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Nov 30, 2016

tSE 027 - Former Naturopath Britt Hermes!


Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

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God of the week: Plutus: Greek god of wealth

Interview: Britt Hermes!

Britt is a former naturopathic doctor who now works tirelessly to raise awareness of the dangers of naturopathic medicine. Britt is a Master’s of Science student in Medical Life Sciences at the University of Kiel, writer at Naturopathic Diaries, contributor to Forbes, Science Based Medicine, and Science 2.0.

Links to things referenced in the interview: Bastyr University (and also this), CNME, Joe Pizzorno, Maple syrup won't cure meningitis

Why we love the internet: Endless Screaming (@infinite_scream) on Twitter. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Quote of the Week: Patients deserve to know the dangers associated with getting medical care from under-trained practitioners steeped in pseudoscience. Lawmakers need to know that “ND” does not convey medical competency. Rather, it indicates that a person using that title is unequivocally “Not a Doctor.” (Britt Hermes)

Next week's guest: Chris Kluwe!

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