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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

The study that the company uses to prove that "scalar waves" give human skin the ability to "neutralize" UV rays is bunk, for a multitude of reasons. Instead of commenting on the ...
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Have four out of five systematic reviews concluded that homeopathy works?

This statement is only true if you heavily distort the meaning of the word "positive". The following are quotes from the abstract of all four meta-analyses the article claimed are positive: At the ...
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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

In addition to the other excellent answers, which already show that the product is not to be trusted, I'd like to point out two more reasons why one should be worried about the "research" being ...
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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

While anything is possible, there is absolutely no reason to believe these claims, mostly because the claims don't make any sense scientifically. "Scalar waves" is a meaningless term, as ...
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Have four out of five systematic reviews concluded that homeopathy works?

The claim is loosely worded, but a reasonable interpretation is that there are only five systematic reviews (otherwise, the whole point of avoiding cherry-picking a study is negated). This meta-meta ...
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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

tl;dr- The collection of claims about "Harmonized Water" appear to be incoherent gibberish which prevents us from falsifying them ("not even wrong"). If this were a real product, a common chemistry ...
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Have four out of five systematic reviews concluded that homeopathy works?

Long comment - Wrote this before I had commenting privileges. Homeopathy most certainly does not work, except as a placebo. You linked to an article in The Guardian, written by Rachel Roberts. Click ...
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Did Hippocrates make a statement similar to "like cures like"?

As formulated: yes. But it's more complicated. Homeopaths did not invent this principle. They interpret it in a peculiar and very far reaching way. First, we should note that 'Hippokrates' is somewhat ...
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What is the actual position of WHO regarding alternative medicine

The WHO's position on alternative medicine seems to be the same as their position on conventional medicine: if it is proven to work and proven to be safe, go ahead and use it. The document you linked ...
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Does Stannum metallicum 30X (a homeopathic product) have observable biological effects?

Short answer: No this paper does not prove homeopathy works. It certainly has the form of a scientific paper but frankly appears to be obsfucatory and/or trivial. The vast majority of the paper is ...
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Are homeopaths using diluted saliva from a rabid dog as medicine?

Yes, according to Health Canada, Canada's department of public health, lyssin/lyssinnum is sourced from the saliva of rabid dogs, and seems to be intended for pets and not people. Thankfully for ...
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Have four out of five systematic reviews concluded that homeopathy works?

The article is formally correct in its statements (four of these five reviews indeed say that), but it is either deliberately misleading or abysmally researched, and written by someone lacking ...
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Can homeopathic remedies contain a significant amount of active ingredients?

D1 stands for 1:10 dilution so (even if those numbers are before dilution) it still contains large amount of active ingredient. The phrase "large amount" is a value judgement that needs to ...
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Are homeopaths using diluted saliva from a rabid dog as medicine?

Lyssinum is made from a rabies "nosode" 1. A nosode in homeopathy refers to a sample from a diseased animal or person 2. This doesn't really give us enough information to say that it was specifically ...
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