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The Heavy Cost Of Weight Loss Supplements

Weight loss is one of the most lucrative areas of commercial chicanery in the United States. Complicated health issues like obesity and weight loss have no easy answers. That fact doesn’t stop the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry from spending millions in marketing … Continue reading

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Essential Oil Claims – The Dangers Keep On Coming

Today I am going to focus specifically on one essential oil blog which came to my attention through a Facebook post about making your own “dry shampoo.” Why did I click on it? Sigh. Well, I did. I ended up … Continue reading

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The Trendiest Food Woo of 2014

I know it’s only coincidence that the newest Skeptoid episode, Student Questions: Food Woo, Food Woo, and More Food Woo, released on the same week that the new year turned over, but it feels appropriate that it came out the same … Continue reading

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All GM Foods Are Not Created Equal

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe is a podcast that I enjoy every week. This week, the panel discussed the topic of GM foods; and while I don’t disagree with anything they said, I did have to grit my teeth … Continue reading

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Stop Being Anti-Science

This might be my most obvious post to date. I know the message that follows has been stated many times and in many ways much more eloquently than I am about to here. I still feel I need to repeat … Continue reading

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Natural Dog Supplements – Aloe Vera Juice

This week I take a look at another supplement promoted by some websites as a way to make your dog “healthier.” Much like other supplements, it seems the advice on Aloe Vera has carried over right from the same woo peddled … Continue reading

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Homeopathic and Natural Dog Supplements – Garlic

When I started back writing for Skeptoid on a regular basis, I asked on my social media accounts what people would like to see me cover. One that had a few votes was Homeopathic treatments for dogs. As I have … Continue reading

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Is the Naturalistic Fallacy Always Bad?

I am certainly not one to buy a product simply based on its claim to be “all-natural” or “organic.” I also don’t buy into the notion that because something is natural it is necessarily inherently good. In many cases, whether … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need SLS-Free Shampoo?

Disclaimer:  You are about to read a shampoo article written by a bald man.  That doesn’t invalidate anything I have to day, I’m just letting you know in the name of full disclosure.  Heaven forbid someone gets upset in the … Continue reading

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