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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Encyclopedia of American Loons: #1016: Ron Paul

... Since he is a religious extremist, Paul does predictably not have much of an aptitude for science. He is, for instance, a creationist, dismissing evolution as “just a theory” that he does not accept. He is also a climate change denier.

More notably, Paul – an MD – is a heavy promoter of all sorts of medical woo...

Read the full lunacy here: Encyclopedia of American Loons: #1016: Ron Paul

Friday, 18 April 2014

What Whole Foods Markets Doesn’t Tell You � Science-Based Medicine

Whole Foods Market is a relentlessly hip American supermarket chain which prides itself on organic fruits and vegetables, gluten-free just-about-everything, and high-end touches like wine bars and exotic take out items (roasted yucca, anyone?). The health products aisle is stocked with Bach Flower and homeopathic remedies. For example, in-house brand Flu Ease: “an established homeopathic formula that should be taken at the first sign of flu for temporary relief of symptoms including fever chills and body aches.”

Selling Flu Ease and like products certainly exhibits a lack of appreciation for scientific evidence, not to mention basic science. But I recently saw a product in the checkout line that was so filled with over-the-top quackery and so shocking in its disregard for the public’s health that I haven’t been back to Whole Foods since. And I won’t be going back...

Read the full post by Jann Bellamy here: What Whole Foods Markets Doesn’t Tell You � Science-Based Medicine