World Homeopathy Awareness Week

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Jane of the Jungle (April 14, 2010, 16:13:13 PM):
Yet others use surgical spirits as the dilutant, which some may construe as a bonus and others as a treatment in itself…


+ Half a loaf of bread included in your prescription! ;D
Julian (April 14, 2010, 16:22:38 PM):
I think you may have to use it at dangerously high levels to achieve this effect though.
By far the majority of homoeopathic preparations use water as a dilutant. Remember that one of homoeopathy’s founding principles is the “law of infinitesimals,” which holds – ludicrously so, it should be noted, in the face of known facts about chemistry – that a remedy’s efficacy increases the more it is diluted. If that were true, sea water in teaspoonfuls should be a veritable elixir for immortality. In reality, this means that homoeopathic preparations for all practical and theoretical purposes are water, and therefore drinking large quantities is harmless.

I guess I failed to convey my sarcasm. Damn the limitations of plain text :)

Other homoeopathic preparations are absorbed into sugar pills so that overdosing on this type may bring on diabetic shock.

Or maybe just a super sugar high! There really are genuine benefits to homeopathic remedies! Just not the advertised ones. And you have to OD.

We should ask participants in that 1023 thing if any of them experienced these benefits (thirst-quenching, drunkeness, sugar-rush).
buka001 (April 16, 2010, 19:48:18 PM):
Did anyone go to the Rand Easter show? There was a whole building devoted to psychic readings and so on. Some guy tried to peddle me something called "Faith Drops". A marvelous homeopathic remedy for everything. It was claimed to cure everything, even HIV. Unfortunatley I lost my temper and tore the booklet up in the guys face. Should have saved it for research.
Mefiante (April 16, 2010, 23:03:20 PM):
It was claimed to cure everything, even HIV.
If such a claim concerning HIV appeared in a printed pamphlet, it is highly probable that the purveyor is in breach of the law (Medicines Act) as well as Section 2, Appendix F, of the ASA’s code. Complaints should be lodged with the MCC, the Dept. of Health and the ASA.

Benjammin (January 19, 2011, 10:39:49 AM):
The 1023 project is planning another demonstration over the weekend of February 5-6 2011. There is an event planned in Cape Town, check it out here:


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