All posts by Scott Gavura

Teenagers

Teenager? Anxious? Yes, there’s a supplement for that, too.

Health Canada has criticized the marketing of an "anxiety supplement" for teens, without recognizing the larger problem involved; the poor regulations and lack of safety and efficacy data for this, and many other supplements sold.

/ October 3, 2019

Do dietary supplements improve heart health?

Dietary supplements are widely consumed to improve heart health. But what does the evidence say?

/ September 19, 2019

The floor is yours

What topics would you like to see covered at Science-Based Medicine? Open thread today for your suggestions and comments.

/ August 22, 2019
activated charcoal

Activated charcoal, the wellness scam

Charcoal lemonade is yet another detox scam aimed at separating customers from their money.

/ August 8, 2019

CBD Oil: The new miracle cure

CBD oil is hyped as a miracle product to treat virtually everything. What is the evidence to support this?

/ July 11, 2019

How effectively does cinnamon treat diabetes?

Cinnamon is often touted as a "natural" supplement that's effective for treating diabetes. The evidence (still) isn't convincing.

/ June 27, 2019

Lactation cookies feed on breastfeeding anxieties

There’s little good evidence to say "lactation cookies" do anything at all. If you want cookies, eat cookies. Lactation cookies are an expensive scam.

/ June 13, 2019

CAM and cancer: Who uses CAM, and why?

Many patients with cancer use complementary and alternative medicine, and it is important to understand why.

/ May 16, 2019

Avoid prolonged antibiotics for “Chronic Lyme”

There is no evidence to suggest that "chronic Lyme" exists, or that long-term antibiotics are required to treat it.

/ April 18, 2019