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December 2nd, 2002
Bad Medicine

I’ve been telling my mum this for years. Finally, something to back it all up.
“Homeopathy is based on a 300-year-old mistake. Homeopathy’s foundation lies on the premises of “like cures like” and “the law of infinitesimals.” Nappy rash, for example, is cured with a diluted solution of poison ivy. Homeopathy founders when it comes to dilution. A typical dilution level is times 30, which in homeopathy-speak means one-part medicine and 1030 part water. Such dilution is implausible, developed before the concept of Avogadro’s number, which determines the number of molecules in a given solution. You would need to drink 8,000 gallons of water to get one molecule of medicine.” -Christopher Wanjek, debunking some popular medical myths.

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