fda-dr. mercola - explains in a nut shell

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fda-dr. mercola - explains in a nut shell

Postby blossom » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:30 pm

i think a lot of us here try to be healthy as we can by trying to eat healthy, take our vit.'s etc. some can't afford to be as disciplined as some but we try. but, for all those concerned, i hope this isn't taken lightly, because even more is about to be taken away from us, under the pretense the fda is looking out for us. uhhuh! :roll:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXSVtkkTvUk
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Re: fda-dr. mercola - explains in a nut shell

Postby bifrostlake » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:12 am

This is why Mercola's has a beef with the FDA-"FDA Orders Joseph Mercola to Stop Illegal Claims":

http://www.quackwatch.com/11Ind/mercola.html

From the site:
In 2013, Williamette Week reported that Mercola had donated a total of $26,975 in cash and in-kind contributions that included polling and a YouTube video to support the efforts of the antifluoridation group that is opposing a fluoridation referendum in Portland, Oregon. The report also stated that "Mercola has questioned whether HIV causes AIDS, suggests that many cancers can be cured by baking soda, and warns parents not to vaccinate their children. He also says that animals are psychic."

Apparently, Mercola has some very questionable ideas about health in general.
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Re: fda-dr. mercola - explains in a nut shell

Postby want2bike » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:42 pm

I never listen to anything that quackwatch has to say. This is a stupid site which is against anything which is healthy. This a very sick world with a lot of sick people. If you listen to the wrong people you will never get well. Quackwatch is the wrong people.
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Re: fda-dr. mercola - explains in a nut shell

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:20 pm

I think this has been posted here before, or something to the same effect:

http://www.quackpotwatch.org/quackpots/ ... arrett.htm
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Re: fda-dr. mercola - explains in a nut shell

Postby JeanDeEau » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:17 pm

You have to see both sides of this.
If Barrett is right, then Mercola's activities are just a tad dubious.
If what Barrett says is untrue, then Mercola has a good case for libel.

The link given by jimmylegs is about as biased as anything that I have ever read. I guess that the reason it is not signed is because the author knows it is not true in a lot of detail. Some of it gets to be distorting the facts.
The article on Barrett mocks his liking for double blind studies and points out that "And worse, the "double-blind study" is considered to be heinous, and was banned by world government during the Helsinki Accord in 1964."
Wrong, dead wrong. The Helsinki Agreement was put together by the World Medical Association and is not binding on ANY government.
I hear that the European Union are trying to put it into law. This is the the same European Union that wants to give convicts the right to vote.
Double blind studies are a widely used research tool when coupled with the right statistics.
You got to pick the right statistics for the job. Caterpiller Tractor were using statistical based sampling for bought-in components over 40 years ago as a quality control method. It worked just great
You want to control out any experimenter effects, you got to use blinded (single, double, triple) studies.

Probably the anti-Barrett artical was written by Tim Bolen who makes the sort of living out of attacking Barrett that Barrett does out of attacking quacks.
You look at both sides, you pays yer money and takes yer choice.
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Re: fda-dr. mercola - explains in a nut shell

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:59 pm

exactly, anybody can sling mud
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Re: fda-dr. mercola - explains in a nut shell

Postby HarryZ » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:41 am

jimmylegs wrote:I think this has been posted here before, or something to the same effect:

http://www.quackpotwatch.org/quackpots/ ... arrett.htm


Barrett is a bit of a "baffoon" who tries to get people to believe he is the protector for the people against medical quackery.

I ended up in an e-mail debate with him a number of years ago about what he was initially saying regarding Prokarin. The info on his site about this alternative drug for MS was simply wrong and he had not taken the time or had the decency to do even the basic amount of research on it before posting his error filled info on his site.

After my "discussion" with him, he ended up changing and softening the information. It was just another sample of his lack of proper research.

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