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I cannot believe that anyone is posting about a new natural treatment that cures all chronic disease! People have looked for such a panacea for hundreds of years, usually referred to as snake-oil! If only life was that simple! The first question is , who is selling this nonsense?

We need proof, independent controlled studies for any possible effects. Anecdote from a salesperson is not evidence! Controlled studies are proof. A thousand unsubstantiated anecdotes are not proof either! It might be suggestive but proves nothing! Except that someone is good at selling something. Excuse my cynicism.

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  • I couldn't agree with you more, Hawker. Nasty behaviour, preying on the ill, desperate and credulous. They should be ashamed

    J

  • They tend to happen at weekends when the admin are not around. Just ignore the idiots!

  • Allanah; You are correct but I just don't think they should go unchallenged. A good book about people like this is "Bad Science" by Ben Goldacre. He debunks the ridiculous assertions made by some. A recommended read hat should, in my opinion be essential reading at schools!

  • Ye they were reported.! However if you want a belly laugh about such things look up James Veitch talking about gold and Nigerian Prince on you tube .

  • I think 99% of people on this site read this rubbish, smile , then move on!

  • 99%? Hey, that's great! Does this mean I'm exceptional? Ho-ho!!

  • Absolutely....or so young at heart you still think

    " just maybe?"

    I'm old & believe nothing!

    AC

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    πŸ“– Book "Bad Science" by Ben Goldacre: amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Bad-Sc...

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    Supplemental Ben Goldacre links/ resources for further research:

    πŸ‘“ "What Doctors Don't Know About the Drugs They Prescribe" by Ben Goldacre: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

    πŸ”Ž "Ben Goldacre" Google search results: google.com/search?as_q=&as_....

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  • Don't worry they have been reported to NRAS by me earlier this morning.xxxx

  • Well done Sylvi- I agree with all, shameful and should be removed from the site.

    Marie

  • And me!

  • Do watch I've seen him live. Very very funny

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    πŸ˜‚ 🀣 πŸ™ƒ Brilliant!! πŸ˜†

    Thank you kindly, allanah! 😁 Much appreciated. πŸ™ πŸ€ 🌺 🌞

    Thoroughly enjoyed. ☺️

    More Scamalot laughs πŸ˜‚ : m.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    .

  • Glad you liked it. He's awful funny what he does to scammers isn't He! saw him live and met him. Lovely young man .

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    ❀️ it/ him to bits!! Clever πŸͺ. πŸ˜„

    Oh my goodness, how fun it must have been to meet 🀝 him! ☺️

    [Keep thinking he must have been a handful as a little one πŸ‘Ά πŸ‘¦ . . . πŸ˜† 😁 Perhaps keeping his family in stitches . . . πŸ˜‚ ]

    .

  • That is too funny!

  • Makes me belly laugh!

  • You are not cynical...just a realist!

    The people who post this rubbish are either naive, very stupid or think they are on to a get rich quick scheme!

    Read them & smile from your superior position!

  • I never saw anything so I can’t comment. There is no problem looking at alternatives to help us but they should not be posting links to what they’re promoting, they should be telling or informing us of the potential benefits and asking if we want more info. Not shoving it down our throats.

  • That's not their way though Linda. They have no conscience & prey on the desperate & vulnerable. I didn't see the post either but have reported others, I would encourage others to do so as soon as such posts appear then their scam is stopped in it's tracks before anyone is drawn in... the downward arrow next to the Like button is a drop down box, the Report option is there.

  • It was a sales pitch claiming to cure RA and cancer ! Doh!

  • I usually scroll past, it is very annoying though

  • Agree. I do not trust them and I think they are here to do business. Worse of all, some RA patients in great pain may be tempted to try and may be ended in delaying the golden period of early treatment, then may cause joints damaged eventually.

    I hope RA patients be wise enough not to be tempted to that.!!

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