Thursday, November 7, 2013

#783: Suzanne Humphries


Suzanne Humphries is a nephrologist turned vocal proponent of pseudoscience, woo, and worse. She has been involved with the International Medical Council on Vaccination, a front group for anti-vaccinationism, and has written several blog posts and done several podcasts and interviews (e.g. for NaturalNews) insinuating that kidney failure is caused by vaccines. The fact that she is a medical doctor does not mean that she know how science or evidence works, however, and – as expected – her evidence is purely anecdotal; in fact, her reasoning is entirely based on “feeling” the vaccines’s role in kidney disease, which just goes to display in full her complete lack of training in, expertise or understanding of any relevant field of immunology. You see, not only are vaccines unnatural, they are “disease matter”, which, I suppose, is a compelling point for anyone who swears by the laws of medieval alchemy.

Humphreys has also asserted her adoption of homeopathy, after extensive studies. She does not even try to link homeopathy to reality, instead adopting fullblown vitalism, claiming that homeopathy works by fixing energy flows in the body. In fact, she claims that homeopathy is a “more advanced system” than evidence-based modern medicine, and that the latter tends to exacerbate the forces that drive chronic illness. Therefore, according to Humphries, people should limit their medical care only to homeopaths, chiropractors, and osteopaths. And of course, modern doctors are deliberately suppressing effective alternative cures because they are all in on a conspiracy funded by Big Pharma. (Yes, that post was published on the pile of quackery website Medical Voices.)

To top it off, she attempts to combine her anti-vax claims and pseudobullshit with religious fluffery to argue that the Bible and Koran are opposed to vaccination. That’s the level she’s pitched at.

Diagnosis: Utterly ridiculous MD turned crankery sith lord. Unfortunately Humphries wields far more influence than is good for society and civilization. A significant threat.

8 comments:

  1. Pseudo means false, so "pseudobullshit" means perhaps hte opposite of what you want it to mean.

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  2. I don't know about you but I didn't give anyone permission to change my gene expression with a vaccine. **Note: Aluminum has been demonstrated to impact the CNS at every level, including by CHANGING GENE EXPRESSION.**

    "In spite of a common view that aluminum (Al) salts are inert and therefore harmless as vaccine adjuvants or in immunotherapy, the reality is quite different. In the following article we briefly review the literature on Al neurotoxicity and the use of Al salts as vaccine adjuvants and consider not only direct toxic actions on the nervous system, but also the potential impact for triggering autoimmunity. Autoimmune and inflammatory responses affecting the CNS appear to underlie some forms of neurological disease, including developmental disorders. Al has been demonstrated to impact the CNS at every level, including by changing gene expression. These outcomes should raise concerns about the increasing use of Al salts as vaccine adjuvants and for the application as more general immune stimulants."
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25428645
    -US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website-

    Did they tell you that vaccines had epigenetic effects before they vaccinated you? "Epigenetics" - (noun) - "the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself."

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    1. If you are attempting to earn an entry of your own in the Encyclopedia of American Loons, great job! You are well on your way.

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  3. G... food changes your gene expression as well. It sounds harsh, but it is how your body works. You take in chemicals (food, med, vaccine, etc) to turn on/off certain genes to produce proteins for variable functions.

    I know you don't want people artificially changing the way your body works, but you already do that by eating food people create for you, there is fundamentally zero difference.

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  4. Did your mother breastfeed you? Do you eat? Too bad. You're getting aluminum.

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  5. Yeah let's inject neurotoxins into babies, what could go wrong

    How about you do it, and I don't

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  6. Same mentality of the Trump supporters is seen in the quack medicine believers. If I feel it, or perceive it, it must be true. Never mind scientific studies, I want to believe in these oracle cures. Humphries, Mercola, and their sheep….pathetic.

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  7. I,ve done a little bit of research on this "website". Could,nt find a real name or person responsible for the blogs.
    But.....I know a few people mentioned here and not in a good way.The info from the blogs is always one-sided: Therefore I have to conclude, this is a TROLL!!!!

    Put Snopes on you,re "Encyclopedia of American loons" because they belong here !!!!

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