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Homeopathy exposed by consumer advocates on CBC Marketplace PDF Print E-mail
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Our Canadian supporters can see CBC Marketplace expose homeopathy in the "Cure or Con?" episode online, and watch CFI Vancouver's homeopathic "mass overdose." We encourage you to watch the show and comment in support of science and public health.

"Erica Johnson investigates one of the country's fastest growing alternative health treatments: homeopathy. Ontario homeopaths are about to become the first province in Canada to regulate homeopathy — lending credibility to this unproven practice."

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written by GusGus, January 15, 2011

When I click on the link I get an error message that states that the video cannot be streamed outside Canada. Are the United States homeopaths threatening CBC?
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written by Fanitullen, January 15, 2011
@GusGus: Nope. CBC just doesn't broadcast outside of Canada (just like BBC doesn't broadcast outside of Britain, and Hulu and other American sites doesn't broadcast outside of the US).

Simple geography.
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Non-Canadians
written by lmartin, January 16, 2011
The episode is on Youtube now, accessible from outside Canada:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cA_oGiNTOk
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written by JimPrest, January 16, 2011
"CBC just doesn't broadcast outside of Canada"

But...

We Ludites in the Detroit are able to watch "The National"
off the air on Ch 9. We watch it often. Outside antenna works great.
Yes, analog TV. Still works. We won't pay for TV delivery
of programming we can watch for free. Many any border towns can
get Canadian stations. We get two. Alternate slant on US "news."

Saw the show Thursday but missed Friday. Rats.
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written by MadScientist, January 17, 2011
"unproven practice"? What needless newspeak. Homeopathy has been proven many times over to be ineffective. In fact, in its ~200 years homeopathy has *never* proven effective at anything (except perhaps bilking people). You'd think that would mean that the scam would be thoroughly discredited rather than simply "unproven".
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wish homeopathy, in part, could be investigated
written by wysiwyg111, January 17, 2011
it is an interesting idea, but, like many ideas, is almost always taken WAY too far. the idea that dilute versions of toxins could inoculate or reverse problems caused by similar substances would seem to have plausible merit. many of my animal loving friends swear by homeo cures for pets. but anytime i examine such claims in depth, they seem to evaporate away (pun intended).

the dilution levels are what always seem to bother me. plus, the claims always seem to be anecdotal which is what seems the major problem.

my sister, a certified naturopath, on the fence about them. but, then again, she is a 6000 y o earther. yikes.
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written by lytrigian, January 17, 2011
It could be investigated, yes. In fact, it has been tested. It plain doesn't work. Given its inherent implausibility, it's not worth investigating any further.
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written by MadScientist, January 18, 2011
I was just thinking that the reason Randi isn't adversely affected or even put to sleep by drinking a whole lot of homeopathic sleeping pills is that the active ingredient must be in too large a quantity when he drinks a whole bottle - so there is no effect at all. Of course as that wise chicken Foghorn Leghorn put it: two nothin's is nothin' - but I guess the homeopathic crowd use that New Maths and 0 molecules of active ingredient + 0 molecules of active ingredient = too much.
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The backfire on some unknown blog.
written by Yahko, January 18, 2011
http://homeopathy-canada.blogspot.com/
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written by kenhamer, January 18, 2011
"I was just thinking that the reason Randi isn't adversely affected or even put to sleep by drinking a whole lot of homeopathic sleeping pills is that the active ingredient must be in too large a quantity when he drinks a whole bottle"

WAIT A MINUTE!!!! I think you've just stumbled onto something!

Perhaps the problem with all the failed tests of homeopathy is 'cause the subjects actually took the "remedy." To get maxiumum effect perhaps they should not take the stuff at all.
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Unwanted pregnancy cured by Homeopathy
written by Radio Paul, January 19, 2011
I LOVE THE END OF THIS REPORT AND IT IS THE PERFECT ANSWER. Make a homeopathic birth control pill ! Holy Crap that would be great! It would have a 0 % success rate! Can you imagine the lawsuits!
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More silly homeopathic bull!
written by Radio Paul, January 19, 2011
I guess the would use sperm as the active ingredient because you are supposed to use the compound opposite of what you are trying to achieve. HAHAHAHAHAHA! I just crapped my pants.
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