Chiropractors are a danger to public health
What kind of doctor did you say you were?
Must watch! 👇
Skeptic Magazine (Australia) just published a nice profile on me promoting my 10-part video series on pseudoscience. Interested? The free series can be found here: http://bit.ly/SkepDoc_Lectures
There is no #Lyme disease in Arkansas.
Nevertheless, the Arkansas Department of Health was inundated with reports, 582 over 2 years!
CDC helped investigate and could only confirm 2 cases, both acquired in high-incidence states.
Infectious disease experts report substantial unnecessary concern about #Lyme disease, even in a state where it is rare. This is driving false positive diagnoses and needless treatments.
Errors in Diagnostic Test Use and Interpretation Contribute to the High Number of Lyme Disease Referrals in a Low-Incidence State
Abstract. Lyme disease accounted for more than two-thirds (56 of 81, 69.1%) of all tick-borne disease referrals to ...
Functional medicine: Quackery by another name
The Dysfunction of Functional Medicine - hormonesdemystified
You can call it Alternative Medicine, CAM, Naturopathy, Integrative Medicine, or Functional Medicine - doesn't matter ...
Not a single journalist questioned Justin Bieber on his quack-diagnosed chronic mono and Lyme diagnoses
Infectious disease experts: For the individual patient, getting the best treatment depends on getting the right diagnosis. When the doctor or the patient starts out with a preconceived diagnosis, it becomes that much harder to arrive at the right answer. https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2017/11/commentary--addressing-alternative-facts-about-lyme-disease.html
Dr. Amy Tuteur: The bottom line when it comes to science denial is that large groups of Americans now rest their self worth on the twin delusions that their own ignorance is “knowledge” and that whatever they don’t understand must be a plot to harm them.
The bee stinging sect of the chronic #Lyme cult has a Facebook group with 10,000 members.
Bee stinging doesn’t treat any disease, but it can cause anaphylaxis and death.
Great interview 👇
My interview on The Cult Vault, based in the UK. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cult-vault/id1514656568?i=1000504088959
It is 2021. We have a deadly pandemic.
And Johns Hopkins is endangering the public by promoting fake medicine and germ theory denial.
Conversation in @JAMA_current: Misinformation is a longstanding issue, he acknowledged, but one that social media has facilitated and exacerbated—sometimes with dangerous consequences. The COVID-19 pandemic brought it all to a head. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2774709
Kris Kristofferson is a victim of chronic #Lyme quackery
Kris Kristofferson: The latest celebrity quackery victim - RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE
If you grew up, as I did, a child of the 1970s in the US (I graduated from high school in 1980), you pro...
Of course this charlatan Marty Hinz was a speaker at a conference by the dangerous pseudoscience group ILADS
A Minnesota doctor who caught the attention of the FDA years ago for hyping supplements has 14 papers retracted.
Fraudulent #Lyme diagnoses and treatments can lead to deadly C. Diff and other serious consequences (Line infections, destroyed gallbladder, other gastrointestinal issues)
Concise definitive review: Strong clinical evidence supports limiting antibiotics when possible to decrease C. difficile infection risk. #FirstDoNoHarm
Functional and integrative medicine = marketing for quackery
Ya gotta love the functional medicine folks putting up EBM as a strawman meanwhile every evidence based guideline grades it's recs & emphasizes individualization while the culture of functional med is unbridled confidence based on limited to no clinical data.
I wonder if the ILADS quack who thinks chronic Lyme is an autoimmune encephalitis requiring precious IVIG (contrary to CDC guidance) and the ILADS quack who claims autoimmune diseases aren’t real (many supposedly caused by chronic Lyme and chronic bartonella) ever talk. 🤔
CLE Autistes welcomes the decision of the AP-HP to sanction Christian Perronne for his comments on covid19, but deplores the fact that no action was taken when he revealed his involvement in the scandal of Chronimed treatments on autistic children. https://cle-autistes.fr/christian-perronne-chronimed-corporatisme-medical/
Acupuncture is a theatrical placebo
In 5 words or less, start a fight without politics
The vile anti-vax Facebook page "Dr. Tenpenny on Vaccines and Current Events" is gone.
It had ~233,000 FB likes.
This charlatan Marty Hinz, MD has a long history of misconduct and spoke at a conference by the dangerous pseudoscience group ILADS https://retractionwatch.com/2020/12/21/publisher-retracts-14-papers-by-doctor-who-ran-afoul-of-u-s-fda-for-marketing-supplements/
Since @ClevelandClinic insists on scamming sick patients with fake "energy healing" treatments they call Reiki, we've replaced the language from their web site with something that works just as well.
Autistic children are being abused by quacks who market themselves as being integrative, functional, and naturopathic.
The first priority should be stopping the abuse, but apparently regulators can’t even acknowledge the problem! https://twitter.com/AgainstCures/status/1341888756882812928
Regulator refuses to stop child abuse because they can’t follow a hyperlink?
CPSO lawyer absurdly claimed that CPSO’s investigative committee did not need to read or consider any of the scientific citations I had summarized in my complaint because they were submitted electronically in the complaint as hyperlinks....
AskDocs: My close friend thinks she has Chronic Lyme Disease with co-infections, she switched from taking her MS meds to alternative treatments and keeps getting worse. Need advice on how to help her. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskDocs/comments/kid8u8/my_close_friend_thinks_she_has_chronic_lyme/
Grifters gotta grift
Breaking: COVID quacks Christian Perronne and Didier Raoult are finally being charged by regulators.
Christian Perronne is also one of the most prominent "Lyme literate" charlatans and associated with the dangerous pseudoscience group ILADS. https://www.bfmtv.com/police-justice/ordre-des-medecins-les-pr-raoult-et-perronne-vises-par-une-plainte_AD-202012210351.html
Treating autistic children with chelation is Medical Child Abuse.
Abuse shouldn't be covered up with BS marketing terms like complementary, alternative, holistic, integrative, functional, or natural.
A license to practice medicine is a license to heal, but it can also be used to abuse children
Regulators need to take action against the few who misuse their medical licenses
Sad result re final appeal in the case against the antivax Ontario MD who’s performing heavy metal chelation on autistic toddlers to “treat “their autism, a process that experts deemed has no evidence of benefit & clear evidence of harm.
The decision in 3 words: OLD BOY’S CLUB.
See how anti-vaxxers use @BMJ_latest's terribly-designed comments section to falsely attribute anti-vax propaganda as coming from the BMJ.
And see how chiropractors are germ theory deniers who falsely claim (fake) subluxations that only they can detect & correct cause disease.
Chiropractic seminar/organization promoting COVID-19 conspiracy and fake chiro condition (subluxations). @ryarmst @CaulfieldTim @Blue_Wode @EdzardErnst @FriendsOfSciMed @CPHO_Canada
Breaking: Dangerous ILADS-associated charlatan Christian Perronne has been dismissed from his hospital leadership position.
Perronne is a prominent spreader of conspiracy theories about #Lyme disease and COVID.
The NY Times hiring of science journalist Apoorva Mandavilli this year was an outstanding decision
The story, too, by @apoorva_nyc is so good.
Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__ ): We need to learn how to talk to (and about) accidental conspiracists
The harm of social media: In less than 2 days, a deceptive Facebook post falsely insinuating that a healthcare worker didn’t get an authentic COVID vaccine has been shared 416,000 times and viewed 15 million times
A dispatch from the ICU 👇
It started as a normal shift... I mean, whatever normal looks like for us these days. I was extra staff so I busied myself with little projects, helping with turns and baths and dropping off meds. I was present but not really invested in this shift
It would be nice to see chronic #Lyme left to the history books with hysteria/wandering womb, another fake diagnosis applied to women.
Mainstream medicine must provide better options for those with unexplained symptoms while taking action against quacks. https://www.wired.com/2014/05/fantastically-wrong-wandering-womb/
"Chronic lyme" will become less and less prominent over the next decade. It will follow in the footsteps of so-called "chronic candidiasis" of the 1980s, a little known diagnostic entity today. And we will lose all historical memory of both.
Fake diagnoses 🔜 Dangerous fake treatments
My dad asked me if I knew anything about bee venom because his friend has chronic Lyme and uses literal bees to sting her and it’s the only thing that helps her polyarthralgias and I just holy shit
The chronic #Lyme cult is so harmful
Just paused this... holy shit... this kind of quackery needs to be censored on TikTok it’s truly going to send an anxious kid down a full-on spiral @tiktok_us