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It is hard to change your mind

It is the old joke: why is his mind so clean? He is always changing it. I am in a field, medicine, where I am expected to change my mind as new data comes in. Changing my mind is not easy and gets more difficult with time. Often you have a position on a particular approach to a disease that is based on the interpretation of a contradictory literatu...
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JUN
01

Points of Interest 05/31/2016

Why Is Big Naturopathy Afraid Of This Lone Whistleblower? Wellington osteopath admits performing acupuncture without qualifications GroundUp Op-Ed: Complementary medicine companies are destroying consumer protection 12-Year-Old Scientist Trolls Anti-Vaxxers in Hilarious Viral Video Appeals Court affirms 45-year sentence for cancer doctor 7 things a...
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/30/2016

TN: 17-year-old diabetic boy dies after stopping insulin injections on advice of therapist Naturopathy: A Pre-holiday Rant Alternative reality: Patients who spurn chemo for natural remedies When Should My Baby See a Chiropractic Physician? Never? Does your dog need acupuncture? No. And does that dog look happy? The cost of alternative medicine Inte...
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/23/2016

Day in the Life of an Advanced- Practice DC (Pt. 2) A chronic illness reveals, for a 20-something, secrets about life, body and mind Don't take thyroid supplements : Sorry, there's nothing magical about breakfast Naturopaths have weaseled their way into the healthcare system, and they want more. Take a look at this doozy of an naturopathic exam que...
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Points of Interest 05/19/2016

Chiropractors allegedly caught sneaking into maternity wards to treat newborns Pretend medicine The quack-up . The appeal of unproven alternative treatments is undimmed Tai Chi no different from standard physiotherapy for arthritis The dangers of unnecessary "gluten free" diets and their negative impact on people with celiac disease. Our bodies mak...
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/18/2016

Naturopaths, often derided as quacks, push to go mainstream — with help from vitamin companies Victoria cracks down on rogue chiros 'Maggot therapy' makes medical comeback, despite some squeamishness Why Won't the Andrew Wakefield Nightmare End? City Investigating Chicken Pox Outbreak In Hasidic Williamsburg Homeopathy fans are angry. Here is what ...
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/13/2016

A Big-time Neuroscientist Threatened to Sue When I Asked About His Side Business Selling Supplement 'Tonics ' Naturopathy draws hostility it doesn't deserve . It deserves more. Prince Charles uses homeopathy on his cows when they're stressed Dear Prince Charles: an open letter about homeopathy from a chemist Ontario May Force Anti-Vaxxers to Take a...
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Points of Interest 05/10/2016

Message to naturopaths: Magic isn't medicine Lewisham shop 'conning' parents by claiming acupuncture and 'special powder' will cure autism Sometimes, Herbal Remedies Can Kill You Is It Really A Revolution? The Limits of Personalized Medicine J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2016 May 7. Exploring an herbal "wonder cure" for cancer: a multidisciplinary appro...
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/08/2016

Homeopathy trials can be positive — the reason why is bad news for homeopaths Prosecutors continue to examine toddler's death by cyanide poisoning Chiropractor who manipulated a tiny baby's spine to treat colic triggers a crackdown on operators who make 'rogue and unsubstantiated claims' Health Canada investigates Florida spa director's illegal sup...
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MAY
08

Dietary supplement company funds Michigan naturopaths' licensing bill

​ Emerson Ecologics is a naturopath's dream.  From its website, it sells many products naturopaths use in their daily practices, such as tests to diagnose the fake diseases naturopaths have invented, like " adrenal fatigue " and " chronic yeast overgrowth ." It also sells dietary supplements, homeopathic remedies (including injectable homeopat...
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MAY
03

Points of Interest 05/03/2016

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 May 3;5:CD007689. Acupuncture for polycystic ovarian syndrome. . "At present, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of acupuncture for treatment of ovulation disorders in women with PCOS." What a surprise. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 May 2. Status and Impact of Acupuncture Research: A Bibliometric Anal...
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/02/2016

" I was suffering from postpartum depression: My licensed naturopath recommended beer and marijuana to help me sleep ." Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard Mainstream medicine's not perfect, but it beats the alternative 4 Anti-Vaccination Arguments & How To Respond To Them Natural News' Mike Adams libelously attacks Science-B...
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Points of Interest 04/28/2016

When Getting Arrested for Practicing Medicine without a License is a Good Thing . How Has The Anti-Vaccine Movement Responded To Zika? They're Skeptical This Map Of Vaccination Laws Proves Exactly Why We Need To Address The Problem Head-On Opinion: Anti-vaxxers need to do their research . "It's the same rationale that says if you're building a brid...
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Points of Interest 04/26/2016

Naturopathy Is 'Like A Religion': Experts Discuss Distrust Of Science, Authority . A dietary supplement for alcoholics? "Anti-aGin": 40 proof gin that's distilled with pure collagen and other herbal products like chamomile and witch hazel. Claims to be the "alcoholic equivalent of a facial." Misconception: Juice cleansing can remove toxins from you...
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When ND's are PCP's

In dog years I turned 413 this week. Where did the time fly? I can still put on my socks in the morning standing on one foot, but that is about the last vestige of my youth that remains. Gone is hair, vision, and sanity. Years ago I remember reading (I think it was in the History of Civilization ) that there are some Sumerian clay tablets from 2000...
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Points of Interest 04/25/2016

Nick Xenophon stands by candidate who advocates genital acupuncture . "…has advocated acupuncture of the genitals as a treatment for infertile women." Vaccines 101: Everything You Need To Know About Our Greatest Medical Marvel Canadian physicians want naturopathic regulators to take action in wake of toddler's death . "Pastoral medicine" raises que...
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A fool and her money . . .

Well, you know the rest. But the sheer amount of money being shelled out for "wellness" treatments by wealthy vacationers gives new meaning to the term. They are heading to hotel spas because they are, according to a recent article in the New York Times (" Want a Shaman With That Massage? ") "extremely stressed" and want to "feel and look rejuvenat...
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Points of Interest 04/17/2016

This Ex-Naturopath Turned Back To Science-Based Medicine, And Paid A Price For It Naturopathic pediatrics is not safe J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Apr 11. pii: S0895–4356(16)30074–9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.03.023. The design, analysis and meta-analysis of N-of–1 trials: A tapestry of heterogeneity. Chiropractor combines physical and emotional treat...
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Points of Interest 04/04/2016

'Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe' is Designed to Trick You (Review) Italian mmr autism decision overturned Should naturopaths be restricted from treating children after tragic death of Alberta toddler? . Just let them kill adults. Anti-vaccine mother starts Go Fund Me campaign to prevent the courts from enforcing immunisation
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MAR
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Points of Interest 03/30/2016

Acupuncture As an Integrative Approach for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Women With Breast Cancer: A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (AcCliMaT). . " …participants, 105 were randomly assigned to enhanced self-care and 85 to acupuncture plus enhanced self-care. Acupuncture plus enhanced self-care was associated with a significan...
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