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  • Harriet_Hall { Some good news: The British press has covered a conference where alternative practitioners were offering bogus remedies like black salve and bleach for cancer, autism,… } – May 26, 12:03 PM
  • estockly { I did not dismiss it as wrong with no specifics Ed. I linked you to a bunch of articles which themselves have a bunch of… } – May 26, 11:47 AM
  • Simba { ‘Astroturfing’ actually means something, you know. You might want to go check that out and then come back. } – May 26, 11:19 AM
  • David Gorski { Oy. It’s a Ted Kaptchuk paper… } – May 26, 11:11 AM
  • DevoutCatalyst { Déjà vu } – May 26, 11:04 AM
  • Seabreezes1 { Although my instincts are to avoid detox items like charcoal lemonade (I make an apple, ginger lemonade without sugar which I regard as healthful and… } – May 26, 11:02 AM
  • Nell on Wheels { Everyone deserves a break ;-) . And coming up with new and fascinating insights during slow news cycles is difficult. Speaking of placebos and as… } – May 26, 10:51 AM
  • BS { Drey and MadisonMD, I would like to interject one comment into your conversation with CC. I will respond to our other comments later today. In… } – May 26, 10:43 AM
  • Markus { If I were running a pharma outfit with a new promising molecule for some disorder, I would be extremely reluctant to let it out of… } – May 26, 10:39 AM
  • brewandferment { re only eating chicken: you could try what worked on my niece. There’s chicken-chicken, and fish-chicken, and pork-chicken, and beef-chicken. Or call beef “brown chicken”… } – May 26, 10:26 AM
  • Christine Laing { One of things I loathe about alternative medicine is the way that it’s never wrong. It’s always the patient’s fault somehow. In my own youthful… } – May 26, 10:14 AM
  • stanmrak { You have to use a microscope and cherry-picker to find the risks with supplements, whereas with prescription drugs, well, a whole lot of fatalities. } – May 26, 9:59 AM
  • stanmrak { …from food. I don’t buy drug store variety “nutritional supplements” made from petroleum extracts and worse. } – May 26, 9:57 AM
  • David Gorski { But it seems there’s nothing I can do, other than criticizing the Gerson protocol or other obviously blatant cancer quackery, that won’t make Peter clutch… } – May 26, 9:56 AM
  • stanmrak { The companies that make MY supplements don’t make ANY prescription drugs. And the supplements that drug companies make don’t even qualify as nutritional supplements by… } – May 26, 9:55 AM
  • Simba { That’s my excuse for eating mung bean cookies. Surely the fact that they are flaky-pastry-enclosed moist rich cake is absolutely negated by the nice name? } – May 26, 9:53 AM
  • KayMarie { I’ve been eying this recipe http://www.marthastewart.com/346796/noodle-kugel The apples make it healthy, right? } – May 26, 9:36 AM
  • LinnieMae { At least back then, there was a rational reason for people’s panic and guesswork, given that they didn’t know scientific reasons people got cholera (or… } – May 26, 9:26 AM
  • Simba { Must try to make a noodle casserole, never had one. Looking it up I see it uses pasta, rather than chinese noodles as I’d imagined…. } – May 26, 9:07 AM
  • Simba { Vitamin pills only work, according to Stan, if they are made by boutique companies and are sufficiently exorbitantly priced. Let’s not think about where those… } – May 26, 9:04 AM
  • Simba { Of course, if Mik would consider specifically surgery curative and as his first-line treatment for cancer, as part of the ‘cut/burn/poison’ treatments he talks about,… } – May 26, 9:03 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { you seem to finally be gettIng it. Making Peter clutch his pearls is inexcusably rude, vulgar, and crass. And probably also medical abandonment somehow. } – May 26, 8:53 AM
  • David Gorski { I know. I know. We must always be perfectly prim and proper, or Peter will clutch his pearls and faint! } – May 26, 8:45 AM
  • Michael Finfer, MD { It should be noted that dysplasia is an outdated term. The currently recommended terminology is squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL), split into high grade and low… } – May 26, 8:26 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { I did not dismiss it as wrong with no specifics Ed. I linked you to a bunch of articles which themselves have a bunch of… } – May 26, 7:38 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { No, I am not myopic. I know how to put literature in context. And I did. You are nothing more than an apologist for chronic… } – May 26, 7:35 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { You musn’t forget one very important fact Simba: Peter is always right. So yes, perhaps our simple minds can’t grasp why, but what Peter did… } – May 26, 7:31 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { Indeed. How dare Dr. Gorski call the entity he (and we) feel is wasting over $100 million of our taxpayer money every year and giving… } – May 26, 7:28 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { Oh I know. Peter has quite the double standard. I’ll give him credit that it is a well defined, uniform, and rigorously held standard. If… } – May 26, 7:25 AM
  • LinnieMae { they only cite a single published case report of one patient who was treated with 10 escharotic treatments along with an oral vitamin and botanical… } – May 26, 7:10 AM
  • PietroBenito { “Hi Doctor Nick!!” } – May 26, 6:33 AM
  • David Gorski { Egads. That’ll teach me to use the search box (which I usually do) before writing again. It happens. Fortunately, I added a second post, an… } – May 26, 6:21 AM
  • David Gorski { Yep. It’s known as dramatic language designed to make a point, something Peter himself is not entirely above. } – May 26, 6:00 AM
  • Simba { Calling an organization you disagree with a ‘turd’ is disparaging. Saying CAM users who believe their CAM works are of below-normal intelligence, education, or social… } – May 26, 5:53 AM
  • Simba { So it is all right to ‘medically abandon’ people when they are rude? If it’s okay for you to threaten to do so, why is… } – May 26, 5:18 AM
  • Befuddling { Stan, have you noticed that the people selling ‘nutritional supplements’ are the same ones that make the drugs you are so set against? They are… } – May 26, 5:00 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { I can’t even begin to fathom how Peter functions in real life. If calling the NCCAM a turd is some deep and irredeemable transgression I… } – May 26, 1:50 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { Oh! Now I get it! It is only when the comment is particularly vulgar that you can choose to “medically abandon” someone in the comments… } – May 26, 1:48 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { Funny, I made a rather similar comment completely independently of yours. I can’t imagine how that happened. } – May 26, 1:47 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { Many thanks for you finding the comment Simba. Not that Peter will learn from it in the slightest, but much appreciated nonetheless. } – May 26, 1:46 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { Spot on Simba. As I stated in a previous comment, Peter’s experience here over the past 5 years has been uniformly one of telling him… } – May 26, 1:45 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { I did not call you a liar. I said you must either be ignorant or a liar. You are claiming you aren’t a liar. I… } – May 26, 1:37 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { Well, considering that actual well established clear and unequivocally scientifically validated changes in practice take roughly 17 years to disseminate to become truly widespread standard… } – May 26, 1:36 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { but if they would simply include LCHF without mischaracterization, without making unfounded claims or discouraging their use (for unscientific reasons) I’d be happy with that…. } – May 26, 1:29 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { See my other comment. You are doing nothing more than arguing that because something could be true it is. There are a billion things that… } – May 26, 1:18 AM
  • Drey Pavlov { All of your arguments basically boil down to “well it could be therefore it is”. And that right there is the problem. Literally every. single…. } – May 26, 1:17 AM
  • weing { “His willingness to continue debate with me indicated some preparedness on his part to test out his viewpoints.” I disagree. I do not think he… } – May 26, 12:09 AM
  • weing { “The same problems Altman pointed to in 1996 are still with us today.” People were getting pneumonia, cancer, MIs, DM, etc in 1996. They are… } – May 25, 11:58 PM
  • Windriven { johnyboy isn’t interested in a discussion or in working to make a great discipline better. johnnyboy wants to attack medical science, presumably as some sort… } – May 25, 11:25 PM
  • Windriven { So you aren’t going to answer my question? You say change isn’t fast enough to suit you despite the huge advances made by scientific medicine… } – May 25, 11:12 PM
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