Monday, August 22, 2005

Check Out QuackWatch

QuackWatch describes itself as "Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud and Intelligent Decisions." One of the people they know is Kevin Trudeau, who -- after years of hawking snoring cures and memory enhancers -- is now selling his new chart-topping book, "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About (read the article here)." QuackWatch is like a Snopes site where you can check out health and medical claims. Dr. Stephen Barrett, a retired psychiatrist, spends his time keeping track of the industry. While I think there is much we don't know about alternative medicine, there are a lot of people more than willing to exploit the gullible in this huge industry.

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