Posts Tagged ‘vitamins’

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…)

Patenting Vitamins

August 1, 2009

[BPSDB]Nutritionists commonly complain that no research is done on vitamins because nobody can patent them and thus cannot make money out of them. The evidence, like so much connected with the nutrinistas, says something else. (more…)

The Pills of Rath

April 17, 2009

[BPSDB]The vitamin-peddlar Matthias Rath tried sueing Ben Goldacre and the Guardian newspaper when Ben reported on his activities. As a result, a chapter on Rath had to be cut from the trade paperback edition of his book. It shows what happens when nutritionistas who pander to the Western worried well apply their notions to the Third World. The activities of Rath and his acolytes and the fact that not one alternative practitioner condemned Rath’s activities shows the rotten-ness at the heart of CAM. Ben and his publishers have made the chapter freely available so if you’ve not read it yet you can here if you wish to (more…)