Archive for the ‘nutritionism’ Category

Hair Analysis & Metal Poisoning

November 12, 2011

In my last post I discussed the CAM contention that metal poisoning is common and the scientific inaccuracies peddled, such as the claim that mercury poisoning causes autism. Once you have been sold on the fear, you naturally want to check whether you yourself are poisoned. CAM practitioners recommend hair analysis for this. Unfortunately. (more…)

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Heavy Metal Poisoning

November 8, 2011

There seems to be a commonly held view in alt-med circles that many ills are due to heavy metal poisoning. It will probably not surprise many readers of this blog that Natural News pushes this view. There is a lot to look at on that page; in this post I’ll confine myself to examining the claims about the consequences of metal poisoning. (more…)

Bio-Synergy Complaint Part 3

October 13, 2011

Yesterday I received what would appear to be the conclusions of the ASA’s investigation into my complaint about Bio-Synergy’s claims for their Skinny Mousse:- (more…)

Nailing Jelly To The Wall

August 4, 2011

I have had a response to my most recent email to Tesco regarding the claims made for Bio-Synergy’s skinny mousse. Trying to discuss this with Customer Services is about as successful as trying to nail jelly to the wall. (more…)

Tesco Response Re Bio-Synergy Claims

July 17, 2011

I have received a response to my email to Tesco regarding the claims made on their behalf in a Daily Mail article about Bio-Synergy Skinny Mousse. (more…)

A Complaint To The ASA

July 13, 2011

After his rapid response question dodging as outlined in my previous post, Bio-Synergy’s Daniel Herman has gone strangely silent. In the meantime a comment posted on the blog suggested that the European Food Standards Agency’s findings perhaps did not exactly match Bio-Synergy’s claims about chromium supplements. (more…)

Mike Adams Says You And Your Doctor Make You Ill

February 15, 2010

[BPSDB] According to Mike Adams, disease is either your fault or your doctor’s. At least, that is the understanding I get from reading this. There are a few grains of truth in his latest pronouncement but it is padded out with the usual Adams factoids. (more…)

Mike Adams versus the Sceptics

January 26, 2010

[BPSDB]Mike Adams, the self-styled ‘Health Ranger’, has decided to debunk scepticism here. He claims that the views he describes have been pulled from sceptic websites but he gives no links. (more…)

A Momentary Lapse of Unreason

November 8, 2009

[BPSDB]Much to my surprise, Mike Adams the so-called ‘Health Ranger’ has almost managed to say something sensible when he condemns a dodgy nutritional claim by Kelloggs. (more…)

Strontium Supplements

September 13, 2009

[BPSDB]The pill-pushers over at naturalnews are now telling us how wonderful strontium supplements are. This is a classical illustration of why you should not take health advice from supplement fans. (more…)