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Points of Interest 01/21/2017

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:6520475. doi: 10.1155/2016/6520475. Epub 2016 Dec 26. Potential Health Benefits of Deep Sea Water: A Review. . " It is usually associated with the following characteristics: low temperature, high purity, and being rich with nutrients, namely, beneficial elements, which include magnesium, calcium, potass...
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JAN
18

ND's licensed in Massachusetts. Medical Schools Beat Them to Pseudo-Science.

Last week the Governor of Massachusetts signed into law bill 2335 establishing a Naturopathy Board. As noted by the American Council on Science and Health , Massachusetts is now the 20th state where the legislature has legalized Naturopathic pseudo-scientific harm. As someone who has spent more of my life in Massachusetts than in any other state, b...
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JAN
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Points of Interest 01/14/2017

Be Aware of Seven Questionable Clinics . From the SBM crew. The evidence shows that chiropractors do more harm than good Physicians group unhappy over new alternative medicine law Acupuncture sessions offered in wake of airport shooting A Brief History of Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Jefferson wants to make a bigger push into integrative medicine 5-...
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JAN
13

Points of Interest 01/12/2017

Naturopaths get their own licensing board in Mass.   They are as relentless as climate change. Convicted for using natural remedies to treat dying son, father back promoting alternative medicine Colorado Health Department warns of possible measles exposure in Denver metro area An unvaccinated adult contracted the diseases overseas and brought ...
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JAN
09

Points of Interest 01/08/2017

​ Dodgy claims for complementary medicines? Here's how the drug watchdog could have more bite Naturopathic medicine is good for Massachusetts . "It is time for Massachusetts consumers who seek out complementary therapies to be protected from unscrupulous practitioners, who can now falsely present themselves as naturopathic doctors." Cleveland Clini...
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JAN
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Points of Interest 01/07/2017

Baker should veto naturopath licensing bill 5 new health trends you should totally ignore this year (and why)
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JAN
06

Points of Interest 01/05/2017x

Why infants need chiropractic care . Unproven, potentially dangerous — and possibly licensed under a new bill . Naturopaths at it again. It's not just politics: 2016 was an epidemic year for fake news in science, too Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:6190285. doi: 10.1155/2016/6190285. Epub 2016 Dec 5. Clinical Trial Research on Mongoli...
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JAN
05

Points of Interest 01/04/2017

9 Powerful Healing Stones, and What They Can Do For You The Naturopathic Approach to Fertility: Dr. Julissa Hernandez. A "master in the field as a classical herbalist and holistic iridologist" Minn. parents let son, 7, suffer wounds, inflamed pancreas with no medical attention before he died, police say . "The parents had "issues with going to doct...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/22/2016

Salt Shams Salt lamps cure everything -- if by "everything" you mean a lack of cozy mood lighting. 21 Charged in Minnesota Chiropractic Fraud Conspiracies Adv Neonatal Care. 2016 Dec 20. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000371. Nonopioid Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome . "Strong evidence does not exist to recommend acupuncture as a routine NAS...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/18/2016

ACUPUNCHER Anthony Joshua acupuncture: Bover reveals he had 950 needles in his body before taking on Eric Molina AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care . "Many insurers don't adequately cover or reimburse for non-pharmacologic therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, relaxation, and other int...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/16/2016

Chiropractors furious at Melbourne clinic screening of anti-vaccination film Vaxxed . "A chiropractic clinic in Melbourne has hosted a screening of the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed​, infuriating chiropractors who say a minority of "rogue" practitioners is bringing their profession into disrepute." Cops fail to keep a check on quack menace in city ....
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/09/2016

Health Experts: Don't Treat Child's First Sign of Fever . I hate agreeing with ND's. It feels unnatural. Chiropractic Care Now Covered By Most Insurance Plans . Opportunity knocks: Ocean County chiropractor accused of insurance fraud This will definitely make you wince! Doctor drills into a woman's back with a spike in excruciating . "The treatment...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/02/2016

The new UK NICE Guidelines on Low Back Pain: Bias against acupuncture increases risk to patients . "This decision reverses the one made by the 2009 committee, who included acupuncture on the basis of robust evidence." I would say the robust evidence says acupuncture does not work. Alternative medicine kept Ronnie Wood young? You could hav...
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NOV
30

How can you tell if a Naturopath is promulgating gibberish?

The answer is similar to the old saw, how can you tell if 'x' is lying? Their lips are moving. In Oregon ND's can be primary care physicians. Given the ND education and training, this is little short of making the minimum requirement for patient care the possession of  a Doctor Play Set . Our ND Play Set is filled to the brim with al...
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Points of Interest 11/27/2016

Death from acupuncture . From poor technique leading to bloodstream infection. Spine J. 2016 Nov 22. pii: S1529-9430(16)31063-4. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2016.11.003. The quality of placebos used in randomized, controlled trials of lumbar and pelvic joint thrust manipulation - a systematic review. . "Imperfect placebos are ubiquitous in clinical trial...
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NOV
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Patients Protected from Naturopaths from a Unexpected Source: Insurance Companies

As was noted today Comparing the education that physicians and naturopaths obtain in order to prepare for their professions reveals a large difference between the two. Although both schools have a four year program - the similarities end there. And that is education for a degree. Of course, as has been discussed at length at Science-Based Medicine ...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/17/2016

Alternative medicine, supplement promoters selling pseudo-science 'genetic-based' treatments Why 'Naturopathic Medicine' Is An Oxymoron . "Comparing the education that physicians and naturopaths obtain in order to prepare for their professions reveals a large difference between the two. Although both schools have a four year program - the similarit...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/11/2016

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Naturopathic Medicine Bill Homeopathic doctor said what? Medical board levels charges against "Be Well Associates" physician Measles: Thank WHO, Big Pharma For Saving 20 Million Lives Since 2000
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/04/2016

​ Don't Waste Your Money On Homeopathic 'Drugs' Pennsylvania Governor Signs Naturopathic Medicine Bill State Revokes License Of 'Integrative Medicine' Doctor After Patient Dies
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Points of Interest 11/02/2016

Is Naturopathic Medicine Safe And Effective? Leading Naturopathic Researchers Cannot Even Say . "How did these seemingly qualified researchers conclude naturopathy was effective based on shoddy studies? Easy. Oberg and colleagues ignored the conventions for conducting systematic reviews and made-up their own rules for critically evaluating research...
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