Tag Archive for alt med

Intravenous vitamin lounges of Ottawa

News Smidgen: Ottawa naturopath Sarah Vadeboncoeur says demand for the intravenous nutrient therapy she has offered at her clinic for five years is growing so rapidly that she is shifting her business to make it a bigger part of her practice. Despite their wild popularity in recent years, there is no evidence to support IV infusions, say experts.…

Criminal charges against naturopath who injected patient with magnesium (UPDATE)

UPDATE: An unsatisfying ruling in this case. Mitra Javanmardi, Quebec naturopath in fatal injection case, found not guilty “The judge recognized that the victim died of receiving an injection that was contaminated [by bacteria], and obviously the accused is not supposed to do any injections or IV treatments here in Quebec,” Crown prosecutor Geneviève Dagenais said outside…

Ebola outbreak out of control and misinformation helps it spread

The Ebola outbreak is putting plenty of people on edge and creating problems. Now we have faith healers saying they are treating it. GREAT! THIS IS ALL WE NEED! Nigerian official warns pastors and healers to stop making false Ebola-cure claims. African governments are doubling down on efforts to contain the widening Ebola outbreak in…

Alt med practitioner faces 16 months in jail. Yells, “Conspiracy!”

It’s a funny thing that people who think they have the special cure really have no authorization to treat at all. And, when they get caught skirting the law and making questionable claims, they yell “conspiracy”. Fake doctor receives 20-month sentence. Kathleen Helms was once considered by her patients to be on the forefront of alternative…

“Culturally appropriate alternative medicines” for leukemia may mean death

This is the Sarah Hershberger case only with Native healing treatments. Dr. to Ojibwes, “anyone who says that traditional medicine works should be thrown in jail” McMaster Children’s Hospital delivered a message to the Sault family Wednesday with an ultimatum; either bring their daughter Makayla back to McMaster or another hospital for chemotherapy, or treat…

Chinese experts plan book to standardize Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cart before the horse? Superstition before science. China to compile guidebook on traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese experts plan to compile a guidebook for clinical application of ready-made traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for treating infectious diseases. The compiling and publishing of the book is aimed at standardizing the use of TCM, which helped Chinese people overcome…

Defiant nurse loses her standing over alt med cancer treatments

This lady is defiant about everything and has an issue with authority. She’s also wrong a lot. Therefore, she has been banned from practicing nursing in Australia. She was running a beauty salon anyway where she administered dangerous cancer treatments. Ban for nurse who used ‘dangerous alternative’ cancer treatments. The whistleblower nurse who made unsubstantiated…

No wiki woo woo

We sent the link to this story out yesterday in leftovers but Guy Chapman has written it up for us in a post worth reading. Thanks, Guy.  If there’s one thing proponents of SCAM (Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine) cannot stand, it’s objective unbiased information. Wikipedia’s policies have long mandated against giving undue weight to…

Pick Your Poison – 49% in U.S. subscribe to at least 1 of 6 medical conspiracy theories

Health misinformation abounds in the results of a recent survey of American adults on medical conspiracy theories. Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories (NPR.org) Misinformation about health remains widespread and popular. Half of Americans subscribe to medical conspiracy theories, with more than one-third of people thinking that the Food and Drug Administration is…

Stop eating and using pangolins

We’ve posted before on Doubtful News how the pangolin – scaly anteater – is killed and used for Traditional Chinese Medicine preparations and for consumption. A single animal may bring $7000 on the black market. It is facing extinction thanks to its unusual characteristics. BBC Nature – ‘Shocking’ scale of pangolin smuggling revealed. Official records show…

Why do I keep wanting to spit whenever I have to say this Doctor’s name?

Burzynski blinds people of reason, uses his patients in more ways than one. This is heartbreaking, not heartwarming. Grandfather goes to Washington to try and save ill Hudson granddaughter | New Hampshire NH People. Fed up with unreturned calls to the FDA, Frank LaFountain drove himself to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt…

FDA issues consumer update on supplements for concussions

The FDA issues a consumer update stating that unscrupulous companies are pushing useless “treatments” for concussions. Consumer Updates > Can a Dietary Supplement Treat a Concussion? No. Exploiting the public’s rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic…

Criminals are producing your “health” supplements

And they continue with their less than ethical activities. This is not news to people who follow Doubtful News regularly where we bring you news of tainted supplements and unscrupulous remedies. But it’s a topic that needs to be more widely known. Thanks to continued LACK of regulation and because it’s a money-making bonanza from…