Cancer

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 2

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ozone is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell whose antibacterial properties were known even before its structure. As early as the First World War it was being used to treat infected wounds, but as technology has advanced and better options have become available, coupled with the fact that ozone is quite toxic, it is no longer used for that purpose. However, like so many redundant medical practices, it has been adopted by the alternative medicine crowd where its proponents are [...]

Agent Orange – Part One – Introduction

June 13, 2017 // 2 Comments

In 1961, as part of America’s escalating war of counterinsurgency in Vietnam, President Kennedy approved a military plan to use defoliants and herbicide in South East Asia. Operation “Ranch Hand” was intended to kill foliage and destroy crops, depriving the Viet Cong of cover and supplies during the conflict. It is estimated that 76,000,000 litres of chemicals were sprayed between 1962 and 1971 over rural areas of South Vietnam and, later, in parts of Cambodia and Laos. The most commonly [...]

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 2

June 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ozone is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell whose antibacterial properties were known even before its structure. As early as the First World War it was being used to treat infected wounds, but as technology has advanced and better options have become available, coupled with the fact that ozone is quite toxic, it is no longer used for that purpose. However, like so many redundant medical practices, it has been adopted by the alternative medicine crowd where its proponents are [...]

The Young Turks are Morons of the Highest Calibre

May 30, 2017 // 6 Comments

  The Young Turks are morons of the highest calibre who believe it would be a crime not to publish every thought that tumbles through their head. I have never made my views on them public before, but what they have published recently online pushed me over the edge. They posted a video titled ‘Monsanto Giving People Cancer?’ (because protecting yourself from a lawsuit with that question mark, despite in the video saying their products are giving people cancer, shows how much of a [...]

The Waters of Life – Myles Reviews

November 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

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. One of the books from this store I talked about previously was Cosmic Cleaning which is an instruction guide for cleaning the “nine opens of the body”. A lot of these techniques for cleaning your various openings involved either dousing yourself in generous [...]

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 [...]

#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 [...]

Black Salve – Bad Advice… Bad product

September 29, 2016 // 0 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 Chemicals

September 16, 2016 // 3 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 [...]

#141 – Black Salve

September 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/141.mp3   This week Myles and James are joined by the wonderful Jeff Holiday to talk about the alternative ‘treatment’ Black Salve, a mixture of Zinc Chloride and Bloodroot which Quacks and false hope profiteers peddle to the sick and vulnerable as a cancer cure. Black Salve with destroy any tissue is comes into contact with and is not capable of selecting against cancer it will ‘rot’ any flesh it comes into [...]