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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...

Quebec Pharmacies Show Signs of Progress on Homeopathy

17 May 2019

If you walk into a Quebec pharmacy and reach the “cold and flu” section, you may see a sign you’ve never seen before. The green-blue notice will tell you, “dear customer”, that there is “generally”...

I Went to a Stem Cell Sales Pitch Seminar and I Feel Like Buying a Time Share

22 Feb 2019

It’s not everyday that a testimonial for a medical intervention ends with a pirouette. Yet there she was, one of two speakers at a stem cell sales pitch meeting, having completed her story of how...

Homeopathic Dilutions Amount to Concentrated Nonsense

19 Apr 2018

The story about how Anke Zimmerman, a naturopath in Victoria B.C. treated a young boy’s behavioural problems with a homeopathic remedy concocted from the saliva of a rabid dog has “gone viral.” A...

Natural Health Product Issues

25 Apr 2017

“Natural Health Products” encompass a large variety of substances, ranging from vitamins and herbal supplements to homeopathic “remedies.” Because there is much confusion about how these products...

Fluoride and IQ

20 Mar 2017

One thing everyone agrees on when it comes to the addition of fluoride to drinking water is that the issue stirs up emotions, both pro and con. But the question should not be based on emotion, it...

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