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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Keria Rossin { I never said dogs looked like cows. please read my comments more thoroughly before commenting. } – Jun 29, 2:42 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bryan { Someone once explained to me why he was out of the loo before I could say Mississippi right after he flushed: he went number one,… } – Jun 29, 2:23 PM
  • mikerbiker { I’d love for there to be a congressional investigation into the NCCIH, especially the highly unethical TACT trial https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/nih-awards-30-million-research-dollars-to-convicted-felons-cliffs-notes-version/ You may want to contact the… } – Jun 29, 2:12 PM
  • mikerbiker { The problem is- when a real hospital is looking to hire an expert in alternative/integrative/functional medicine- this “expert” is inevitably a quack- So you have… } – Jun 29, 2:11 PM
  • WLU { makes me a little nuts that kids that young are living in fear of livingIt makes me nuts that you are living in fear of… } – Jun 29, 2:09 PM
  • WLU { In a recent report, the us was ranked 17th among other developed nations as far as our overall health and mortality rate are concerned.Do you… } – Jun 29, 2:07 PM
  • WLU { What, cows eat grass seeds? There’s a world of difference between the small amount of grass seed heads that cows happen to eat, tiny and… } – Jun 29, 2:02 PM
  • Public Health RN (Scott) { Hollow moon? Earthing? } – Jun 29, 2:01 PM
  • WLU { Well if people feed inappropriate bones then you should supervise them.I thought the whole argument was that raw animal bones was natural and dogs evolved… } – Jun 29, 1:59 PM
  • WLU { Your overall point isn’t really supporting anything either. American fries have more ingredients. So what? Are any of these ingredients, in the amounts consumed, linked… } – Jun 29, 1:56 PM
  • WLU { actually it is quite off topic. However I think if you check pesticide use in the European Union you will find that there is a… } – Jun 29, 1:54 PM
  • WLU { I think you failed to take into account the cumulative effect. ofvpesticide and herbicides.Is there a cumulative effect of pesticides and herbicides, at the dose… } – Jun 29, 1:51 PM
  • Windriven { Medicine has always struggled to improve scientific rigor and to use carefully examined evidence to weed out ineffective or dangerous treatments. The effort to integrate… } – Jun 29, 1:13 PM
  • MadisonMD { I just noticed that, ironically, the current NCI Provocative Question 12 is: What methods and approaches induce physicians and health systems to abandon ineffective interventions… } – Jun 29, 1:11 PM
  • Keria Rossin { I think you failed to take into account the cumulative effect. ofvpesticide and herbicides.As to cancer, just from my personal experience every person I know… } – Jun 29, 12:51 PM
  • BobbyG { Cited this post on my blog (scroll down). http://regionalextensioncenter.blogspot.com/2015/06/its-not-so-elementary-watson.html } – Jun 29, 12:49 PM
  • brewandferment { Two points: Dose makes the poison. Whether or not the levels allowed in water are the appropriate cutoff point is something that can be discussed… } – Jun 29, 12:16 PM
  • LinnieMae { Scientific American: Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong. UPDATED: With Dean Ornish’s Response } – Jun 29, 12:01 PM
  • David Gorski { Indeed. it’s not as though it hasn’t been known for at least a couple of decades that changes in diet can have significant effects on… } – Jun 29, 11:48 AM
  • R. Miller { “A common homily we tell our students is that in five years, half of what we taught them will be wrong. We just don’t know… } – Jun 29, 11:43 AM
  • David Gorski { Ack. I really hate that particular trope because it’s an enormous oversimplification. Perhaps I should have addressed it, but the post was already over 5,000… } – Jun 29, 11:40 AM
  • 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
  • WLU { That’s a lovely sentiment, but the way they find out which half is wrong is by testing idea and practices scientifically and discarding what doesn’t… } – Jun 29, 11:24 AM
  • Keria Rossin { actually it is quite off topic. However I think if you check pesticide use in the European Union you will find that there is a… } – Jun 29, 11:21 AM
  • Keria Rossin { wow. Maybe he has deficiencies from what you’re feeding him. Maybe you should check out your food sources and find something that provides his missing… } – Jun 29, 11:20 AM
  • Keria Rossin { Well then Google yourself and pick the source you like. There are any number of them out there. because you don’t like food babe doesn’t… } – Jun 29, 11:17 AM
  • Iqbal { I read the article “The evolution of alternative medicine” and found it quite interesting. It would have been good if you went into detail of… } – Jun 29, 11:11 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
  • EBMOD { “Of course it’s my responsibility to provide evidence. But would you be equally demanding of evidence if I claimed that gravity existed? ” Ever heard… } – Jun 29, 10:56 AM
  • Robert Hammond { I am in the middle of reading Ben Goldacre’s excellent book, “Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Hacks.” Along with reading Science Based Medicine,… } – Jun 29, 10:42 AM
  • carbonUnit { Thank you for a very useful article. I’ve been meaning to write my representatives for quite a while, pointing out that NCCAM/NCCIH would be a… } – Jun 29, 9:53 AM
  • WLU { The food babe is not regarded as a credible source of information on this website. Citing her will not be taken seriously, and actually erodes… } – Jun 29, 9:42 AM
  • DaisyGrrl { You have obviously never met my dog. I can’t keep him away from my apple trees or my raspberries. I’m going to invest in a… } – Jun 29, 9:11 AM
  • Bryan { Allow me to give you the recipe then. Liver Cocktail: Liver in Edible Form for Pernicious Anaemia Patient: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC408181 Enjoy ;) } – Jun 29, 8:40 AM
  • WLU { Regards the second link, PCBs aren’t pesticides. Further, PCBs and DDT have both been banned in the United States, haven’t they? The third is about… } – Jun 29, 8:34 AM
  • Keria Rossin { I agree. Feeding is all up to the feeder and there is always going to be someone out there who thinks a home-made meal of… } – Jun 29, 8:28 AM
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