ActivismAlternative Medicine

Monsters Are Real: Houston’s Dr. Burzynski a Danger to Children & Teens

Instead of the usual Dear Sasquatch post, I’m writing this week about an important campaign that is particularly relevant to the readers of this blog. It’s about an “alternative” cancer doctor who has made millions off people with cancer and their families  by charging them exorbitant fees for fraudulent, harmful …

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ActivismAlternative MedicineAnti-Science

Silence: Daring To Criticize Theta Healing

This may run into more than one post, but I want to talk to you about a practice that claims to be able to change the very reality we live in, cure all diseases, and to be the ‘practical application of quantum mechanics’. This phenomenon, known as Theta Healing, is …

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Alternative MedicineAnti-ScienceDear Sasquatch

Dear Sasquatch: Are Synthetic Fibers Dangerous to My Health?

Dear Sasquatch,   I have come across information on the internet that says that I should only buy clothing made out of natural material such as cotton. Apparently polyester, rayon, or anything else will give me cancer and/or other health problems or that synthetic fibers are dangerous because they are treated with …

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Dear Sasquatch: Do Antioxidants Prevent Disease?

Dear Sasquatch: My mom is trying to get us all to eat healthier, so she stopped buying junk food (sob!) and she bought a bunch of supplements. I can understand the vitamins, but aren’t antioxidants for aging? I’m only 17. She said they prevent all kinds of diseases. Is that …

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Alternative MedicineCryptozoologyDear SasquatchMedia Skepticism

Dear Sasquatch: Do Energy Drinks Work?

Dear Sasquatch: Sometimes, when I have to stay up late . . . studying, I drink energy drinks, and they seem to keep me awake. I’ve tried a bunch of them. Some work better than others. Even the 5-Hour Energy, which I thought would be bunk, actually works, especially the …

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ActivismAlternative MedicineAnti-Science

Not In Science, Not In School

While the back to school season (yeah, apparently that’s a thing now) is still kinda happening, I thought I’d take some time to talk about a current issue in skepticism that’s being tackled head-on, mostly in Australia, because that’s where the most bad ass activists live. While sometimes degrees labelled …

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Alternative MedicineModern Mythology

Modern Mythology: 8 to 10 Glasses of Water a Day

Health and diet websites and books, not to mention endless email forwards, tout many unproved (and some downright erroneous) health benefits of water. Some of these are easy to be skeptical of, such as the claim that drinking two glasses of water in the morning “activates” the internal organs. As …

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Dear Sasquatch: OMG, Vaseline Cancer!

Dear Sasquatch: I have been using Vaseline on my lips and skin for years. I’m a student, and it’s so much cheaper than all the expensive products out there. But a few people have told me it causes cancer. Are they right? —Jen K.

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