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Homeopathy: Aware or Beware?

12 Apr 2018

April 10-16 is “World Homeopathy Awareness Week” with the stated aim of “celebrating homeopaths and those who have been healed with homeopathy.” While I don’t think anyone has ever been healed with...

Canada Bans Citronella Based Bug Repellants

20 Mar 2017

Health Canada is set to ban topical mosquito repellants that contain oil of citronella. The oil contains methyleugenol, a compound that has caused liver tumours in rats fed in large doses, but this...

Homeopathy: The Controversy Ensues

20 Mar 2017

Homeopathy is a controversial “alternative” practice. In 2012, Dr. Joe expressed his views in a series of columns in The Montreal Gazette - Homeopathy: Delusion through Dilution - which triggered a...

Naturally Trained, Medical Pains

20 Mar 2017

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors has produced several television ads featuring Naturopathic doctors sporting white lab coats and stethoscopes highlighting their apparent medical...

How can a pharmacist believe the unbelievable?

20 Mar 2017

How can anyone trained as a pharmacist, with courses in chemistry, biology, and physiology believe that ghostly impressions of molecules imprinted onto sugar can cure disease? Michelle Boisvert, a...

What is Arnica?

20 Mar 2017

Various preparations of this daisy-like plant have been used for centuries to soothe aching muscles and help heal bruises, sprains and wounds. It seems that Europeans and Native Americans...

The Food and Drug Administration Issues Warning About Zicam Nasal Gel and Nasal Swabs

20 Mar 2017

In June the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about some Zicam products based on having received over 130 reports of a decreased sense of smell, often after single use of one of...

If it quacks...

20 Mar 2017

If it quacks …well it can’t quack anymore because its liver was removed by a homeopathic “remedy” producer. And that duck liver is enough to provide the world with “Oscillococcinum” for years....

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