Alternative Medicine

How a Video Manipulated You into Thinking MMS Can Cure Malaria

January 30, 2017 // 12 Comments

As many of you will know, over the past month I have been investigating a video of a pseudo-clinical trial held in Uganda that claimed to show 154 people being cured of malaria by MMS. My time has mostly been spent trying to contact the people and organisations involved to obtain more information, and nearly all have not returned my emails. This includes the Ugandan Red Cross and The Water Reference Centre, who both feature heavily in the video. I was also able to identify some of the European [...]

MMS Uganda Update

January 21, 2017 // 9 Comments

Last week I wrote a blogpost documenting my interaction with a man trying to circumvent eBay rules by contacting me directly in order to sell me Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), an industrial bleach that is currently being marketed online as a panacea. What made this interaction more disturbing was that, when I asked for evidence of MMS’ miraculous properties, I was given a link to a video of an alleged clinical trial in Uganda investigating MMS’ ability to cure malaria. The video stars [...]

Homeopathic Toothpaste?

December 17, 2016 // 5 Comments

I am the proud owner of a rather unusual collection of weird and wonderful examples of pseudoscientific products. These range from the ridiculous like my kitty chakra healing set to the flat out dangerous like my copy of Christine Maggiore’s ‘What If Everything You Thought You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong’. Although I am sure most of you think that I am wasting my money on this bad science personified, the truth is I get an enormous sense of enjoyment from trying to understand the [...]

Taking the Piss – A Review of The Waters of Life

November 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

A few months ago when I was visiting the walled city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, I came across a treasure trove of quackery. I had stumbled across a bookshop that happened to have the finest selection of woo I had ever seen – resulting in me spending literally every baht I had. Luckily for me, the guy who I was travelling with was able to lend me some money so I could make it back to the hotel with all my spoils. One of the books from this store I talked about previously was [...]

MMS – Industrial Bleach Marketed as an Autism Cure

November 10, 2016 // 6 Comments

What was once known as Miracle Mineral Supplement, but for legal reasons had to change its name to Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), is a 28% sodium chlorite solution in distilled water currently being sold online as a cure-all tonic. Unlike other panaceas that also don’t work that are currently being sold online, MMS has the ability to do real harm. This is because when it is mixed with an acidic solution, as instructed, it generates chlorine dioxide. Just over a year ago I published a video [...]

#147 – One Answer To Cancer

November 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cancer, that highly complex catch all term for literally hundreds of different conditions has a single natural cure. Almost too good to be true right? Myles and James recently meet up in person in Manchester to among other thing watch a shitty movie ‘One Answer to Cancer’ an Australian attempt at spreading bullshit into the world. The movie distrusts the chemical Aldera a treatment for cancer that has been heavily promoted in Oz. But has a massive love for the dangerous quack [...]

MMS – Industrial Bleach Marketed as an Autism Cure

November 4, 2016 // 5 Comments

What was once known as Miracle Mineral Supplement, but for legal reasons had to change its name to Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), is a 28% sodium chlorite solution in distilled water currently being sold online as a cure-all tonic. Unlike other panaceas that also don’t work that are currently being sold online, MMS has the ability to do real harm. This is because when it is mixed with an acidic solution, as instructed, it generates chlorine dioxide – a powerful disinfectant that has [...]

Cosmic Cleansing – Myles Reviews

October 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cosmic Cleansing is is a set of instructions and techniques that will “cleanse the nine opens of the body giving you health, vitality, and longevity” which is exactly what it sounds like. What makes it even worse is that there are multiple photographs of one of the authors Mantak Chia throughout the book preforming the techniques recommended which leave nothing to the imagination. The book heavily promotes several popular alternative treatments including the rather dangers procedure of ear [...]

Cosmic Cleansing Is So Very Gross!

October 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

The best advice I can give to anyone who sees the man on the front cover of this book in real life is to not let him give you a hug!!! A few months ago I found myself in the walled city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand and despite having a cast-iron stomach, for the first time in my life I came down with food poisoning. I am not going to lie I was feeling sorry for myself and although I wanted nothing more than to stay in my hotel room and mope I decided to pick myself up and explore the city [...]

#144 – Miracle Mineral Solution is Bleach

October 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Jeff Holiday is back on the League of Nerds and we are talking about miracle mineral solution aka bleach. What miracles are people performing with this bleach? They are administering it in enema form to children with autism. The bleach destroys the lining of the large intestine and colon and leads to this being shed. Proponents claim that this cell lining are parasites, but the old adage of it takes one to know one doesn’t hold true here. This is child abuse and people need to be aware [...]

#143 – Cupping

October 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cupping, seriously… the American olympics team turned up covered in big red circles after having embraced the practice of cupping. Cupping; the alternative ‘treatment’ of using low pressure cups to give people hickies that are claimed to help treat muscle pain. Suffice to say there is no evidence that the practice works and media outlets ate it up, often reporting with no concern of effective [...]

Black Salve – Bad Advice… Bad product

September 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

Last month I brought attention to a particularly nasty product currently promoted online to vulnerable people as a cancer cure. Black salve is a paste made from a mixture of Bloodroot extract and zinc chloride that, when applied directly to the skin, will cause the cells to die. It does this by physically burning the skin with zinc chloride and inhibiting sodium-potassium pumps on the surface of the cells with compounds found in the Bloodroot extract. This creates a thick black dry clump of [...]

Moms Across America Are Selling You All Natural Hydrogen

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Moms Across America is a group of mothers who for some unknown reason have decided to publish their ignorance and lack of critical thinking online. Recently the moms have branched out into selling products on their website to support their cause. Unlike other similar websites, they have not limited themselves to the usual t-shirts, stickers, and badges but have started to sell and promote alternative health products. One of these products is called Active H2 and, according to Zen [...]

Moms Across America Are Selling You All Natural Chemicals

September 16, 2016 // 5 Comments

Edited by Peter Every now and again it’s nice to take a break from the rather in-depth research required to produce content for this website and instead go for some low-hanging fruit. Luckily for me Zen Honeycutt, the founder of Moms Across America, has published the equivalent of subsurface fruit which not only exposes her level of knowledge but is also a rather sad example of a woo-peddler clutching at straws trying to pass unusual ingredients off as “all natural”. Moms Across [...]

Black Salve – Cancer ‘Treatment’ That Burns Holes in You!

August 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

A cottage industry has developed online selling alternative treatments that, unlike the high-street shops, is not bound by the Trade Description or Medicines Act. This has led to a lot of vulnerable people being exposed to some truly insidious products that have the potential to cause a lot of pain and suffering. Perhaps one of the more shocking examples of this is the promotion of a paste called Black Salve (also known as Casema) to people suffering from cancer. Black Salve is an escharotic [...]