Alternative MedicineAnti-Science

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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An Ex-Christian Testimonial (Making Fun of Ex-Gay Conversion)

I have a tendency to be all serious about activism. A lot of the issues we discuss here on the blog are politically intense and sometimes publicly controversial. However, sometimes we need to take a break from the gravity of it all and have a laugh. Ex-gay conversion therapy is …

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Don’t Poke Me With That

I have been having backaches for a week, and hearing my whines, a well-meaning friend recommended the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) called Acupuncture. Acupuncture originated from China and can be traced back for at least 2,500 years. In TCM, it is believed that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) …

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Guest Post: Big Bra-ther

A guest post by Kate: You wear bras. Or maybe you don't. Maybe you're male or identify as such, or don't like them, or like camisoles (I'm a fan of the all-purpose stretchy cami myself). Maybe it was hard to decide between front-hooking bras and the back-clasping ones. In all …

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Medical Madness: Plague Cures Edition

In 1347, the Black Death began to sweep through Europe, and by 1348 it crossed the channel to the British Isles. This was the bubonic plague (eek!), so named for the massive swellings (buboes) that the victims developed in their groin and armpit areas. These oozed blood and pus, and …

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