Dana Ullman

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Dana Ullman
Posted 12 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
It is clear that Nadav Tropp has NOT read the article on nanoparticles published in LANGMUIR or the article that I've referenced written by Iris Bell, MD, PhD. Until Nadav does this, s/he is simply yanking us all around with ignorance. This unscientific attitude is extremely typical of people who are skeptical of homeopathy (they are pseudo-skeptics and give skepticism a bad name). That said, I'm always willing to be proven wrong.
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Dana Ullman
Posted 12 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
Gerald...sorry for my irritability towards you...please accept my apology. There are many pseudo-skeptics of homeopathy who pretend to want to learn about homeopathy but who refuse to read the research or the theoretical explanations, and yet, they remain arrogant and ignorant (a bad combination for maintaining a healthy scientific attitude). I should not assume that you are one of these lug-heads. Here's a reference to a brilliant overview of homeopathy and nanoparticles. You will learn how nanodoses can actually provide a profound physiological reaction than larger doses...because they are able to sift through cellular membranes more easily (and other reasons...explained in this article). Enjoy it...because it heralds a profound paradigm change from "bigger is better" (or more powerful!). Bell IR, Koithan M. A model for homeopathic remedy effects: low dose nanoparticles, allostatic cross-adaptation, and time-dependent sensitization in a complex adaptive system. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012 Oct 22;12(1):191. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6882-12-191.pdf
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Dana Ullman
Posted 12 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
Glad to hear that you want to learn, though it is VERY strange that you would write what you wrote above, taking your firm position, despite seemingly knowing virtually nothing about this field, neither the body of clinical evidence, basic science evidence epidemiological evidence, its international status, or its impressive history of usage, success, and popularity, especially amongst educated populations (literally EVERY survey ever conducted has shown that people who use homeopathy tend to be considerably more educated than those who do not). If you knew just a little about homeopathy, you would know that the water used in homeopathy is DOUBLE-DISTILLED, deemed "pharmaceutical grade" water. The fact that you did not know this sheds a serious shadow over you. How can you be taken seriously at all if you write about a subject with so little knowledge of it? The best scientists are the most HUMBLE. I sincerely hope that you'll stop writing about this subject until you gain considerably more knowledge about it. You might enjoy and benefit from my own collection of articles on homeopathy at: www.Huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman Finally, based on your question above, you said that you read the article on nanoparticles, though it also seems that you do not yet understand what was written and verified in controlled experimentation that was discussed in that article.
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Dana Ullman
Posted 12 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
It is amazing how many seemingly smart people become literally stupid and ignorant in their critique of homeopathy. These people are ignoring the several hundred randomized and placebo controlled double-blind studies that have been published in the BMJ, Lancet, Chest, Rheumatology, Pediatrics, Cancer, Pediatrics Infectious Disease Journal, and many others. Further, the Swiss govt commissioned a study of homeopathy, and here's a link to information http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/homeopathic-medicine-_b_1258607.html Further, the author of the above comment is seemingly un-informed about the compelling evidence for nanoparticles that remain in homeopathic solutions...and in doses that are physiologically active, as noted in this prestigious journal in the field of material sciences: Chikramane PS, Kalita D, Suresh AK, Kane SG, Bellare JR. Why Extreme Dilutions Reach Non-zero Asymptotes: A Nanoparticulate Hypothesis Based on Froth Flotation. Langmuir. 2012 Nov 1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23083226