Month: August 2013

Schools pushing ‘magic pills’

The Star reports Schools in several states have been “pushing” pills that supposedly make pupils cleverer. The promoters also claim that the “get smart” pills, named Dimensi 108, which are marketed as food supplements, can alter children’s behaviour to make

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FDA says: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Not a Cure-All

Consumer update from the FDA No, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of cancer, autism, or diabetes. But do a quick search on the Internet, and you’ll see all

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The Detox Myth

Ben Goldacre tells you about the Detox Myth – it’s all a marketing hoax

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The Foot Detox Scam revisited

A patient of mine recently brought a leaflet advertising “foot detoxifcation” asking me if it will help her illness. The brochure claims the device will “detoxify” your body by immersing your feet in it. The brochure is even so bold

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The liver flush revisited

Pic shows “stones” produced by a “liver flush” We posted something about the “liver flush” about three years back, but a recent thread in a local community forum where someone got so excited he posts “I removed my own gallstones!”

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