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Homoeopaths are not Medical Experts – Post at Skeptic North

Bryce Wylde is a well known Canadian promoter of homoeopathy and other forms of Naturopathic medicine. However, despite how CBC legitimizes him and his unfounded beliefs, he is not a medical expert. On Skeptic North, I have re-posted an open … Continue reading

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Eliminating certain foods can improve medical conditions – or not

It must be so easy being a naturopath writing a column in a newspaper. You are under no constrictions to source any material or provide useful medical advice. If only responses could be so easy. Important note, I am not … Continue reading

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Australian Report – Homoeopathy doesn’t Work

In a report that should surprise no one, a¬†draft paper by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) concluded that homoeopathy is useless. The committee, composed of physicians, pharmacists, and academics, worked under the following guidelines:

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Pseudoscience Exempted from GST

At a time when the Canadian government is muzzling scientists, closing libraries, and cutting the archives, all in the name of balancing the budget, they are giving breaks to pseudoscience.

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Measles on the rise

The people who are against vaccinations are causing a resurgence of measles. In an article in The Daily Beast, physician Russel Saunders outlines his concerns about the unnecessary rise of cases in New York. Most patients recover after an unpleasant … Continue reading

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A Tale of two countries and their homoeopaths

First of all, Sweden now has a homoeopathic emergency room staffed by people who don’t know anything about medicine. It is part of the Salve Health Center situated at the Maria Square in central Stockholm and it opened its doors … Continue reading

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Enlarge your penis, or enjoy the one you have

We all get the emails for penis enlargement, even those of us without penises. I’ve never looked into them before, I just assumed they were all ridiculous, and perhaps even harmful. The most common in the ads are pills: Maybe … Continue reading

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A Quick Take on Detox

There are several things that are recommended by many, if not most alt-med practitioners. Supplements and detox are always near the top of the list. Very quickly, we can say that supplements are useless and detox is a myth. However, … Continue reading

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Homoeopathy for asthma

An image posted by Scott Gavura at Science Based Pharmacy led me to look up what homoeopathic treatments are recommended for asthma. According to the British Homeopathic Association, the following are suggested. It is important to note that all of … Continue reading

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Junk Science 2013

It’s that time of year when the lists are made: news-makers, influential people, science stories, etc, etc. Here’s a list from Real Clear Science to really make your blood run cold: The Biggest Junk Science Stories of 2013.

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