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Nuttines squared-Homeopathic thimerosal

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on March 18, 2010

Forget that thimerosal has not been shown to cause any diseases (read autism). Forget that homeopathy has never been shown to work under properly controlled scientific conditions and it’s getting its butt kicked in the UK. Nope, none of that matters because, of course, if you dilute it enough something good is bound to come out of it, no? Enter,homeopathic thimersoal, in 30C dilution selling for only $9.95 or $19.95 per bottle! What does it cure? Well, nothing specific apparently (except for the subtle implication that it may help with autism, obviously).

Thimerosal can be used to treat a wide range of diseases, all of which have a unique general pattern of effects upon an individual. Homeopathic medicine seeks to treat the whole person and not just a symptom or two because we are whole beings and not collections of unrelated symptoms.

Well that’s nice isn’t it? A “wide range of diseases” followed by the usual, make-em-feel-precious , standard holistic CAM “treat the whole” nonsense! Wouldn’t you expect the description to be a little more specific though as to what exactly this wide range of disease is comprised of? I mean, will this help with diarrhea, ’cause I smell a lot of BS!

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  1. Ginger Taylor said, on March 19, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    “Forget that thimerosal has not been shown to cause any diseases”…

    Thimerosal causes mitochondrial disorders:

    Thimerosal induces neuronal cell apoptosis by causing cytochrome c and apoptosis-inducing factor release from mitochondria.
    Int J Mol Med. 2005 Dec;16(6):971-7.

    Mitochondrial mediated thimerosal-induced apoptosis in a human neuroblastoma cell line (SK-N-SH).
    Neurotoxicology. 2005 Jun;26(3):407-16.

    Thimerosal causes immune system dysfunction:

    Uncoupling of ATP-mediated Calcium Signaling and Dysregulated IL-6 Secretion in Dendritic Cells by Nanomolar Thimerosal

    Mercury causes brain swelling:

    Increases in the number of reactive glia in the visual cortex of Macaca fascicularis following subclinical long-term methyl mercury exposure.
    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 1994

    Thimerosal impairs methylation and detoxification:

    Activation of Methionine Synthase by Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and Dopamine: a Target for Neurodevelopmental Toxins and Thimerosal
    International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 2006


    Mercury leads to heart disease:

    Mercury Activates Vascular Endothelial Cell Phospholipase D through Thiols and Oxidative Stress

    Video of mercury killing neurons:

    Thimerosal has been shown to cause disease.

    • Skepdude said, on March 20, 2010 at 1:02 PM

      Show me one study where thimerosal has been shown to cause a disease, any disease IN ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS! I will then update my sentence to only say that thimerosal has not been shown to cause autism.

  2. Skepdude said, on March 20, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Ginger, quote the full sentence: Forget that thimerosal has not been shown to cause any diseases (read autism).

  3. RodM said, on March 26, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    My Gawd! I can See it now…People using this stuff will claim that it cures Autism and other things yet they will probably end up consuming more thimerosal this way then they would ever have from vaccinations.

  4. Health Conscious said, on April 5, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    It is best not to comment on homeopathy if you know nothing about it.

    • Skepdude said, on April 5, 2010 at 1:29 PM

      Well, generally that advice applies to everything not just homeopathy. Nevertheless, why do you conclude I know nothing about homeopathy?

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