Tag Archives: pseudoscience

Burzynski blogs: My Master List

Last updated 17/07/14

Here is a summary of information on #Burzynski – which will hopefully be of use to those daunted by the sheer quantity of links on my Stanislaw, Streisand and Spartacus post.

UPDATE 30/04/13 Many of the links are to the 21st Floor, which is now offline. Most of these can also also be found here, by searching for “Burzynski”.

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Fitalifestyle added to ASA Hall of Shame

Less than two weeks after publishing a fourth adjudication against them, the Advertising Standards Authority have added Errol Denton’s Fitalifestyle (t/a See My Cells and Live Blood Test) to their list of non-compliant online advertisers.

Denton earned his place in this Hall of Shame with a very ill-judged response to this adjudication, which concerned some ludicrous claims about chlorophyll. He duly deleted the claims from this page of the See My Cells site, only for them later to appear here below an ‘OFFICIALLY PROVEN PHOTO TAKEN FROM NASA WEBSITE!!!’ Continue reading

‘Dr’ Robert O Young shamelessly continues to imply he can ‘reverse’ metastatic breast cancer

I was appalled yesterday to find the outrageous quack – ‘Dr’ Robert O Young implying on Twitter that he is able to reverse metastatic breast cancer.

This comes less than a year after Kim Tinkham tragically died of this very form of cancer after following Young’s advice.

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Can these bargain bracelets boost oxygen supply and immunity?

I said last week that I hoped the Sense about Science Ask for Evidence campaign would encourage me to contact companies to challenge some of the incredible advertising claims  I encounter on such a regular basis.

That morning, I had received a promotional email about an impressive discount on an apparently miraculous ‘Ion Balance’ bracelet which it was claimed could improve circulation and immunity by emitting negative ions. Could it really be true..? Continue reading

Sense About Science launch Ask for Evidence campaign

Sense About Science is a charitable trust that works in partnership with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media. They aim to change public discussions about science and evidence and equip people to make sense of scientific and medical claims.

Their latest campaign, Ask For Evidence, backed by some high-profile performers, Professors and presenters, concerns an issue which is close to my heart: putting a stop to misleading claims about science and medicine.

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This week’s Alkaline ASA Adjudication: Alkalized Water not as miraculous as they claim

This week the Adverting Standards Authority upheld two complaints about a leaflet and website for Balance Water, advertising the apparently miraculous properties of ‘Alkalized Water’.

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Sunday Times promotes quack diet

The Sunday Times published an article yesterday promoting alkaline diets, in which, less than two weeks after the ASA pointed out his lack of credentials, they describe Robert Young as ‘Dr’ and even repeat some of his claims regarding his apparent ability to reverse cancer and diabetes. Continue reading