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Emu oil, schmaltz is the new cure for everything!

Emu oil is making the rounds (again) as a cure for just about everything. Those who sell it bolster their claims with technical sounding but medically imprecise terms such as “anti-inflammatory properties” and “natural healing” (what is unnatural healing?). Even the New York Times has been in on the emu oil action with an article … Continue reading

Is Nerium a toxin, snake oil, or an anti-aging marvel?

NeriumAD is a topical cream (sold by multi level marketing) that claims to be a “true breakthrough in anti-aging skincare.” The efficacy (and hopefully safety)┬ástudies quoted by the manufacturer were conducted by ST&T Research and have not been submitted to any peer-review publication listed in PubMed. Keep in mind that I use the term study … Continue reading

Dr. Oz proves he is the Wizard of Woo in less than 60 seconds

I just had cable installed this week. The nice guy from Comcast flipped on the TV to prove it was working and the show that magically popped up was Dr. Oz. I know. Like a red cape for a bull. It was as if the angels (or demons, depending on your perspective) had arranged this … Continue reading

Look like you’re 25 when you’re 45: a doctor’s secrets to younger looking skin

I turned 45 this week, and if my genetics are any predictor I am not quite half-way there. Of course I tweeted a bit about the birthday, and the twitterverse responded very kindly to my trolling for complements. A few asked my secret to younger looking skin, and so here is the information as promised. … Continue reading

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