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    Cancer Quack Colleen Huber Sues Britt Hermes for Libel

    Cancer quackery is about as low as you can go. Telling people you can cure cancer with baking powder and vitamin C is irresponsible, unethical and lethal. But these are staple claims of the Naturopathic health care trade. In the UK, naturopathy is not a prominent mode of alternative medicine, but in the United States, students can spend tens of thousands of dollars being told they are getting meaningful medical qualifications in naturopathic medicine that are somehow equivalent to a real medical training. Britt Hermes has been exposing this exploitative trade for a number of years now. She knows about [read more...]
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    Animal Acupuncture is Animal Cruelty

    This morning, the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, tweeted that it was ‘nurturing their precious penguins’ by giving them a range of quack treatments including ‘laser therapy, acupuncture and magnetic pulses’. The linked article [read more...]
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Top Ten Tips For Creating Your Own New Alternative Medicine

by Andy Lewis in featured 29

The economic downturn may mean that you are thinking of retraining as an alternative healer. You might be tempted to invest your redundancy money or savings in training courses and equipment. Think again. It may be far cheaper and much more lucrative to invent your own brand new form of [read more...]
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Why is Homeopathy Successful?

by Andy Lewis in Ainsworths 220

Just before Christmas, Lia Burkeman and Stephanie Kramer, wrote an article for Urban Times that asked the question, “Homeopathy: Can it be a Success Story?” To start, I would like to agree with the pair that indeed homeopathy is very successful. As a set of ideas, they have been around for [read more...]

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