Tag: fake diseases

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Adrenal fatigue: A fake disease (updated)

“Adrenal fatigue” is not a real medical condition, but some claim it is real and that medicine is ignoring it. What does the science say?

/ June 29, 2017
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Mast Cell Activation Disorder – Yes, It’s Real

Mast Cell Activation Disorder is real, but there are a large number of fake diagnoses out there. How do you tell the difference?

/ May 31, 2017
I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?

Pulp Fiction

Are your root canals poisoning you? Probably not. Is an alternative dentist trying to sell you something? Probably.

/ October 7, 2016
Cleaning products aisle and hazmat workers

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Separating facts from fiction

Does multiple chemical sensitivity exist? The symptoms certainly do, but it's less clear if they are due to "chemicals".

/ July 3, 2014
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Candida and Fake Illnesses

While Big Pharma has been accused of inventing diseases, alternative medicine is the real champion of this practice. Compromised immunity can lead to overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans, but this doesn't happen in people with intact immune systems, and it doesn't lead to the vague, unrelated symptoms described as "systematic candidiasis" by alternative medicine proponents.

/ September 25, 2013
Bread; a food most quacks can agree is terrible for you.

Is gluten the new Candida?

Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are very different things. The former has a large, visible, well-understood scientific foundation that is lacking in the latter.

/ March 1, 2012
Fatigue

Fatigued by a Fake Disease

Are you tired? Is it because your adrenal glands are too? No, probably not.

/ October 28, 2010