All Posts in Category "Alt-Med or Alt-Menace?"

Health Canada – It’s Far Past Time to Put a Stop to the NHPD Farce

Health Canada – It’s Far Past Time to Put a Stop to the NHPD Farce

09 April 2014 by Kim Hebert

Another foreign government report has been released concluding that homeopathy is worthless. The UK government [pdf] concluded that homeopathy was no better than placebo. The Swiss even threw them a bone and lowered the standard of evidence for the review and came to the same conclusion. Now the Australian government [pdf] has completed its review […]

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Posted in Alt-Med or Alt-Menace?, Alternative Medicine, Featured, Health, Health Canada Approves..., Health Policy, Skepticism2 Comments

Low Level Laser Placebo?

Low Level Laser Placebo?

27 February 2013 by Bart Farkas

In the last few years it appears that the number of clinics offering “Laser Therapy” for pain relief, arthritis, hair loss (or to remove hair) and a bevy of other health benefits. Billboard ads, radio spots, even flyers in alternative medicine offices (Chiropractors, naturopaths etc.) seem subjectively to be increasing. It got me thinking about […]

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Posted in Alt-Med or Alt-Menace?, Alternative Medicine, Health, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism16 Comments

Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Rachel Corradetti on Urinary Tract Infections

Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Rachel Corradetti on Urinary Tract Infections

26 October 2012 by Dianne Sousa

  Practitioner Rachel Corradetti (Toronto, Ontario) Qualifications Naturopathic Doctor (ND). Degree obtained from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Currently an intern at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (run by CCNM). Claims That… One can naturally cure a urinary tract infection by alternately dipping the “pelvic region” into cold lake water and hot boiled […]

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Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Iva Lloyd on Cancer

Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Iva Lloyd on Cancer

01 October 2012 by Erik Davis

  Practitioner Iva Lloyd (Markham, Ontario) Qualifications Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Registered Polarity Therapist & Educator (RPE), and Reiki Master Founder of Naturopathic Foundations Health Clinic Claims That… Intravenous Vitamin C kills cancer. Cancer can be fed by the food that you eat.  Infra-red saunas can eliminate chemicals that promote cancer growth. Homeopathy and hydrotherapy are useful […]

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Posted in Alt-Med or Alt-Menace?, Alternative Medicine, Ontario, Skepticism7 Comments

Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Kate Whimster on First Aid Travel Essentials

Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Kate Whimster on First Aid Travel Essentials

14 September 2012 by Dianne Sousa

Practitioner Kate Whimster (Toronto) Qualifications Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Master of the Institute for Human Individuality (MIFHI)  Claims That… Heat stroke can be treated during travel using jerry-rigged electrolyte replacement. In addition, heat stroke, trauma and shock can be treated with a homeopathic spray.

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Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Sat Dharam Kaur on Breast Cancer

Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Sat Dharam Kaur on Breast Cancer

07 September 2012 by Erik Davis

  Practitioner Sat Dharam Kaur (Owen Sound, Ontario) Qualifications Naturopathic Doctor Claims That… Teenagers can prevent breast cancer by wearing a looser bra, spending an hour a week in the sauna, filtering their shower water, not Scotchgarding their furniture, celebrating Rachel Carson Day, and 60 other easy to implement strategies.        

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Posted in Alt-Med or Alt-Menace?, Alternative Medicine, Ontario, Skepticism1 Comment

Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Dr. Joanny on Parkinson’s

Alt-Med or Alt-Menace? Dr. Joanny on Parkinson’s

06 September 2012 by Erik Davis

  Practitioner Joanny Liu (Calgary, Alberta) Qualifications Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Registered Acupuncturist Claims That… Parkinson’s Disease is caused by uncomfortable feelings, which make you shake with anger, grief, and fear. Then the shaking doesn’t stop.    

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Posted in Alberta, Alt-Med or Alt-Menace?, Alternative Medicine, Health, Skepticism8 Comments