Pseudoscience and Alternative Medicine

This is mostly just a list of my posts on anything related to pseudoscience and alternative medicine.

My family seems willing to believe in anything backed up by bad science, going to chiropractors and homeopathic practitioners and eschewing modern medicine generally. I was raised entirely without vaccines and took over-the-counter medication for the very first time in my life as an adult. I also was careful to use toothpaste without fluoride and didn’t receive it at the dentist’s until I went for the first time on my own insurance. After growing up in this environment, everything I know about how to go to doctors, even, is self-taught, let alone science-based medicine. Luckily, I have friends who can point me in the right directions.

This is hardly my main focus, but every once in a while I just have to write something refuting statements like “sugar is poison”.

Without further ado, here’s what I have to say about:

  1. The Woo of Toxicity (Plus a Bit about Cancer)
  2. On Homeopathy
  3. On Vaccinations
  4. Sugar: A Poison?

For other posts where I link to an article on a topic like this one, check out the following two categories (there’s obviously some overlap):

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