The Road to Wellness

Think Twice about Trusting Your Pharmacy and CAM

Posted by in Health Matters, Lessons Learned

You’d think with all of the information available to us via the Internet that we’d be better off from a health perspective. We have reputable sites like MayoClinic.org to help us understand different health conditions. We have fitness trackers and websites to food journal. Unfortunately, the health world is more complex and riddled with CAM scams than ever. False Hopes from CAM CAM or complementary alternative medicine has gotten a foot hold in mainstream health markets. It would be nice if they delivered the wonderful promises they make. By and…read more

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Update: Homeopathy Fail

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It seems that the National Health Service of the United Kingdom and Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council aren’t the only ones questioning the effectiveness of homeopathy. Now the FDA has decided to hold a a public hearing about it. They may be late to the party, but at least they showed up. Behind the Practice of Homeopathy Homeopathy, as you may recall, is the practice of using diluted contaminants to treat a health condition. As the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH) points out, the practice…read more

The Failed Promise of Homeopathy

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I can understand now why doctors and medical professionals get fed up with alternative medicine. Why some may have legitimate efficacy, you still have snake oil quackery like homeopathy out there. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s go to the scientific literature for answers. What Is Homeopathy? First, let’s define homeopathy. According to Merriam-Webster, it is, “a system for treating illnesses that uses very small amounts of substances that would in larger amounts produce symptoms of the illnesses in healthy people.” (It is, incidentally, in the top 30…read more