Our Blog No 9

Our blog Log 9From Monday 21st FebruaryAfter a drive around Kings Park and walk to the war memorial in the park which commands a wonderful view of the Swan River and city of Perth we went to the airport and …



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Further ‘Down Under’

Thursday 24th today we are off on our special holiday so Graham was up at about 6.15 to prepare Sweetie for her rest period. I followed as soon as the alarm went off at 6.30am. There were a few other …



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Day 90 Paihia to Auckland

I took quite a psychological risk last night. I had verified on Friday night that when people played the DVD in Cap’n Bob’s common room it now really hurt my shoulder even if the piece didn’t have drums. I’d finally …



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Getting Ready to Go Home

This may be my last entry before we leave to head home. I have posted pictures from my Grandson Angelo’s or as he calls himself Angelo Jofus first haircut his third birthday Granddaughter Lincoln’s sewing creation and also pictures of …



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Deadly Indeed

There are sources of information I inclined to accept with minimal questioning.  I do not have time to examine everything in excruciating detail, and like most people, use intellectual short cuts to get through the day.  If it comes from …



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(1) Skeptic
URL: http://www.skeptic.com

(2) Skeptical Inquirer
URL: http://www.csicop.org/si/

(3) Health Ranger
URL: http://www.naturalnews.com/index-HRarticles.html

(4) NaturalNews.com
URL: http://www.naturalnews.com/

(5) preferred method of generating ideas to test
URL: http://www.bnet.com/blog/drug-business/is-merck-8217s-singulair-patent-a-fraud-suit-lays-out-timeline-of-omissions/2592

(6) What was the study
URL: http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/304/15/1684.short

(7) how do you want to live your life
URL: http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/149/11/2445

(8) Connections
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=137

(9) Miss Cleo
URL: http://www.infomercial-hell.com/miss-cleo/

(10) arei’mnu
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_(Star_Trek)

(11) Merck
URL: http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/299/15/1800.abstract

(12) Merck
URL: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18803138

(13) Vioxx
URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6192603/ns/health-arthritis/


Supreme Court Saves Nation’s Immunization Program

The Supreme Court of the United States made a ruling the other day that has profound implications for the health of millions of children. Since October 12, 2010, The Court has been quietly deliberating the case of Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, …



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(1) an earlier SBM post
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=7893

(2) table
URL: http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/table.htm


Dr. Oz, you’re not helping diabetics

Dr. Mehmet Oz is one of America’s most influential doctors.  Just ask him.  He has a TV show and everything.  And in the past, much of his advice had been practical and mundane, the same advice you might hear from …



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(1) frankly bizarre medical opinions
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=10499

(2) from his website
URL: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/prevention-power-pack?page=2#copy

(3) here
URL: http://scientopia.org/blogs/whitecoatunderground/2010/10/25/broccoli-cancer-and-evaluation-of-risk/

(4) here
URL: http://scientopia.org/blogs/whitecoatunderground/2010/10/27/uncommon-suffering/

(5) some drugs and proper diet and regular exercise reduce the risk of diabetes
URL: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa012512

(6) 14706966
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14706966

(7) 10.1016/S0140-6736(02)11436-X
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(02)11436-X

(8) 10.1001/jama.291.10.1213
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.291.10.1213

(9) 10.2337/diacare.29.02.06.dc05-1512
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/diacare.29.02.06.dc05-1512

(10) 16801515
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16801515

(11) 10.1007/s00125-004-1573-6
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00125-004-1573-6


The Hidden Cancer Cure

Last week about why we have not yet cured cancer. It turns out, cancer is a category of many individual diseases that are very challenging to treat. We have made steady progress, and many people with cancer can now be …



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(1) David Gorski wrote a excellent post
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=10761

(2) quick summary from Stephen Barret
URL: http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/News/rife.html


Don’t miss our fearless leader…

…, who will be featured as the guest on a live chat with Trine Tsouderos discussing at noon CST. Be there, aloha. (1) Steve Novella URL: http://theness.com/neurologicablog/ (2) alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s, ALS and other neurological conditions URL: http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-health-chat-alternative-medicine-alzheimers,0,3398097.htmlstory



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(1) Steve Novella
URL: http://theness.com/neurologicablog/

(2) alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s, ALS and other neurological conditions
URL: http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-health-chat-alternative-medicine-alzheimers,0,3398097.htmlstory


Diet Supplements or Nutritional Supplements: A Ruse by Any Other Name is Still a Ruse

I was surprised to get this e-mail from a reader:Surely, Dr. Hall, the public mania for nutritional supplements is baseless. All the alleged nutrients in supplements are contained in the food we eat. And what governmental agency has oversight responsibility …



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(1) Peter Lipson covered DSHEA (The Diet Supplement Health and Education Act) nicely
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=567


Naturopathy and science

Naturopathy has been a recurrent topic on this blog. The reasons should be obvious. Although homeopathy is the one woo to rule them all in the U.K. and much of Europe, here in the U.S. homeopathy is not nearly as …



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(1) expand the prescribing privileges of naturopaths
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=2870

(2) hodge-podge of mostly unscientific treatment modalities
URL: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/471156

(3) vitalism and other prescientific notions of disease
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14745386

(4) any other form of unscientific or prescientific medicine
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=6115

(5) Science and Naturopathic Medicine
URL: http://naturopathicphysicians.blogspot.com/2011/02/presidents-message-science-and.html

(6) The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192937/

(7) lament about nasty bloggers like us
URL: http://naturopathicphysicians.blogspot.com/2011/02/presidents-message-science-and.html

(8) website of Hangee-Bauer’s practice
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/Hangee-Bauer.html

(9) this page
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/health-conditions.html

(10) page on allergies
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/allergies.html

(11) breast thermography
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/breast-thermography.html

(12) wrote about recently
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=7454

(13) tips for lung health
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/lung.html

(14) treating springtime allergies
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/allergies-spring.html

(15) detoxification
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/health-news0503.html#sec1

(16) heavy metal poisoning
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/toxic-metals.html

(17) biotherapeutic drainage
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/biotherapeutic-drainage.html

(18) biotherapeutic drainage
URL: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=biotherapeutic+drainage&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

(19) describes it thusly
URL: http://www.somaacupuncture.com/biotherapeutic-drainage.html

(20) Joseph Pizzorno
URL: http://www.drpizzorno.com

(21) recognize as quackery
URL: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/clarkaff/pizzorno.html

(22) what the Bastyr University website says about homeopathy
URL: http://bastyrcenter.org/content/category/4/147/161/

(23) Bastyr’s FAQ about homeopathy
URL: http://bastyrcenter.org/content/view/118/

(24) curriculum to become a doctor of naturopathic medicine
URL: http://www.bastyr.edu/education/naturopath/degree-curriculum/4-year-track.asp

(25) five year track
URL: http://www.bastyr.edu/education/naturopath/degree-curriculum/5-year-track-opt-a.asp

(26) Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND)/Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA) or Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM)
URL: http://www.bastyr.edu/education/naturopath/degree-curriculum/ndaom-dual-track.asp

(27) Richard Mann, ND
URL: http://www.bastyr.edu/academic/profiles/people/rmann_new.asp

(28) official AANP blog
URL: http://naturopathicphysicians.blogspot.com

(29) Getting over it
URL: http://naturopathicphysicians.blogspot.com/2010/02/getting-over-it.html

(30) Christopher Johnson
URL: http://www.thrivenaturopathic.com

(31) been using with some success
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=9762

(32) Johnson writes
URL: http://naturopathicphysicians.blogspot.com/2010/02/getting-over-it.html

(33) Galileo gambit
URL: http://oracknows.blogspot.com/2005/03/galileo-gambit.html

(34) Behold
URL: http://naturopathicphysicians.blogspot.com/2010/02/getting-over-it.html

(35) North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners
URL: http://www.nabne.org

(36) National Board of Medical Examiners
URL: http://www.nbme.org

(37) tests naturopaths on homeopathy
URL: http://www.nabne.org/nabne_page_23.php

(38) Kimball Atwood points out
URL: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/471156

(39) myofascial analysis
URL: http://www.bastyr.edu/education/naturopath/degree-curriculum/5-year-track-opt-a.asp

(40) vega testing
URL: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/electro.html

(41) germ theory denialism
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=6444

(42) distant healing
URL: http://www.bastyr.edu/research/projects/abstracts.asp?abid=5

(43) about the science
URL: http://naturopathicphysicians.blogspot.com/2011/02/presidents-message-science-and.html

(44) 2011 AANP Convention
URL: http://naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid=422

(45) wrote about last year’s AANP Convention
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=6253

(46) Dr. Atwood
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=6115

(47) homeopathy
URL: http://www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=363#sharum

(48) emunctorology
URL: http://www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=363#thomas_kruzel

(49) detoxification
URL: http://www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=363#jessica_tran

(50) water-only fasting
URL: http://www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=363#mark

(51) Naturopathic Physicians Research Institute
URL: http://nprinstitute.org

(52) chelation therapy
URL: http://nprinstitute.org/practice-components

(53) homeopathy in pediatric care
URL: http://nprinstitute.org/descriptive-data


Glimpsing Enlightenment: Nexus Interviews Nicole Grace – Buddhist Monk, Mystic … – San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

San Francisco Chronicle (press release)One of only six people interviewed each year by Ravi Dykema, the owner and Publisher of Nexus, Ms. Grace’s interview provides a rare glimpse of the spiritual experiences that have drawn so many diverse seekers from …



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(1) Glimpsing Enlightenment: Nexus Interviews Nicole Grace - Buddhist Monk, Mystic ...
URL: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNGftfgJbDYppPz4Vtk9_oc1E-oORg&url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f%3D/g/a/2011/02/22/prweb5023244.DTL

(2) y más »
URL: http://news.google.com/news/story?pz=1&ned=es_mx&hl=en&ncl=d1qNyYSRQSOHI8M