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Guide to Alternative Therapies

Thanks Ed! 😉

Have you ever seen the website of Ed Friedlander? He is a pathologist who created the internet’s busiest one-person medical site, with a wealth of information on all kinds of diseases, including cancer. On Mr. Friedlander’s site, we found this information on a number of alternative treatments for cancer. Friedlander has rated the treatments as follows:

  • Confident: the remedy has a plausable mechanism and has been given some basic tests, and/or has solidly passed two good, clear, controlled studies;
  • Optimistic: the remedy makes sense pathophysiologically, and there is at least impressive anecdotal evidence;
  • Doubtful: the anecdotal evidence seemed interesting, but that’s all there was;
  • Pessimistic: it’s understandable why somebody might have thought of this. But if this actually works better than a placebo and a little human kindness, we are all going to have to make some major readjustments in how we think about health and disease. Don’t spend too much money, or get your hopes up.

See also this website, where a pathologist shows that cancer is not caused by the common fungus Candida Albicans

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Alternative Cancer Treatments: The Deadly Dangers of Magical Thinking

the_lorelei6Magical thinking is the assumption that if I do this, then that will happen. It is an illogical thought pattern that involves linking unrelated actions or events.

Things like emotional stress and events of great personal significance can push us toward magical meaning-making.

Magical thinking is widespread and most of the time it’s harmless, such as the use of mascots in sports. But there is a tipping point, beyond which it can become quite sinister and even deadly.

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Carotenoid supplements tied to lung cancer risk

Based on the findings from a new study, it appears that people who take higher than recommended doses of carotenoid supplements hoping to keep from getting sick, may actually be doing themselves harm. Read more of this post

Vitamins and cancer – and other ailments

Sometimes life is really simple: just eat your fruit’n veggies, some wholegrain bread, glass of low-fat milk, bit of yoghurt, some fish, some meat, some wine – and bob’s your uncle. No need for supplements, you can spend the money on your weekly bunch of flowers from now on. 🙂

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/588300
and
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=285
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=372
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=188