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So You Want to Pop Into a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber to Rid Yourself of Wrinkles?

16 Jan 2020

Would you step into a pressurized cylinder to get rid of your wrinkles? A writer for The Daily Mail did in 2018 and her report, which reads more like an ad for the centre offering the service,...

Do You Know What’s Inside Your Herbal Medicine?

5 Dec 2019

Can we find 15,000 taxonomists willing to work around the clock? I write this because there are a lot of species out there that need to be properly identified, but apparently a taxonomist (a person...

The Genetic Astrology of Naturopath Ben Lynch

27 Nov 2019

Are you Hufflepuff or Gryffindor? Erudite or Dauntless? Or maybe you know your Myers-Briggs Type to be ESTP? Or how about plain old astrology? Are you a Capricorn?...

Thomas Mulcair Tells Journalists Homeopathy Works for Him

20 Nov 2019

I attended a pro-homeopathy media event on November 19th supported by Thomas Mulcair, the former leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada and also the former president of the Office des...

Who Is Doing the Pointing When Communication Is Facilitated?

8 Nov 2019

Addressing the topic of facilitated communication in a public arena feels like walking into a military academy with a target on your back. It requires disentangling the emotions from the science,...

The Energy That Wasn’t There

31 Oct 2019

A local Reiki practitioner claims on her website that her clients receive “spiritual universal energy” during one of her therapeutic sessions. Indeed, one of the published testimonials is from a...

The Fountain of Youth and Alligators

18 Oct 2019

Funny the things one remembers. Like “Don’s Fountain of Youth,” a short cartoon I saw some time back in the 60s. “Don” was Donald Duck and the story was all about taking his nephews on a Florida...

Can Darth Vader Improve Your Winter Mood?

27 Sep 2019

If you saw Darth Vader endorse a product, would you feel the desire to buy it?

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