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Homeopathic Dilutions Amount to Concentrated Nonsense

19 Apr 2018

The story about how Anke Zimmerman, a naturopath in Victoria B.C. treated a young boy’s behavioural problems with a homeopathic remedy concocted from the saliva of a rabid dog has “gone viral.” A...

Homeopathy: Aware or Beware?

12 Apr 2018

April 10-16 is “World Homeopathy Awareness Week” with the stated aim of “celebrating homeopaths and those who have been healed with homeopathy.” While I don’t think anyone has ever been healed with...

Why Yet Another Study of Homeopathy?

20 Mar 2017

This post needs a bit of a background. A few weeks ago we noted that the Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto was organizing a trial on using homeopathic preparations for the treatment of...

Homeopathic Mosquito Repellant-Concentrated Bunk

20 Mar 2017

In the view of the vast majority of scientists, and certainly mine, any claim that homeopathic preparations have an effect beyond placebo is pure bunk. Homeopathic solutions are diluted to an...

When is Enough, Enough with Homeopathy?

20 Mar 2017

On the “The Current,” the CBC’s national morning show, Dr. Heather Boon, Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, and I had a chance to express our views on the proposed study she is...

Homeopathy Bugs Me, But Not The Bugs

20 Mar 2017

“It’s natural medicine.” “Herbal remedies.” “It’s like…acupuncture.” “No chemicals.” “Energy healing.” “Yogurt.” Such were the common responses when we asked random people, including physicians,...

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