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  • Deconstructing “200 Evidence Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate” (10)
    • 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
  • 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
    • Befuddling { Don’t push me, ’cause I’m close to the edge. I’m trying not to lose my head. } – May 05, 3:29 AM
    • Robert Hammond { crickets… } – May 04, 7:41 PM
    • WMccreery { I’m leaning toward sociopath } – May 04, 7:31 PM
    • WMccreery { Lloyd is probably trying to lure Robert Hammond back so he can finish draining his wallet!! } – May 04, 7:27 PM
  • Pepsi Removing Aspartame (190)
    • 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
  • What Should We Do in the Absence of Evidence? (92)
    • 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
  • 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
    • WLU { After mashing an imaginary like button for years now, I just like to give it a little props and visibility :) } – May 05, 9:11 PM
    • WLU { It ain’t the years, it’s the mileage? Or some equivalent thereof. Even if naturopaths do take more classroom hours than doctors, their treatment options and… } – May 05, 6:30 PM
  • Cancer Centers and Advertising Practices (233)
    • TrishRan { I am so glad that modern scientific medicine helped! } – May 06, 12:22 PM
  • “Finally…The Low Back Pain Solution”: A Chiropractor Makes Questionable Claims (17)
    • KayMarie { Google should cough up some warning letters which may help define the line. For drugs vs supplements there is a pretty clear line that I… } – May 06, 11:14 AM
    • Robert Hammond { It seems like many of these chiropractors use very “manipulative” advertising. Where do the authorities actually draw the line between hype and fraud? } – May 06, 9:57 AM
    • Befuddling { I think that’s how we got chiropractors. } – May 06, 5:57 AM
    • MTDoc { “They” would simply have blamed it on a lack of “wellness”. In other words it is your fault for not getting prophylactic adjustments. The spin… } – May 05, 6:59 PM
    • knotfreak { Right you are. I should have said, “…the result of the imperfect process of evolution..”. Thanks! } – May 05, 6:15 PM
  • How not to report about vaccine safety issues, Toronto Star edition (229)
    • Gee Nehoc { I often wonder if it would be beneficial/helpful if newspapers put this statement or some derivative of it somewhere near all of their ‘scientific’ articles. } – May 06, 7:48 AM
  • March Madness: Basketball, Brackets and Psi! Oh my! (73)
    • WLU { I blame Disqus, it can sometimes be unreasonably hard to get the thread right. Apologies! } – May 05, 9:09 PM
    • Windriven { ? What, William? I was joking around with David Munson a month ago. I only urinated on whoa in passing. Or did your remonstration misthread?… } – May 05, 1:40 PM
    • WLU { DNFTT } – May 05, 12:32 PM
    • Windriven { A few points, Raz-unwell: 1. I am a physicist; 2. “Scientific ‘idea'” doesn’t have any particular meaning, scientifically speaking; 3. The letters ‘i, d, o,… } – May 05, 10:06 AM
    • Windriven { Science doesn’t need glorification from me or anyone else. Science stands on its own, far more perfect than I’ll ever be. I am many things… } – May 05, 9:44 AM
  • ND Confession, Part 1: Clinical training inside and out (156)
    • WLU { I disagree. You’re confining evidence to positive outcomes alone.You’re talking about patient health, what on earth else should it be confined to? I posit that… } – May 04, 11:26 AM
    • WLU { All of those “redundant” bits of health care are actually specialties, not redundancies. Sure, in some cases you can get the same care from different… } – May 04, 11:16 AM
  • Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opioid Detox (88)
    • Nell on Wheels { Alas, no. I keep expecting it to surface somewhere, all dried up, during a deep cleaning or reorganization of the kitchen. Kind of like when… } – May 02, 10:26 AM
    • WLU { Did you ever find the egg? } – May 02, 7:52 AM
    • Nell on Wheels { I procrastinate sleep all the time and, like you, am doing so by catching up on comments here despite vowing to go to bed at… } – May 01, 11:44 PM
    • Simba { I am procrastinating sleep, of all things. I am doing so by reading comments here, and flicking through textbooks on subjects I have never done…. } – May 01, 11:34 PM
    • Nell on Wheels { I am procrastinating, oh! looks like there’s no time to work-out now. You stole my excuse/strategy! } – May 01, 11:27 PM
  • Less benefit, more risk. Our assumptions about health treatments are probably wrong. (46)
    • Nell on Wheels { I use that site to decide whether it’s cheaper to use my insurance company’s “approved” pharmacy (RiteAid) — which happens to be just down the… } – May 01, 9:52 PM
  • Supplements are the Wild West of health. One Attorney General is out to change that. (112)
    • Public Health RN (Scott) { Just to clarify. I am basing the 4 out of 5 results were negative for DNA on what was in the article. Basically they said… } – May 01, 2:04 PM
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