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Science-based medicine · 23h ago

A Cornucopia of Crislip

Mark Crislip has written three books. They are full of wisdom, science-based thinking, and hilarious humor. Highly recommended.
Science-based medicine · 1d ago

True believers, entrepreneurs, and scammers in alternative medicine

In the online echo chamber promoting alternative medicine, there are varying degrees of deception. There are true believers (who are often victims), entrepreneurs (who are often true believe...
Science-based medicine · 4d ago

Inside Chiropractic: Yesteryear and Today

In the 123 years since its inception, the core beliefs of the chiropractic profession have not changed. Chiropractic continues to exist as a form of alternative medicine that embraces a vari...
Science-based medicine · 6d ago

Cleveland Clinic genetic experts call out functional medicine on worthless genetic testing and supplement prescribing

Cleveland Clinic genetics experts call out functional medicine on worthless genetic testing and dietary supplement prescribing: "Poor science, leading to even worse medicine." Irony meters e...
Science-based medicine · 6d ago

Move

For most people, common health goals are best approached with as simple a strategy as possible. This avoids cognitive overload and non-compliance. Get the basics right, as there are diminish...
Science-based medicine · 1w ago

Answering Our Critics – Again!

Critics of Science-Based Medicine keep making the same old tired arguments, despite the fact that their arguments have been repeatedly demolished. Here is a list of recurrent memes, with co...
Science-based medicine · 1W ago

Quackademic medicine and the delusion of being “science-based”

Last week, I was interviewed by the a reporter from the Georgetown student newsletter about its integrative medicine program. It got me to thinking how delusion that one's work is science-ba...
Science-based medicine · 1W ago

The 2018 Flu Epidemic: Hives and other Influenza Related Nonsense

While it isn't likely to be the flumaggedon, it is shaping up to be a really bad flu season. Unfortunately there is a lot of overzealous news coverage that I fear is causing more anxiety amo...
Science-based medicine · 1W ago

Anti-vaccine sentiment associated with belief in conspiracy theories

A recent survey examined the relationship between opposition to vaccines, belief in conspiracy theories, and other factors. The results suggest that we may need to modify how we address con...
Science-based medicine · 1W ago

What Not To Write in an E-mail to SBM

What to do, and what not to do, when sending a critical e-mail to SBM or elsewhere – assuming you want to be taken seriously.