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COVID-5G: How Distrust and Coincidences Empower the Alex Jones in Our Brain

24 Apr 2020

We all have a tiny Alex Jones in our brain. When we forget he’s there, it’s easy to mock the belief that 5G waves are causing our current viral pandemic. But with telecommunications masts on fire...

No, COVID-19 Isn't Like Altitude Sickness

22 Apr 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

This Product Will Not Cure Your Cancer: Consumer Watchdog Raises the Alarm on Illegal Claims Made for Natural Health Products Sold in Canada

27 Feb 2020

The Canadian market is awash with claims that some natural health products (NHPs) can treat or cure cancer even though these claims are illegal, a new study from the consumer protection...

Should We Take Reiki Seriously?

19 Feb 2020

The topic of Reiki can be approached with a fist or with a light touch. Its interventions, which are based on an energy not measured by scientific instruments, offer an unmissable punching bag to...

Even the Best Scientific Studies Can Lie: The Case of Craniosacral Therapy

6 Feb 2020

There are days when I wish I could say, “Look for a meta-analysis that answers your question and trust it blindly.” Do vitamin supplements work? Look for a meta-analysis! Are sausages bad for your...

Nonsense About the Coronavirus Goes Viral

31 Jan 2020

It started with a video of a woman, supposedly in Wuhan, eating a bat. The inference, with racist overtones, is that the Chinese habit of consuming strange foods has now put the population of the...

Holistic Dentistry; Full of……Wholes

31 Jan 2020

Definition of Holistic UK /həˈlɪs.tɪk/ US /hoʊlˈɪs.tɪk/ dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part.

Baby Carrots and "Carrot Blush"

29 Jan 2020

Baby carrots are everywhere. Children and adults alike can be found munching on them. Even sports fans have found them to be a good dipping tool. As they should! Because carrots have no fat, they...

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