines were given. Even if we assume all of these 1,440 events… } – May 10, 4:57 PM
    • kschang { If information is empowerment, are lies and disinformation tyranny ? What does that make spreader of such? Judah goats? } – May 06, 5:40 PM
  • Separating Fact from Fiction: The “Magic” of Epigenetics? (28)
    • JQ { I’d love to get the argument you use… it would come in handy. } – May 11, 10:37 AM
    • JQ { Well at risk of being a word nazi… the two things don’t seem to be saying the same thing. “I’m sorry Mrs. Johnson. Your child… } – May 11, 10:34 AM
    • LinnieMae { I had ONE good experience with two roving JWs. Riding my bike one fine spring day, my purse got caught in the front spokes and… } – May 11, 7:13 AM
    • wzrd1 { I was preparing for bed, but it’s fun enough to talk about it more, although briefly. All true. :) I’ve read quite a bit of… } – May 11, 4:44 AM
    • Inmara { Wow, very impressive indeed! So far the best case I have heard about JW is that they came to one guy who was direct sales… } – May 11, 3:47 AM
  • Dr. David Villarreal’s “Holistic Dentistry:” Full of Holes? (101)
    • Nell on Wheels { Will do! } – May 08, 7:53 PM
    • Simba { This is a 13 year old poorly-bred labrador, so it’s technically a ‘good innings’, but she was like a pup til about two weeks ago…. } – May 08, 7:51 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { It’s so rough when they get older and, just like us, things start breaking down. Anesthesia is always scary, but especially in older dogs. My… } – May 08, 7:41 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { Mine does that, too. } – May 08, 6:59 PM
    • Simba { She has an enlarged spleen, older large-breed dog so it looks like cancer, so they want to do a splenectomy. The operation should tell us… } – May 08, 5:49 PM
  • The “Healing Codes” of Alex Loyd: Energy Healing with Words and Finger Exercises (127)
    • Nell on Wheels { Thought you might appreciate this: Guy Carawan Dies at 87; Taught a Generation to Overcome, in Song On an April night in 1960, Guy Carawan… } – May 08, 9:33 AM
  • Pepsi Removing Aspartame (189)
    • KayMarie { Oh so you want to be able to spin whatever theory you want without anyone being allowed to comment on how you are pulling out… } – May 07, 8:26 PM
    • MadisonMD { That search finds basically a press release saying that someone is giving a seminar at Mt. Sinai hospital April 23, 2007. If it hasn’t appeared… } – May 07, 6:49 PM
    • WLU { Oh, that’s too bad, I’m sure if you keep posting links to pages that are attempting to convince me water fluoridation is an effort to… } – May 07, 6:14 PM
    • JB { If you look at the evidence this very article this cites, you will see it the EFSA safety review. This review looks at those very… } – May 07, 5:59 PM
    • Chris { Hey, I found it: http://www.forbes.com/sites/trevorbutterworth/2012/04/24/controversial-italian-scientist-says-splenda-causes-cancer/ “Other cancers were, the panel concluded, likely the result of the animals being forced to ingest extremely high doses of… } – May 07, 5:43 PM
  • What Should We Do in the Absence of Evidence? (90)
    • Lytrigian { It’s probably impossible to be consistent if you’re determined to argue with everyone over everything. } – May 07, 5:04 PM
    • Calli Arcale { Yes, this certainly explains why the concentration camp victims my grandfather saw in WWII were just blobs of fat, their bones and muscles and internal… } – May 07, 10:20 AM
    • Calli Arcale { I find the degree of self-inconsistency quite impressive from him; he’s managed to completely contradict himself several times with very short posts. Few have this… } – May 07, 10:17 AM
    • DevoutCatalyst { Thick as a… } – May 07, 6:37 AM
    • David Gorski { Of course, Richard Sanchez is a troll who likes to launch profanity-laced tirades, which is why he was banned. He followed me to my not-so-secret… } – May 07, 6:08 AM
  • How should the FDA regulate homeopathic remedies? (164)
    • Drey Pavlov { Thanks. I’ll keep it in mind. I wonder if my next round of board exams will have questions on homeopathy :-P } – May 07, 11:23 AM
    • WLU { The page topic is homeopathy. Why are you bringing up pharmaceuticals? Is it to distract from the real point of the articlet, that homeopathic products… } – May 07, 9:03 AM
    • WLU { Is “they might make you die of cancer” a good reason? But mostly because, in the absence of a recognized deficiency, they’re just a waste… } – May 07, 9:01 AM
    • WLU { Homeopathy can’t work based on the laws of physics and chemistry, and when tested properly it doesn’t work. Why should we respect it? It’s a… } – May 07, 9:00 AM
    • WLU { lol just because drug companies who have big money have the best interest of the people.CAM is a multi-billion dollar industry. Homeopathy alone has profits… } – May 07, 8:53 AM
  • Legislative Alchemy: Naturopathic licensing and practice expansion 2015 (46)
    • LinnieMae { Don’t worry, I won’t be doing that again. Whether it’s *no active ingredient* or *possibly harmful contamination/dilution*, I won’t be wasting my money or time… } – May 06, 2:15 PM
    • WLU { There are ongoing issues of contamination with many supplements, they turn up regularly in the scientific and popular literature. And with homeopathy one must be… } – May 06, 1:53 PM
    • LinnieMae { One problem is that, even among many skeptics, there’s this idea that alt-med has no effect, therefore it can’t possibly do direct harm. I contend… } – May 06, 12:08 PM
  • Cancer Centers and Advertising Practices (233)
    • TrishRan { I am so glad that modern scientific medicine helped! } – May 06, 12:22 PM
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