8 responses

  1. v.t.
    December 15, 2013

    One thing that always rings true with alties: the spin is always the same – just add more word salad and push your ideology because that’s all they’ve got. Those who speak the loudest…


  2. E.L.
    December 15, 2013

    Where did this idea that doctors and vets don’t learn nutrition in school come from? I’m a vet student, and just finished a full year’s course on detailed nutrition for all the domestic species. Did these “doctors” even show up for class when they were in school?


  3. Rita
    December 16, 2013

    Well, that’s given me a good belly laugh to begin the week and many thanks for it: “They are however, the “golden calf” of the white coats that grows into the “sacred cow” of vaccine induced disease. ” – poor George Orwell must be turning in his grave!


  4. Anthro
    December 30, 2013

    Thanks for yet another well presented summary of the fallacies of magical thinking, i.e., alternative medicine.

    “Where did this idea that doctors and vets don’t learn nutrition in school come from?

    I often ask altie acquaintances the same thing and get silence, blank stares or some mumbling about pills and surgery and DIS-ease. I have had some success with reminding them that most med students do undergraduate work in the physical sciences, including chemistry, biochemistry, and the like–and more of it in med school. Since we are chemicals (!) and food is chemicals (!), nutrition is basically an understanding of chemistry. This is, of course over simplistic, but it gets them thinking about something they have taken as gospel without really thinking about it and introduces the concept that anything related to “chemicals” is not pure evil.

    I also point out the tendency of quacks to assume things from “our food is devoid of nutrients” to “the soil is depleted” which are not only not true, but mean little and contribute nothing to better nutrition. I tell them that doctors know that simply eating a variety of foods in modest portions will provide good nutrition is a message that would bring little monetary reimbursement to quacks. Food for thought I hope.


  5. Michelle Michlewicz
    January 5, 2022

    What does the C stand for in CAM?

    Shills for Big Pharma and such, right. Bc alternative med is just so cheap, right?

    How many wasteful and pointless or even harmful alternative modalities can be stacked on to raise a bill?

    But no one seems to call out Big Holistic.

    Owners often have budgets, but all means, waste their resources on the pointless so that they won’t be able to afford evidence based treatment that can actually help the patient.

    Want to make some serious dough for some serious lack of evidence and no hard work? Get yourself a cold laser and market that to every. last. client. bc it accomplishes immortality, the way it gets marketed. Pepper on your affiliate CBD program, and the latest “super food” in your cookbook, you can clear a lot of $.


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