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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Aaaannnnnd, right on the heels of last week's lesson on IgG testing, the same blog has taken on another bogus allergy diagnostic method (otherwise known as NAET) ... Applied Kinesiology. Here, the chiro calls it "Applied Nutrition Testing".

This article is written by Dr. Harriet Hall, who first came to my attention after she was let go from writing a column for Oprah's "O" magazine because she was too scientific for them. She's an excellent writer, and quite cheeky sometimes.

Love the story about how the chiro told the patient to "think about Boeing" so he could test to see if he was allergic to his work. Yeah, that'll work.

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/applied-kinesiology-by-any-other-name/


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:39 pm 
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I saw the title of this thread and thought oh no, ehre we go again but I was pleasantly surprised!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:27 pm 
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You must read the comments.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:08 am 
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Some are pretty head-scratching, right? The writers on this blog are pretty prominent physicians from many different specialties, as well as a vet and the pharmacist from Toronto who wrote the one on IgG testing. They try to address topics that are topical and / or controversial in the media. I found them when H1N1 first hit back in 2009 when they addressed many of the myths floating around about the vaccine. I was getting hammered with questions about it at work, and didn't really have good info to combat the specific things that were being said. This blog answered those questions. Been reading it ever since. I don't understand alot of the comments sometimes, most of them seem to be serious internet people, and there seem to be many inside jokes exchanged. While most of the writers are U.S. based, they do pay attention to and take on topics relevant in Canada as well.

I do love that they really back up what they're saying with direct links to the research and evidence, and they never, ever delete comments that oppose them. They have fun with those commenters instead. :popcorn Quite good entertainment sometimes!


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