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Alternative Scmhalternative: Now It’s Personal

This is a series of short posts about some of the common (and annoying) arguments connected to the use of alternative medicine. And more importantly, why they’re wrong. So I’m back to dissect another argument that frequently pops up in relation to alternative medicine. This is also a general argument, …

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Alternative Scmhalternative: Red Herring Fallacy

This is a series of short posts about some of the common (and annoying) arguments connected to the use of alternative medicine. And more importantly, why they’re wrong. Most people who support different forms of alternative medicine have a hard time explaining or defending the science behind their claims. Instead, …

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Therapy Woo

Last week I started reading a book suggested by my therapist called Eating In the Light of the Moon. She told me that it “might get past your rational side and speak to you from an emotional place”. Well it certainly didn’t speak to me from any rational place, but …

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The Daily Woo: Glucosamine & Chondroitin

The Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine (read: psuedoscience), and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an …

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The Daily Woo: The Secret and other Balderdash

The Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine (read: psuedoscience), and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an …

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The Daily Woo: Dangerous Cell Phone Radiation

Your Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine (read: psuedoscience), and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an …

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The Daily Woo: Reiki

The Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine, and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an explanation …

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Medical Madness: Asylums Edition

In Medical Madness, we examine some of the kooky (or downright crazy) medical practices throughout history. This week, it’s a look at insane asylums and some of the methods used to deal with the mentally ill. Admittedly, it’s a little look, because there were countless asylums and countless treatments. Nevertheless, …

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