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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Thighmaster Is Not A Cancer Cure

Kudos to Dr. Nancy Snyderman and "Dateline NBC," which over the weekend aired an expose of doctors who prey on cancer patients by promising cures via medicines that have not been approved, tested, or peer-reviewed. In fact, the doctors practicing this quackery offer no proof, no evidence at all other than anecdotes. Unfortunately, there are too many desperate people in this world who, instead of seeking out the best scientific information from mainstream physicians, would rather get medical advice from quacks because they're recommended by noted oncologist Suzanne Somers...

And if that's not enough bullshit for you, watch this...

Here's a tip: if your doctor demands a check for $15,000 before he'll help you, or wants to put you on a daily regiment of organic coffee enemas, or wants to send your hair to be tested by a whack job who operates a spa in Louisiana and uses a device that does less than nothing, run the other way as fast as you can.