Title Date
More evidence to suggest that acupuncture is but a theatrical placebo 25 February 2021
The 20 best so-called alternative treatments 24 February 2021
What is the best umbrella term for an area of healthcare comprising modalities as diverse as homeopathy, acupuncture, iridology, dietary supplements and about 400 more? 23 February 2021
Vitamin C and/or zinc for managing COVID patients? 22 February 2021
An RCT on the efficacy of ayurvedic treatment on asymptomatic COVID-19 patients 20 February 2021
Alleged sexual misconduct serves a blow to osteopathy in France 19 February 2021
Resolution of blindness after prayer? 18 February 2021
Has homeopathy caused the dramatic decline of COVID-19 cases in India? 17 February 2021
First England, then France, then Germany and now Austria: homeopathy is having a rough time 16 February 2021
Homeopath Heinrich Huemmer reviewed my new book 15 February 2021
More information on homeopaths' and anthroposophic doctors' attitude towards vaccinations 13 February 2021
We have plenty of alternative therapies - but what about alternative diseases? 12 February 2021
Jorge Vas: a new member of 'THE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HALL OF FAME' 11 February 2021
Current research activity in various areas of so-called alternative medicine 10 February 2021
Infant receiving cupping treatment prompts outrage 09 February 2021
I just published a new book 08 February 2021
Homeopathy in dentistry? No, thanks! 06 February 2021
In the 'School of Homeopathy' they seem to have managed to potentise cash 05 February 2021
Tuina for childhood diarrhoea: a new study with a negative result and a positive conclusion 04 February 2021
Wayne Jonas joins 'THE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HALL OF FAME' 03 February 2021
Real-World Experiences With Yoga on Cancer 02 February 2021
The Dullman Syndrome 01 February 2021
Homeopathy research from India is far from trustworthy, and today I can show you why 30 January 2021
Homeopathy in Experimental Cancer Models 29 January 2021
So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) for cancer: does it prolong survival? 28 January 2021
Unintended consequences of current research into so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 27 January 2021
Herbal solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic? 26 January 2021
Homeopaths (and other SCAM practitioners) are peddling dangerous myths 25 January 2021
Anthroposophic care of Covid-19 patients in German hospitals 23 January 2021
'Quackery products such as colloidal silver can be dangerous, and their use and marketing should be controlled and restricted'. 22 January 2021
Prof Harald Walach joins 'THE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HALL OF FAME' 21 January 2021
Joe Biden and so-called alternative medicine: progress in sight? 20 January 2021
Concerning developments in acupuncture research: is there something rotten in the state of China? 19 January 2021
Homeopathy generates no benefit for asthma patients ... nor does reflexology 18 January 2021
Prof Andreas Michalsen is admitted into THE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HALL OF FAME 16 January 2021
Turmeric for cancer palliation? 15 January 2021
Everyone appreciates my honesty ... until I am honest with them 14 January 2021
40 years ago: how I almost became a very rich man 13 January 2021
A homeopath becomes the 16th member of THE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HALL OF FAME 12 January 2021
The accreditation of the UK 'Society of Homeopaths' has been suspended!!! 11 January 2021
Hesperidin: the new wonder drug? 11 January 2021
A new definition of 'INTEGRATED MEDICINE' 09 January 2021
Time to have another look at THE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HALL OF FAME 08 January 2021
The Integrated Medicine Alliance: "a large corpus of evidence (for homeopathy) has accumulated which stands the most robust tests of modern science"... OH, REALLY? 07 January 2021
"Adverse events from manual therapy are few, mild, and transient" ... best not to listen to chiros, I think 06 January 2021
A demonstration of a powerful (non-financial) conflict of interest in SCAM research 05 January 2021
A big 'THANK YOU' to homeopaths worldwide 04 January 2021
Revised rules for commenting on this blog 02 January 2021
2020: looking back with sadness, anger and hope 31 December 2020
The Epiphany of a 'holistic nutritionist': a cheerful story to conclude a difficult year 31 December 2020
An impressive demonstration of osteopaths' inability to think critically 30 December 2020
So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) does not improve the natural history of cancer 29 December 2020
30 years ago: Regular sauna bathing and the incidence of common colds 28 December 2020
Homeopathic solutions for problems arising during holidays in confinement 26 December 2020
The Indian Supreme Court ruled: Homeopathy must not be sold as a cure of Covid-19 24 December 2020
A scale of misdemeanors by SCAM practitioners towards patients and the public 23 December 2020
Aromatherapy for Post-Dural Puncture Headache: a seemingly rigorous study turns out to be useless 22 December 2020
The never-ending and perfectly circular argument about adverse effects of so-called alternative medicine 21 December 2020
Factors that influence usage of so-called alternative medicine 19 December 2020
Post hoc ergo homeopathy - the sad story of homeopathically mistreated penguins 18 December 2020
Not sure about a news item? ... That's what I suggest you could do 17 December 2020
Eight new products aimed at mitigating COVID-19. But do they really work? 16 December 2020
Adverse effects of homeopathy and aggravations at NAFKAM 15 December 2020
Snakeoil salesmen are out in force and view COVID-19 as an 'opportunity' 14 December 2020
The German medical profession is finally realising that homeopathy is treatment with placebos.  12 December 2020
Acupuncture for spinal pain: findings from a new meta-analysis 11 December 2020
Oh look! Bloodletting is back! 10 December 2020
COVID-19 and 'the tyranny predicted by Rudolf Steiner as early as 1909' 09 December 2020
Acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced leukopenia? It's time to stop such dangerous nonsense 08 December 2020
Energy healing, aura reading, mindfulness and meditation correlate with narcissism and spiritual superiority. 07 December 2020
How to mislead the public with seemingly solid research 05 December 2020
Vitamin C reversed the pathophysiological and behavioral responses to Gram-negative sepsis 04 December 2020
Does a dietary supplement (quercetin, vitamin C, bromelain) reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections? 03 December 2020
Advent is cinnamon-time - but there are other possible uses for this spice 02 December 2020
Vegetarians and vegans are at an increased risk of bone fractures 01 December 2020
The 'OBERON': revolutionary invention or dangerous con? 30 November 2020
Improved labeling on US homeopathic products 28 November 2020
"Vitamin D deficiency aggravates COVID-19" ... ??? ... really? ... perhaps! 27 November 2020
Are antioxidant supplements good or bad for cancer patients? 26 November 2020
Qi technology: "scientifically proven to provide EMF Protection" 25 November 2020
The German Green Party no longer backs homeopathy 24 November 2020
'DRX9000' for back pain: a nice little earner for chiropractors and other back pain quacks 23 November 2020
Acupuncture is more than useless for patients recovering from breast surgery 21 November 2020
Melatonin: a “full-service anti-cancer agent”? 20 November 2020
Chiropractic misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic 19 November 2020
Can dietary interventions improve the cognition of Alzheimer patients? 18 November 2020
The lack of chiropractic ethics: "valid consent was not obtained in a single case" 17 November 2020
Acupuncture for recurrent urinary tract infections? No, I don't think so! 16 November 2020
Happy 72th Birthday, Charles 14 November 2020
Coronavirus conspiracy beliefs, mistrust, and compliance with government guidelines 13 November 2020
Vitamin D and Omega-3 supplements help the elderly avoid Covid-19 infection - no, sorry, this was more fake news from the DAILY MAIL 12 November 2020
An outstanding article on the subject of harms of chiropractic 11 November 2020
Millions of Trump devotees need our help! ... Here are some SCAMs that might work 09 November 2020
Informed consent: why chiropractors don't like it 07 November 2020
Why do so many people make irrational choices? IN PRAISE OF CRITICAL THINKING 06 November 2020
Reflexology: a new systematic review claims it is effective, but is it true? 05 November 2020
Words of wisdom from Donald Trump on science and related matters 04 November 2020
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for the Treatment of Seizures in Dogs and Cats - is the AHVMA promoting animal abuse? 03 November 2020
The Gerson Therapy: possibly the worst cancer quackery of them all 02 November 2020
Coffee enema: a tragically foolish way to die 31 October 2020
Homeopathy for canine oral papillomatosis: a 'proof' that homeopathy works? 30 October 2020
HOMEOPATHY: Updated analysis of randomised controlled trials 29 October 2020
Misinformation and fraudulent claims about boosting immunity during the pandemic 28 October 2020
THE WORLD FOUNDATION OF (ANTI-) SCIENCE and Schuessler Salts 27 October 2020
Low-Level Laser Therapy and Chiropractic Care for Back Pain in Quarter Horses 26 October 2020
Patent your very own homeopathic remedy 24 October 2020
A quantum-physics perspective on acupuncture and other SCAMs??? 23 October 2020
James Randi (1928 - 2020) 22 October 2020
Hydrogen-rich water: the new wonder drug? 21 October 2020
Mistrust + Misinformation ---> CONSPIRACY THEORY 20 October 2020
Reflexology for symptom management among women with advanced breast cancer 17 October 2020
Spinal Manipulation and Electrical Dry Needling for Subacromial Pain Syndrome: A Nonsensical Trial 16 October 2020
Vitamin C, Patrick Holford, and dangerously misleading COVID-nonsense 15 October 2020
Con or conned or both? - Another reason to celebrate! 14 October 2020
The Faculty of Homeopathy needs you - but you must be quick 13 October 2020
"Massive Independent Study Shows Homeopathy Patients Are Dramatically Better Off Than Conventional Patients" 12 October 2020
Another attempt to 'white-wash' the evidence on homeopathy 10 October 2020
Spinal manipulation 'can be used as an adjuvant therapy for the management of hypertension' 09 October 2020
So-called alternative medicine for post-caesarean pain? A Cochrane review 08 October 2020
Homeopathy prolongs survival of lung cancer patients ... Can it be true? 07 October 2020
Dietary Supplements for Cancer Patients: NO EFFECT ON OVERALL SURVIVAL 06 October 2020
Enzyme therapy for cancer? 05 October 2020
Vitamin D for COVID-19? Findings from a randomised trial are encouraging 04 October 2020
My SCAM is effective - but only if we combine it with another therapy! A reasonable argument or not? 03 October 2020
Homeopathy for diabetes? 02 October 2020
'Dr V', diabetes, homeopathy and the 'catastrophic' consequences of homeopathy 01 October 2020
Homeopathic 'mercurius solubilis' for the COVID-19 Pandemic? Surely no reputable journal would publish such nonsense!?!? 30 September 2020
Neither spinal manipulation nor spinal mobilization is effective treatments for chronic low back pain 29 September 2020
The new and revolutionary SCAM method for telling valid from invalid research 28 September 2020
So-called alternative medicine: how shall we call it? 26 September 2020
Blog-post No 2000 !!! (PLUS A DETAILED REPORT OF A HOMEOPATHIC PROVING) 25 September 2020
Am I evil, ignorant and anti-science? 24 September 2020
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of homeopathy. A new study from Germany 23 September 2020
Black salve: Practitioners who employ or recommend it are irresponsible to the extreme. 22 September 2020
Heedless Homeopathy. Part 4: all too human remedies 20 September 2020
Dr. Robin A. Bernhoft and his 'Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy' (BHRT) 19 September 2020
Laying on of hands improves osteoarthritis pain ... at least this is what a new study suggests 18 September 2020
A survey of the COVID-19 'infodemic' 17 September 2020
'Keto-flu' - a side-effect of a popular diet 16 September 2020
So-called alternative medicine is a paradise for investors 15 September 2020
Characteristics of pseudoscience 14 September 2020
A chat with a chiropractor 12 September 2020
A new RCT of homeopathy yields a negative result but arrives at a positive conclusion (... and provides more evidence that homeopathic 'aggravations' and 'provings' are pure fantasy) 11 September 2020
The 'Trump-Effect' on vaccination attitudes 10 September 2020
Beliefs, perceptions and practices of chiropractors and patients about adverse events after spinal manipulation 09 September 2020
Does Integrative Medicine Reduce Prescribed Opioid Use for Chronic Pain? 08 September 2020
Reasons why ineffective treatments can appear to be effective 07 September 2020
An attempt of an international comparison of books on so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 05 September 2020
To be or not to be ... a quack 04 September 2020
Heedless homeopathy. Part 3: Diluted water remedies 03 September 2020
Doctor Mathias Rath: an example of the worst excesses of the alternative therapy industry? 02 September 2020
Heedless Homeopathy. Part 2: Revolting Remedies 31 August 2020
Heedless Homeopathy. Part 1: Radiant Remedies 31 August 2020
Management of chronic osteoarthritis pain: are SCAMs worth trying? 29 August 2020
The 1st randomised clinical trial of a Chinese herbal medicine for COVID-19 28 August 2020
Acupuncture is not effective for 'Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness' 27 August 2020
No convincing evidence that aromatherapy is beneficial for people with dementia 26 August 2020
Chiropractic: Not All That It's Cracked Up to Be 25 August 2020
Treatment of hypertension with so-called alternative medicine (SCAM): a summary of systematic reviews 24 August 2020
What can we conclude from the evidence on homeopathy?  22 August 2020
Alcohol hangover: is L-cysteine the solution? 21 August 2020
Prevention of acute radiation-induced proctitis with Aloe vera 20 August 2020
'Patrons of Chiropractic Science': press release on the 'DISTORTION OF COVID 19 MORTALITY TO CREATE FEAR' 19 August 2020
The journal 'HOMEOPATHY' has gone from bad to worse 18 August 2020
Mindfulness can worsen depression and anxiety 17 August 2020
The use of Traditional Chinese Medicines to treat SARS-CoV-2 may cause more harm than good 16 August 2020
Comic relief in hard times: 'Antiviral Astrological Rationality' 15 August 2020
Intravenous high-dose vitamin C therapy: what are the dangers? 14 August 2020
Homeopathy for urological disorders: a new systematic review 13 August 2020
Reiki as a Therapy for Chronic Pain? 12 August 2020
The claim that homeopathy is effective for children supports the homeopaths' income but not your kid. 11 August 2020
Debunking works!!! 10 August 2020
Waldorf schools are a danger to public health 08 August 2020
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to employ a Spiritual Healer / Reiki Therapist 07 August 2020
Tasuki for neck pain: An individually-randomized, open-label, waiting-list-controlled trial 06 August 2020
Draft guidelines from NICE on treatments for chronic primary pain. Part 2: MANUAL THERAPY 05 August 2020
Draft guidelines from NICE on treatments for chronic primary pain. Part 1: ACUPUNCTURE 04 August 2020
Prof Harald Walach reviews mistletoe and arrives at a positive conclusion 03 August 2020
Spinal manipulation is not the best therapy for non-specific chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial 01 August 2020
Use of so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) by French cancer patients - it's all about money 31 July 2020
SCAM-Use and Quality of Life in Patients with Breast Cancer 30 July 2020
Beware of health food stores! 29 July 2020
Frank Odds (1945-2020) 28 July 2020
"Homeopathy combat against coronavirus disease (Covid-19)" ... No, sadly it's not a hoax 27 July 2020
Lower rates of mortality, readmission and reoperation in patients receiving acupuncture after hip fracture 25 July 2020
Spinal manipulation for the management of cervicogenic headache: a new review of the evidence 24 July 2020
WATSU ... What's it? ... Weil knows 23 July 2020
No efficacy of acupressure on quality of recovery after surgery 22 July 2020
The clinical utility of routine spinal radiographs by chiropractors 21 July 2020
Homoeopathy And New German Medicine: Two German Siblings 20 July 2020
Ex-doctor Andrew Wakefield: "Better to die as a free man than live as a slave" (and get vaccinated against Covid-19) 18 July 2020
Glucosamine supplementation is associated with lower mortality due to all causes, cancer, CVD, respiratory and digestive diseases 17 July 2020
The homeopathic remedy might be harmless, but the homeopath isn't! 16 July 2020
Threats science communicators have to endure 15 July 2020
Paranormal beliefs strongly predict the use of so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 14 July 2020
Lakhovsky's oscillator, the 'cure all' that the world forgot 13 July 2020
The UK 'Society of Homeopath' is an anti-vaxx hub that endangers public health (in my humble opinion) 12 July 2020
Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy: introducing the 'healthy vibration of cells' into the body 11 July 2020
Yogurt Intake Reduces All-Cause and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality ... OR PERHAPS NOT? 10 July 2020
Remembering how much I owe to others 09 July 2020
Russia’s 'Commission against Pseudoscience' has called for the Health Ministry to ban homeopathy 08 July 2020
Chiropractic claims about improving or boosting immunity: 'regulatory action' on the way? 07 July 2020
Homeopathics Can No Longer Be Marketed as Medicinal Products in Hungary 06 July 2020
Prof Walach's studies of distant healing: do they reveal the difference between a scientist and a pseudoscientist? 04 July 2020
Pranic Healing revisited ... no, it's not a hoax 03 July 2020
Aromatherapy Improves Pain Intensity and Anxiety in Burned Patients 02 July 2020
Observational studies of homeopathy avoid the cognitive dissonance of homeopaths 01 July 2020
Contemplating the risks of so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 30 June 2020
The effect of lavender on sleep quality 29 June 2020
Osteopathy for Parkinson's disease patients suffering from Pisa syndrome? 27 June 2020
My (most forgettable) paper with Dr Michael Dixon 26 June 2020
Higher religiousness/spirituality is associated with a more frequent use of so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 25 June 2020
An interview with a charlatan - chiropractors boosting the immune system 24 June 2020
The FDA has warned 4 manufacturers of unapproved injectable homeopathic drugs 23 June 2020
"Why should anyone believe what Professor Edzard Ernst says, after he put his name to a BBC programme, he now describes as “deception”." 22 June 2020
Paying the price for questioning Traditional Chinese Medicine - Beware! 21 June 2020
"Another Remarkable Demonstration of Homeopathy’s Effectiveness in Covid-19: ONLY 19 Deaths out of 35 million in Kerala, India" 20 June 2020
Siddha doctors have joined those claiming to have found a cure for COVID-19 19 June 2020
"Homoeopathy should not be used to treat serious diseases..." 18 June 2020
Acupuncture has been shown to be more effective than medication for IBS ... (but I don't quite believe it) 17 June 2020
Corona-virus: The Indian trials of homeopathy 16 June 2020
What disease might Donald Trump be suffering from? 15 June 2020
Does clinical research into so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) send us up the garden path? 13 June 2020
The prevalence of serious side-effects of SCAM products is high 12 June 2020
Vice-Chancellor of Exeter University appointed as 'International Education Champion' 11 June 2020
Peer Review: the worst system except for all others 10 June 2020
World Health Organization and Beijing – an unhealthy partnership? 09 June 2020
The largest German homeopathic manufacturer (DHU) just admitted that homeopathic remedies have no effect 08 June 2020
A new declaration on homeopathy 06 June 2020
Acupuncture: an update of the most reliable evidence - PART 3 05 June 2020
Acupuncture: an update of the most reliable evidence - PART 2 04 June 2020
Acupuncture: an update of the most reliable evidence - PART 1 03 June 2020
Ozone-therapy for osteoarthritis? No, thanks! 02 June 2020
The 'Lightning Process': implausible, unproven, hyped and expensive 01 June 2020
So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) must be used for a long time before the effects kick in 30 May 2020
Remember the 'Foundation for Integrated Health'? Here is a good summary of its infamous history 29 May 2020
"Homeopaths attack sceptics with their own prize" 28 May 2020
Spermidine, the new 'wonder supplement'? SADLY NOT! 27 May 2020
Vaccine hesitancy and so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 26 May 2020
COVID-19: homeopathy gone berserk in Mumbai 25 May 2020
Australia cancels all Bioresonance devices 24 May 2020
Vitamin D for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19? 23 May 2020
COVID-19 advice from 'HOMEOPATHY INTERNATIONAL' 22 May 2020
Spinal manipulation for chronic pain: an important update 21 May 2020
A totally useless therapy for benign and malign conditions - where is the difference? 20 May 2020
Acupuncture for chronic pain: an important up-date 19 May 2020
WHO statement on alternative therapies for COVID-19 18 May 2020
'Powerlight' - a new cancer SCAM ... (not antimatter but anti-science!) 16 May 2020
Conspiracy theories and dangerous recommendations via YouTube videos 15 May 2020
Students of chiropractic condemn the 'unacceptable behaviour' of some chiropractors and their professional organisations 14 May 2020
Homeopathy is not effective for psychiatric disorders - a new systematic review and meta-analysis 13 May 2020
Is this the crown of the Corona-idiocy? Nosodes In Prevention And Management Of COVID -19 12 May 2020
Media attention forces (some) chiropractors to get their act together 11 May 2020
A new kid on the block: 'THE INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIVE' 09 May 2020
Dietary Supplements Do Not Increase Survival in Malnourished Adults 08 May 2020
Why does nobody stop Boiron USA misleading the public? 07 May 2020
Against the pseudoscientific claim that chiropractic care boosts immunity 06 May 2020
Covid-Organics, the remedy that "can change the history of the entire world." 05 May 2020
A new study of Bach 'Rescue Remedy' yields significant effects on dental anxiety 04 May 2020
'The power of all religions' is being tested in a study with severely ill corona-virus patients 03 May 2020
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE: This is NOT a Hollywood blockbuster ( Part 3) 02 May 2020
To build immunity amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Kerala Government is giving a massive push to homeopathy 01 May 2020
A census of untruths about chloroquine ( part 2 ) 30 April 2020
13 characteristics of bogus so-called alternative medicines (SCAMs) 29 April 2020
Didier Raoult and the hydroxychloroquine controversy ( part 1 ) 28 April 2020
How can I stimulate my immune system? A systematic review of clinical trials 27 April 2020
Trump seems to think that UV might be the answer to the corona-pandemic - could he mean “ultraviolet blood irradiation”? 25 April 2020
New Chiropractic Degree at Teesside University 24 April 2020
Community pharmacists: shopkeepers or healthcare professionals? 23 April 2020
Is evidence for the utility of natural products, practices and practitioners being unfairly dismissed in the current pandemic? 22 April 2020
Homeopathy-induced bone fracture - a hitherto unknown complication of homeopathy 21 April 2020
Two thirds of all Germans are stupid ... at least this is what the 'German Association of Homeopathic Doctors' seems to assume 20 April 2020
Boosting immunity against coronavirus? Dr Michael Dixon's infinite wisdom on the pandemic 18 April 2020
The use of Traditional Chinese Medicine against the corona-virus in different countries and regions 17 April 2020
Homeopathy and reflexology do not work for asthma; results from a new trial 16 April 2020
If you have a health problem, the last person you should consult is a chiropractor 15 April 2020
Dr Elizabeth Thompson, NCIM Holistic Doctor & Clinical Lead, says she has had the coronavirus and recommends homeopathy 14 April 2020
Dangerous nutritional advice in 100 best-selling books 13 April 2020
Coronavirus – advice from the UK homeopathic community 12 April 2020
Why are the corona-fatality numbers in the UK so high compared to Germany? 11 April 2020
Can Chinese Medicine Be Used for Prevention of Corona Virus Disease? 10 April 2020
Bioresonance: a new and hilariously ingenious study 09 April 2020
Cuba supplies homeopathic medicine for Covid-19 08 April 2020
Resveratrol, one of the most promising dietary supplements available to date 06 April 2020
The world's largest trial of possible treatments for coronavirus has started 05 April 2020
Is the NHS recommending homeopathy for the coronavirus? 04 April 2020
An open letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson 03 April 2020
Acupuncture in the Treatment of COVID-19? ... [traditional acupuncturists join the CVQC] 02 April 2020
'Homeopathy has established its supremacy in the control of infectious viral diseases' 02 April 2020
"We will consider taking action against anyone ... making false or misleading claims about COVID-19 ..." 01 April 2020
Covid-19 Pandemic: are antiviral herbs an effective option? (two of my own systematic reviews) 31 March 2020
Does acupuncture prevent migraine attacks? 30 March 2020
Herbalists join the 'Corona-Virus Quackery Club' 29 March 2020
Ethical homeopathy 28 March 2020
Corona pandemic: What Quacks Don't Tell You 27 March 2020
A 'GET WELL SOON' message for Prince Charles 26 March 2020
Medical dilemmas, financial crises, and homeopathy - an efficient yet sarcastic approach 25 March 2020
Homeopathy is NOT incurable!!! 24 March 2020
Supplement peddlers join the 'Corona-Virus Quackery Club': "COVID-19 ... we have sufficient stock in place to ensure uninterrupted supply" 23 March 2020
Homeopathic treatment of pregnant sows as replacement for antibiotics in suckling piglets. - A study in misapplication of the scientific method. 22 March 2020
Urine and cow dung therapy against corona virus? No, certainly not! 21 March 2020
'Homeopathy 4 Everyone': criminal misinformation about the corona pandemic 20 March 2020
Essential oil salesmen join the 'Corona-Virus Quackery Club' 19 March 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic: 'Chiropractic Care is an Essential Healthcare Service' 18 March 2020
"So what homeopathic remedy should I take for Coronavirus?" The answer is NONE -and please avoid people who tell you otherwise! 17 March 2020
Chiropractors join the prestigious 'Corona-Virus Quackery Club' 16 March 2020
The coronavirus, Boris Johnson, herd-immunity, doubts and questions 14 March 2020
A new study 'proves' that homeopathy works ... or perhaps it doesn't? 13 March 2020
Manifesto of the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH) and the European Federation of Homeopathic Patients Associations (EFHPA) 13 March 2020
Chiropractic patients have only half the risk getting an opioid prescription - but what does it mean? 12 March 2020
The Australian 'Maurice Blackmore Chair of Naturopathic Medicine' 11 March 2020
'Prof Ernst has never done any clinical trials!' - true or false? 10 March 2020
CORONAVIRUS: can a homeopathic remedy against 'any viral type disease' save the day? 09 March 2020
A chiropractor's 'replication study' of my review of the risks of spinal manipulation 08 March 2020
Functional neurology - more chiro-quackery? 07 March 2020
Jens Behnke is officially admitted in the 'HALL OF FAME' 06 March 2020
Dry needling is useless for rehabilitation after shoulder surgery 05 March 2020
My victory over Jens Behnke, 'Natur und Medizin' and the 'Carstens Stiftung' 04 March 2020
My open letter to 'Natur und Medizin' ['Carstens Stiftung'] 03 March 2020
The great George Vithoulkas speaks out about treating the coronavirus and cancer with homeopathy 02 March 2020
Oscillococcinum, the homeopathic solution to the coronavirus threat? 01 March 2020
New Nutraceutical Reduces Blood Pressure 29 February 2020
Homeopathy "can play significant therapeutic roles in very serious diseases" ... a case-report that is deeply worrying 28 February 2020
The risks of (chiropractic) spinal manipulative therapy in children under 10 years 27 February 2020
German court defends the madness of homeopathy 26 February 2020
Chiropractic, "the latest breakthrough in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction" 25 February 2020
Natalie Grams, the intriguing story of an ex-homeopath. Or: HOMEOPATHY = THE ART OF SHOOTING SPECTACULAR SELF-GOALS! 24 February 2020
Thought Field Therapy: a couse offered by the 'College of Quack Medicine' 22 February 2020
David Daniel Palmer: the life of a genius or the career of a charlatan? 21 February 2020
Integrative Medicine or Infiltrative Pseudoscience? 20 February 2020
Colloidal silver for coronavirus - as promoted by the televangelist Jim Bakker 19 February 2020
Manipulation-induced hypoalgesia: another chiro-myth busted 18 February 2020
How can criticism of so-called alternative medicine improve healthcare? 17 February 2020
Coronavirus: useless and potentially dangerous propaganda for TCM from Chinese officials 16 February 2020
Chiropractic has always been mainly about money: the intriguing story of the 'Neurocalometer' 15 February 2020
Valentine's Day: a good time to look at libido-boosters? 14 February 2020
'Orthomolecular medicine': more quacks jump on the CORONAVIRUS bandwaggon 13 February 2020
Acupuncture at the University College London Hospitals 12 February 2020
Thoracic spinal manipulation for low back pain is no better than sham 11 February 2020
Dr Michael Dixon seems to support homeopathy as a treatment for cancer 10 February 2020
Coronavirus: did it spread with the help of Traditional Chinese Medicine? 08 February 2020
Death of a chiropractic patient prompts a reaction by the UK General Chiropractic Council 07 February 2020
Brazil and India collaborate in the promotion of quackery 06 February 2020
Research in so-called alternative medicine (SCAM): 'What We Need to Know by 2020' 05 February 2020
So, what is chiropractic? 04 February 2020
Ever wondered why so many chiropractors are profoundly anti-vax? 03 February 2020
Does religiosity influence post-operative survival? 01 February 2020
31 January 2020, a day to contemplate: WHAT HAPPENED TO BRITAIN? 31 January 2020
Hard to believe: dangerous GOVERNMENTAL advice regarding SCAM for the corona virus pandemic 30 January 2020
Science or Pseudoscience? 29 January 2020
How do proponents of so-called alternative medicine react to criticism? 28 January 2020
Do cancer patients need chiropractors? 27 January 2020
Netflix, Goop, and quacks in our post-truth society 25 January 2020
Coronavirus epidemic: Why don't they ask the homeopaths for help? 24 January 2020
Are essential oils a con? 23 January 2020
Homeopathics can replace antibiotics! Yes, some deluded homeopaths believe this, but that does not make it true 22 January 2020
'Good clinical effects' of herbal remedies in paediatric patients? 21 January 2020
We all have misungerstood good old Gwyneth Paltrow. At heart, she is a true sceptic! 20 January 2020
The extraordinary popularity of homeopathy = an extraordinary lie 18 January 2020
Homeopathy has greater effects than placebo - BUT ONLY IF YOU CHEAT QUITE HEAVILY 17 January 2020
Chiropractic spinal manipulation for a newborn 16 January 2020
'Homeopathic treatment ... synergise the effect of antibiotics' - Really? Or is this a case of scientific misconduct or even fraud? 15 January 2020
Yes, conventional medicine is often deplorably bad 14 January 2020
Homeopathy: it's time to stop the double standards 13 January 2020
The 'bionutrient meter' - is someone having us on? 11 January 2020
Neurolinguistic programming is being promoted by Prince Charles' 'College of Medicine and Integrated Health' 10 January 2020
Homeopathy for chronic peridontitis? I have my doubts! 09 January 2020
Paediatric acupuncture?!? 'One of the best complementary therapies in paediatrics'?!? The mind boggles 08 January 2020
Craniosacral therapy is effective for treating chronic pain ... but only if one completely 'forgets' to think critically 07 January 2020
The '(NHS) NATURAL HEALTH SCHOOL' in Harrogate - an update 06 January 2020
Acupuncture/acupressure for cancer pain? 04 January 2020
Acupuncture for the Relief of Chronic Pain? A new, thorough synthesis fails to produce strong evidence that acupuncture works 03 January 2020
Now that you have paid through your nose for the 'tox', how about a 'detox' through your nose? 02 January 2020
Alternative hangover cures 01 January 2020
2010-2019, a decade in so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 31 December 2019
The sale of BMW cars as a marker for the popularity of so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 30 December 2019
The making of a SCAM-obsessed, cantankerous twit (the Dunning Kruger Effect in action) 28 December 2019
So-called alternative medicine (SCAM): if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is 27 December 2019
Surprise, surprise! Chiropractors recommend chiropractic management of neck pain 26 December 2019
TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN HOMEOPATHY: In the true Christmas spirit, I am giving away presents to homeopaths 24 December 2019
French homeopaths seek disciplinary action against doctors for speaking out against homeopathy 23 December 2019
The anti-vaccination movement is financed by the dietary supplement industry 21 December 2019
Autogenic training is an effective therapy for managing stress 20 December 2019
Prince Charles becomes patron of the 'College of Medicine and Integrated Health' 19 December 2019
Recommendations of so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) by US physicians 18 December 2019
Carbon 60: the new 'cure all'? 17 December 2019
Shark cartilage: trust supplements at your peril 16 December 2019
The Baloney Detection Kit 14 December 2019
The 1st Chinese herbal medicine with a UK license 13 December 2019
Does SCAM Reduce Opioid Use for Chronic Pain? 12 December 2019
Death by Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) 11 December 2019
The best way to reduce the use of bogus SCAMs is to make conventional medicine less flawed. 10 December 2019
Acupuncture for xerostomia - a new trial with some most revealing findings 09 December 2019
Suffering from persistent low back pain? Forget about Chiropractic or other SCAMs 06 December 2019
Etiopathy: a SCAM like so many others 05 December 2019
Chiropractic maintenance care: boosting chiropractic cash flow in perpetuity 04 December 2019
Chiropractic spinal manipulation of children: an independent review 03 December 2019
Tiger balm: not free of adverse effects and not supported by convincing evidence 02 December 2019
Chiropractic: making bogus claims for profit 30 November 2019
An ethicist, feminist view on so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 29 November 2019
'Perineum sunning' gives an entirely new meaning to 'HOLISM' 28 November 2019
Sorry, I was wrong about homeopathy and vaccination 27 November 2019
When the UK homeopathy sector issues a joint statement, hilarity is never far 26 November 2019
A complaint from the British Acupuncture Council 25 November 2019
The GCC "seems to be a little self-regulatory chiropractic bubble where chiropractors regulate chiropractors." 23 November 2019
Chiropractic spinal manipulation shows promise to alleviate symptoms of infant colic? Surely not! 22 November 2019
Chiropractic spinal care for children is dangerous, unwarranted and must cease immediately 21 November 2019
Homeopathy as a means to reduce over-prescribing of antibiotics 20 November 2019
"We hope that the publicity surrounding this event will highlight the dangers of chiropractic"... A statement of the family of the man who died after treatment of a 'vertebral subluxation complex' 19 November 2019
Prayer as a therapy: a new randomised study 18 November 2019
Death by chiropractic neck manipulation? More details on the Lawler case 16 November 2019
Pharmacists must advise customers that homeopathic remedies lack evidence 15 November 2019
Prince Charles celebrates his 71st birthday today 14 November 2019
The death of Mr Lawler highlights the scandals of chiropractic 13 November 2019
Death by chiropractic: thoughts about the sad case of Mr Lawler 12 November 2019
I enjoyed that treatment, it was worth the amount I spent on it and I feel better 11 November 2019
Children respond particularly well to homeopathy. TIME TO ABANDON THIS DANGEROUS MYTH! 09 November 2019
Homeopathy as an alternative to antibiotics? It's official: the Bavarian government has gone barmy! 08 November 2019
European experts demand consistent proof of efficacy, safety and quality for TCM 07 November 2019
Drug-induced liver injuries after SCAM: a new and most valuable review 06 November 2019
The FDA has sent more warning letters to homeopathic manufacturers 05 November 2019
An unexpected honour for 'TRICK OR TREATMENT' 04 November 2019
The UK Society of Homeopaths, a hub of anti-vaccination activists? 02 November 2019
A large-scale multisite effectiveness trial of Reiki 01 November 2019
So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) is a harmless little cottage industry - true or false? 31 October 2019
The scandal of Chinese acupuncture research and its publication in seemingly reputable journals 30 October 2019
HOMEOPATHY = "the complete alternative to vaccination" ?!?! 29 October 2019
Homeopathy can cause serious harm - and finally, the NHS England has realised it 28 October 2019
More on chiropractic and opioid use 26 October 2019
Spinal epidural haematoma after neck manipulation 25 October 2019
Scientology and chiropractic: is there a link? 24 October 2019
Homeopathy for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: no good evidence for effectiveness 23 October 2019
The association between chiropractic and opioid use 22 October 2019
Leech therapy, if you ask me, it sucks! 21 October 2019
Vidatox, homeopathy's answer to cancer or outright fraud? 19 October 2019
Leah Bracknell (1964-2019): another victim of cancer quackery? 18 October 2019
Burning mouth syndrome: a case-report of (harmful?) effects of homeopathy 17 October 2019
Celebrity-based acupuncture: fallacious logic in practice 16 October 2019
Freedom of speech in homeopathy: as diluted as the remedies? 15 October 2019
So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) helps improve patients' health behaviour. True or false? 13 October 2019
You think that personality and stress are risk factors for cancer? PLEASE THINK AGAIN! 12 October 2019
Naturopathy for children with cancer? 10 October 2019
Enneagram + homeopathy = ??? (spoiler: nonsense + nonsense = nonsense) 09 October 2019
Chinese Activists Protest the Use of Traditional Treatments 08 October 2019
Is spinal manipulation a placebo therapy? 07 October 2019
Who gave Hahnemann the idea of 'provings'? 05 October 2019
An appeal to broaden the definition of evidence 04 October 2019
Chronic arsenic poisoning associated with homeopathy 03 October 2019
The effectiveness of chiropractic spinal manipulations/mobilisation for children is unproven. TIME TO STOP TREATING KIDS! 02 October 2019
Acupuncture shown to be effective for fibromyalgia - so, why am I not convinced? 01 October 2019
Combination SCAMs: from 'HomeoPuncture' to 'Effective Reverse Energy Transfer Counselling' 30 September 2019
"Scientists have shown how homeopathy works" - journalists' obsession with 'balance' 28 September 2019
Homeopathic provings: Bullshit about dogshit 27 September 2019
The 20 principles of the World Federation of Chiropractic 26 September 2019
The de-randomised clinical trial (dRCT): how we might be fooled by seemingly rigorous research 25 September 2019
Autologous whole blood therapy, another very surprising SCAM. Does it merit further study? 24 September 2019
Viracid: boosting the immune system or the manufacturer's profit? 23 September 2019
EBM anyone? Yes, but which one? 21 September 2019
Myelopathy following manipulation of the neck 20 September 2019
How to save money with homeopathy ... yes, really! 19 September 2019
Does placebo research boost pseudoscience? 18 September 2019
Journals of chiropractic are not a reliable source of information 17 September 2019
Discussing with a homeopath is like playing chess with a pigeon 16 September 2019
Re-inventing anatomy, physiology and pathology: the 'NHS Natural Health School' 14 September 2019
Homeopathy for pre-menstrual syndrome? A critical assessment of a recent trial 13 September 2019
Boris Johnson: almost a homeopath? 12 September 2019
Does this new test of Reiki's 'efficacy' overturn my previous assessment? 11 September 2019
Korean acupuncture research, and the suspension of critical thinking 10 September 2019
No chemicals please, we are alternative! 09 September 2019
Who says it's all negative? The addition of yoga to aerobic exercise programs reduces global cardiovascular risk 07 September 2019
A remarkable exchange with a general practitioner who seems to like homeopathy 06 September 2019
Who are the most 'influential' researchers of so-called alternative medicine (SCAM)? 04 September 2019
Osteopathic hubris 04 September 2019
Bach flower remedies for disruptive children? How can 'peer-review, critical study and clinical scholarship' produce such BS? 03 September 2019
A positive trial of homeopathy for pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) 02 September 2019
Homeopathy = a 'placebo prescription with deception' 31 August 2019
WHAT DO CHIROPRACTORS DO? They exploit the healthy and wealthy! 29 August 2019
Blowing my own trumpet to the tune of a standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field 28 August 2019
Sponsored Skeptic (Edzard Ernst) Continues Attack on Safe Alternatives 27 August 2019
Veterinary homeopathy: why are farmers allowed to use a disproven therapy on defenceless animals? 26 August 2019
Should the Royal Warrants of 'Ainsworths Homeopathic Pharmacy' be withdrawn? 24 August 2019
Don't let a chiropractor near your kids! 23 August 2019
The role of placebo effects in mindfulness-based analgesia 22 August 2019
The UK media report about my new book ... and the Berlin wall 21 August 2019
A framework for critical thinking 20 August 2019
A new 'self care tool kit' by the 'College of Medicine and Integrated Health' 19 August 2019
Leprosy: some homeopaths advise to treat it with homeopathy 17 August 2019
Reviewing a study of homeopathy. How do we best prevent pseudoscience from getting published? 16 August 2019
So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) for disease prevention? PLEASE, DON'T BELIEVE THE FRAUDSTERS 15 August 2019
World Federation of Chiropractic, Strategic Plan 2019-2022 14 August 2019
HOMEOPATHY: A letter to all MEPs 13 August 2019
John Dormandy (1937-2019) 12 August 2019
Curcumin: in vivo veritas! 10 August 2019
Vaginal steaming: another SCAM best to be avoided 09 August 2019
Homeopathy is also a diagnostic method 08 August 2019
Spain wants EU law changed that classifies homeopathy as medicine. HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP 06 August 2019
Pseudoaneurysm of Neck External Carotid Artery Related to Chiropractic Manipulation 05 August 2019
A truly homeopathic survey 03 August 2019
The 'Foundation Course' of the UK College of Medicine and Integrated Health 02 August 2019
The chiropractic workforce: a global review 01 August 2019
Another blow to quackademia: TCM course at a Sydney university is to be stopped 31 July 2019
Acupuncture for angina pectoris! Too good to be true? 30 July 2019
Chiropractic for kids: a 'complete disregard for the evidence and scientific facts' 29 July 2019
Facebook and Youtube join the fight against quackery 27 July 2019
Is the heat bothering you? Try homeopathy, acupuncture or Bach flower remedies! 26 July 2019
Is this the quackiest quack of them all? 25 July 2019
Position Statement From The Spanish Association Of Paediatrics Medicines Committee Concerning The Use Of Alternative Medicine And Pseudo-Science In Children 24 July 2019
Smarter Curcumin for dummer consumers? 23 July 2019
Wet cupping and dry humour 22 July 2019
One in 20 patients is exposed to preventable harm 20 July 2019
A chair of anthroposophical medicine at the Univesity of Basel 19 July 2019
Chiropractic, osteopathy: Yet another lucrative claim turns out to be bogus 18 July 2019
Chiropractors' lip service to public health 17 July 2019
Homeopathy? Which one? 16 July 2019
Yet another study shows the negative effects of SCAM use for cancer patients 15 July 2019
German health insurers urged to end homeopathy refunds 13 July 2019
Spinal manipulation in children amounts to abuse 12 July 2019
Homeopathy in France: a triumph of reason over profit 11 July 2019
A new example of 'excellence in homeopathic research' 10 July 2019
The two essential principles of homeopathy research 09 July 2019
Another ban of homeopathy (and several other SCAMs) 08 July 2019
Should Medicare pay for acupuncture? 06 July 2019
Guess what ... I AM THE HOMEOPATHIC WORLD CHAMPION !!! 05 July 2019
Boiron's homeopathic visit to the vagina 04 July 2019
SCAM in Switzerland: paediatricians couldn't care less 03 July 2019
English critics of homeopathy might have just been libelled by a German manufacturer 02 July 2019
Towards the prohibition of chiropractic spinal manipulation for children 01 July 2019
The decision by the PSA to grant reaccreditation to the Society of Homeopaths is being challenged 29 June 2019
Perioperative SCAM - another example of unethical pseudo-research 28 June 2019
France will decide to stop the reimbursement of homeopathy 27 June 2019
HRH Prince Charles announced as new patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy 26 June 2019
Tian Jui for allergic rhinitis - one of the worst studies I have seen for a long time 25 June 2019
The Most Trusted Homeopathic Anti-Addiction Treatment? 24 June 2019
Integrative medicine for the US military. A letter from Wayne Jonas 22 June 2019
Chiropractors lack professionalism 21 June 2019
HOMEOPATHY IN FRANCE: Cure cancer with homeopathy? “Let’s get real. We are doctors.” 20 June 2019
The majority of patients having manual therapy for back or neck pain report adverse events 19 June 2019
A farcically incompetent 'efficacy' study of homeopathy 18 June 2019
Why? Why on earth do I carry on? Is it for the money? 17 June 2019
Willem Betz (1943 – 2019) 16 June 2019
The 'Hevert Effect' and the 'three pillars of homeopathy' 15 June 2019
How to become a published book author in no time at all 14 June 2019
More chiropractic delusions about infantile colic 13 June 2019
A suspect homeopathy paper has been withdrawn. Does that mean it was fraudulent? 12 June 2019
European manifesto against pseudo-therapies 11 June 2019
Matcha tea: the new SCAM to scam the gullible consumer? 10 June 2019
Another child has died because of homeopathy 08 June 2019
Quality of life of cancer patients improves after SCAM - or doesn't it? 07 June 2019
The mode of action of spinal manipulation 06 June 2019
A victory of reason over SCAM: Britt Hermes wins an important court case! 04 June 2019
TCM prolongs cancer survival - at least this is what a new study suggests 03 June 2019
A fatal case of homeopathic liver disease? 01 June 2019
Chiropractors still 'happily promote bogus treatments' for infants 31 May 2019
Walmart is being sued for selling homeopathic products 30 May 2019
Kampo, a form of herbal medicine that is not as harmless as some might have hoped 29 May 2019
So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) causes harm in multiple ways - here are 10 dangers that come to my mind. Do you know more? 28 May 2019
Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure caused by so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) 27 May 2019
Elderberry for influenza? How consumers are being misled by seemingly responsible sources 26 May 2019
A German manufacturer of homeopathic remedies is taking legal action against critics 25 May 2019
Vienna 2019: the end of quackademia 24 May 2019
Sophrology: the French love it, but does it work? 23 May 2019
'Reiki distant healing' ... has now been scientifically proven !?!? 22 May 2019
Spinal subdural haematoma after lumbar spinal manipulation 21 May 2019
And now Belgium: 'It is unacceptable that homeopathic products are sold as medicines' 20 May 2019
Chiros at war 19 May 2019
Glucosamine supplements might reduce cardiovascular risks 18 May 2019
The days of homeopathy in France are counted 17 May 2019
Chiropractic manipulation is not the best therapy for back pain of seniors 16 May 2019
Danshen, an effective treatment for cancer? 15 May 2019
Discussing with a patient who is fond of SCAM 14 May 2019
Fibromyalgia - can any type of SCAM treat the 'root cause' of this (or any other) condition? 13 May 2019
Homeopathy, "no evidence ... even after hundreds of clinical trials" 11 May 2019
The power of Reiki??? No, the power of Reiki to deceive us. 10 May 2019
Acupuncture: much more than meets the eye! 09 May 2019
Prince Charles is visiting Germany 08 May 2019
The FDA warns: homeopathic firms are putting patients at risk 07 May 2019
Measles on board the 'Freewinds' + Scientologists hoisted by their own petard 06 May 2019
Homeopaths should carry public health warnings! 05 May 2019
'Biofield tuning': a new and fantastic SCAM 04 May 2019
'Medical kidnapping', right or wrong? 03 May 2019
A truly pitiful statement by the 'Canadian Chiropractic Association' about the safety of chiropractic 02 May 2019
Diaphragm palsy induced by spinal manipulation - a new case-report 01 May 2019
Beware of the 'Bleach Boys' - hydrogen peroxide and chlorine dioxide 30 April 2019
Chiropractic spinal manipulation for migraine - torture the data until they confess! 29 April 2019
Children are regularly (mis)treated by practitioners who do not have adequate competence to do so 26 April 2019
A new, positive systematic review of homeopathy - confusion or fraud? 25 April 2019
Chiropractors treating children - is it not time to stop these charlatans? 24 April 2019
'Mom's Choice Awards' for a homeopathic product - was it for the maximum number of false claims in one single product? 23 April 2019
A risk-benefit assessment of (chiropractic) neck manipulation 22 April 2019
Some people claim that we can save money with homeopathy - well, they are wrong! 20 April 2019
Fatal liver failure after long-term intake of a popular and 'time-tested' herbal remedy 19 April 2019
Chinese acupuncture researchers have finally discovered the obvious (but sadly, without realising it) 18 April 2019
Another serious complication after chiropractic neck manipulation 17 April 2019
Are anthroposophy-enthusiasts for or against vaccinations? 16 April 2019
Homeopathic vaccines do not evoke antibody responses 15 April 2019
"... more research is needed ..." - what does this conclusion really mean? 13 April 2019
Chronic arsenicosis due to homeopathy 12 April 2019
Far too many chiropractors believe that vaccinations do not have a positive effect on public health 11 April 2019
Palmer's first chiropractic cure must have been a case of miraculous healing 10 April 2019
A chiropractic paper that, in my view, is nothing less than the promotion of child abuse 09 April 2019
Who cares how alternative medicine works, as long as it does? 08 April 2019
Random thoughts on my first SCAM-research conference in France 06 April 2019
Homeopathy for sleep bruxism? In your dreams! 05 April 2019
Naprapathy re-visited ... but it's still not evidence-based 04 April 2019
Chiropractic: it's the money, stupid! 02 April 2019
The French Academies of Medicine and Pharmacy have just ousted homeopathy (did they also join the KKK?) 01 April 2019
The French certainly are fond of their healers 30 March 2019
SCENAR, effective for a very broad range of diseases or merely a means for quacks to exploit the public? 28 March 2019
More dodgy research on homeopathy for Dengue Fever 27 March 2019
The 1st ever trial of 'power point therapy' (based on the theories of classic acupuncture, neuromuscular reflexology, and biocybernetics) 26 March 2019
Explaining Homeopathy with Quantum Bollocks 25 March 2019
Holistic horse care 23 March 2019
A homeopathic love-letter 22 March 2019
Naturopathy (according to the WNF) = quackery steeped in obsolete fantasies 21 March 2019
TCM prevents osteoporosis? No, almost certainly not! 19 March 2019
No good evidence for chiropractic, osteopathic or other manual treatments for children suffering from any condition 18 March 2019
Update on spinal manipulation for back pain confirms: it is not the treatment of choice 16 March 2019
Jeremy Corbyn and homeopathy 15 March 2019
Homoeopathic remedies may be safe, but do all homeopaths merit this attribute? 14 March 2019
'Most of the supplement market is bogus', but surely not the world's 1st super-supplement! 13 March 2019
New review confirms: osteopathy is NOT evidence-based 12 March 2019
Is yoga safe and effective in primary care? 11 March 2019
Homeopathy during the Third Reich: a telling bit of history 09 March 2019
An expert in homeopathy - or a virtuoso in ignorance? 08 March 2019
IMPORTANT: Diagnostic methods used by alternative practitioners are useless + dangerous 07 March 2019
Yoga and the NHS 06 March 2019
'Osteopathic' techniques for Crohn's disease? 05 March 2019
A p-curve analysis confirms: ultramolecular homeopathic remedies are placebos 04 March 2019
I finally found out what integrative cancer therapy is ... IT'S A CONFIDENCE TRICK! 02 March 2019
Disaster Service by Chiropractors - Yes, it's quite a disaster! 01 March 2019
Collagen, a promising supplement for reducing skin aging? 28 February 2019
Osteopathic visceral manipulation: a new study fails to convince anyone 27 February 2019
One of the best science journals just published one of the worst chiro-studies 26 February 2019
SCAM for animals. Part 2 25 February 2019
SCAM for animals. Part 1: homeopathy 23 February 2019
Yang Sheng: another SCAM to avoid 22 February 2019
Osteopathic treatments for pertussis ... what next? 21 February 2019
A new acupuncture trial published in the 'BMJ-Open' seems to smell of scientific misconduct 20 February 2019
Another meta-analysis of homeopathy shows how devastatingly negative the evidence truly is 19 February 2019
What can consumers do when they are confronted with confusing or contradictory evidence? 18 February 2019
The Carstens Foundation: prime sponsor of SCAM in Germany 16 February 2019
'Homeopathic medicine works in cancer treatment' - this paper is seriously upsetting 15 February 2019
Robert Verkerk (Alliance for Natural Health) at his finest 14 February 2019
A new study of homeopathy suggests that highly diluted remedies are better than placebos (and I cannot fault it) 13 February 2019
Acupuncture for children? ... A little critical thinking would not harm! 12 February 2019
Why I changed my mind about Dana Ullman* 11 February 2019
New survey of SCAM-use in England: an expensive promotion of quackery? 10 February 2019
The 'All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare (PGIH) have just published a new report - and it's full of surprises 09 February 2019
A 5-year strategy for UK chiropractors: not fit for purpose 08 February 2019
Mistletoe treatment for cancer is useless and should be discouraged 07 February 2019
Homeopathy in Germany: desperate battles for survival generate desperate lies 06 February 2019
“Heal”, the documentary: nonsense and cruelty on health and disease 05 February 2019
CAM-CANCER: a most valuable source of information 04 February 2019
Massage therapy: generally safe but not totally risk-free 02 February 2019
Chiropractors have one more myth to add to their long list of bogus claims 01 February 2019
Homeopathy: a new study proves efficacy (according to Dana Ullman) 31 January 2019
Live Blood Analysis revisited ... but it still turns out to be pure quackery 30 January 2019
Oscillococcinum: "If it’s made from a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s got to go" 29 January 2019
The AHRQ review of spinal manipulation for chronic back pain: more bad news for chiropractors 28 January 2019
Acupuncture is effective for chronic back pain!!! If you disagree, tell the CMS 26 January 2019
Integrative medicine for coronary artery disease works - provided your trial is fatally flawed 25 January 2019
Does acupuncture reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease? Yes, that would be nice, but I fear the answer is no! 24 January 2019
Healing Cancer: A Homoeopathic Approach 23 January 2019
'Users of homeopathic medicines can no longer remain silent' 22 January 2019
Are cervical manipulations for neck pain truly 'much safer than the use of NSAIDs'? 21 January 2019
A new, imaginative and 'semenly' effective SCAM for back pain 20 January 2019
The 'Institute for Scientific Homeopathy' and 'the most stupid idea conceivable' 19 January 2019
'Chiropractic Substracts Years From Your Life' (?$?$?) 18 January 2019
The 'Dunning Kruger Effect' in action 17 January 2019
Is chiropractic of proven effectiveness for a long list of conditions? No, I really don't think so 16 January 2019
Probiotics are NOT entirely risk-free 15 January 2019
Severe adverse effects of chiropractic in children 14 January 2019
When homeopaths start lecturing us on EBM, hilarity is never far 12 January 2019
Massage: one of the few alternative treatments that is supported by fairly sound evidence 11 January 2019
Evidence-based chiropractic education would mean that students cannot become chiropractors 10 January 2019
Homeopathy is the death of the patient suffering from gangrene. 09 January 2019
A review of “A New Year’s Message” from NCCIH’s Director: Helene Langevin M.D. January 2019. 08 January 2019
Non-surgical Treatments for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? How to make even a useless therapy appear to be effective 07 January 2019
Homeopathy for benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH)? No, afraid not! 05 January 2019
Acupressure for post-operative pain-control? There are good reasons to be sceptical! 04 January 2019
Intravenous quackery anyone? 03 January 2019
Unproven medicines a risk to health and wallet 02 January 2019
Any fine resolutions for 2019? 01 January 2019
Glimmers of hope and progress in 2018 31 December 2018
The most nonsensical nonsense of 2018: 20 of my favourite slices of baloney 30 December 2018
Yoga or low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome? 29 December 2018
What is osteopathy? 28 December 2018
Laser Lipo: a solution for the obesity epidemic? 27 December 2018
Why 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer' dislikes X-mas 24 December 2018
For those who leave it to the last minute: here are 4 alternative X-mas presents + plenty of hilarity 23 December 2018
Canadian naturopaths may no longer call themselves 'medically trained' 22 December 2018
The interview 21 December 2018
Chiropractic manipulation and primary prevention. It's time that chiropractors stop misleading the public in order to fill their pockets 20 December 2018
Acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome - bin the studies and consult a surgeon! 19 December 2018
Royal College of Chiropractors: please allow me to revise your statement on safety? 18 December 2018
Homeopathy for urticaria? No! 17 December 2018
Chronic illnesses will cripple the NHS – unless the NHS adopts more alternative medicine 16 December 2018
Death by acupuncture 15 December 2018
Chiropractors worry about the Spanish ‘Health Protection Plan against Pseudotherapies’ 14 December 2018
Birth-trauma: a diagnosis that richly fills the pockets of many chiropractors 13 December 2018
Homeopathy for polycystic ovary syndrome: more homeopathic pseudoscience 12 December 2018
Neck pain? Forget about chiropractic; a simple device might be much better 11 December 2018
Another serious complication after chiropractic manipulation; best to avoid neck manipulations altogether, I think 10 December 2018
HOMEOPATHY WORKS! It is as effective as Ibuprofen for pain control ... No, no, no - just joking 08 December 2018
Acupressure: you thought it was harmless? Read this, it might change your mind! 07 December 2018
Sauna bathing reduces cardiovascular disease mortality 06 December 2018
Ginkgo is harmless, I thought. But I was wrong: with the help of Chinese researchers, it could kill thousands 05 December 2018
Shiatsu: more rubbish research from a rubbish journal and an increasingly suspect publisher 04 December 2018
The benefits of chiropractic X-rays do not outweigh the risks 03 December 2018
The common assumptions of alternative medicine are unmitigated nonsense 01 December 2018
Ginger: 10,000 times more effective at killing cancer cells than conventional drugs? 30 November 2018
Why is it important to tell the truth about homeopathy (or any other alternative medicine)? 29 November 2018
The amazing story of a Brazilian cancer 'cure' 28 November 2018
The end of homeopathy at the Medical School, University of Vienna 27 November 2018
A new, comprehensive review: HOMEOPATHY = PLACEBO THERAPY 26 November 2018
Acupuncture is said to improve the quality of life of migraineurs, but I am unconvinced 24 November 2018
Dance the pain away; a simple way to help fibromyalgia patients 23 November 2018
TCM for cancer? No, I would not recommend it 22 November 2018
Why do so many German doctors practise homeopathy? 21 November 2018
Homeopathy: 'Doctors sought for new infant colic remedy trial' 20 November 2018
Medical 'Euromyths': the UK media have an awful lot to answer for 19 November 2018
Integrative Medicine: here is my slightly altered and much improved version 17 November 2018
A new survey of CAM-use (or is it a promotion for more nonsense on the NHS?) 16 November 2018
Trust me, I'm a doctor (but know little about dietary supplements) 15 November 2018
A birthday-card for Prince Charles on his 70th birthday 14 November 2018
ACUPUNCTURE: journalists, be aware of your responsibility not to mislead the public 13 November 2018
Massage or acupuncture for back pain? 12 November 2018
The real danger of yoga! 11 November 2018
A new and despicable low for homeopathy 10 November 2018
Integrative oncology is based on wishful thinking and lies 09 November 2018
Boiron: why are they allowed to make false claims? 08 November 2018
Acupuncture: it is time to stop redundant, foolish, wasteful and unethical pseudo-science. 06 November 2018
Herbal medicines for the induction of labor? No, definitely not! 05 November 2018
How to kill a few asthma patients with homeopathy 03 November 2018
Chiropractic = the area of (bogus) healthcare where pseudo-research keeps on coming 02 November 2018
Spain no longer tolerates quackery 01 November 2018
20 years ago: DISTRUST ME, I'M A DOCTOR 31 October 2018
China's State Council to sacrifice tigers and rhinos in the name of TCM-quackery 30 October 2018
Brazilian homeopaths in line for a Nobel Prize? 29 October 2018
Homeopathy for depression? No, certainly not! 27 October 2018
A new study of reflexology 26 October 2018
Mini-scalpel acupuncture = maxi-nonsense 25 October 2018
Chiropractic = a therapy in search for an indication 23 October 2018
Acupuncture for alcohol withdrawal syndrome - another ugly fact kills a beautiful hypothesis 22 October 2018
Fraudulent acupuncture research? 21 October 2018
Healing touch and massage both increase cancer pain? 19 October 2018
Harmful effects of chiropractic on functioning and well-being of neck- and back-pain patients? 18 October 2018
A new chair in alternative medicine has just been announced; will they be able to fend off pseudoscience? 17 October 2018
Homotoxicology: 'the best kept detox secret'? No, it's even worse than homeopathy! 16 October 2018
Emotional Freedom Technique, a combination of two types of BS 15 October 2018
Acupuncture for dogs? 13 October 2018
Oh dear, another baffling 'study' of aromatherapy 12 October 2018
Is the latest 'proof' of homeopathy fraudulent? 11 October 2018
Bee venom acupuncture? No thanks! 10 October 2018
Beware of Dr Alok Pareek, the 'World President of the International Homeopathic Medical League' 09 October 2018
Aromatherapy for psychological symptoms? 08 October 2018
Not a Nobel, but it's a start: a homeopathic product receives a highly prestigious award 06 October 2018
Is evening primrose oil effective after all? I still have my doubts! 05 October 2018
"Chiropractic treatments are too dangerous...” A TALE OF POOR JOURNALISM (by the Daily Mail) 04 October 2018
Osteopathy for chronic low back pain - progress at last? 03 October 2018
Should we be worried about the health of this homeopathy-promoting PR-man? 02 October 2018
The new ICD will include intolerable TCM-nonsense 01 October 2018
Another homeopathic product by Boiron has just been shown to be 'effect-free' 29 September 2018
Do musculoskeletal conditions contribute to chronic non-musculoskeletal conditions? A lesson in critical thinking 28 September 2018
One of the foremost homeopathic teachers and clinicians in the world: "Tackling Patients with Severe Pathology" 27 September 2018
Fish oil might reduce anxiety 26 September 2018
The recent history of homeopathy in Germany 25 September 2018
'Proof of concept study' of osteopathy - this one had me in stitches 24 September 2018
An exhaustive study of homeopathic remedies for eczema ... turns out to be a big, fat lie 22 September 2018
A new osteopathy trial - I think, it might the worst bit of research in 2018 so far 21 September 2018
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society's verdict on homeopathy 20 September 2018
Finally! A retraction of an acupuncture meta-analysis published in a top-journal 19 September 2018
"Doctors should call out bollocksology when they see it." 18 September 2018
Homeopathy for preventing complications of immunisation: another study and another negative result 17 September 2018
Chiro for kids? No! 15 September 2018
Homeopathy: yet another systematic review fails to prove its effectiveness 14 September 2018
“Physiotherapy generally offers a highly science based approach to clinical practice.” WISHFUL THINKING OR TRUTH? 13 September 2018
Lille Medical School suspends homeopathy degree 11 September 2018
Alternative therapies for psoriasis? A poor review in a top journal 10 September 2018
Is 2018 the year when research into homeopathy died a natural death? 09 September 2018
Oil pulling, a promising alternative therapy - no, I am not pulling your leg! 08 September 2018
Homeopathy is not helpful for depression - on the contrary, it depresses me! 07 September 2018
“Pharmacists should not sell or dispense homeopathic products” 06 September 2018
TCM by injection? The idea frightens me 04 September 2018
The age of misinformation: a rant about Brexit and homeopathy 03 September 2018
Three Trends In “Alternative Dentistry” Part 3: Amalgam Removal and Avoidance 01 September 2018
My qualifications in homeopathy: the truth and nothing but the truth 31 August 2018
Three Trends In “Alternative Dentistry” Part 2: Material Testing 30 August 2018
Chiropractic neck manipulations can damage your eyes 29 August 2018
Three Trends In “Alternative Dentistry” Part 1: The Concept of Projections—Of Meridians and Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) 28 August 2018
Herbal suppositories for bacterial vaginosis? 27 August 2018
Did you know that I falsified my qualifications? 26 August 2018
Some homeopathic products contain active substances after all - dangerous ones, that is! 25 August 2018
Why do we see measles outbreaks left, right and centre? Ask your SCAM provider! 24 August 2018
An RCT suggests that homeopathy can prevent epidemics!!! But how reliable is this evidence? 23 August 2018
German pharmacists fail their customers when advising them on homeopathy 22 August 2018
Is music a practical therapy for hypertension? Sadly not, I think 20 August 2018
The vicious spiral of German adult education steeped in woo 18 August 2018
Peter Fisher (1950-2018) 17 August 2018
Until the precise risks from chiropractic manipulation are known, patients are better served by other treatments 16 August 2018
Is kinesiology tape helpful for back pain? A new study attempts to find out (but fails miserably) 15 August 2018
Be very careful before accepting any 'evidence' about the benefits of acupuncture 14 August 2018
Is alternative medicine a conspiracy theory in disguise? 13 August 2018
I know, because I have done my research 11 August 2018
A triumph for 'GOOD THINKING', and the end of homeopathy on the NHS in England 10 August 2018
Beware of predatory conferences: they want your cash and offer nothing worthwhile 09 August 2018
Random thoughts on the issue of an 'open mind' 07 August 2018
The Society of Homeopaths have a Code of Ethics, but seem to ignore it. I wonder why! 06 August 2018
Chiropractic for back or neck pain? Not nearly as good as some seem to believe 04 August 2018
There is no better treatment than homeopathy - at least for the homeopath! 03 August 2018
Chiropractors: dammed if they do, and dammed if they don't (abandon the subluxation myth) 02 August 2018
If you don't like satire and sarcasm (or happen to be a chiropractor), please don't read this 01 August 2018
Pharmacists put themselves at risk by selling homeopathic remedies 31 July 2018
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC's pathetic attempt at re-inventing chiropractic 30 July 2018
Kinesiology tape: a triumph of marketing over evidence 28 July 2018
Some recommend acupuncture for infant colic, yet the evidence tells us that it 'should not be recommended' 27 July 2018
Yet another confirmation: the effects of acupuncture are due to placebo 26 July 2018
My treatment works ... Because ... my treatment works! A crash-course in logic for alternative practitioners 25 July 2018
Homeopathic remedies are inherently harmless! True or false? 24 July 2018
PLEASE JOIN ME IN A FUN EXPERIMENT: Let's design a study that might deceive (almost) everyone 23 July 2018
Andrew Wakefield, Donald Trump, SCAM, and the anti-vaccination cult 21 July 2018
More evidence that SCAM-use is associated with shorter survival of cancer patients 20 July 2018
"Non-reproducible single occurrences are of no significance to science". The example of the homeopathic diarrhoea trials 19 July 2018
Random thoughts on meditation 18 July 2018
Medical research is often unreliable. But research into alternative medicine is much worse, and here is why 17 July 2018
Lymph-drainage: we need more and better research 16 July 2018
Homeopathy for cancer? No, most definitely not! 15 July 2018
Homeopathy for psychiatric patients? Yes, apparently, it is 'advisable', even in severe cases! 14 July 2018
Bogus cancer therapies - but with NHS credentials 13 July 2018
Homeopathy in the Age of Antimicrobial Resistance: Is It a Viable Treatment for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections? 12 July 2018
Center for Inquiry Sues Drug Retailer for Fraud Over Sale of Homeopathic Medicine 10 July 2018
More on vaccination scepticism, and the plea for a no-fault vaccination injury compensation scheme 09 July 2018
Congratulations to 'HOMEOPATHY', the journal of the UK 'Faculty of Homeopathy' 07 July 2018
The myths of homeopathy: resounding answers turn out to be resounding lies 06 July 2018
Why are alternative practitioners so stubborn? 05 July 2018
Homeopathy: does killing holidaymakers via bad advice count as 'high standards'? 04 July 2018
Antioxidant supplements produce expensive urine, wealthy manufacturers, BUT NOT FERTILE MEN! 03 July 2018
Live blood analysis, another SCAM to avoid 02 July 2018
Germany, the 'promised land' for cancer quacks 01 July 2018
Vaccine scepticism, alternative medicine and slipping standards 29 June 2018
Naturopaths' counselling against vaccinations could be criminally negligent 28 June 2018
My new challenge to the 'defenders of the homeopathic realm': name treatments that are as useless as homeopathy 27 June 2018
Malpractice of chiropractors - just the tip of an iceberg? 26 June 2018
Does the wish of a patient over-rule medical knowledge? 25 June 2018
Critical thinking, the ability to differentiate the useful from the worthless 23 June 2018
Finally!!! The German 'HEILPRAKTIKER' is going to be reformed 22 June 2018
Why do insurance companies pay for ineffective treatments? 21 June 2018
Homeopathy = hubris in allopathic doses 20 June 2018
Sorcery for your vagina 19 June 2018
Individualised (traditional) herbalism: best avoided, in my view 18 June 2018
Thanks a bunch, Wakefield & Co: outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England. 17 June 2018
Gua sha, a reasonable therapy? 16 June 2018
Another attempt by the UK 'Faculty of Homeopathy' to mislead the public 15 June 2018
Pro and Contra: should UK community pharmacists sell homeopathic remedies? 14 June 2018
Ignorance + belief = danger for public health: "the non-vaccinated child is potentially healthier than the vaccinated child" 13 June 2018
"Shiatsu significantly reduced depression in a sample of mild-to-moderate AD patients." ??? Not really! 12 June 2018
HOMEOPATHS AGAINST VACCINATION: "The decision to vaccinate and how you implement that decision is yours and yours alone" 11 June 2018
Did you know? "The skeptical movement is an offshoot of the Communist Party" !!! 10 June 2018
An analysis of Hahn's critique of my homeopathy papers: YES, IDEOLOGY DOES SEEM TO PLAY A PART 09 June 2018
The HOMEOPATHY RESEARCH INSTITUTE: bringing unreliable information to a wide international audience 08 June 2018
Ophthalmic Adverse Effects after Chiropractic Neck Manipulation 07 June 2018
“There is no robust evidence to support homeopathy which is at best a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS funds" 06 June 2018
Dana Ullman: "evidence-based medicine can no longer be trusted" !?!? 05 June 2018
NIPAH EPIDEMIC: The hubris of homeopaths knows no bounds! 04 June 2018
First do no harm!!! What does it mean? How does it apply to alternative medicine? 03 June 2018
Doctor homeopaths violate fundamental rules of ethics when practising homeopathy 02 June 2018
How the UK 'Society of Homeopaths' prevents its members from practising homeopathy 01 June 2018
This is what happens, if you treat cancer with homeopathy 31 May 2018
The SUNDAY TIMES just broke my BS-meter 30 May 2018
Here’s What Oncologists Won’t Tell You About Essential Oils 29 May 2018
Homeopathy: progress at last!!! 28 May 2018
Seven things you might want to know about 'CEASE' therapy (as practised by homeopaths and naturopaths) 27 May 2018
Acupuncture for acute stroke? Perhaps better not! 26 May 2018
Acupuncture: a beautiful theory slain by an ugly fact 25 May 2018
Homeopathic Prevention and Management of Epidemic Diseases 24 May 2018
Exeter University offers bogus treatments, but is 'not in a position to actively condone the effectiveness of such treatments' 23 May 2018
New back pain study: "support for the inclusion of chiropractic care as a component of multidisciplinary health care for low back pain" 22 May 2018
More about homeopathy in Switzerland: "Globuli only cause unnecessary healthcare costs" 21 May 2018
'SCAM charities' = charities promoting so-called alternative medicine 18 May 2018
Does acupuncture increase birth rates after IVF? No, of course not! But telling a few porkies might help all the same 17 May 2018
Complaints about chiropractors (and osteopaths as well as physiotherapists) - are they really that rare? 16 May 2018
Osteopathy is "effective for reducing anxiety" (presumably the anxiety of the osteopaths and their bank-managers) 15 May 2018
HOMEOPATHY: When the great Vithoulkas publishes his findings, we should listen - or shouldn't we? 14 May 2018
Kombucha: hype, harm and humbug 13 May 2018
Are you a homeopath? This is how you can get rich quickly!!! 11 May 2018
Good news ahead of the wedding: "Meghan Markle is a fan of alternative medicine" 10 May 2018
China Power and Influence 09 May 2018
Medorrhinum: another surprising homeopathic remedy 08 May 2018
How turn a negative trial into a positive one? Simple, just cheat! PART TWO OF A SORRY TALE 07 May 2018
The German media campaign to save homeopathy 06 May 2018
SCAM 05 May 2018
Astro-homeopathy: "a beautiful blend of Astrology and Homoeopathy" 04 May 2018
Zero balancing ... zero evidence 03 May 2018
Intravaginal manipulations by (German) osteopaths: a new low point for clinical research into alternative medicine? 02 May 2018
Fools or frauds? 01 May 2018
If you cannot argue against your critic, have him jailed (a chilling story from China) 30 April 2018
Gustav Born (1921-2018) 28 April 2018
The Royal College of Chiropractors' focus on key areas of public health - plus my constructive suggestions 27 April 2018
Reflexology works - but not as reflexologists think 26 April 2018
"Ernst is a serial scientific liar" ... To sue or not to sue, that is the question 25 April 2018
KISS the new Royal Baby ... should we worry? 24 April 2018
Homeopathy: our ('just a bit of rubbish') study that made the UK headlines 23 April 2018
Reiki improves pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and well-being ... OH NO, IT DOESN'T!!! 22 April 2018
Osteopathy in surgical care? Surprise, surprise: no good evidence 20 April 2018
Chiropractic: a truly remarkable and excellent review by chiropractors 19 April 2018
Alternative treatments for diabetes: I strongly advise caution 18 April 2018
Science cannot explain it yet, but my therapy does work!!! 17 April 2018
A new Cochrane Review of homeopathy: "no evidence to support the efficacy of homeopathic medicinal products" 16 April 2018
BREAKING NEWS: your mouth is an integral part of your body! 15 April 2018
Daniel P Wirth, his dubious research, and the remarkable apathy of some medical journals 14 April 2018
Finally! An official statement about homeopathy from a French health minister 13 April 2018
Homeopathy: from the bizarre to the outright bewildering 12 April 2018
Chiropractic Awareness Week... or should this be 'bewareness'? 11 April 2018
It's Hahnemann's birthday today - so, let's honour him by quoting his words 10 April 2018
Sixteen case reports of homeopathic Arnica - never trust what you think! 09 April 2018
Asanté Academy of Chinese Medicine 'One of the leading Chinese Medicine clinics and teaching institutes in the UK and Europe' 07 April 2018
'Pilot studies' of alternative medicine: incompetent, unethical, misleading and harmful 06 April 2018
Is the Queen's homeopath, Dr Peter Fisher, erring or lying? 05 April 2018
Homeopathy is so much safer than conventional medicine ... Oh really? 04 April 2018
A celebrated study of GPs practicing 'integrative medicine' proves ... nothing 03 April 2018
My chiropractic Easter-message 01 April 2018
A pseudo-prize for pseudo-research into pseudo-medicine 30 March 2018
Is Reiki effective? The researchers say yes, but I am far from convinced 29 March 2018
INSPIRAL PAEDIATRIC SEMINARS ... chiropractic quackery at its most obvious 28 March 2018
Exaggerations and untruths in the promotion of homeopathy 27 March 2018
Chiropractors are being educated to become a danger to public health 26 March 2018
'Doctors turn to herbal cures when the drugs don’t work' ... THE TIMES is wallowing in nonsense 25 March 2018
Low back pain: alternative practitioners feel encouraged by the recent Lancet-articles - wrongly so, I hasten to add 24 March 2018
A new RCT of homeopathy ... and, guess what, it reports a positive result (but are we being misled or not?) 23 March 2018
Suffering from back pain? Walk to your therapist, don't accept (or pay for) treatment, but walk straight back home again 22 March 2018
Prof Frass' criticism of the Lancet meta-analysis of homeopathy: a rebuttal of a rebuttal 21 March 2018
Ayurvedic medicines to die for 20 March 2018
I smell a rat: something extremely odd about the 'positive' studies of homeopathy 19 March 2018
Another dodgy meta-analysis published in a dodgy journal (except 'Acupuncture in Medicine' is from the BMJ-group) 18 March 2018
The pathetic arguments of the British Homeopathic Association in defence of homeopathy on the NHS 17 March 2018
Beware of (poor-quality, redundant, nonsensical, biased) systematic reviews 16 March 2018
Homeopathy for cancer: Dr Wurster and the 'Clinica Sta Croce' in Switzerland 15 March 2018
Fraud and greed can cause enormous harm 14 March 2018
Chiropractors seem to believe that the earth is both flat and spherical 13 March 2018
Homeopathy, Cancer and Dr Dietmar Payrhuber: how TV endangers cancer patients 12 March 2018
The death of a diabetic child: God had guided the herbalist to use herbs rather than conventional medicine 11 March 2018
Acupuncture fans, pay attention: this post can save you money - £120 to be exact. 10 March 2018
The German title of 'Doctor of Homeopathy' should be obsolete (because even the most rigorously regulated education in nonsense can only result in nonsense) 09 March 2018
Should we recommend acupuncture for pain relief? ... WHAT DO YOU THINK? 08 March 2018
'Best homeopathy doctor in Delhi' offers treatment for HIV/AIDS 07 March 2018
Homeopathy works? ... Yes, provided the trial has enough flaws to produce a false-positive result 06 March 2018
Chiropractors do not seem to know (or ignore) the difference between research and promotion 05 March 2018
Could/should homeopaths sue me for libel? 04 March 2018
'Functional Cranial Release' is "kind'a like an orgasm" 03 March 2018
My 'ideological biases' !?! 02 March 2018
What chiropractors call 'research' often looks like promotion to me 01 March 2018
Visceral osteopathy is implausible and does not work ... SO, LET'S FORGET ABOUT IT ONCE AND FOR ALL 28 February 2018
Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (AMPs) are truly mysterious 27 February 2018
Random thoughts about the 'LIES' clinicians tell their patients 26 February 2018
The German "Information Network Homeopathy” (INH) goes international 24 February 2018
A full retaction of the lies that the AACMA have been circulating about me 23 February 2018
Medicine, magic and morality (press-release by our publisher, Springer) 22 February 2018
Naprapathy: a lot of it looks just like quackery to me 21 February 2018
How turn a negative trial into a positive one? Simple, just cheat! 20 February 2018
My open letter to ‘Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association’ 19 February 2018
A new RCT of craniosacral therapy ... for once, I am really embarrassed 17 February 2018
This RCT of a Chinese herbal mixture makes a mockery of science and medical ethics 16 February 2018
Fascinating news from the 'Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine' 15 February 2018
Cupping for athletes: rubbish trials, rubbish review, rubbish journal 14 February 2018
Kratom: a 'herbal drug' with the potental to do more harm than good 13 February 2018
More uncomfortable thoughts on 'integrative medicine' 12 February 2018
Emunctorology? No, it's not a spelling mistake; it's an alternative therapy! 11 February 2018
An invitation for the 'Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association' 10 February 2018
The reality of 'integrative medicine' consists of little more than re-discoveries from conventional medicine, platitudes and outright nonsense 09 February 2018
My challenge to the homeopaths of this world 07 February 2018
SUCCESS: my first official complaint about a newspaper article 06 February 2018
An effective herbal treatment for upper respiratory infections 05 February 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Scientists discover the 'Brexit virus'... and homeopaths are quick to offer a 'cure' 04 February 2018
How should we advise patients on alternative medicine? 03 February 2018
Canada's love affair with alternative medicine/CAM 02 February 2018
Homeopathy close to home 01 February 2018
Liver damage after Chinese herbal treatments - much more than meets the eye 31 January 2018
Manual therapies for infant colic? A very sore point in the history of chiropractic 30 January 2018
Acupuncture: there is no convincing evidence that it is an effective therapy 29 January 2018
Larry Nassar - doctor of osteopathy ("intravaginal manipulations are an approved osteopathic treatment") 28 January 2018
The Daily Telegraph's story about herb/drug interactions 27 January 2018
Acupuncture: poor research leading false-positive conclusions. In my view, this is scientific misconduct 26 January 2018
Exercise improves cognitive function + a challenge to fans of alternative medicine 25 January 2018
Banning ineffective medicines on the NHS is "illogical and ill-informed" 24 January 2018
This is the shortest post I have ever written 23 January 2018
A 'systematic' review of health retreats: more advertising than science 22 January 2018
...but my therapy DOES work ... only recently, it cured a patient! 21 January 2018
Homeopathic child abuse of the worst kind 20 January 2018
Homeopathy for farmers ... with the support of Prince Charles ... foolish and immoral 19 January 2018
More harm than good? 18 January 2018
"Building a better future for homeopathy" ... Really? .... Should we not be building a better future for patients? 17 January 2018
Colleen Huber vs Britt Hermes 16 January 2018
The 'Dunning-Kruger Effect': how it explains alternative medicine 15 January 2018
The 'Dorn Method' - relatively new and totally bogus 14 January 2018
'Censored for curing cancer': the Gerson therapy re-visited 13 January 2018
Critical thinking is good for you - please give it a try! 12 January 2018
Chiropractors and naturopaths should keep their hands off our kids, if you ask me 11 January 2018
Chinese herbs for Alzheimer's disease? An excellent example of how fatally flawed research misleads us all 10 January 2018
Fighting for Homeopathy on the NHS 09 January 2018
Homeopathy: the 2015 NHMRC report and its criticism re-analysed 08 January 2018
"The cancer industry is a medical conspiracy against humanity" (The Turmeric story) 07 January 2018
Social prescribing: introducing quackery through the backdoor? 06 January 2018
Chiropractic is not the best treatment for back pain !!! 05 January 2018
Senator Orrin Hatch, the supplement industry, and “utter lack of integrity” 04 January 2018
Detox is bunk; save your money for something useful, fun or pleasant! 03 January 2018
Ethical issues in alternative medicine [we neglect them at our peril] 02 January 2018
2017 - a year in alternative medicine 31 December 2017
Alternative medicine and disease prevention ... repeating an untruth does not make it a truth 29 December 2017
'Homeopathy Works for the Flu'... and if Dana Ullman says so, it must be true!!! 27 December 2017
YOUR HOMEOPATHIC 'CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL KIT' (plus my DIY Christmas challenge) 23 December 2017
FDA on homeopathy: a 'risk-based' enforcement is on the horizon 21 December 2017
Electrohomeopathy ... endangering lives since almost 200 years 20 December 2017
Possibly the weirdest alternative therapy of them all: placentophagy 18 December 2017
Alternative treatments for the common cold: good business, bad evidence 16 December 2017
The incredible health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar 14 December 2017
The UK 'Society of Homeopaths' is surpassing itself 12 December 2017
Is it time for chiropractors and osteopaths to look for other jobs? 11 December 2017
The 'Dead Vagina Syndrome' (DVS) and its herbal cure 09 December 2017
A new, comprehensive review of acupuncture turns out to be an orgy in wishful thinking 07 December 2017
The horrific Schuessler Salt experiments during the Third Reich 05 December 2017
Schuessler Salts: "Any expenditure on the purchase of these salts will be money wasted" 03 December 2017
Does this acupuncture study have a whiff of scientific misconduct? What do you think? 01 December 2017
Chiropractic: a 'global overview' 29 November 2017
German association of doctor-homeopaths receive prestigious award 27 November 2017
Many dentists are fond of alternative treatments - but why? 25 November 2017
200 years of homeopathy against malaria - and still utterly hopeless 23 November 2017
Homeopathy on trial 21 November 2017
The most preposterous piece of pseudoscientific piffle of the year 20 November 2017
Be aware of the BS called 'chiropractic' 18 November 2017
Chiro behaving badly... is the GCC fit for purpose? 16 November 2017
Chiros as prescribers of medicines? 15 November 2017
Happy Birthday YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESS 14 November 2017
I AM SOOO PROUD!!! 'Dr Rath Foundation' published an entire article all about me! 12 November 2017
Many physicians using homeopathy employ it as a placebo 11 November 2017
Aromatherapy: an 'efficient' therapy? It's time to stop such nonsensical pseudoresearch 09 November 2017
Is Boiron (the world's biggest manufacturer of homeopathics) telling the truth? What do you think? 07 November 2017
Advertising Standards Authority publish list of allowed claims for UK chiros 04 November 2017
Good news regarding homeopathy for animals: RCVS POSITION ON CAM 03 November 2017
Alternative practitioners amuse the patient, while medics cure the disease 02 November 2017
Homeopathy's 'super guru' wants homeopathy to return to the dark ages 31 October 2017
The Queen's homeopath seems to sense that homeopathy is on its last leg 30 October 2017
How should alt med practitioners be educated and trained? 28 October 2017
Survey data show that, in Europe, homeopathy and other alt meds are used by only a minority 26 October 2017
Regrettable journalism around the tragic death of a chiropractic patient 25 October 2017
Did you know that TCM originated from Bavaria? 24 October 2017
Animal experiments in alternative medicine research - a new and odd phenomenon 23 October 2017
Naturopathy for cancer ... claims that have the potential to be lethal 22 October 2017
Lies, damned lies, and homeopathy 21 October 2017
UK government response to petition 'Stop NHS England from removing ... homeopathic medicines' 20 October 2017
Acupuncture for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease? Nine reasons why I don't think so 19 October 2017
Is chiropractic treatment safe? 18 October 2017
"Chiropractic is safe"... Oh really? 17 October 2017
Guess what - we just received an 'Ockham Award' ! 15 October 2017
Homeopathy for schizoaffective disorder (Is this the worst paper this year?) 13 October 2017
Come celebrate the positive energy... !!! ??? !!! 11 October 2017
Weleda's statements on homeopathy ... in need of NaCl, C200, I think 09 October 2017
Reiki gets 'strong support' from a new review - is it time to re-write a few textbooks? 07 October 2017
John Weeks admitted to the 'Alt Med Hall of Fame' 05 October 2017
Severe liver injury due to naturopaths' prescription of Epsom salt 03 October 2017
Lung cancer patients live longer with Chinese herbal medicine... or don't they? 30 September 2017
Dietary supplements: US consumers waste billions of $s 28 September 2017
Homeopathy is effective for anxiety and depression disorders!!! Or isn't it? 26 September 2017
Bovine mastitis: are homeopathic remedies truly 'as effective as antibiotics'? 24 September 2017
The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council's verdict on homeopathy 22 September 2017
A $ 200 million donation to medical research is a good thing... or isn't it? 20 September 2017
Probiotics reverse colon cancer... no, no, no! ... I was just kidding 19 September 2017
Insomnia? Avoid alternative therapies! 18 September 2017
Acupuncture-promotion masquarading as research 16 September 2017
Lynne McTaggart and world peace - something to worry about!!! 14 September 2017
Do moon phases affect our health? 13 September 2017
Homeopathy: who needs science when we have the wisdom of politicians? 11 September 2017
"Forest bathing": an alternative therapy you probably never heard of 09 September 2017
Chiropractic = method of choice to treat influenza? (Or chiros too daft for words?) 06 September 2017
Cervical artery dissection and stroke related to chiropractic manipulation 04 September 2017
Alternative medicine use delays effective treatment 02 September 2017
Osteopathy making a mockery of academia and evidence-based healthcare 31 August 2017
GMC registered medical practitioners should not prescribe homeopathically prepared remedies 29 August 2017
Should the 'Faculty of Homeopathy' be reported to the General Medical Council? 27 August 2017
Richard Eaton's excellent update on developments around complementary medicine 25 August 2017
The German 'Heilpraktiker' is a dangerous and anachronistic nonsense 23 August 2017
Oh, that glorious and ubiquitous BS about homeopathy !!! 21 August 2017
'BIG PHARMA' is secretly funding skeptic organizations to defame homeopathy 19 August 2017
Are critics of chiropractic 'carpet bombers'? 18 August 2017
Chiropractic for kids: a pack of offensive lies 16 August 2017
Is chiropractic subluxation a notion of the past? SADLY NOT! 14 August 2017
Use of alternative medicine hastens death of cancer patients 11 August 2017
What CHARLATANS don't tell you (WCDTY) 10 August 2017
Measles outbreaks - time to stop the madness of the anti-vaccinationists 09 August 2017
Gerson therapy: a treatment to avoid at all cost 07 August 2017
New review confirms: neck manipulations are dangerous 05 August 2017
Chiropractic is excellent ... for comic relief!!! 03 August 2017
This blog may not be what you think it is 01 August 2017
It would be wrong to get used to the untruths told by proponents of alternative medicine or anybody else 30 July 2017
The sale of alternative medicines: proper regulation of nonsense will inevitably result in nonsense 28 July 2017
'Chiropractors are Bullshit': a rebuttal of a rebuttal 26 July 2017
The NHS ban of homeopathy ... and what the UK press made of it. Are UK journalists slowly learning? 24 July 2017
The end of homeopathy on the NHS? [but wait for the 'spider memos'] 22 July 2017
Chinese acupuncture research: is there hope? 21 July 2017
Acupuncture research: more wishful thinking than good science 19 July 2017
Applied Kinesiology: implausible, unproven, and yet incredibly popular 17 July 2017
Death by homeopathy? 14 July 2017
How effective are positive messages? 12 July 2017
Recommending homeoprophylaxis is unethical, irresponsible and possibly even criminal 10 July 2017
Exposing lies in the realm of quackery 08 July 2017
Bogus healthcare products should have no place in pharmacies 06 July 2017
The 'Society for Integrative Oncology' puzzles me yet again 05 July 2017
A new meta-analysis of acupuncture in JACM - no prizes for guessing the conclusion 03 July 2017
Is God an alternative to healthcare? 01 July 2017
Garlic against infections? 30 June 2017
Over-sexed? Under-sexed? Homeopaths have the all the answers! 28 June 2017
Promotion masquarading as science: the example of chiropractic pseudo-research 26 June 2017
Terminal stupidity about ADHD and Bach Flower Remedies 24 June 2017
Scientology detox? No thanks!!! 23 June 2017
Cannabis for cancer? 22 June 2017
Trying to understand a doctor homeopath: "homeopathy is helpful for any condition"!?!? 20 June 2017
Pharmacists' responsibilities vis a vis alternative medicine: the violation of healthcare ethics continues. 19 June 2017
Is homeopathy 'nano-medicine'? 17 June 2017
Refreshingly 'honest' words from a pharmacist: 'Homeopathy could be pharmacy's saviour' 16 June 2017
Recklessly stupid TCM-promotion by the 'Daily Mail' 15 June 2017
Quackademia down under 14 June 2017
Shamefully misleading drivel about homeopathy by the German BPI 13 June 2017
Post number 1000 !!! 12 June 2017
How to protect yourself from bogus claims about so-called alternative medicine 10 June 2017
Six reasons to AVOID a wheatgrass colonic 08 June 2017
The "other medicine" ... how shall we call it? 06 June 2017
Are alternative practitioners fear-mongers? 05 June 2017
INFORMED CONSENT IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: ethical imperative + practical impossibility 02 June 2017
Olivia Newton-John, cancer and alternative medicine 01 June 2017
Governments take action to prevent vaccination-rates from falling 31 May 2017
30 May = World Bedwetting Day 30 May 2017
Gems in homeopathy, part 2: pre-clinical research 29 May 2017
HOMEOPATHY: the NHMRC report revisited 28 May 2017
Gems in homeopathy, part 1: clinical research 27 May 2017
SURPRISE, SURPRISE: some dietary supplements do work! (Chondroitin for OA) 26 May 2017
A "self-perpetuating motor control problem": more from the subluxation cult of chiropractic 25 May 2017
"Apricot Seeds for Cancer Treatment" ... or how to confuse vulnerable cancer patients 24 May 2017
How to kill patients with ('risk-free') homeopathic remedies 23 May 2017
HAPPILY PROMOTING BOGUS TREATMENTS: the story of animal chiropractic 22 May 2017
Enforcement Policy Statement on Marketing Claims for OTC Homeopathic Drugs 21 May 2017
'DETOX' = a dangerous and counter-productive illusion 20 May 2017
Use of alternative medicine is associated with low vaccination rates 19 May 2017
Adverse events of (chiropractic) spinal manipulations: the unethical behaviour persists 18 May 2017
More BS from the BMJ 17 May 2017
Is conventional medicine based on good evidence? 16 May 2017
Harms of Nonpharmacologic Therapies (the new ACP guideline) 15 May 2017
Acupuncture for back pain: an open letter by a Canadian therapist 14 May 2017
After "knocking the hell out of alternative medicine", let me offer you some real solutions 13 May 2017
A method of ending discussions with belligerent twits 11 May 2017
Is the Royal College of Nursing promoting quackery? 10 May 2017
Alternative medicine for chronic pain: 'State of the Art' review in the BMJ 09 May 2017
Inside the brain of a homeopath 08 May 2017
Brain Dust and other surprises 07 May 2017
Who is an EXPERT in homeopathy? 06 May 2017
Is homeopathy effective for allergic rhinitis? Mathie et al think so; I disagree 05 May 2017
Acupressure works ... oh no, it doesn't !!! 04 May 2017
CAM-use delays cancer diagnosis 03 May 2017
The cracking sound during spinal manipulation: much to do about nothing 02 May 2017
Shiatsu: fatally flawed research is an unethical waste of resources 29 April 2017
Is the promotion of dubious therapies a charitable activity? The Charity Commission wants to know 28 April 2017
A chat with a homeopath 27 April 2017
Canada's love affair with alternative medicine 26 April 2017
Spinal manipulation for acute low back pain, a new meta-analysis is "damning it with faint praise" 25 April 2017
The UNpopularity of homeopathy worldwide 24 April 2017
If researchers commit scientific misconduct, acupuncture may appear effective 23 April 2017
Gunpowder 30C – works like a bomb for any infection! But also blows a Vice Chancellor’s smokescreen, of standing up for science, to bits. 22 April 2017
Foul play by chiropractors? 21 April 2017
We have an ethical, legal and moral duty to discourage chiropractic neck manipulations 20 April 2017
Is the BBC biased against homeopathy? 19 April 2017
Even the 3 'best' studies of homeopathy are far from convincing 18 April 2017
Is the BCA a cover organisation of BIG PHARMA for giving chiropractic a bad name? 17 April 2017
Ombudsman investigates 'flawed' homeopathic study 15 April 2017
New meta-analysis confirms that the clinical effects of homeopathic remedies do not differ from placebos 14 April 2017
'Official' verdicts on homeopathy 13 April 2017
Influenzinum: the homeopathic flu prevention that does not prevent flu 11 April 2017
10 April 1755: the birth of Samuel Hahnemann - here are 10 previous posts in his honour 10 April 2017
Acupuncture: an interesting new study with negative results and odd conclusions 09 April 2017
Homeopathy: JUST ONE DROP... and quite possibly the last 08 April 2017
Tui Na for radiculopathy: another systematic review bordering on scientific misconduct 07 April 2017
Acupuncture for alcohol dependence? An attempt to look behind the smokescreen put up by acupuncture-fans 06 April 2017
MY SPECIAL OFFER TO HOMEOPATHS: a free lecture 05 April 2017
Jackfruit: an effective anti-cancer remedy? [How bogus information can cost lives] 04 April 2017
The risks associated with spinal manipulation are likely to be real and serious 03 April 2017
Gibraltar will stay British!!! ... thanks to the innovative work of homeopaths 01 April 2017
Chiropractors behaving badly 31 March 2017
Why should homeopathic medicines escape the NHS prescribing ban? 10 possible answers 30 March 2017
Therapeutic Touch: a dubious therapy backed by dubious research 29 March 2017
Lead and arsenic intoxications due to 'natural health products' 28 March 2017
Bioresonance cures addictions to alcohol, cocaine, crack, nicotine, heroin, opiates, cannabis, spice, legal highs and other medications? No, it doesn't! 27 March 2017
Coming sooner or later - alternative therapies for premature ejaculation 25 March 2017
Yoga for depression? Unimpressive science from impressive institutions 24 March 2017
George Lewith (1950-2017) 23 March 2017
Complementary therapies as a way to enhance nursing practice? 22 March 2017
Chiropractors are undermining public health 21 March 2017
Call for MP David Tredinnick to step down over latest homeopathy comments 19 March 2017
Surprise, surprise! Lesbianism is not 'cured' by homeopathy (warning: includes very rude language) 18 March 2017
Aromatherapy for depression? Smells fishy, if you ask me! 17 March 2017
The BCA: still happily promoting bogus notions 16 March 2017
Organisations promoting alternative medicine - can they have charitable status? 15 March 2017
It is "disappointing that some pharmacists are still stocking homeopathy products" 14 March 2017
Homeopathic estrogen for endometriosis? Let's wait for an independent replication! 11 March 2017
'Foods that will naturally cleanse your arteries' 07 March 2017
Prince Charles' passion for quackery is a hindrance to progress 05 March 2017
Integrative medicine physicians tend to harbour anti-vaccination views 03 March 2017
Dana Ullman, the 'MASS MURDERERS' and death by homeopathy 01 March 2017
Lies, damned lies, and Dana Ullman 27 February 2017
Acupuncture for migraine prevention? Perhaps, but... 25 February 2017
NATURAL NEWS demonstrate that natural remedies are useless for treating their paranoia 23 February 2017
The future of homeopathy (in the words of Prof Walach) 22 February 2017
Six hilariously funny 'facts' about homeopathy 20 February 2017
Emotional Freedom Techniques: More 'alternative facts' from 'The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine' 18 February 2017
Upper neck manipulations (by chiropractors) regularly cause serious harm. Why are they still used? 16 February 2017
Profits before ethics: pharmacist continue to recommend and sell bogus treatments 15 February 2017
Shoulder problems? Don't see a chiro! 13 February 2017
The 'growing body' of positive evidence for homeopathy... IN YOUR DREAMS !!! 11 February 2017
If you are unable to make your patient feel better without resorting to quackery, become a pathologist 10 February 2017
The 'pernicious practice of homeopathy in Australia': 'tolerated by authorities to avoid an inconvenient confrontation' 09 February 2017
Opioid over-use, chiropractic megalomania, and six probing questions 07 February 2017
Russian Academy of Sciences speaks out against homeopathy 06 February 2017
HOMEOPATHS LOVE IT: the epidemiological evidence suggesting that homeopathy works 05 February 2017
Yoga improves quality of life, fatigue and sleep of breast cancer patients 04 February 2017
This must be the most sickening cancer scam I have seen for a while 03 February 2017
Nutraceuticals for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia? 02 February 2017
Wellness research: mostly embarrassing nonsense 01 February 2017
How to differentiate good from bad research 31 January 2017
The role of criticism in the realm of alternative medicine 30 January 2017
A new RCT tests homeopathy in cats ... and the results are unsurprisingly negative 29 January 2017
FDA: homeopathic teething remedies were toxic 28 January 2017
Cerebral Haemorrhage Following Chiropractic 'Activator' Treatment 27 January 2017
Acupuncture and the disgraceful Dr Cummings 26 January 2017
Acupuncture is not an effective treatment of pain: results from a new RCT 25 January 2017
What is it with Gwyneth Paltrow and the vagina? 24 January 2017
Homeopathy: disclosing the 'alternative truths'*** of 'Ullman and Co' 23 January 2017
Alternative medicine: a thing for the elderly!?!? 21 January 2017
Beware of the alkaline diet and the claims made for it! A plea for journalistic accuracy 20 January 2017
Advertising naturopathy 19 January 2017
Two hallmarks of alternative medicine 18 January 2017
Acupuncture study on colicky kids shows the opposite of what the authors conclude 16 January 2017
Crystal healing "empowers us to lead a more meaningful life" 15 January 2017
Chiros fighting chiros 14 January 2017
Vitamin C does reverse cancer—and now it’s on track for approval as a chemo alternative 13 January 2017
Homeopathy for infectious diseases: it is time for homeopaths to stop lying 12 January 2017
Post-truths? No, they are simply lies! 11 January 2017
Educating chiros 10 January 2017
Does auricular acupuncture reduce anxiety? A new study says YES, but I say NO 07 January 2017
Paleo-type diet reversing Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis 06 January 2017
The most important myth about acupuncture 05 January 2017
Prayer as a medical therapy? Time to stop this nonsense! 04 January 2017
Is acupuncture pseudoscience? 03 January 2017
My New Year's resolution for 2017: MORE RESPECT, PLEASE 02 January 2017
Alternative medicine 2016: what have we learnt? 31 December 2016
Fish oil might prevent asthma 30 December 2016
America’s 'leading integrative medicine specialists': concerns about antibiotic resistance 29 December 2016
Cheer up: your homeopath is just one phone call away! 28 December 2016
'Chiropractors Without Scruples' 27 December 2016
Have yourself a merry little detox 26 December 2016
A Christmas card to a homeopath 24 December 2016
If we needed proof that much of chiropractic is bogus, this would be it 23 December 2016
And again: no good evidence that homeopathy works in animals 22 December 2016
Aloe vera for diabetes: a meta-analysis. If implemented, its conclusions could kill millions! 21 December 2016
The big lie by corrupt government officials on the payroll of Big Pharma 20 December 2016
(Canadian) quacks advertise lies 19 December 2016
Homeopathy for the common cold: is this another case of scientific misconduct? 16 December 2016
The mainstreaming of quackery: the role of the 'NCCIH' 14 December 2016
Chiropractic? Osteopathy? No, thanks! 13 December 2016
When sceptics (or skeptics) criticise homeopathy, they are often wrong 10 December 2016
David Tredinnick: not again! Alternative medicine saves lives?!? 09 December 2016
Homeopathy: yet another case of scientific misconduct? 08 December 2016
Is exercise better than surgery for meniscal tears? 07 December 2016
New advertising guidelines for UK osteopaths 06 December 2016
The AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF HOMEOPATHY just produced pure comedy gold 04 December 2016
The most important paper I ever published 03 December 2016
Slapping therapy? No thanks! 02 December 2016
The mysterious energy field that underpins TCM - has any progress been made in this area of research? 01 December 2016
WDDTY on the anti-vaxx band-waggon 30 November 2016
Spiritual healers have divine powers to heal the diseases conventional doctors cannot cure 28 November 2016
Mushrooms for the management of diabetes? 26 November 2016
Which illnesses can be treated with homeopathy? 23 November 2016
Interactions caused by dietary supplements (+ a case of scientific misconduct?) 21 November 2016
The end of a free ride for homeopathy in the US 19 November 2016
Acupuncture for treating hot flushes in breast cancer patients? 17 November 2016
Happy 68th birthday YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESS! 14 November 2016
Charlatans rush to jump on Donald Trump's band-waggon 12 November 2016
Alternative therapies: the emperor's new clothes? 11 November 2016
Unbelievable: 'THE TRUMP WELLNESS-PLAN' 09 November 2016
Homeopathy - the undiluted facts 09 November 2016
Is this scientific misconduct or not? 08 November 2016
Details about a homeopathy-course at one of Germany's leading medical schools 07 November 2016
Indirect risks of alternative therapies for cancer patients - time to tackle them systematically! 05 November 2016
Pennsylvania legislates naturopaths - is this the approval of quackery? 04 November 2016
Homeopathy in the Czech Republic 03 November 2016
No effect of CAM use on mortality of breast cancer patients 01 November 2016
Dietary supplements are good for athletes - aren't they? 31 October 2016
Prince Charles: may I humbly suggest a research project? 29 October 2016
The 12 defences of charlatanry 28 October 2016
And this is what it takes to get evicted from this blog 27 October 2016
A new homeopathic remedy for migraine "providing effective relief quickly" 26 October 2016
Only 50 % of chiropractors are aware of current radiographic guidelines 25 October 2016
DIY-Homeopathy: how to kill your entire family 24 October 2016
HAHNEMANN WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG: Homeopathy works! Like cures like! 22 October 2016
Most (if not all) of the money spent on chiropractic is wasted 21 October 2016
Top model died 'as a result of visiting a chiropractor' 20 October 2016
Two fascinating new studies of the placebo response 19 October 2016
John Benneth received homeopathy’s highest award 17 October 2016
Acupuncture for stable angina pectoris... yes, if you aim at killing millions! 15 October 2016
Four years and not a dull moment! 14 October 2016
Another flawed trial of homeopathy reports positive findings 13 October 2016
A traditional cancer remedy that shows some promise? 12 October 2016
Chiropractic manipulation for migraine is a placebo therapy 11 October 2016
Second Annual Homeoprophylaxis (Natural Immunity) Conference: a sumit of irresponsibility 10 October 2016
Homeopathy for otitis media: a new trial fails to show significant effects 09 October 2016
Seven amazing benefits of chiropractic care 08 October 2016
St John's Wort for depression: the biggest success story of alternative medicine 07 October 2016
CAM use is risk factor for the failure to immunise children 06 October 2016
FDA safety alert about homeopathic teething remedies 05 October 2016
Data fabrication in China is an 'open secret' 04 October 2016
Seven things "you didn't know about acupuncture" + 7 TRUTHS 03 October 2016
Homeopaths ordered to stop claiming that homeopathy can treat medical conditions 01 October 2016
Homeopathy and the 'closeted gay' ??? 30 September 2016
Only fools and horses... and a few chiropractors 29 September 2016
"The availability of homeopathic treatment is important" Oh, really? 28 September 2016
Osteopathy for gynaecological and obstetric disorders? 27 September 2016
Holistic dentistry? 26 September 2016
More on the situation of homeopathy in Switzerland 25 September 2016
Homoeopathy for Ulcerative Colitis? Not if you want to survive the condition! 22 September 2016
A course in quackery for just £300: an occasion too good to be missed! 21 September 2016
A deer, an Audi and a Prince ... and some fantastic homeopathy? 20 September 2016
Delivery of Chiropractic Therapies to the Unborn Child 19 September 2016
TWITTER = a promotional tool for chiros 17 September 2016
Deepak Chopra's finest hour 15 September 2016
A new systematic review of chiropractic for low back pain: far less encouraging than chiros make us believe 14 September 2016
At last! The PROOF that homeopathy works... no, not really 12 September 2016
What conditions do chiropractors really treat? 10 September 2016
Medical errors: is integrative medicine the solution? 09 September 2016
Ear-candles, a TV-doctor, THE DAILY MAIL, and journalistic 'balance' 08 September 2016
Should chiropractors have the right to prescribe medicines? 07 September 2016
Research into alternative medicine: too little and too flimsy 06 September 2016
Unacceptable pseudo-science from the NIH 05 September 2016
Another death by quackery 04 September 2016
Let's be blunt: homeopathy is bogus - but homeoprophylaxis is worse, much worse! 03 September 2016
Monty Python and the homeopaths 01 September 2016
An alternative method for resuscitation? 31 August 2016
Does chiropractic have a future? 30 August 2016
The European Congress for Homeopathy 2016 - it's a must for sceptics! 29 August 2016
The only accredited Integrative Medicine diploma currently available in the UK 28 August 2016
More on the German 'Heilpraktiker': are his days counted? 27 August 2016
Middlesex University supports dangerous quackery 26 August 2016
Cranio-sacral therapy: misleading? dishonest? unethical? 23 August 2016
The German 'HEILPRAKTIKER' is a relic from the Nazis that endangers public health 19 August 2016
Homeopathy = a dangerous and unethical branch of pseudo-medicine that is impervious to progress 17 August 2016
The future of cupping: it's bright, profitable and vacuous 16 August 2016
Chinese herbal medicines for the symptoms of the menopause? Probably not! 15 August 2016
Two compelling reasons for avoiding weight-loss supplements 13 August 2016
There is a sucker born every minute - more thoughts on the Olympic cupping craze 12 August 2016
The current cupping craze 09 August 2016
Homeopathy: 'the days of fighting are over' 08 August 2016
Fatalities in a German alternative medicine clinic caused by 3BP? 06 August 2016
A new acupuncture review is a perfect example for the 'rubbish in, rubbish out' phenomenon 05 August 2016
Taking the piss again? The story of urine therapy in India 04 August 2016
The current state of research into homeopathy 03 August 2016
Use of alternative medicine is associated with absenteeism 02 August 2016
The vile vitriol of some alternative medicine promoters 31 July 2016
Promoting Rhino horn as medicine at an Australian university: Has this contributed to the exponential rise in Rhino poaching? 30 July 2016
Ansbach suicide-bomber had alternative treatments for severe psychological trauma 29 July 2016
Does the tolerance of extreme quackery make acupuncturists quacks? 28 July 2016
Is there something rotten in the state of Denmark? 27 July 2016
Chiropractic care increases costs to Medicare 26 July 2016
I was wrong about homeopaths! They do have sense of humour after all! 25 July 2016
Acupuncture found to be pointless 24 July 2016
Chinese officials admit that their TCM-exports are of dubious quality 22 July 2016
"Don’t mention the war when speaking to a German" 21 July 2016
How does acupuncture work? 20 July 2016
Informed consent in alternative medicine? 18 July 2016
The (lack of) ethics in alternative medicine 15 July 2016
Homeopathy as a way of reducing antibiotic use in livestock ? 14 July 2016
The first traditional Chinese treatment granted a traditional herbal registration in the UK 13 July 2016
Deepak Chopra enters my 'ALT MED HALL OF FAME' 12 July 2016
Random thoughts on politeness 11 July 2016
A breakthrough in the field of homeopathy: organic + non-GMO remedies 11 July 2016
The tricks of the quackery trade (part 5) 09 July 2016
The tricks of the quackery trade (part 4) 08 July 2016
The tricks of the quackery trade (part 3) 07 July 2016
The tricks of the quackery trade (part 2) 06 July 2016
The tricks of the quackery trade (part 1) 04 July 2016
When orthodox medicine has nothing more to offer 02 July 2016
The intriguing case of homeopathy in India 30 June 2016
Helios abandons 'homeopathic vaccines' 28 June 2016
Alternative medicine in the 'Disunited Kingdom' 27 June 2016
Boots the Chemist, legal complaints, and alternative medicines 25 June 2016
John Garrow (1929 - 2016) 23 June 2016
Turmeric: lots of potential, but beware of the hype 22 June 2016
Homeopaths of the world: I herewith offer you a deal - please think about it 20 June 2016
Acupuncture: a new 'white paper' turns out to be a white-wash (ignorance or fraud?) 17 June 2016
The 'ALT MED HALL OF FAME' welcomes the first chiropractor 16 June 2016
'Alternative cancer cures' cost money and lives 15 June 2016
Naturopaths: rubbish at healthcare, excellent at character-assassination 14 June 2016
Another researcher enters THE ALT MED HALL OF FAME 13 June 2016
Homeopathy: research is for promotion, not for finding the truth (even if it is unethical) 11 June 2016
Pharmacists: to sell quackery means you are quacks - or have I got that wrong? 10 June 2016
An invitation resulting in a rare insight into the acupuncturists' mind-set 09 June 2016
Is this the end of homeopathy in Liverpool? 08 June 2016
Uncharitable charities? The example of 'YES TO LIFE' 07 June 2016
Placebo effects do not turn an ineffective therapy into an effective one 06 June 2016
Conflicts of Interest: Is there a difference between Doctors and Acupuncturists turned researchers? 04 June 2016
Effectiveness, efficacy and wishful thinking...if all else fails, invent your own definitions! 03 June 2016
Aromatherapy and reflexology are both effective...or aren't they? 02 June 2016
Acupuncture: does it increase the rate of adultery? 31 May 2016
Homeopaths could be hoisted by their own petard 30 May 2016
BREAKING NEWS! German homeopaths have just found out: HOMEOPATHY WORKS AFTER ALL 29 May 2016
Aromatherapy: pleasant enough, but what are the risks? 28 May 2016
Acupuncture for allergic rhinitis: scientific misconduct or just poor science? 27 May 2016
Acupuncture for allergic rhinitis? A new study and plenty of old questions 26 May 2016
Conflicts of interest?...the recent example of UK acupuncturists 25 May 2016
The 'ALT MED HALL OF FAME' continues to expand 24 May 2016
Integrative medicine: one of the most colossal deceptions in healthcare today 23 May 2016
A brief history of chiropractic 22 May 2016
Chiropractic treatments are placebos 21 May 2016
Acupuncturists defeated by their very own display of unreason 20 May 2016
And this is how homeopaths kill cardiac patients 19 May 2016
"Acupuncture is effective" - more findings from the realm of pseudoscience 18 May 2016
Peter Fisher, the Queen's homeopath, deserves a place in 'THE ALT MED HALL OF FAME' 17 May 2016
New review of acupuncture: a breath of fresh air in a morass of dodgy research 16 May 2016
Homeopathy, a method for turning truths into untruths? 15 May 2016
Charles, our considerate prince* 14 May 2016
Alternative medicine: where strong beliefs and scientific facts clash 13 May 2016
The list of remarkable alternative medicine researchers is extending: THE ALT MED HALL OF FAME 12 May 2016
Chiropractic treatment of childhood ear infections - and the inability of a profession to reform 11 May 2016
Shiatsu: do the benefits outweigh the risks? 10 May 2016
11 Hard (and 4 very hard) Questions About Chiropractic Physicians 08 May 2016
Conspiracy theories, assumptions, opinions, evidence and scientific facts 06 May 2016
Another remarkable researcher of alternative medicine 04 May 2016
Hurray! I found a genius amongst researchers of homeopathy 03 May 2016
EBCAM: an alt med journal that puzzles me a great deal 01 May 2016
Chiropractors, is it not time to abandon SMT? 30 April 2016
Are most chiropractors behaving unethically? 29 April 2016
Understanding homeoprophylaxis: it is dangerous nonsense!!! 27 April 2016
Osteopathy revisited 25 April 2016
Interactions between alternative and conventional medicines might be more frequent than previously thought 23 April 2016
Homeopathy for cancer? Not again! No, no no!!! 22 April 2016
And here is how I plan to get the Nobel copying cutting edge chiropractic science! 20 April 2016
Are chiropractors about to start comprehending some of the very basics of healthcare? 18 April 2016
Naturopaths should not treat children 17 April 2016
Zika virus prompts homeopaths to potentiate ineptitude 16 April 2016
Celebrating homeopathy awareness week - PART 2 15 April 2016
Celebrating homeopathy awareness week - PART 1 14 April 2016
Product promotion masquerading as research 13 April 2016
US chiropractors want to be recognised as primary care physicians 12 April 2016
'The best advice on alternative, holistic, natural and integrative medicines' 11 April 2016
Homeopathic duck liver prevents common your dreams! 10 April 2016
Charity wastes money on Reiki healing 09 April 2016
The telling tale of the 'PLACEBO BANKER' 06 April 2016
"Homeoprophylaxis, the homeopathic vaccine alternative, prevents disease through nosodes." 04 April 2016
Chiropractic megalomania 02 April 2016
It's official: Switzerland is going holistically round the bend 30 March 2016
Are mothers being taught by homeopaths to become anti-vaxers? 29 March 2016
NICE no longer recommends acupuncture, chiropractic or osteopathy for low back pain 28 March 2016
Homeopathy cost another life ... and homeopaths remain once again silent 26 March 2016
Mind over body? Or poor science over truth? 24 March 2016
The making of a homeopath 22 March 2016
Is the 'Society for Integrative Oncology' guilty of fraud or scientific misconduct? 20 March 2016
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT POSSIBLE? I agree with the Queen's homeopath! 19 March 2016
Anxiety about an arguably unethical 'pilot project' conducted by a British charity 18 March 2016
A popular argument in defence of homeopathy 16 March 2016
About my 'controversial' qualifications 14 March 2016
HOLISTIC DOPING: an idea that could make quacks rich 13 March 2016
Acupuncture: what are the main fallacies? 11 March 2016
'Acupuncture Awareness Week': let's not forget our horses! 10 March 2016
More on 'acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes' 09 March 2016
Acupuncture: the current state of the scientific literature 08 March 2016
This week is 'ACUPUNCTURE AWARENESS WEEK'. So, be aware!!! 07 March 2016
Homeopathy masters degree to close because of lack of scientific basis 04 March 2016
Really? A WAR on homeopathy? No! It's a struggle against misinformation 02 March 2016
'Wellness Chiropractor' = a disseminator of bovine excrement 01 March 2016
A tribute to Andrew Herxheimer (1925 - 2016) 29 February 2016
Ernst is slagging off homeopathy, yet pharmaceuticals kill 100k a year 27 February 2016
Another serious complication after neck manipulation + a reminder of the importance of informed consent 26 February 2016
CAM for cancer? Hurry and submit an article for publication 25 February 2016
...and here is the original (of my homeopathy article in the INDEPENDENT) 23 February 2016
A new and important declaration about homeopathy 20 February 2016
Some chiropractors seem to believe that progress is a malignant disease 17 February 2016
PRINCE CHARLES: the 'immense value' of alternative diagnostic methods 15 February 2016
Veterinary homeopathy? No thanks...(sorry Charles)! 13 February 2016
An unusual case report of a stroke caused by chiropractic neck manipulation 12 February 2016
This will make you laugh, I's from a homeopath 11 February 2016
This must be the worst 'peer-reviewed' article on homeopathy for a long time 10 February 2016
Hypnotherapy against chronic pain: does it matter whether it's 'just a placebo'? 08 February 2016
Catastrophic outcome of chiropractic spinal manipulation 04 February 2016
A risk of herbal medicine that has so far been neglected 03 February 2016
The UK regulator has given licences to 5 homeopathic placebos 01 February 2016
Isn't it great to be appreciated?!? 30 January 2016
Killing cancer patients via the Internet 29 January 2016
Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes? No, it's just a 'theatrical placebo'! 28 January 2016
Catholic homeopaths claim to cure homosexuality 24 January 2016
Mistletoe for cancer: Does it improve patients' quality of life? 23 January 2016
Some naturopaths are clearly a danger to public health 21 January 2016
What are the competencies of a 'certified paediatric doctor of chiropractic'? 19 January 2016
Homeopathy: opinions of two outstanding experts 18 January 2016
Wow! A consensus document that took even me by surprise 16 January 2016
Did you know? We are all in urgent need of chiropractic adjustments! 15 January 2016
The Cochrane review of laertrile for cancer - have I been plagiarised? 12 January 2016
Cancer fatigue: is a dietary supplement the answer? 11 January 2016
Homeopathy on the NHS: its days are counted! 08 January 2016
Five ways to mislead people with seemingly rigorous trials 07 January 2016
Placebo = the illusion of a cure 04 January 2016
The place of homeopathy ... is ... in the history books! 02 January 2016
10 things that did NOT happen in 2015 [but should have happened] 29 December 2015
Medical emergencies over Christmas: yet again, homeopaths prevent the worst 24 December 2015
The sickening story of an 'alternative cancer test' 21 December 2015
Breaking news: the critics of homeopathy are either ignorant or corrupt !!! 19 December 2015
How to promote the notion that the earth is flat 17 December 2015
Vertebral artery dissection after chiropractic manipulation: yet another case 16 December 2015
The prime assumption of homeopathy is based on... a misunderstanding 15 December 2015
Homeopathic remedies: some are highly effective, and some are very unsafe 14 December 2015
New evidence on chondroitin/glucosamine for osteoarthritis 12 December 2015
'Ernst's Razor' 10 December 2015
If you don't want to get the flu...consult your chiropractor urgently! 09 December 2015
Six prominent proponents of homeopathy and 12 remarkable qualities 08 December 2015
Spinal manipulation/mobilisation for neck pain: caution is warranted 07 December 2015
What is the value of this blog? 06 December 2015
Reiki = evidently bogus; Self-Reiki = self-evidently bogus 05 December 2015
My BMJ interview: more material for ad hominem attacks? 30 November 2015
Homeopathy in Liverpool: finally two homeopaths who don't tell overt untruths 29 November 2015
Dana Ullman, the 'spokesperson' for homeopathy 28 November 2015
Multifactorial beats 'pseudo-holistic' by a mile 26 November 2015
Prof Frass' remarkable studies of homeopathy 25 November 2015
Ever heard about 'Shujing Massage'? 24 November 2015
Finally a rational, considered defence of homeopathy !*** 22 November 2015
Chiropractic ineptitude camouflaged as research 19 November 2015
Should homeopathy be blacklisted in general practice? Dr Michael Dixon's profoundly misleading comments 17 November 2015
Is the Queen's homeopath telling the truth? 16 November 2015
More very bad news for homeopathy 13 November 2015
Minimising the risks of quackery: A simple classification of charlatans 12 November 2015
Nonspecific neck pain: Alexander technique or acupuncture? Probably neither! 10 November 2015
Alternative logic in alternative medicine: popular, fallacious and dangerously wrong 09 November 2015
An early critique of Osteopathy and Chiropractic 08 November 2015
Craniosacral therapy: wild assumptions, flimsy science and wrong conclusions 07 November 2015
THE JOHN MADDOX PRIZE 2015: first reactions 05 November 2015
Standing up for science? Yes, but not at any cost! 02 November 2015
The remarkable 'Alternative Medicine Zone': can I sue them for breaking my BS-meter? 31 October 2015
Homeopathy and the US Federal Trade Commission: double standards might soon be a thing of the past 29 October 2015
Bach flower remedies - too good to be true? 28 October 2015
And I thought homeopaths have no humour! 26 October 2015
You are a killer because of your false information 24 October 2015
Alternative therapies: do they really improve the quality of life of cancer patients? 23 October 2015
Chiropractic: sincerity renders quacks not less but more dangerous 22 October 2015
Writing systematic reviews of TCM has just become a whole lot easier 21 October 2015
Finally, a slimming aid that actually works? 20 October 2015
Homeopathy in Bristol: from bad to dismal 17 October 2015
Homeopathy - where the truths are diluted even more than the remedies 15 October 2015
ACUPUNCTURE: poor evidence, poorer journalism 13 October 2015
Therapeutic Touch - time to stop taking such rubbish seriously! 12 October 2015
Chiropractic: beware the promotion masquerading as research 10 October 2015
A NOBEL PRIZE for TCM ??? 07 October 2015
Homeopathic chain opens 1st clinic in London ... by publishing bogus claims 05 October 2015
TIME TO CELEBRATE - it's national chiropractic health month! 03 October 2015
Why patients choose homeopathy 02 October 2015
Alternative treatments of pain = mega business, huge waste 01 October 2015
The cost of homeopathy 29 September 2015
Acupuncture for hypertension? I am not convinced 26 September 2015
The regulation of alternative medicine - a good or a bad thing? 25 September 2015
Wet cupping: too good to be true? 23 September 2015
Homeopathy for babies: health journalism at its very best 21 September 2015
Pharmacists must use their professional judgement to prevent the supply of homeopathic remedies 18 September 2015
How much did 'Big Pharma' pay for my soul? 16 September 2015
INTEGRATED MEDICINE: a disservice to patients? 14 September 2015
The techniques of pseudoscience 11 September 2015
Will these homeopaths get the Nobel prize? 09 September 2015
Acupuncture risks: white-wash or denial? 08 September 2015
The end of's amazingly easy!!! 05 September 2015
The risk of (chiropractic) spinal manipulations: a new article 03 September 2015
Eurythmy: too weird for words 01 September 2015
Chelation therapy: should it be included in the list of 'mind-numbingly stupid alternative therapies'? 31 August 2015
Homeopathy: another day in court + another defeat 29 August 2015
Anthroposophic medicine: an exercise in critical thinking 28 August 2015
Four new papers on a promising 'alternative' therapy: massage 26 August 2015
Chiropractic spinal manipulation = placebo! 24 August 2015
The US 'FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION' is about to investigate homeopathy, comments are invited! 22 August 2015
How much of alt med research is unethical? 21 August 2015
Homeopathy: no sense, no science and no ethics 19 August 2015
Good news for naturopathy? No, not really! 17 August 2015
Death of a child through naturopathy 13 August 2015
Aromatherapy: trick or treat or treatment? 11 August 2015
In my view, this piece of acupuncture 'research' constitutes scientific misconduct 10 August 2015
And this is what homeopaths believe to be a good defence of homeopathy 07 August 2015
‘What happened to your research unit at Exeter?' 06 August 2015
Another myth about homeopathy? 05 August 2015
Sanevax or insane anti-vax? 04 August 2015
Homeopathy: from bad to worse to 'Dr' Andrew Wakefield 03 August 2015
More bad news for homeopaths 01 August 2015
Some alternative medicine journals should be de-listed 30 July 2015
Calcium supplements for osteoporosis: more risks than benefits? 29 July 2015
A new study of Reiki healing with a (false?) positive result 27 July 2015
Chiropractic: not every crazy claim needs scientific testing 26 July 2015
Chiropractor of the year 2006 25 July 2015
Dr Nicholas Gonzalez has died. Was he really a "a strong adherent to sound science" ? 24 July 2015
Acupuncture research: where is the line between poor quality and scientific misconduct? 23 July 2015
Professor Ernst's very own POSITIVE trial of homeopathy (oh dear, have I been found out?) 21 July 2015
Chiropractic therapy for gastrointestinal diseases. Evidence of scientific misconduct? 20 July 2015
BMJ: Should doctors recommend homeopathy? Was it worth it? 18 July 2015
Homeopathy: a position statement by the 'Homeopathy Action Trust' 17 July 2015
Debating with the Queen's homeopath 15 July 2015
Many European chiropractors are active in quackery 14 July 2015
Placebo effects: at the core of all health care 13 July 2015
Osteopathy for migraine? 12 July 2015
If you think that homeopathy is harmless, read this 08 July 2015
Do spinal 'adjustments' stimulate the immune system or just the chiropractors' cash flow? 06 July 2015
'Real World Research': the paper that broke my BS-detector! 05 July 2015
A pharmacist's defence of homeopathy 03 July 2015
Integrated/integrative medicine: a paradise for charlatans? 02 July 2015
Homeopathy promotion at its most despicable (and most dangerous) 30 June 2015
Many nurses employ alternative medicine but few understand it 29 June 2015
Common misconceptions about alternative medicine 28 June 2015
Acupuncture for Alzheimer's? 25 June 2015
12 bogus arguments about homeopathy 23 June 2015
A 'ferociously frank' book 20 June 2015
Remove homeopathy from pharmacies: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Chief Scientist challenges profession to act 18 June 2015
Chiropractic: the true 'mother of invention'? 17 June 2015
Blog post number 500 16 June 2015
Horner Syndrome after chiropractic spinal manipulation 15 June 2015
An alternative treatment that could actually be integrated into clinical routine !?!? 13 June 2015
Integrative oncology = paradise for pseudoscience and quacks? 12 June 2015
Good news from the University of Exeter: alternative medicine is alive and kicking 11 June 2015
Homeopathy: is it tenacity, chutzpa or something else? 10 June 2015
Osteopathic manipulative therapy for chronic neck pain is not an evidence-based approach 09 June 2015
The Australian 'Maurice Blackmore Chair in Integrative Medicine: an open letter to the dean 08 June 2015
Prince Charles and the basic laws of stupidity 06 June 2015
The 'spider memo' which the press forgot 05 June 2015
Suffering from low back pain? See a physiotherapist and not a chiropractor! 04 June 2015
Chiropractic quackery is not appreciated by real doctors 03 June 2015
Feverfew: hope for migraine sufferers? 02 June 2015
Integrative oncology is but a smokescreen for quacks 01 June 2015
A homeopath I respect 31 May 2015
Soy supplements for asthma? Thanks, but no thanks! 30 May 2015
A further strong nail in the coffin of homeopathy 29 May 2015
The 'Amazing Randi, the 'Philosopher' and a bonanza of unreason 27 May 2015
A charlatan's dictionary of medical research 24 May 2015
Herbal does not mean harmless 23 May 2015
Where is the line between meaningless and unethical research? 20 May 2015
The bizarre world of homeopathy: "Eight reasons to vaccinate your child" 19 May 2015
Reiki is nonsense and further research should be discouraged 18 May 2015
The opposite of good... 16 May 2015
Homeopathic arnica works! One only needs to change the definitions 15 May 2015
Help, help, help! Can someone please explain? 14 May 2015
Have I told you about my 'miraculous' cure? 12 May 2015
Craniosacral therapy: for 'physical aches and pains, acute and chronic disease, emotional or psychological disturbances' ? 09 May 2015
Naturopathy and homeopathy: united in quackery? 08 May 2015
Homeopathy in France: a triumph of profit over reason 06 May 2015
Heavy metal poisoning as a result of using Ayurvedic remedies 05 May 2015
How naïve 'alternativists' lead us (and themselves) up the garden path 04 May 2015
Johrei healing and the amazing Dr Dixon (presidential candidate for the RCGP) 01 May 2015
Homeopathy is implausible - some research into this subject is positively barmy 29 April 2015
A sound study of the Alexander Technique as a treatment for neck pain. 28 April 2015
Adverse effects of yoga 26 April 2015
Lyme disease (imagined and real): an easy target for charlatans 21 April 2015
AINSWORTH HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACY: defamation or libel? 20 April 2015
Dr Dixon's safe herbal medicine 17 April 2015
What should medical students learn about alternative medicine? 15 April 2015
Homeopathy on the NHS: the first legal challenge 13 April 2015
German kids are raised on homeopathy 11 April 2015
A new study seems to show that homeopathy works 08 April 2015
Distant healing: two new systematic reviews and meta-analyses 06 April 2015
Alternative medicine, the baby and the bath water 04 April 2015
Homeopathy: a new climax of irresponsibility 03 April 2015
The 'Paleo diet' 02 April 2015
Wonderland (7): pseudoscience is a deceit perpetrated on the weak and the vulnerable 30 March 2015
Once again: the regulation of nonsense will generate nonsense - the case of UK herbalists 28 March 2015
The FDA is about to assess homeopathy 26 March 2015
Homeopathy: have the regulators in Ontario lost their senses? 24 March 2015
Acupuncture: a treatment to die for? 23 March 2015
15 'arguments' for homeopathy 19 March 2015
When will pharmacists finally stop selling homeopathic remedies? 17 March 2015
Wonderland (6): attempts to sabotage my scientific, moral and ethical standards 14 March 2015
Bach flower remedies: positive effects cannot be doubted 13 March 2015
The final verdict on homeopathy: it's a placebo 11 March 2015
A new chiropractic survey seems to avoid all the potentially embarrassing questions 10 March 2015
Reflexology = placebo therapy 09 March 2015
CHIROPRACTIC: an early and delightful critique 06 March 2015
Wonderland (5): a 'moral and intellectual weakling from the usurping House of Hanover' makes his mark 03 March 2015
The UK General Chiropractic Council: fit for purpose? 28 February 2015
Acupuncture: new meta-analysis suggests it is effective beyond placebo 25 February 2015
Traditional Chinese Medicine = a commercially driven world in an evidence-free environment of make-belief 23 February 2015
Phrenic nerve injury: a rare but serious complication of chiropractic neck manipulation 20 February 2015
Wonderland (4) - 'a clarion call for medical ethics' 17 February 2015
Colloidal silver for cancer? No, it's for enriching fraudsters! 16 February 2015
Are chiropractors being taught to mislead the public ? 14 February 2015
Reiki = nonsense on stilts 13 February 2015
Anthroposophic medicine: guided not by evidence but by wishful thinking 11 February 2015
Subluxation, a myth that is deeply ingrained in the chiropractic mind-set 09 February 2015
WONDERLAND (3) 06 February 2015
What do multivitamins do? They render your urine more expensive! 05 February 2015
Is there a place for homeopathy? Yes, it's in the history books! 03 February 2015
Wonderland (2) 02 February 2015
Ivengar Yoga for back pain - as good or bad as most other treatments ? 01 February 2015
Why do patients rarely complain about receiving bogus treatments? 31 January 2015
Another wonderful comment from someone I highly respect 30 January 2015
If you don't stop telling lies about me, I might tell the truth about you 29 January 2015
My comments angered colleagues - but are they really incorrect??? 28 January 2015
...and this is what chiropractors call 'progress' ? 27 January 2015
Homeopathy: a textbook example of wishful thinking masquerading as research 26 January 2015
A medical visionary working tirelessly for the benefit of us all 25 January 2015
New data on the risk of stroke due to chiropractic spinal manipulation 24 January 2015
WONDERLAND (1) 22 January 2015
A Scientist in Wonderland: a thoughtful comment on my new book 20 January 2015
My visit to the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic 19 January 2015
Osteopathy = confused and confusing 18 January 2015
Transcendental meditation (TM) for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease? 17 January 2015
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: the 'inside story' 16 January 2015
Chronic low back pain: exercise is better than spinal manipulation 15 January 2015
HealthWatch: an organisation you might want to join! 13 January 2015
Rudolf Hess (Hitler's deputy) on alternative medicine 11 January 2015
If you guess the author of this speech, I will send you a free copy of my new book 10 January 2015
Chiropractic neck manipulation can cause stroke 07 January 2015
Moxibustion: old, popular, exotic...but what for? 06 January 2015
10 things that would improve alternative medicine in 2015 03 January 2015
HOMEOPATHY: proof of concept or proof of misconduct? 29 December 2014
"Proof of concept that homeopathic medicines have clinical treatment effects.” A challenge for experts to comment 27 December 2014
It's beginning to look a lot like DETOX...everywhere I go 24 December 2014
'The 10 commandments of quackery' 23 December 2014
More potentially good news about fish oil 22 December 2014
Chiropractic and other manipulative therapies can also harm children 18 December 2014
Another bogus claim by chiropractors debunked 17 December 2014
Finally a piece of meaningful chiropractic research: compensation claims against chiropractors 16 December 2014
Fish oil supplementation may be useful for rheumatoid arthritis 15 December 2014
The current craze for dietary supplements: irresponsible charlatans pulling wool over our eyes? 14 December 2014
What DOES it take for people to get real in this world? 13 December 2014
Seven things to remember before you consult a naturopath 12 December 2014
Aromatherapy: not much more than a bit of pampering 08 December 2014
Thousands of cancer patients are being duped into having bogus treatments 07 December 2014
The chiropractic profession: "struggling to define themselves" 05 December 2014
Chiropractic education seems to be a form of religious indoctrination 04 December 2014
CAM for KIDS: more good than harm? 03 December 2014
My offer to educational institutions of alternative medicine 01 December 2014
Ginkgo biloba for ADHD? 30 November 2014
Homeopathy for Ebola: an update directly from the 'horse's mouth' 28 November 2014
Seven things to remember before consulting an acupuncturist 26 November 2014
Intriguing statistics on the volume of alternative medicine research 25 November 2014
Who wants to join in the fun and play BULLSHIT BINGO with me? 24 November 2014
Seven things to remember before you take a herbal remedy 23 November 2014
Seven things to remember before you consult a herbalist 22 November 2014
Reiki: the gullible belief in the super-natural 20 November 2014
Acupuncture for US military veterans: a victory of 'political correctness' over science? 18 November 2014
Let me remind you what this blog is about 17 November 2014
Homeopathy: this is how it could kill millions 16 November 2014
Seven things to remember when you are tempted to try homeopathy 14 November 2014
The tolerance of quackery renders chiropractic a profession of quacks 12 November 2014
Alexander technique: some evidence and plenty of wishful thinking 11 November 2014
Seven things to remember when you next consult a chiropractor 10 November 2014
Biopuncture = quackery at its purest 09 November 2014
Irresponsible promotion of quackery even by the 'respectable' press 08 November 2014
Alternative medicines to die for 07 November 2014
A new trial seems to show that homeopathy is effective for acute tonsillitis 05 November 2014
How to mislead people with seemingly sound research 03 November 2014
The relentless demolition of chiropractic's reputation by chiropractors 01 November 2014
Some chiropractors quite simply adore me!!! 29 October 2014
The chiropractic attempt to have the cake and eat it has failed 28 October 2014
Vaccination: chiropractors "espouse views which aren't evidence based" 26 October 2014
A decent trial of ear-acupressure? (Don't let this spoil your National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day!) 24 October 2014
Are they happily selling you bogus remedies? Respond like Mark Twain! 22 October 2014
Homeopathy works for animals - so it can't be a placebo! 20 October 2014
Fish oil might reduce the risk of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis 18 October 2014
Tory MP David Tredinnick: "perhaps the worst example of scientific illiteracy in government." But is he also a liar? 16 October 2014
Teething problems in homeopathy's wonderland? 15 October 2014
Today is the second anniversary of my blog! 14 October 2014
New evidence on the risks of acupuncture 13 October 2014
Beware of the 'new-born holists' 12 October 2014
Healing, hype or harm? 11 October 2014
Homeopathic medicines: another one hits the dust 10 October 2014
Dietary supplements: often more than we bargained for 10 October 2014
Homeopathic uranium 200X and similarly bizarre stories 09 October 2014
Acupuncture for anxiety? Rubbish in, rubbish out! 07 October 2014
Does the 'Chartered Society of Physiotherapists' promote quackery? 06 October 2014
Homeopathy for cancer: a new and remarkable study 05 October 2014
Pranic healing: could it be a hoax? 04 October 2014
A truly dangerous homeopath 02 October 2014
More evidence to show that acupuncture is a 'theatrical placebo' 01 October 2014
The homeopathic emergency kit: it must be good, it's recommended by pharmacists 29 September 2014
Want to legitimise your bogus therapy? Here is how 27 September 2014
Beware: chiropractic pseudo-research now in top journals 25 September 2014
When a chiropractor teaches us about homeopathy, we are in for comedy gold 24 September 2014
Can dietary supplements save health care cost? 23 September 2014
Kinesiology tape, another theatrical placebo? 19 September 2014
Ten reasons to love homeopathy 16 September 2014
How reliable are chiropractic diagnostic tests? 15 September 2014
The statistical argument against alternative medicine: why it "cannot be considered evidence-based" 12 September 2014
Bach Flower Remedies: this might be the most bizarre study I have seen for a long time 10 September 2014
How ineffective treatments retain a good reputation 08 September 2014
The biggest danger of alternative medicine 04 September 2014
Homeopathy as the treatment of choice for 'heart sink' patients? 02 September 2014
A hitherto unknown risk of herbal medicine usage 31 August 2014
Ear candles: a triumph of ignorance over science. 27 August 2014
More evidence regarding the anti-science stance within alternative medicine 26 August 2014
How dull my days would be without the joy of the 'fan-post' by devoted chiropractors 25 August 2014
My summary of 20 years of alternative medicine research 24 August 2014
A vindication of Linus Pauling's bizarre theory that vitamin C prevents cancer? 23 August 2014
Another dodgy study of homeopathy 22 August 2014
The Perils of Complementary Alternative Medicine 21 August 2014
"The evidence does not support treating migraine or osteoarthritis with homeopathy" 19 August 2014
Acupuncture and most other alternative therapies for MS are not evidence-based 17 August 2014
Proof of homeopathy's effectiveness? 16 August 2014
How safe are herbal medicines? 15 August 2014
Why many results of alternative medicine research are wrong 13 August 2014
What are the adverse effects of yoga? 12 August 2014
Homeopaths certainly help to make the world a more scary place 10 August 2014
Acupuncture research: I am afraid, much of it is unethical abuse 09 August 2014
Cervical Arterial Dissections and Association With Cervical Manipulative Therapy 08 August 2014
Home-hypnotherapy for chronic low back pain - at least it is inexpensive and safe 07 August 2014
Another 'natural' medicine hits the dust 06 August 2014
Ayurvedic medicines: efficacy doubtful with considerable risks 04 August 2014
Peer review in alternative medicine is farcically inadequate 01 August 2014
New evidence on Reiki and other forms of 'energy/biofield/spiritual healing' 30 July 2014
Why do alternative practitioners always smile? 28 July 2014
More bad news for chiropractors 24 July 2014
Red ginseng lowers postprandial blood sugar levels in diabetic patients - but is this good or bad news? 23 July 2014
Chiropractic = a profession of wishful thinking? 21 July 2014
Pilates for chronic back pain? Yes, maybe 18 July 2014
Spinal manipulation for herniated discs? Chiropractors should start doing meaningful research 14 July 2014
Why homeopathy doesn't work!...... Samuel Hahnemann gives the answer...(finally) 09 July 2014
Why so many chiropractors advise against immunisation 07 July 2014
Chiropractic care for reducing body weight - or just for reducing the cash in the patient's pocket? 04 July 2014
Homeopathic immunisation is dangerous, unethical madness 03 July 2014
Chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease? No thanks! 02 July 2014
How Prince Charles disrespects his constitutional role 30 June 2014
A tribute to Arnold S Relman 29 June 2014
BERLIN WALL: homeopathy at its finest 28 June 2014
St John's wort: potentially dangerous interactions which consumers should know about 27 June 2014
David Tredinnick: perhaps the worst example of scientific illiteracy in government? 26 June 2014
Pseudoscience revisited 25 June 2014
Hahnemann's invention of placebo therapy - twice over 22 June 2014
Acupuncture/moxibustion for version of breech fetuses? Probably not! 21 June 2014
The embarrassing Dr Oz 19 June 2014
Is chiropractic treatment for chronic low back pain cost-effective? 18 June 2014
'Energy healing' is nonsense 16 June 2014
Does TCM cure cancer? A celebration of the irreproducible result 14 June 2014
'The world's leading homeopathy portal' promotes homeopathic cure for cancer 11 June 2014
Tai chi, for a longer life? 10 June 2014
Magnetic bracelets: a paradise for charlatans 08 June 2014
How the amazing duck turned into a holy cow 06 June 2014
How to render alternative medicine ‘evidence-based’ in a hurry 04 June 2014
Alternative medicine = 'Ersatz' religion? 03 June 2014
Homeopathic manufacturer to close North American subsidiaries 30 May 2014
Auricular acupuncture: more dismal research that is a disfavour to everyone and borders on scientific misconduct 28 May 2014
A decent trial of Alexander Technique with exceptionally cautious conclusions 27 May 2014
Boiron's masterpiece? 25 May 2014
Yoga for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: more than wishful thinking? 24 May 2014
Manipulation for infant colic: the sorry tale continues 23 May 2014
'The Natural Cancer Handbook': a depressingly typical example how vulnerable patients are being misled 22 May 2014
And this is why we might as well forget about Chinese acupuncture trials 21 May 2014
Naturopaths: trained to endanger public health? 19 May 2014
'The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine': from bad to worse 18 May 2014
A conspiracy theory seems to be driving the popularity of alternative medicine 16 May 2014
Evaluating the absurd: a waste of time or a necessary step towards progress? 15 May 2014
Agrohomeopathy: one couldn't make it up! 14 May 2014
Homeopathy was officially recognised in Belgium 13 May 2014
Spinal manupulation: little more than a theatrical placebo? 11 May 2014
The top three untruths about acupuncture 10 May 2014
Tai chi for reducing cardiovascular risk? 09 May 2014
The Marijuana Debate 08 May 2014
George Vithoulkas: homeopathy makes infertile women fertile 06 May 2014
Homeopathic optimism: the case of the 'Swiss report' 05 May 2014
Acupuncture for IBS: the evidence shows effectiveness, but only if one is very liberal with the truth 02 May 2014
Ever heard of 'Khalifa therapy'? 28 April 2014
Three perspectives on homeopathy, and the end of an error 23 April 2014
Why do pharmacists sell bogus medicines? 19 April 2014
QUESTION: how do chiropractors earn their daily bread? ANSWER: all too often by being economical with the truth 15 April 2014
The most thorough and independent assessment of homeopathy ever 09 April 2014
Acupuncture for surgical conditions? 06 April 2014
Homeopathy: benefit of the doubt or doubt of the benefit? 03 April 2014
Homeopathy in perspective 31 March 2014
Massage seems effective for chronic neck pain - but what is the optimal dose? 27 March 2014
The risks of manual therapies like chiropractic seem to out-weigh the benefits 24 March 2014
Alternative practitioners often endanger the lives of cancer patients 19 March 2014
Is massage therapy effective for fibromyalgia? 17 March 2014
Does acupuncture reduce the risk of stroke after traumatic brain injury? 12 March 2014
Which ever way you look at it, homeopathy makes no sense 10 March 2014
Chiropractors continue to bury their heads in the sand 07 March 2014
Informed consent in alternative medicine: the example of chiropractic 05 March 2014
Complications after chiropractic manipulations: probably rare but certainly serious 04 March 2014
Thoughts about Claus Fritzsche's suicide 01 March 2014
Disc herniation after chiropractic 28 February 2014
Does TCM-use really prolong cancer-survival? 27 February 2014
Which therapy is best for low back pain? 26 February 2014
Alternative medicine for pregnant women? 24 February 2014
TIME TO OWN UP: my personal ‘conflicts of interest’ 18 February 2014
The alchemists of alternative medicine - part 7 'hoisted on the petard' of EBM 14 February 2014
The alchemists of alternative medicine - part 6: smuggling in non-evidence 11 February 2014
The alchemists of alternative medicine - part 5: pseudo-systematic reviews 08 February 2014
The alchemists of alternative medicine - part 4: you cannot judge me by my signature therapy 05 February 2014
The alchemists of alternative medicine - part 3: the 'NON-CONCLUSIVE' method 03 February 2014
The alchemists of alternative medicine - part 2: the 'fatal flaw' method 31 January 2014
The alchemists of alternative medicine - part 1: introduction 30 January 2014
Director of 'ALLIANCE OF HOMEOPATHS' recommends homeopathy for measles 28 January 2014
The 10 best supplements for cancer? 27 January 2014
Alternative cancer diets, what does the evidence say? 24 January 2014
HOMEOPATHY, does it really work in animals? 22 January 2014
Chiropractors' use of X-rays 21 January 2014
Visceral couldn't make it up 19 January 2014
The scandalous attitude of some homeopaths and their supporters towards immunisations 18 January 2014
The relative effectiveness of acupuncture for osteoarthritis 17 January 2014
Finally an encouraging result from a trial of alternative medicine? 15 January 2014
What Brits really think about homeopathy 14 January 2014
Important new insights into homeopathy 13 January 2014
Mistletoe for cancer: the saga continues 08 January 2014
Homeopathy for cancer? 06 January 2014
Critical thoughts on alternative therapies for cancer patients 03 January 2014
Feeling a bit rough today? Could it be a hangover? 01 January 2014
Highlights of 2013 28 December 2013
Nine things to do before the New Year 24 December 2013
What can I get my alternative therapist for Christmas? 21 December 2013
Supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer 18 December 2013
Nothing wrong with case reports, but.... 16 December 2013
Homeopaths' often criminal fight against public health 13 December 2013
How I became the 'hero' of the energy healer lobby 12 December 2013
On-line information on herbal supplements is mostly rubbish 11 December 2013
Therapeutic Touch: "as if you were a god" 10 December 2013
Plant sterols have beneficial effects on hypercholesterolemia, but are they an alternative to statins? 09 December 2013
Acupuncture: it's a placebo, isn't it? 07 December 2013
'Ad hominem' attacks: my life would be so dull without them! 06 December 2013
The 'homeopathic epiphany' and its role in creating true believers 03 December 2013
The myth about 'Traditional' Chinese Medicine 02 December 2013
Ear-acupressure for smoking cessation? False claims by dishonest therapists 28 November 2013
Unreliable diagnostic techniques must lead to idiotic treatments 27 November 2013
'Fat burners' or money wasters? 26 November 2013
Chiropractic abuse and how we can protect ourselves from it 25 November 2013
Chiropractic modesty 24 November 2013
ERNST’S LAW 23 November 2013
Overcome the trauma of war with unproven treatments? 22 November 2013
Many homeopaths lie outright! 20 November 2013
A treasure trove of fallacies, falsehoods and deceptions 19 November 2013
Homeopathy for IBS? When will we stop wasting resources on such useless pseudo-research? 18 November 2013
Two new meta-analyses of moxibustion for IBS 16 November 2013
Spinal manipulation for back pain: who does it best - chiros, physios or osteos? 15 November 2013
A tribute to Prince Charles, champion of anti-science, on his 65th birthday 14 November 2013
Chiropractic for back pain? Perhaps we should think again 12 November 2013
How to build a body of misleading pseudo-evidence for bogus treatments and mislead us all 10 November 2013
Alternative truths from another planet (AT FAPs) part four 07 November 2013
Prince Charles' new and embarrassing venture into quackery: at £195 it's a bargain! 05 November 2013
A 'bullshit-detector' for clinical trials? The example of a recent trial of homeopathy 04 November 2013
There is nothing like the 'test of time' mislead us 02 November 2013
Quackademia revisited 30 October 2013
Alternative truths from another planet (AT FAPs): part three 29 October 2013
Acupressure: when all else fails, ignore the results and publish a favourable conclusion 28 October 2013
Pharmacists should finally get their act together...or lose credibility 26 October 2013
Alternative truths from another planet (AT FAPs): part one 25 October 2013
Oh yes, let's have homeopaths as primary care practitioners! But only in a parallel universe,please. 24 October 2013
Acupuncture for depression? The quality of the research is enough to make me depressed! 23 October 2013
Never let the truth get in the way of a lucrative story 22 October 2013
Herbal supplements: do we really know what is in them? 21 October 2013
AFTER THE STORM... the lies? Or: Does alternative medicine have an alternative truth? 20 October 2013
Five methods for avoiding progress from criticism 19 October 2013
Twenty Things Most Chiropractors Won’t Tell You 18 October 2013
Intravenous vitamin C as a treatment for cancer, a hallmark for cancer quackery? 17 October 2013
Shiatsu: holistic therapy, naive nonsense or malicious quackery? 15 October 2013
Time for a big THANK YOU 14 October 2013
The blurred line between sense and nonsense 12 October 2013
Alternative practitioners treat the whole person, not the disease !?!? 09 October 2013
A fictitious interview with the Prince Of Wales 07 October 2013
Fish oil: what do we call an alternative medicine that works? 05 October 2013
My 20 years in alternative medicine research 03 October 2013
Nine lessons for the budding pseudo-scientist. 01 October 2013
Massage for back pain? Why is there still no certainty? 29 September 2013
Mind-body therapies as supportive treatments for cancer? The "CAM-cancer" initiative 27 September 2013
My double-life as a homeopath 25 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 15: Politicians 24 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 14: Alternative medicine researchers 23 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 13: Private health insurances 22 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 12: Alternative practitioners 21 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 11: Conventional health care professionals 20 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 10: Journalists 19 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 9: 'Homeopaths Without Borders' 18 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 8: Books on alternative medicine 17 September 2013
Drowing in a sea of misinformation. Part 7: celebrities 16 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 6: The World Health Organisation, WHO 15 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 5: purveyors of alternative cancer 'cures' 14 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 4: chiropractic professional organisations 13 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 3: professional organisations of colonic irrigation 12 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 2: The UK 'Society of Homeopaths' 11 September 2013
Drowning in a sea of misinformation. Part 1: professional organisations of alternative medicine 10 September 2013
Why I write this blog 09 September 2013
Another death caused by 'traditional wisdom' 08 September 2013
Can one design a trial such that it inevitably produces a positive result? 07 September 2013
The worst platitude of them all? 06 September 2013
MORE GOOD THAN HARM? I herewith challenge my critics 05 September 2013
What can be more irresponsible than implying that homeopathy cures cancer? 04 September 2013
Faith-healing as an alternative to vaccination? 03 September 2013
The proof of experience? 02 September 2013
"This could revolutionize the whole outdoor experience!" A homeopathic trick or treatment? 31 August 2013
The promotion of unsubstantiated claims under the guise of 'research' 30 August 2013
Do chiropractic schools promote quackery? 29 August 2013
The myth of BIG PHARMA and LITTLE ALT MED 28 August 2013
No sound evidence-base for acupuncture as a treatment of fibromyalgia 23 August 2013
Have the top US journals taken to promoting quackery? 21 August 2013
Does every bizarre concept require a clinical trial? 20 August 2013
Should NICE recommend placebos? 15 August 2013
Homeopathy cured me ! 14 August 2013
Are acupuncturists frauds? 13 August 2013
Evidence-based chiropractic is an oxymoron 10 August 2013
Another wheelchair filled with the help of a chiropractor 08 August 2013
Massage might be an option to alleviate depression. 06 August 2013
Why 'patient choice' does not apply to alternative medicine 01 August 2013
The alternative cancer "cure" of Nicholas Gonzalez 30 July 2013
Mistletoe, a cancer therapy? You must be joking! 27 July 2013
Alt med = a continuous flow of misleading conclusions 25 July 2013
Vibrational Medicine - wait until our Health Secretary hears about it ! 22 July 2013
The "competent homeopath", a contradiction in terms? 19 July 2013
Is a herbal mixture the solution to the obesity epidemic? 16 July 2013
Osteopathy seems to work wonders, it even shortens hospital stay !?! 15 July 2013
Is this the study chiropractors have been waiting for? 11 July 2013
Why homeopathy is so hard to swallow 09 July 2013
Alternative medicine, is it a cult? 03 July 2013
Acupressure against nausea and vomiting? The evidence is far from convincing 01 July 2013
Top ten quacks? 28 June 2013
Evidence for a causal link between chiropractic treatment and adverse effects 27 June 2013
Did a misunderstanding trigger the current acupuncture-boom? 25 June 2013
More on the risks of spinal manipulation 23 June 2013
Osteopathy is based on excellent evidence ( no, not really, I was just joking) 21 June 2013
The Knighthood Starvation Syndrome: little hope for the desperate and vulnerable victims 20 June 2013
Alternative medicine promotion dressed up as research 19 June 2013
Tai Chi is based on strange concepts - but is it helpful? 18 June 2013
Antioxidants for cardiovascular health or for expensive urine? 17 June 2013
Alternative 'logic' is no alternative 15 June 2013
Osteopathy is based on little more than wishful thinking 14 June 2013
Alternative practitioners' lack of knowledge puts patients at risk: the example of acupuncture and cardiac tamponade 13 June 2013
Lymph-drainage, a hope for cancer patients? 12 June 2013
Alternative medicine for kids: when is it child-abuse? 11 June 2013
How chiropractors put patients at risk 10 June 2013
Iridology: if evidence is systematically ignored, lives are put at risk 07 June 2013
Where is the line between poor and unethical research? 04 June 2013
Acupuncture: a 'needle in the haystack' or a 'theatrical placebo'? 01 June 2013
My holistic health centre 31 May 2013
Is yoga effective for neck-pain? A new study is positive, but I have doubts. 28 May 2013
Acupuncture: if it looks like a placebo, feels like a placebo, behaves like a placebo, perhaps it is a placebo?? 22 May 2013
Evening primrose oil is ineffective for eczema: a fascinating tale of mischief 20 May 2013
Spiritual healing: do we really need more pseudo-scientific 'research'? 20 May 2013
Homeopathy: how well accepted is it really? 15 May 2013
Alternative diagnostic techniques: like bogus bomb-detectors? 13 May 2013
Hope for COPD-sufferers 10 May 2013
Do Chinese reviews summarising Chinese clinical trials of TCM send us up the garden path? 07 May 2013
More on the dangers of acupuncture 04 May 2013
Many British GPs might approve of acupuncture but seem less and less taken by homeopathy 02 May 2013
Time to re-write the guidelines on spinal manipulation for low back pain 29 April 2013
Born to suck 28 April 2013
EBM and how it is abused in alternative medicine 26 April 2013
Acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue? Not if you want the best for cancer patients. 23 April 2013
Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner 18 April 2013
Chiropractic improves quality of life: another bogus claim? 15 April 2013
Reiki: neither plausible, nor effective, nor harmless 12 April 2013
More rubbish homeopathic research from Boiron 10 April 2013
"Strictly confidential"- for chiropractors only 08 April 2013
Aromatherapy 06 April 2013
Some alternative therapies are effective and safe! 04 April 2013
Reflexology is pleasant enough, but does it work? 02 April 2013
Saving lives with alternative medicine research? 31 March 2013
Are the inadequacies of mainstream medicine to blame for the popularity of alternative medicine? 28 March 2013
Do alternative practitioners systematically misinform their patients? 25 March 2013
I've been fired! 22 March 2013
The four types of homeopaths: would Hahnemann approve? 18 March 2013
Survey-mania in alternative medicine: a fruitless, misleading and counter-productive distraction 13 March 2013
Alternative slimming aids are bogus 10 March 2013
Complementary medicine [CM]: changing attitudes [?] 06 March 2013
Alternative practitioners treat the root causes of disease !!! 04 March 2013
What is next? A Royal College of window-salesmen? 01 March 2013
How many fatalities has acupuncture caused? And are acupuncturists in denial? 28 February 2013
Acupuncture for hay fever: breakthrough or bonanza of incompetence? 27 February 2013
Acupuncture for coronary heart disease? Be aware and beware! 26 February 2013
Systematic reviews of acupuncture-trials - often more than meets the eye 25 February 2013
Acupuncture for smoking cessation? 23 February 2013
They would say that, wouldn't they? 20 February 2013
Spinal manipulation: a treatment to die for? 17 February 2013
Massage therapy: finally some POSITIVE evidence ! 16 February 2013
More dismal chiropractic research 15 February 2013
Is homeopathy value for money? 14 February 2013
Acupuncture = placebo? 13 February 2013
The real world demonstrates: homeopathic remedies are placebos 12 February 2013
Three fallacies for the price of one! 09 February 2013
Two types of herbal medicine: neglect the difference at your peril 03 February 2013
A new and refreshingly rigorous trial of homeopathy 02 February 2013
Research in chiropractic seems in a dismal state 01 February 2013
Not all alternative medicine is rubbish - encouraging news for arthritis-patients 31 January 2013
Healing touch for combat-exposed soldiers? 29 January 2013
The Holocaust and Nazi (alternative) medicine 27 January 2013
A 'vision' of good medicine 25 January 2013
Prince Charles' vision of a "post-modern medicine" and my response to it 22 January 2013
Research can be a waste of time, money and volunteers' cooperation 21 January 2013
Time for the legal profession to have a serious look at homeopathy? 15 January 2013
Contamination and adulteration of herbal remedies 12 January 2013
Gua Sha: torture or treatment? 11 January 2013
Usefulness of alt med for "arthritis" is very limited 09 January 2013
Informed consent is a serious threat to osteopaths and other alternative practitioners 07 January 2013
Pro 'alt med' and anti-vax 02 January 2013
The charlatan's wish-list for 2013 31 December 2012
Chiropractic manipulation for infant colic? 27 December 2012
How to become a charlatan 24 December 2012
Ad hominem attacks are signs of victories of reason over unreason 22 December 2012
The risks of homeopathy? 17 December 2012
Up the garden path: craniosacral therapy 12 December 2012
Dietary Supplements: are they taking us for a ride? 11 December 2012
Integrated medicine makes no sense 06 December 2012
Taking the piss 03 December 2012
How to fool people with clinical trials 28 November 2012
No negatives please, we are alternative! 21 November 2012
The risk of neck manipulation 13 November 2012
Boiron’s new study of homeopathy 11 November 2012
Yet another homeopath wins the Nobel Prize 08 November 2012
The ultimate proof of homeopathy's effectiveness? 06 November 2012
What is (and what isn’t) clinical evidence, and why is the distinction important? 05 November 2012
Patients' views and knowledge of chemotherapy in advanced cancer 04 November 2012
The Trustworthiness Index 02 November 2012
Herbal remedies for cancer? 28 October 2012
Quackademia 26 October 2012
Acupuncture for chronic pain? Almost certainly not! 23 October 2012
Professor Harald Walach, pseudo-scientist of the year 21 October 2012
Chiropractic: lessons that have not been learnt? 17 October 2012
A telling story about "alternative" cancer cures and their purveyors 14 October 2012
A New Blog on Alternative Medicine. Why? 14 October 2012
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