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Pseudoscience

Popular Health Guru Sayer Ji Curates the Scientific Literature with His Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy

11 Jul 2019

There is a tool on Sayer Ji’s website GreenMedInfo.com that I wish I could recommend. I am sometimes asked by members of the public for a place to go to find scientific papers in order to figure...

The Moral Panic Over Smartphones Takes on Satanic Overtones

27 Jun 2019

It began life as “prominent exostosis” and, at the peak of media coverage, British tabloid The Sun was scaring us with “HELL PHONES” and many people got the impression that our children were...

Goop Men: Putting a Soul Patch on Well-Off Woo Brand

6 Jun 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow’s commonwealth of aspirational feel-goodery is now reaching across the gender aisle with Goop Men. There’s the good, there’s the bad, and there’s the snugly, like this $28,900...

Quebec Pharmacies Show Signs of Progress on Homeopathy

17 May 2019

If you walk into a Quebec pharmacy and reach the “cold and flu” section, you may see a sign you’ve never seen before. The green-blue notice will tell you, “dear customer”, that there is “generally”...

"Dr." Sebi: What Do We Make of this Non-Doctor?

12 Apr 2019

A self-proclaimed healer who tried to get Michael Jackson off painkillers is back in the news. His chosen name was “Dr. Sebi”, but his real name was Alfredo Bowman and he was not a doctor. The man...

Pharmacists Urged to Back Away from Homeopathy

16 Mar 2019

Did you know that some of our Montreal pharmacies employ naturopaths who give advice to customers, even though this is forbidden? This is one of the many upsetting facts uncovered by Philippe...

I Went to a Stem Cell Sales Pitch Seminar and I Feel Like Buying a Time Share

22 Feb 2019

It’s not everyday that a testimonial for a medical intervention ends with a pirouette. Yet there she was, one of two speakers at a stem cell sales pitch meeting, having completed her story of how...

The $80 Used Tissue That Might Be a Sick Joke

29 Jan 2019

The box espouses a white marble design, adorned with a clean geometric logo in gold. Inside is a Petri dish, a hint at the biological origin of its content: a crumpled paper tissue. Except it’s a...

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