Trading Standards action on ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ conference in Surrey

As we highlighted in our warning last week, the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing seminar took place last weekend in Farnham, Surrey at an undisclosed location. This organisation promotes ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ – a form of industrial bleach –  as a treatment for a wide range of health conditions including cancer, malaria and …

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Sunday Times: “Codswallop detected in food allergy tests”

This weekend the Sunday Times ran coverage of some of our work investigating various alleged alternative food allergy and intolerance tests, including one test taking place in a Nutricentre store. Nutricentre are the health food chain owned by Tesco – regular followers of our work will recall that our investigation last year uncovered all manner of …

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Warning over ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ conference in Farnham, Surrey

This weekend sees the latest in a series of alternative health events promoted by members of the Genesis II Church – the organisation set up by Jim Humble in order to promote his ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ around the world. This latest event is due to take place in Farnham, Surrey, with precise details of the …

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Good Thinking Supports Sarah Wollaston for Chair of the Health Select Committee

We at the Good Thinking Society are firm believers in the value of an evidence-based approach, and in making decisions based on the best available information and taking on board the position of the most qualified experts available. In particular, where matters of health are concerned, we believe it is of fundamental importance that policy decisions …

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Bristol Homeopathic Hospital To Cease Offering Homeopathic Treatments

It has been two months since we announced our campaign to challenge the provision of homeopathy on the NHS, starting initially with NHS Liverpool CCG. So far the campaign has received positive coverage in the Telegraph, the Liverpool Echo, the BMJ, Pulse magazine, On Medica and more. Obviously blogs and tweets from homeopaths have been …

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Good Thinking Investigates: Homeopathic Pharmacies

Freemans homeopathic pharmacy in Glasgow stocks over 3,400 remedies… including Homeopathic ‘Horned Owl’. We decided to find out what homeopathic owl should be used for… Other homeopathic remedies on sale include Asbestos, E. Coli, Uranium and a range of vaccines. Freeman’s currently provide homeopathic treatments to NHS Bristol and NHS Glasgow, costing tens of thousands …

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Daily Telegraph: “MPs call for police inquiry into bogus ‘cancer cures’”

Earlier this month, we worked with Tom Bruce from Brighton Skeptics in the Pub in order to investigate the Spirit of Health Conference, which took place on the 4th of May in Sussex. Today, the Daily Telegraph have reported extensively on Tom’s findings and video recordings: Cancer patients are being offered “fake cures’” by unscrupulous alternative medicine practitioners, …

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Our concerns about “Inside Harley Street” alternative therapies

UPDATE 02/09/15 Our complaints have all now been resolved. The complaint against Susan Kennard was upheld. The complaints against Michael Culp (Natural Health and Wellness Centre),  London Leech Therapy and Lesley Parkinson (Brainhealth) were all informally resolved. The practitioners in question have all assured the ASA that they will amend their websites to bring them …

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General Dental Council warns against misleading mercury claims

We contacted the General Dental Council (GDC) last year explaining that we are aware of a significant number of “mercury free” dentists who appear to be making misleading and unsubstantiated claims regarding the safety of amalgam fillings. It appears that these dentists are misleading patients and carrying out procedures for which there is no clinical …

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Diluting NHS Homeopathy until it’s just a memory

In my first year as Project Director of the Good Thinking Society I was able to visit almost 40 different skeptical groups around the country (and, indeed, around the world!) to talk about skeptical activism and the work we are doing at Good Thinking. While I’m still happy to give my ‘Lifting the Lid: Ongoing Adventures …

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