WHAT'S NEW ON OUR SITE
February 22 - July-August 2016 News has been added to the NEWS page. Featuring: cupping stem cell clinics reforming chiropractic? tricks of the quackery trade supplements to avoid hazards of herbal remedies
January 7, 2017 - a link to the obituary of William T. Jarvis has been added to the bottom of this page.
December 27, 2016 - MAY-JUNE 2016 NEWS has been added. Featuring: 9 articles on naturopathy (critiques, hazards, licensing, lobbying, naturopathic oncology)
November 11 - March-April 2016 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages). Featuring: dietary supplement safety "functional medicine" acupuncture for menopausal symptoms naturopathic pediatrics integrative oncology
September 18 - January-February 2016 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages). Featuring: best of the blogs fish oil dangers of supplements ethics of CAM alternative cancer treatments
July 22 - November-December 2015 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages). Featuring: food-allergies hormone-related myths science-based medicine course gluten myths "detoxing"
June 12 - September-October 2015 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages). Featuring: CAM for menopause alternative medicine business grants ER visits after supplements discredited methods in psychology
April 9 - July-August 2015 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages). Featuring: testimony on homeopathy diet clinics dubious alternative medicine journals risks of green tea chelation therapy
Jan. 18 - Revised handout (including readings), "Mind-Body Medicine," has been added to the HANDOUTS AND READINGS page. See "MIND2015.PDF" file at the bottom of the page. Includes sections on placebo effects, hypnosis, biofeedback, treatment of autism, treatment of other conditions, and other unconventional treatments related to mental health.
Jan. 10, 2016 - May-June 2015 News has been added to the News page (Now under Previous News Pages). Featuring: Skeptical Inquirer special issue on medical misinformation Australian position statement on homeopathy autism treatments
KCAHF is a private nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses upon health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems. Our positions are based upon the principles of science that underlie consumer protection law.
Nancy Tullis, R.D., died on July 20, 2013. Nancy was a founding member of KCAHF and was the driving force behind the group for many years. At various times she served as President, Secretary, and Treasurer. From her published obituary:
"As President of the Louisville Dietetic Association, she formed
Dial-a-Dietitian, a service for the public, which continued for five
years. She was on the Board of the Kentucky Dietetic Association for
more than ten years, and was chairman of the legislative committee which
achieved passage of the certification of dietitians and nutritionists
in the Kentucky legislature. When licensure was achieved she served on
the first Board of Licensure for Dietitians and Nutritionists by
appointment of Governor Brereton Jones.
William T. Jarvis, Ph.D., died on March 1, 2016. Dr. Jarvis was Professor of Health Promotion and Education at Loma Linda University. He was one of the founders of the National Council Against Health Fraud and a leader in the antiquackery movement.