Cancer

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 // 8 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 // 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 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 [...]

#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 [...]

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 [...]

Black Salve

August 23, 2016 // 6 Comments

The use of complementary and alternative medicines seems to be on the rise here in Britain. It is now not uncommon to see multiple alternative health stores on the high-street selling a plethora of products that claim to cure all your aches and pains. Nearly all of the treatments and remedies on sale have very little if any evidence to prove their effectiveness, yet the British people have shown their support with their wallets. To keep up with this ever-growing demand for alternative [...]

Five Facts Natural News Got Wrong About Aspartame

March 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

A sugar substitute is a compound that has a sweet taste like table sugar, but contains significantly less calories. There are many different varieties on the market, but the ones which get the majority of the negative attention by far are saccharin, sucralose and aspartame. Some think that these compounds are responsible for the increased cancer and autism rates in the west, whilst others believe that these compounds will flat-out kill you. The internet is ripe with interesting theories and [...]

Will Aspartame Kill You?

March 24, 2016 // 11 Comments

Edited by Peter One of the best things about being a Z-list internet skeptic is that I no longer have to go out of my way to find crazy conspiracy theories to debunk or quacks to knock down a peg. These days, I am inundated with messages from people who do all the hard work for me. Without their help I would never have discovered the Food Babe or the AIDS denialist documentary “House of Numbers” so I would like to take the time to show my appreciation by taking a request – and there [...]

#108 – The Burzynski Clinic

December 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

  In the state of Texas a clinic offers what some might call a miracle cure for cancer. The man behind this clinic is Dr Burzynski who claims to have discovered an underlying physiological difference between cancer patients and healthy people. Using quite frankly backward logic he has been opening ‘clinical trials’ using molecules he identified. The problem… There seems to be no clear scientific proof that these molecules work while evidence they harm. His clinic also [...]

#097 – Glyphosate Probably Doesn’t Cause Cancer

October 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Myles and James review the recent report from the WHO’s IARC devision on glyphosate. In May 2015 the IARC released a press release detailing their findings on 5 herbicides, one being glyphosate, the active ingredient in roundup. This report is a shockingly poor example of scientific reporting and is written in such a manner to mislead the readers. The authors use of words and lack of citations is of real concern and paints an unfair, potentially biased view on the safety of glyphosate. [...]

Fact Checking The London March Against Monsanto Protesters – Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want

September 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Let’s once more critique some of the more convincing arguments made in a speech given at the March Against Monsanto protest in London earlier this year. This time, let’s fact-check a speech given by Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want who, like others, was not just there to protest against the agrochemical and agricultural giant Monsanto – but genetic engineering in general. Fact Checking The London March Against Monsanto Protesters – Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want MP Media – [...]