November 29, 2011

Don’t swallow everything


Why is homoeopathy "utter nonsense"? What about ear candling? And does ginger help prevent motion sickness? Chemistry professor and author Joe Schwarcz answers these questions and more in his books. The director of McGill University's office for science and society, is on a mission to demystify science... Likewise, he dashes the hopes of menopausal women everywhere when he says there's no evidence that natural remedies black cohosh and soy extract help with hot flashes. (A Mayo Clinic study published earlier this week also dismissed the use of flaxseed for treating menopausal symptoms.) "We see this over and over again," says Schwarcz.

Ottawa Citizen, by Valerie Berenyi, 11/28/11

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