Tagged: natural health remedies

Iridologist's treatment of cancer patient now at tribunal - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 27, 2013

Iridologist Ruth Nelson’s treatment of Yvonne Maine’s skin cancer—that invaded her skull and ultimately cost her life—is now finally facing a tribunal hearing. As a ‘natural remedy’ practitioner her actions don’t come under the scrutiny of medical boards, but have been put before the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner as a breach of … Read More

Immunisation Awareness Society followers – what the new page rules show - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 14, 2013

On the rare occasions that I have written about vaccine ‘concern’ groups, my interests have been with the accuracy of their claims and how readers who are uncertain about the science can recognise inaccurate claims. A related element is if the source is trustworthy. Sometimes this is easier to deal with as you don’t … Read More

Shaun Holt on iridologist Ruth Nelson's treatment of cancer patient Yvonne Maine - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 06, 2012

Wellington professor of medicine, Shaun Holt, recently spoke to Radio Live about the Health and Disability’s Commissioner’s report into iridologist Ruth Nelson’s treatment of cancer patient Yvonne Maine: [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT1XQ4csDm0[/embed] One of the topic he raises is what might be done to avoid these cases from arising. Dr. Swee Tan, the surgeon who treated … Read More

Iridologist's treatment of cancer criticised by Health and Disability Commissioner - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 03, 2012

Today the TVOne website hosts a damning summary of a Health and Disability Commisioner’s report on an iridologist who, … recognised from the beginning that the lesion "looked cancerous" and that it was beyond her ability to treat, the HDC said. Despite that, the provider treated the lesion for 18 months. TVOne goes on to write, Despite … Read More

Bad science: baking soda, fungi, cancer, nuclear fallout, rosacea - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 02, 2012

Partly because it’s the weekend, partly because the NZ Skeptics conference is on, I wander through some examples where critical reasoning was absent.[1] According this blurb for the second edition of the Sodium Bicarbonate e-book, baking soda is the cure-all. Titled Sodium Bicarbonate - Rich Man's Poor Man's Cancer Treatment, by Mark Sircus, merely … Read More