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Influenza. I’ve created a quiz.

Influenza.  I’ve created a quiz.

      Please click on the image below and take the quiz.   And while you’re at it why not take the pledge and get a flu shot this year (and every...

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And then there was Mercola…

And then there was Mercola…

Natural News isn’t the only website that attacks science and reason on a regular basis. They are legion.  I could provide long lists, but I won’t. The site that appears most often as “evidence” for questionable health claims is mercola.com.  Dr. Joseph Mercola is not as vile as Mike Adams of Natural News, but he’s very much an anti-science, anti-health and pro making-things-up-for-money kind of guy.  When I...

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Natural News is despicable

Natural News is despicable

Natural News is a website put together by someone by the name of Mike Adams who calls himself the Health Ranger. It is very popular.  I see references to Natural News stories, usually implausible and often ridiculous, on Facebook on a regular basis.  It is often used by anti-vaccine crazies to back up their claims.   According to rationalwiki.org “Adams is a flat-out opponent of modern medicine and opposes any medication or doctor...

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This vaccination thing (or how I’m planning to change the world.)

This vaccination thing (or how I’m planning to change the world.)

If you’ve been reading this you know that I started a “Cause” on Facebook last week called the Anti-Anti-Vaccine Campaign.  I had no idea what I was doing, but I’d seen Causes on Facebook, had a thought and acted on it. It’s been an interesting experience. I’ve dipped my toe into a highly charged pond and have gotten my first glimpse into how it works. It’s very early days but I’m starting to...

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Alt-med and the meaning of true.

Alt-med and the meaning of true.

One of the advantages of having a blog is that I don’t have to submit to a debate.  There might be one in the comments when I’m done, but the post is mine and mine alone, so I can just tell it like I see it. So, what is true? The person who made the comment states that for her Acupuncture and Bowen therapy are true.  What I assume she means is that she’s had positive experiences with both, they both appeared to help with...

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Still a diet seven days later.

Still a diet seven days later.

  Been away for a couple of day.  I suppose it’s time to catch up. First off I thought it would be good to mention that the morning after writing my post about starting a diet I weighed myself. I weighed 81.6kg, which was down around a kilo from the day before. My weight varies that much on a daily basis, depending on what I ate the night before or my exercise decisions or something.  I know it means nothing. However. I’m...

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