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The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements - The Atlantic. On October 10, 2011, researchers from the University of Minnesota found that women who took supplemental multivitamins died at rates higher than those who didn't.

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements - The Atlantic

Two days later, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that men who took vitamin E had an increased risk of prostate cancer. "It's been a tough week for vitamins," said Carrie Gann of ABC News. These findings weren't new. Seven previous studies had already shown that vitamins increased the risk of cancer and heart disease and shortened lives. Still, in 2012, more than half of all Americans took some form of vitamin supplements. In 1931, Linus Pauling published a paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society titled "The Nature of the Chemical Bond. " For this single paper, Pauling received the Langmuir Prize as the most outstanding young chemist in the United States, became the youngest person elected to the National Academy of Sciences, was made a full professor at Caltech, and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Don't Do This: 156 Medical Practices That Are All Failures. MMS: Error. Symptoms attributed to Chronic Lyme Disease. Dr.

Symptoms attributed to Chronic Lyme Disease

Ric Arseneau (biography and disclosures) Disclosure: Dr. Arseneau is the Director of Program Planning and a clinician at the Complex Chronic Diseases Program (CCDP). Mitigating Potential Bias: Recommendations are consistent with current practice patterns. What I did before Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) is not a widely accepted medical term. Patient advocacy groups would beg to differ. Post-Treatment Lyme Syndrome is a distinct syndrome seen in patients with documented Lyme disease. IgG tests promise to reveal food sensitivities. But are they science or science-ish? Viola Dessanti has just gotten back the results of her young daughter’s IgG test—a blood test that looks for food sensitivities.

IgG tests promise to reveal food sensitivities. But are they science or science-ish?

“I have mixed feelings about it,” she says. Tackling cancer treatment myths, from clean eating to cannabis. Cancer is a topic with high emotional resonance – there is hardly a family in the world that has not been touched by this complex family of diseases.

Tackling cancer treatment myths, from clean eating to cannabis

Yet cancer is still widely misunderstood. Given the sheer volume of information available on the internet and elsewhere it is often difficult to separate fact from fiction. This can leave patients, friends and family confused and vulnerable to dodgy information at best, and ready to undergo dangerous “treatments” and “cures” at worst. Just over three years ago, I tackled six common cancer myths; but as new myths arise and information moves on, it seemed a good idea to start the year off by debunking some new myths – as well as some that have refused to disappear. Cancer can be beaten or avoided with certain special diets. Homeopathic drugs must carry labels telling consumers there’s no proof products work, U.S. government says.

The U.S. government is requiring manufactures of so-called homeopathic “medicine” to include labelling on their products which tell consumers there is no scientific proof the product works.

Homeopathic drugs must carry labels telling consumers there’s no proof products work, U.S. government says

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned makers of over-the-counter homeopathic remedies last week that they must provide scientific proof of a product’s effectiveness or must provide a label telling consumers the product is scientifically unproven to work. Health: IV vitamin therapy hits the road in Vancouver. Lancet publishes new controversial study showing homeopathic vaccines may be linked to autism spectrum disorder - Created by Doktor Spudd - In category: Alt Med, News - Tagged with: cdc vaccines, Science Degree, vaccination clinic, vaccination schedule, v. Researchers published what could be a groundbreaking study this week in the Lancet, implicating homeopathic vaccines (known as nosodes) as a cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Lancet publishes new controversial study showing homeopathic vaccines may be linked to autism spectrum disorder - Created by Doktor Spudd - In category: Alt Med, News - Tagged with: cdc vaccines, Science Degree, vaccination clinic, vaccination schedule, v

Adrenal fatigue isn't to blame for your exhaustion. Illustration, Casie Wilson.

Adrenal fatigue isn't to blame for your exhaustion

Q: So many people think adrenal fatigue is the reason they feel run down. Probiotics Are Useless, GMOs Are Fine, and Gluten Is Necessary. Leveraging Behavioral Insights to Promote Vaccine Acceptance:  One Year After Disneyland. Why bingeing on health foods won’t boost your immune system. Non-Evidence Based Treatments in Pediatrics. 10.

Non-Evidence Based Treatments in Pediatrics

Essential Oils Essential oils seem like the latest fad for "treating" everything and can supposedly ease achy joints, elevate your mood, increase your energy, support your immune system, and even help those who have trouble paying attention and sustaining focus. One company, Young Living, recently received a warning from the FDA because their paid consultants were promoting "Young Living Essential Oil Products for conditions such as, but not limited to, viral infections (including ebola), Parkinson’s disease, autism, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, insomnia, heart disease, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dementia, and multiple sclerosis," even though "there are no FDA-approved applications for these products.

" So what makes them essential? Unlike essential fatty acids (EFAs), which your body can't make by itself and must get from food or vitamins in order to stay healthy, there is nothing really "essential" about essential oils. Australian review finds no benefit to 17 natural therapies. Australian review finds no benefit to 17 natural therapies Health care systems around the world are being pressured to “do more and spend less”, to make healthcare more cost effective.

Australian review finds no benefit to 17 natural therapies

Why science is so hard to believe.