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Babies, Botulism and Honey

25 May 2022

The young mother was surprised by the doctor’s question. “What does your little girl eat for breakfast?” “Only hot oatmeal with milk,” she answered. “Does she put any sugar on it?” the doctor...

The Right Chemistry: The Kambo Cleanse

27 Sep 2019

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the "Kambo Cleanse"

You’re probably storing leftovers wrong (especially if it's rice)

11 Jul 2019

If, like me, you aim to cook dinners that provide both your next day’s lunch as well as a freezer portion to be thawed at some future date, you may want to stop. At least with rice.

"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...

Sweating like a pig

18 Sep 2018

A graduate student at the University of California was having a little dispute with his girlfriend. It seems she had started massage school and came home with some newly acquired information from a...

Can you use a metal container to heat up food in a microwave?

12 Apr 2018

Apparently this question was prompted by a remark a guest made on the Dr. Oz Show. While speaking of “toxins” released from plastic he said something about stainless steel being preferable. This...

The Hippocrates Health Institute Dispenses Unhealthy Advice

20 Mar 2017

Do parents have a right to make a decision about how a minor’s cancer is to be treated? Or not treated? This is not just a hypothetical question, it is a very current one. Acute lymphoblastic...

Sliding Away the Nonsense Around Non-Stick Coatings

20 Mar 2017

So you want to buy a "green" pot or pan to avoid those nasty chemicals associated with "synthetic" non-stick coatings? They're available. A line of non-stick pots and pans is being advertised as...

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...

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