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5 Most Insulting "Alternative Medicine" Products [UPDATED]

Correction 6 p.m. August 21, 2015: We misunderstood some of the Health Wyze concerns about cancer-causing agents. Please see the correction noted in the copy. 

I will never understand how so many of my friends can state with absolute conviction that all the world's doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and governments are simply out to take you for every penny they can no matter the risk... then in the next breath show me a link to some quack's website selling the "real cure THEY don't want you to know about."

Look, I'm not arguing that wide swaths of the medical industry doesn't contain greedy vampires who would happily schedule an unnecessary MRI if they think they can get Blue Cross Blue Shield to pay for it. That said, at least those people, including the people that make things like vaccines and chemotherapy, use science.

These folks, on the other hand, are happy to sell you a cure using pretty much any invisible force that they can, up to and especially fear.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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