Canadian Pharmacists caught selling Sugar water as Magic Potions

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Would a reputable pharmacist sell you sugar pills or sugar water and claim that it would magically cure you? If you discovered that, you would quite rightly scream “fraud”. It could never actually happen … right? Wrong. This is a very regular occurrence, not just in Canada, but globally. I’ll come to the CBC story … Read more

The funniest cartoon in the world – A Homeopathy Cartoon

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The above really tickled me. If you understand what Homeopathy claims to be then you will get it. But Homeopathy is just Herbal Medicine … right? Nope, not at all, it is something that is completely and utterly bizarre. It is not some ancient medicine, but instead is based on a series of strange ideas … Read more

Is the Placebo a useful medical intervention?

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Alternative medicine is tagged “alternative” because it an intervention that has been demonstrated to not actually do anything medical beyond the placebo effect. Examples abound and include things such as Homeopathy, Reiki, etc… Let’s briefly review those. Examples of Alternative Medicine Homeopathy, dreamed up in 1792. It involves giving you a diluted substance to supposedly … Read more