“I don’t know about you, but if I’ve just had an allergic reaction I don’t want the homeopathic version of epinephrine for my medication,” Yvette d’Entremont, better known as the “SciBabe,” explains. “If I’ve just had surgery, I don’t want the homeopathic version of morphine. I want the real shot.”
Millions of people still buy into the 18th century claim that says heavily diluted medicine helps the body fight its own illness. While it’s clear that this archaic form of quackery doesn’t hold up to what we now know about science, it’s still widely disseminated to the public, bringing millions of dollars to charlatans utilizing the cloak of “alternative healing.”
From Medical Daily:
Homeopathic remedies rely on the false scientific notion that water somehow has a “memory,” and the more you dilute a medicine, the stronger that memory gets and the more potent the medicine becomes. But in cutting the active ingredient in a particular medicine, all you do is remove the important stuff. Homeopathic medicine does that until the medicine disappears, and it does it on purpose.
In the video, d’Entremont aimed to expose this practice for the bullshit that it is — by gulping down 50 homeopathic sleeping pills. She’s also started a petition on Change.org calling for companies like CVS Health and Walgreens to take homeopathic medicine off their shelves.
“People will still buy products from your stores,” the petition states, “but instead they’ll buy products that actually work with proven claims.”
Watch the video below:
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