Mark Crislip aka sbmsdictator.  The 'nym is an attempt at ironic humor. Not everyone sees it as such.


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Bill to Guarantee Insurance for Naturopaths Held for ReviewCalifornia Has A Deadly Problem With Regulating Naturopathic DoctorsWhat Your Alternative Health Provider Might Not Tell You About Megadosing SupplementsMore than half of Spaniards continue to believe that homeopathy worksAcupuncturist told to 'smarten up' after leaving 40mm needle in man's...
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Points of Interest 04/23/2017

RFK Jr vaccine beliefs – why experienced journalists don't take him seriouslySteinberg: Bebe Vio raises her foil against anti-vax hysteriaChin J Integr Med. 2017 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s11655-017-2753-9. Conventional acupuncture for cardiac arrhythmia: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Acupuncture as population control?The American...
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Points of Interest 04/22/2017

Chiropractor Discovers The Cause Of Diabetes. For real. Not the Onion.Naturopathic medicine's role in fighting the opioid crisis. For real Not the Onion.Bill Nye Reminds Anti-Vaxers of the "Paradox of Protection"Anti-Vaxxers Are Furious With Sesame Street "Normalizing" Autism What kind of heartless jackass sees a much-needed advocate for autistic c...
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Products without Chemicals: Cosmetics Join Homeopathic Products at CVS

In my feeds I received CVS Health Takes Major Step to Address Chemicals of Consumer Concern:Parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors will be removed from extensive line of store brand beauty and personal care products.A full list of the forbidden chemicals can be found here.Parabens are a preservative found in a variety of pr...
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Points of Interest 04/20/2017

Naturopathic medicine's role in fighting the opioid crisisScientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix ThingsCan Tea Bags Help With a Vaginal Tear? Here's How To Use ThemPublicly funded chiropractic care should have strict limits, leaked report says Paper which was never made public calls previous report on chiropractic health-care savings...
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Points of Interest 04/19/2017

Maine Naturopaths Rally Behind Bill to Guarantee Insurance Naturopaths in Maine are rallying behind a bill designed to prevent insurers from discriminating against health care providers who are licensed by the state.Following in the footsteps of Viagra, female libido booster Addyi shows up in supplementsAnti-vaxxers "targeted" Minnesota's Soma...
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Top 10 US Hospitals. Marching Away from Science

This Saturday will be the March for Science. I hope to attend in Portland if I am not too busy with call.I was curious how the premier medical institutions in the US are responding to the March and compare it their use of pseudo-science.What follows are the top 10 US hospitals according to US News and World Reports. Are they supporting the March? A...
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Points of Interest 04/18/2017

Homeopathy. 2016 Aug;105(3):233-9. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2016.02.005. Epub 2016 May 13. Survey on hand gestures relevance in patient practitioner communication: a homeopathic example. I got your hand gesture for homeopaths right here.CJEM. 2017 Apr 17:1-6. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.19. Back pain in the emergency department: Pathological fracture followin...
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Points of Interest 04/17/2017

I watched Alex Jones give his viewers health advice. Here's what I learned. There's a "fungus epidemic." And Infowars' Jones has just the supplements to stop it.

Advertising by some Manitoba chiropractors undermines public health, expert says CBC News found many chiropractor websites containing statements at odds with public health advice

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Points of Interest 04/16/2017

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Points of Interest 04/15/2017

Others profit from our medical lore. Boo hoo. Everyone co-opting TCPM.Eur J Intern Med. 2017 Apr 10. pii: S0953-6205(17)30130-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2017.03.026. Error, contradiction and reversal in science and medicine.Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:7498763. doi: 10.1155/2017/7498763. Epub 2017 Mar 20. Clinical Evaluation of Acupunc...
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Points of Interest 04/14/17

Homeopathy company launches nationwide recall of tablets blamed for infant seizures. Months later.This Dramatic Graph Shows How the Pro-Vaccine Movement Can WinIn 'stealth move,' Michigan refines vaccine waivers, improves rate among kidsDoctors have decades of experience fighting "fake news." Here's how they win.Pharmaceutical giant 'plotted to des...
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Points of Interest 04/13/2017

Progress on health coverage for acupuncture in Vermont.Patients Who Need Treatment Beyond the Spine Many D.C.s coordinate their patients' overall healthcare and see patients with conditions not traditionally associated with chiropractic care. 9 ridiculous things Rocky anti-vaccers said in measles scareThe Texas Department of State Health Services i...
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Points of Interest 04/12/2017

Legal opinion could curb 'dry needling' practice by physical therapists. But they wear gloves.The Immunity Community A Community Engagement Strategy for Reducing Vaccine HesitancyJ Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Dec 24;194:774-780. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2016.11.012. Epub 2016 Nov 10. Safety of essential bee venom pharmacopuncture as assessed in a randomized con...
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Points of Interest 04/11/2017

Homeopathy: Be Aware Of Its Three Insane PrinciplesWorld Homeopathy Awareness Week: Try homeopathy for these 7 diseases that usually need surgery, suggests an expert. Evidently an expert in lunacy.Why debates with alternative health gurus so often turn uglyPeople Who Don't Vaccinate Their Kids Are SelfishKaiser Permanente study tests new way to red...
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Delphi and Acupuncture

The Delphi method is a way to develop a consensus when there is uncertainly as to the best option.A panel of experts is given a problem to which there is no clear answer. They respond, and those responses are sent back for review. Everyone considers the responses and reply again.  Rinse, lather, repeat until a consensus is reached.How to ...
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Points of Interest 04/10/2017

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar commits $100m to fight 'fake news' and hate speech. I wonder if he is interested in SBM?Heart-conscious chiropractic: 'He works magic,' say patients of Grass Valley's John Mayfield. "Mayfield began attending seminars where he learned each organ is part of a person's total consciousness."Mike Adams Hits A New Low Comparin...
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Points of Interest 04/08/2017

J Korean Acad Nurs. 2016 Apr;46(2):249-59. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2016.46.2.249. Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Obesity in Women with Abdominal Obesity. Treatment vrs control. Always positive results.State acupuncturists celebrate new regulationsCooling kidney and spleen heat through acupuncture. In traditional Chinese medicine, obesity can be dist...
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Points of Interest 04/07/2017

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