Category: Herbs & Supplements

Pandemic drives huge surge in herbal remedy sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a boom in herbal supplement sales.

/ November 11, 2021

Dry Scooping – A Harmful Internet Fad

Dry scooping is just one more dangerous health craze being promoted online.

/ October 13, 2021

Avemar: Wheat Germ for Cancer

Avemar is fermented wheat germ. It is claimed to be an effective addition to conventional cancer treatment. The evidence is lacking.

/ August 31, 2021

Buzzword Medicine – Anti-Proinflammation

Does it make sense to simultaneously recommend interventions to suppress and boost the immune system?

/ August 11, 2021

Long COVID: Alternative medicine sees a business opportunity

With vaccines transforming the risk and consequences of a COVID infection, the health burden of "long COVID" may become a lasting consequence of the pandemic. Alternative medicine senses a business opportunity.

/ July 22, 2021

Mayim Bialik’s Neuriva Commercials Make Questionable Claims

Mayim Bialik is a neuroscientist. In her TV commercials for Neuriva Plus she asserts that it is backed by strong science. I don't think so.

/ July 6, 2021

Sen. Rubio’s proposed tax shelters for quackery

Sen. Marco Rubio has again introduced a bill that would subsidize quackery by providing a tax-sheltered way to pay for homeopathy, herbs, and other pseudoscience.

/ July 1, 2021
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The risks associated with alternative medicine

In a new paper, the types and severity of harms from different types of alternative medicine are described.

/ June 24, 2021

InstaHard: Hard to Believe, Easy to Laugh At

InstaHard is advertised in a stupid video as a cure for erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. The claims are unbelievable, but they are good entertainment; they made me laugh.

/ June 8, 2021

The Natural Medicine Handbook

Dr. Walt Larimore has written a very mixed bag of a book, combining useful general advice about supplements and "natural medicine" with some questionable specifics about individual products.

/ June 1, 2021