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Via Coffee Loving Skeptic– The laziest example of peddling snake-oil I have ever seen. Revealed: Gorton church sells olive oil and blackcurrant squash as miracle ‘cure’ for cancer and HIV M.E.N. reporter: After just 15 minutes I was offered church’s ‘miracle cure’ Pastor: We are trying to help … we aren’t hurting anyone See, normally…

Nobel vs Nobel

Luc Montagnier was once one of Gods of Science. Dude was head of one of the groups of scientists who ultimately discovered HIV-1 was the cause of the AIDS pandemic. Wonderful science that amazes me– The things they could do when we didnt know anything, when they didnt have the technology that I have– Amazing.…

CFS and K-PAX Energy

As many of you know, I am a graduate student. Luckily, I am a graduate student in the biological sciences, which means that while I am going to school, I get a monthly stipend. Also luckily, I go to school in a place like Oklahoma, a state with a relatively low cost of living. Its…

We in the skeptic community like to make fun of naturopaths and homeopaths and all the snake oil salesmen out there. While its a good ol laugh here in the West, if not nostalgic, the damage these charlatans can do in other parts of the world is not funny at all. Long-time readers of SciBlogs…

Revolutionary new science project from Dr. Oz

Wow. WOOOOW. You know, people should be legally forbidden from saying “Dr. Oz cant drop any lower than this!” Pimping snake-oil salesmen? CHECK! Taking ‘creative liberties’ editing the comments of scientists on his show? CHECK! Playing ‘scientist’ with rock-stars just to get his face in the media? CHECK! Constant, apparently pathological fear mongering? CHECK! Just…

I want you all to see an article I just found via Relative Risk Blog. Its about ‘Chronic Lyme Disease’. About a young woman who was aggressively treated by a ‘questionable’ practitioner who had ‘cured herself’ of ‘Chronic Lyme’. No one believes in ‘Chronic Lyme’. ‘Everyone’ was ‘against’ this practitioner, while she insisted she ‘KNEW’…

FDA wants to keep people out of Eden!

Remember that shit supplement I wrote about just over a year ago, ‘Gene-Eden’? The FDA notified them that they have to stop saying their plant smoothie treats chronic viral infections and other STDs: Dara Corrigan, JD, the FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, says the warning letters give the companies time to voluntarily comply with…

VIPDx took this down from their website, but this is the internet. The internet remembers everything. VIP Dx Laboratory is highly regarded in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and neuro immune disease testing. VIP Dx also tests for intestinal gut dysbiosis by means of the Immunobilan test, the same test used in BioRay’s CytoFlora…

Wanna chat with Steve Novella?

Spend your lunch break with a founder of Science Based Medicine and Neurologica Blog! Journalist/Ninja Trine Tsouderos is going to be hosting a live chat with Dr. Steve Novella TODAY, NOON CENTRAL time!

A while back I wrote about how the lead researcher at the Whittemore Peterson Institute, Judy Mikovits, is speaking at Autismone, a huge anti-vax rally in Chicago later this month. I thought Judy was just a crank. Dime a dozen, whatevs. Turns out things are worse than that. Much much worse than that. Its cranks…