Yes, it’s the season for the ‘1o best/most/etc.’ and I don’t want to be left behind, of course. Let me therefore present to you the most noteworthy so-called alternative medicines (SCAMs) and related subjects that we discussed here in 2023.

  1. British politician punished for calling COVID-vaccination the “biggest crime against humanity since the holocaust” Thursday 12 January 2023, 98 Replies
  2. Quackademia galore: An Oxford ‘university’ starts a course in ‘veterinary chiropractic’
    Tuesday 24 January 2023, 9 Replies
  3. The ‘Lightning Process’ (LP), an effective therapy for ME? Thursday 30 March 2023, 12 Replies
  4. Homeopathy for cancer? Unsurprisingly, the evidence is not positive. Saturday 22 April 2023, 50 Replies
  5. Guess who is the new ‘HEAD OF THE ROYAL MEDICAL HOUSEHOLD’ Monday 08 May 2023, 14 Replies
  6. Classical homeopathy worsens the prognosis of patients infected with COVID-19. Wednesday 14 June 2023, 11 Replies
  7. Novak Djokovic made tennis history – doped by the ‘TAOPATCH’ device he had glued to his chest?? Monday 19 June 2023, 12 Replies
  8. Our struggle to publish criticism of a questionable homeopathy paper Saturday 08 July 2023, 11 Replies
  9. King Charles: reflexology to help women getting pregnant? Wednesday 26 July 2023, 4 Replies
  10. REVISITED: Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council’s review of homeopathy Tuesday 08 August 2023, 36 Replies
  11. The spiritual healers who sexually harass, molest, and rape female patients Friday 11 August 2023, 7 Replies
  12. Pediatric care by chiropractors borders on child abuse Friday 08 September 2023, 11 Replies
  13. Homeopathic remedies are placebos, and the positive effects some patients experience are not due to the remedy Monday 11 September 2023, 3 Replies
  14. Camel urine as a treatment for cancer patients? Friday 22 September 2023, 5 Replies
  15. ‘Blood Electrification’: A little-known panacea – no, I am kidding, of course! Thursday 28 September 2023, 4 Replies
  16. Selling bleach as ‘miracle’ cure (MMS): Father and three sons are going to prison Tuesday 10 October 2023, 1 Reply
  17. A TCM mixture improves the prognosis of heart attacks? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Sunday 29 October 2023
  18. Bioenergy therapies for cancer: implausible, ineffective, and an unethical waste of money
    Sunday 12 November 2023, 3 Replies
  19. The current recommendations for acupuncture by NICE Wednesday 22 November 2023, 4 Replies
  20. The new WHO guideline for the management of chronic low back pain. Focus: spinal manipulation Wednesday 27 December 2023, 8 Replies

Originally, I had aimed at finding the 10 most remarkable posts. As you see, I failed and listed (in chronological order a total of 20) – sorry!

Having posted well over 300 articles in 2023, I was simply unable to boil it down to just 10.

Perhaps you can help?

Please nominate your favourites.

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