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Woo

Woo and Cold Reading

I had to fire a doctor I’d had for several years recently. TL;DR version is that she randomly told me to stop taking my medication and find something else to replace it. Then she suggested acupuncture, inadvertently demonstrating the wisdom of not having a table in her office (I woulda …

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SkepticismWoo

Makes perfect sense!

One random bit of woo I encountered from a relative who first heard it on Oprah: Dr. Christian Northrup’s theory of thyroid pathogenesis. In many women thyroid dysfunction develops because of an energy blockage in the throat region, the result of a lifetime of “swallowing” words one is aching to …

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Woo

Lengthy Hair Woostravaganza

Much in the style of Barney Stinson, I accepted a challenge a couple years ago to grow out my hair to a certain length. It’s not quite there yet, but we’re slowly inching that direction. There’s this weird length it gets to between short and long that’s particularly annoying for …

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Alt Med / QuackeryHealth / MedicinePseudoscienceWoo

Queer Health: The Anti-Vaccination Movement

Around March of last year I was having some neck and back pain. I sat at work whining and complaining, as I’m wont to do, until my girlfriend suggested seeing an upper cervical chiropractor that she and her family had been seeing for a few years.  I took her recommendation …

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Alt Med / QuackeryQuickiesWoo

QUICKIES 05/28/2012

Stop what you’re doing and watch Anderson Cooper interview a faithful sheep, Stacy Pritchard, from Charles Worley’s church. Worley is the reverend caught on tape last week proposing that all us queers be rounded up and put behind a 150 mile-long electrified fence. A poll from the Washington Post has …

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