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More Oz Folly

Mon, 2014-01-27 08:48

Dr. Oz has absolutely gone haywire. In pushing the "alkaline" diet he takes a piece of kidney and pours acid on it to show how it disintegrates and infers this is happening in the body. This is insane. The pH of the blood is maintained at about 7.35 no matter what the diet. Oz has lost all perspective and is falling deeper and deeper into the abyss of quackery.

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Alternative Medicine

Tue, 2014-02-18 18:00 - 19:00

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be presenting a talk on Alternative Medicine at St. George's University in Granada

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2014 SPMAO Annual Conference Speakers

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:00 - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:00

 Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be presenting talks on:

  • January 29th , Wednesday at 9am: Magic Humor and Health

  • January 30th, Thursday at 9am: Pesticides: Risks and Benefits

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Dr. Joe comments on Dr. Oz

Sun, 2014-01-26 19:16

The wizardry of Dr. Oz

The surgeon and TV celebrity has succeeded in winning fans and influencing public health debates - which troubles some experts.

Mehmet Oz's followers believe he is a trustworthy, serious-minded (and hot) physician.

His equally fervent flock of critics say he is a fad-foisting, ratings-grubbing (and smart) TV celebrity.

In the 10 years since Oprah dubbed him "America's Doctor," the 53-year-old Oz has shown he is comfortable in both roles.

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Online course offers Food for Thought on ever-changing information

Fri, 2014-01-17 05:16

What is it like to teach a class of more than 20,000 students? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out. Colleagues David Harpp and Ariel Fenster and I have been selected to offer McGill’s first “massive open online course,” known in the trade as a MOOC.

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CTV Montreal: Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the dangers of E.coli

Thu, 2014-01-16 05:22

Many strains of E.coli are necessary for human digestion, but O157:H7 can be deadly.

 

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Food-Is There a Solution to the Confusion?

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:00
Dr. Joe Schwarcz presents: " Food-Is There a Solution to the Confusion?" 
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The Mystery of Ageing

Mon, 2014-01-13 14:00
Dr. Joe Schwarcz presents a talk "The Mystery of Ageing"  
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CSI: Dr. Oz’s Questionable Wizardry

Sun, 2013-12-29 12:46

SKEPTICAL INQUIRER: Miracles are pretty rare events. Except on television’s Dr. Oz Show, where they appear with astonishing frequency. Oz of course doesn’t claim to raise the dead or part the Red Sea, but he does raise people’s hopes of parting with their flab. And he’s certainly not shy about flinging the word miracle about. But it seems miracles fade as quickly as they appear.

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2013 Frontiers of Science Award Lecture

Thu, 2013-12-12 11:30

Joe Schwarcz is the recipient of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Frontiers of Science Award, the Society's premier prize. He will be presenting the award lecture on December 12 at the Society's Annual Meeting in New York. December 12, New York Hilton, 11:30 AM

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