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Bogus “alternative medicine” diagnoses described

Posted 27 May 2024

Professor Edzard Ernst, who was the world’s first department chairperson in complementary medicine, has posted on his blog a four-part series on the fake diagnoses of so-called alternative medicine.

  • Part 1 addresses adrenal fatigue, candidiasis hypersensitivity, and alleged chronic intoxications eliminated by so-called “detox” treatments.
  • Part 2 addresses chronic Lyme disease, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, and homosexuality.
  • Part 3 addresses leaky gut syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and neurasthenia.
  • Part 4 covers vaccine overload, vertebral subluxation, and yin/yang imbalance.

Source: Consumer Health Digest #24-21. May 26, 2024

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Is Candida Syndrome Real?

Posted 23 February 2021

Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on 

NutritionFacts.org

Does the presence of Candida in stool correlate with “Candida-hypersensitivity” symptoms, such as headaches and tiredness? And what happens when people are placed on a high-sugar diet?

Despite its extensive use in the brewing and baking industries, only about 5 percent of healthy people—1 in 20—have anti-yeast antibodies in their bloodstream, whereas that percentage is more like 60 or 70 percent in people with Crohn’s disease. Most people with Crohn’s have antibodies that react to regular baker’s, brewer’s, or nutritional yeast, which are all just different forms of a yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

But baker’s/brewer’s/nutritional yeast has never been directly implicated in Crohn’s. Maybe the antibodies are a direct reaction to it, or maybe they are a reaction to another yeast altogether and just mistakenly cross-react with regular yeast. Indeed, … Read the rest