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The “Alternative” Controversy

Originally posted 19 June 2009 There’s been a lot of talk lately about the AP Impact series bashing “alternative medicine”. And it got us to thinking about how this term is kind of a straw man. onlyforward/Flickr Self-proclaimed skeptics like … Continue reading

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The Limitations of Online Health Forums

You’re probably familiar with “alternative” health forums like CureZone. Such sites can be great places for like-minded individuals to share their experiences, offer peer support, recommend resources, discuss news and the like. What they can never be is a substitute … Continue reading

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“Medicine” Is That Which Has Been Proven to Work?

A while back, we posted an article on the “alternative medicine” canard and the double standard of proof that holistic health practices are often held to. In it, we quoted from a paper by Kenneth R. Pelletier of Arizona State … Continue reading

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AP’s “Assault on Alternative Medicine”

Another week, another installment in the Associated Press’ ongoing series of articles on what they call “alternative medicine.” Despite being positioned as “news,” the series has appeared highly biased and ill-informed in a way that feeds the needs of Big … Continue reading

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Biosis 26: The FDA & Mercury, Double Standards and More

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is now available online. Check it out now to learn more about:   * The FDA’s embrace of discredited dentistry * The health care industry’s double standards when it comes to … Continue reading

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Natural & Traditional Medicine to Be Included in Healthcare Legislaton?

Interesting development in the national healthcare reform project, via the Boston Globe: Naturopathic doctors, herbal healers, mind-body specialists, and acupuncturists often have been scorned by the US medical establishment, but growing numbers of Americans are seeking such care, and now … Continue reading

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The “Alternative” Controversy

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the AP Impact series bashing “alternative medicine”. And it got us to thinking about how this term is kind of a straw man.   onlyforward/Flickr Self-proclaimed skeptics like to say there is … Continue reading

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