Does adrenal fatigue exist? - diagram of HPA axis
Health & Health Care, Science, Pseudoscience, & Media Literacy

Is Adrenal Fatigue Real?

The term adrenal fatigue was first used by chiropractor James Wilson in 1998, and became popular with a book he published in 2001.  I've written before about some of the quacky dabbling of chiropractors outside the neck and back pain issues we commonly associate them with.  You can probably guess from that alone where I'm… Continue reading Is Adrenal Fatigue Real?

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Science, Pseudoscience, & Media Literacy

How to Spot Pseudoscience

One of my major pet peeves is pseudoscience, which Google defines as "a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method."  There's a lot of pseudoscience out there in the world that can spread easily and quickly via the internet, and it often astonishes me what people will believe.  There's also… Continue reading How to Spot Pseudoscience

The science corner: Homeopathy: Government-funded quackery?
Science, Pseudoscience, & Media Literacy

Homeopathy: Government-Funded Quackery

I've recently come across some news articles about homeopathy that have caught my eye.  One was about claims that homeopathy could prevent measles (homeoprophylaxis is the fancy term for this); another was about the Canadian government funding an aid mission to Honduras involving a delegation of homeopaths claiming to cure Chagas disease and other infectious diseases.… Continue reading Homeopathy: Government-Funded Quackery