On a somewhat regular basis I read or hear someone talking about vibrational frequencies and thoughts vibrating and all that jazz. This is often in relation to the so-called law of attraction. This concept doesn't stay in the metaphorical realm; instead, it's not uncommon to see quantum physics being used to justify these kinds of ideas. It … Continue reading Do thoughts vibrate?
There have been a couple of articles on the Canadian news site CBC.ca recently about homeopathy that have caught my eye recently. One was about claims that homeopathy could prevent measles (referred to as homeoprophylaxis), and another was about the Canadian government funding an aid mission to Honduras involving a delegation of homeopaths claiming to cure … Continue reading Government-funded quackery
This is a follow-up to an earlier post I wrote on whether "natural" is better. I also recently saw the documentary Letters From Generation Rx on Amazon Prime, and it got me thinking about the notion that vitamins can cure mental illness. I suppose in some ways it's a natural reaction to the imperfect nature … Continue reading Why do people think vitamins can cure mental illness?