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"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...

Prince Charles’ Dabblings in Science

1 May 2018

The description of "Duchy Originals" is as follows: “Duchy Herbals Detox Tincture is made from extracts of Artichoke and Dandelion, cleansing and purifying herbs to help support the body’s natural...

Oil your Problems Away!

20 Mar 2017

Oh my! Yet another sure-fire detox! This time it's "oil pulling." I'm not pulling your leg with this one. The claim is that you swish oil, usually sunflower, sesame or coconut, around your mouth...

Dr. Oz’s “Two Day Holiday Detox” should be flushed

20 Mar 2017

One would think that producers of the Dr. Oz show would pay at least a little attention to the widely publicized study that appeared in the British Medical Journal examining the health...

VegeGreens Products' Unfounded Claims Hide Behind Great Marketing

20 Mar 2017

I opened the door to pick up my morning Gazette and found a package with an anonymous note. “Can you please discuss in a column whether this is good to take?” Inside was a bottle of “VegeGreens.”...

Chemistry Lesson for The Food Babe… and everyone else #23: Detoxes

20 Mar 2017

These days an array of books, magazines, websites and numerous bloggers promote a variety of flakey “detox” schemes. Our pal Vani believes in a concoction made from celery, cilantro, cucumber,...

Prince Charles Condemns Climate Change Deniers while Hawking Homeopathics

20 Mar 2017

Prince Charles has properly derided global warming deniers, calling them a "headless chicken brigade." He went onto say that it was "baffling that in our modern world we have such blind trust in...

Foot Pad Nonsense

20 Mar 2017

This craziness is recommended by a variety of "alternative" practitioners. Detox patches! What amazing devices they are. Not only can they draw poisons out of the body, they can also infuse various...


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