Monday, March 29, 2010

Homeopathy preys on the desperate

It's really sad that 200 year old magic, with NO evidence of efficacy is not only still circulating but is being paid for by government and private health care plans.

Homeopathy preys on the desperate

But how present is the original molecule in the preparation? Products are sold using a dilution range of 6X to 30X where X represents the Roman numeral 10. So, 6X equals one part in 10 to the power of 6, or one in a million. Some products use "C", the Roman numeral for 100. If one were to ingest a preparation of 30C, that would equal 1 followed by 60 zeros, or the number of atoms in our galaxy. At this point, you are consuming nothing more than water.

You shouldn't be surprised that not one person has overdosed on a homeopathic remedy.

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