alternative medicine

HOTY2017

The Former Naturopath Who Became a Whistleblower on the Industry

Britt Marie Hermes became disenchanted with naturopathy when she saw profits being valued over patients.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.22.18
Go Goop Yourself

A Former Naturopath Told Us How She Sold a Detox Scam

Britt Hermes is a former naturopath who recently blogged about how easy it was to convince people to buy unnecessary detox regimens.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.21.17
Science

Homeopathic Products Must Disclose That There’s No Scientific Evidence They Work

The Federal Trade Commission recently updated its labeling requirements for the alternative treatments.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.22.16
olympics

Why the Olympics Are an ‘International Festival of Sports Pseudoscience’

Cupping is just one science-free ‘therapy’ on display in Rio.
Kate Lunau
8.8.16
Canada

A Judge Is Forcing These Antivaxxer Parents to Take Their Kids to a Doctor

The Stephans were recently convicted in the death of their son, Ezekiel.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.15.16
Health

Eating Well Isn't a Mystery

Most anyone that tells you otherwise just wants to make a buck.
Michael Byrne
7.7.16
Canada

We Need to Stop Treating Naturopaths Like They’re Medical Doctors

In the wake of a guilty verdict in the Ezekiel Stephan case, we need to do better.
Kate Lunau
4.27.16
Canada

UPDATE: Parents Who Gave Natural Cures to Dying Toddler Found Guilty

Ezekiel later died of meningitis. A jury is deciding their fate.
Kate Lunau
4.25.16
Motherboard Blog

Huge Amounts of Herbal Supplements Are Actually Just Random Crap

One-third of the herbal supplements sold nationwide in the $5 billion industry are actually junk filler that may actually be harmful to some consumers.
Michael Byrne
11.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Please Understand That Vitamin Supplements Are Generally Not Good For Anything But Making Money

Here is a thing you might not have known: bombing your body with antioxidants is almost certainly not good. This is not the dominant narrative in the year 2012; "good source of antioxidants" is a food/nutrition industry mantra. Superfoods, innit. Free...
Michael Byrne
4.25.12