Woo

Woo and Cold Reading

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 flipped the shit out of it). The punchline? She’d FORGOTTEN why I take the medication to begin with, ... »

Makes perfect sense!

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 say. In the name of preserving harmony, or because these women have learned to live a... »

Lengthy Hair Woostravaganza

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 me and the last several times I’ve tried to grow it out, I ended up chopping it off during... »

Queer Health: The Anti-Vaccination Movement

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 seriously as she claimed that chiropractic cured her of chronic ear infections that had plagued her since childhood, and I’ve ... »

QUICKIES 05/28/2012

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 found that people of color are more likely than white people to say they support gay ma... »