Month: April 2013

Do detox diets actually cleanse your body of toxins?

They’re one of the Red Flags of Quackery.  From Daily Life The idea that the body is filled with pollutants that can be expelled by a severely restricted diet and detox supplements is not supported by science. The above phrases

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Eczema: Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil Not Helpful

EPO is not useful for eczema, according to a Cochrane analysis. Medscape reports Evening primrose oil (EPO) and borage oil (BO) provide little benefit for the relief of atopic eczema compared with placebo, according to a new review published in

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The red flags of Quackery


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It’s time to put the vaccine-autism link behind us

There’s been considerable confusion about a possible vaccine-autism link but the evidence is now overwhelmingly against vaccines as the cause of autism. This article from Kevin.MD is a good read. Quote Published in The Journal of Pediatrics this month, this study compared children with

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Effect of complementary and alternative medicine on the survival and health-related quality of life among terminally ill cancer patients

Terminally ill patients with cancer may want to grasp at straws and succumb to dubious promises of cure rather than receive palliative care in order to maintain their quality of life. A recent Korean study suggests that CAM not only

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The baloney detection kit

Apologies for the re-posts but we’ll be adding things previously posted in our Facebook Page to this website, and they’ll re-appear in our Facebook page as posts are automatically re-published on Facebook. This is a great Richard Dawkins foundation Video


We are starting a proper blog and website with links to information about Alternatives to Medicine. The purpose is to inform, educate and provide updates so that consumers can make informed choices. All posts here will also be published in