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The Only Magic Out There is On A Stage

20 Mar 2017

Magical Mystery Cures" with Bob McDonald on "Doc Zone," the excellent CBC program looked at the 'anti-aging" industry. We were treated to a spectacular array of quacks outdoing each other with...

A Hot Potato

20 Mar 2017

The poor potato is being mashed by criticism.Too high a glycemic index, critics say, which means more sugar in the bloodstream for anyone concerned about diabetes. Forget about eating potatoes, say...

Blackberries and Blue Tortillas

20 Mar 2017

Chop up and boil some purple cabbage. Take some of the juice, and add a little vinegar. It turns a bright red. Now add some baking soda and watch the juice turn blue. What’s going on? The color of...

Green Tea Extracts and Liver Disease

20 Mar 2017

I think we are safe in saying that green tea doesn’t make taste buds frolic. So why do people drink it? The same reason for which the Chinese have been consuming it for millennia. Its supposed...

Walk Gingerly Before Declaring Ginger a Cancer Cure

20 Mar 2017

It is not at all unusual to find plant extracts that will kill cancer cells in vitro. There are hundreds of phytochemicals that will do this. Neither is it unusual to find an effect in mice that...

Cancer Quackery Costs Lives

20 Mar 2017

“We've had more people reverse cancer than any institute in the history of health care, so when McGill fails, or Toronto hospitals fail, they come to us. It can be stage 4 cancer and we reverse it....

Breast Cancer from Storing Phones in Bras?

20 Mar 2017

Yesterday Dr. Oz had a 21 year old woman as a guest who believes that keeping a cell phone in her bra for four years caused her breast cancer. Oz described that the location of the tumour...

Hormones in cattle

20 Mar 2017

Those ads from A&W claiming that their beef is raised without hormones or steroids are popping up on TV with annoying frequency. The intent obviously is to suggest that this meat is somehow...

Acai Aye Aye Aye

20 Mar 2017

The city of Belem in northern Brazil has a population of about 2,000,000.  It would be very interesting to find out if its inhabitants have an unusually low incidence of illnesses such as cancer,...

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