Conversational Rebuttal to Attacks on CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicines)

The next time someone denigrates your use of vitamins, herbs, nutrition or other Complementary and Alternative Medicines as “unscientific”, “unsubstantiated” or “hocus pocus”, smile pleasantly and ask them, “Haven’t you hear the latest news? Scientific research is more money than health motivated and the majority of it is corrupt and unethical.”
“During a decade as head of global cancer research at Amgen, C. Glenn Begley identified 53 ‘landmark’ publications — papers in top journals, from reputable labs — for his team to reproduce. Begley sought to double-check the findings before trying to build on them for drug development. Result: 47 of the 53 could not be replicated. He described his findings in a commentary piece published on Wednesday in the journal Nature… …they and others fear the phenomenon is the product of a skewed system of incentives that has academics cutting corners to further their careers.”

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