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Magical, Musical Tuning Forks..

August 3, 2011

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Whilst reading through the June/July 2011 edition of the General Osteopathic Council’s journal ‘The Osteopath‘ I came across an advert for a series or courses on These course are being run by UK registered osteopath Geoffrey Montague-Smith.  I couldn’t resist having a closer look at what was behind this ‘healing power of sound‘. First stop was […]

Psychic Estate Agent ..

May 11, 2010

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Last night my wife and some friends went for a meal. During the evenings conversation, one of her friends told her what happened when an estate agent came to see her about selling her mothers home. The house belonging to the elderly mother was being sold as she was alone and unable to cope, so […]

Subluxations: We’ve never considered the research (Part 1)

April 11, 2010

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The GCC have made a number of statements over the past few months regarding the quality of evidence required to support public claims made by chiropractors.  Following the publication of the Bronfort report in Feb 2010 the GCC set the required standard as one of moderate or high, positive quality evidence. In an email from […]

Just A Spoonful of Sugar…

January 11, 2010

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Last month I questioned a Boots pharmacist over the instructions on some Arnica 30C pills they were selling.  I was simply following the instructions on the packaging that suggested in case of an overdose I should contact a pharmacist or doctor,  his response was somewhat confused and far short of the advice I would expect […]

Every blog has to start somewhere !

July 13, 2009

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Who: Skeptic Barista What: Nothing more that some random activities, spurious brain dumps and occasional rants ! Where: Well here actually …… Why: Because sometimes 140 Twitter characters just isn’t enough … When: Whenever I’ve got something to say and can find the time to say it … I had been following the Simon Singh […]