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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Answering Criticism

31 Mar 2022

Last September, we published an article I wrote on multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), specifically on a French-language report commissioned by the Government of Quebec to understand the state of...

Zeroing in on the Cause of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

25 Sep 2021

Sometimes, science doesn’t give you the answer you wanted. You may be certain you know what is causing a mysterious phenomenon, but a well-done scientific experiment denies you that satisfaction...

The Emerging Science of Careful Whispers

11 Jun 2021

Some people crave whispers. As a way to relax before going to sleep, these whisper connoisseurs go to YouTube, type in four letters, and let their brain be transfixed by the murmurs of intimacy...

Heart Attacks and Depression are Connected

3 Mar 2020

A little-known fact in the field of cardiology is that the depression rate among patients after a heart attack is quite high. Rates of major depressive disorder have varied between 15% and 25% in...

Book Review: Living in the Chemical Age

31 May 2018

I once attended a presentation on the wonders of raw food and sous-vide cooking at a spa resort. What was fascinating was seeing the gradual reaction of my fellow attendees as the presenter piled...

Aromatherapy: Fragrant Medicine or Stinky Pseudoscience?

28 Sep 2017

You may believe that essential oils possess curative powers. Many websites praise the numerous healing properties of these concentrated smelly compounds, from the immune-boosting potential of...

There is Evidence for Massage as a Medical Treatment

26 Sep 2017

A 2004 paper reviewed the research on massage therapy available at the time and found some interesting things. After one massage session, massage clients show reduced heart rates, blood pressures,...

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