9/06/2009

Irony not a familiar concept at all for some at AoA

"Julie, I agree on Dr. Weil, I don't know squat about Dr. Oz. Isn't he an Oprah creation? Weil is too busy selling vitamins and hawking his crap to get into childrens' health. At least Dr. Mercola came to the Autism One think tank. I give him props for that. And Dr. Bob Sears is ALWAYS sticking his neck out for our kids."  --in the discussion regarding Hyman's post on Huff.


There are 37 hyperlinks on the Hyman article on Huffington that take you to the man's website where you can, you guessed it, BUY HIS PRODUCTS!

And that KS, the managing editor, wrote the above quote, with all the frakking plugs she's done for her advertisers' products makes it even richer. OMG.

Thank you, AoA, for the material you give me, the little spurt of adrenaline I get, the schadenfreude I can't help but just wiggle around in contendedly for a moment. Keep on doing what you do so well. You are making it way too easy to separate the woo-ful from the woo-wary. Thank you. Because, you keep going the way you are, folks won't need to know you're all over whale.to to figure out your values.

And I can't tell you how deeply I laugh whenever I read one of your loyalists write about the wackosphere coming out to post over at Huff. Uh-huh, it sure does.

Thelma and Louise, I know  what word you'd be thinking right about here and right about now. I sure do. 

14 comments:

Mom26children said...

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Mom26children said...

I posted the contents of the UltraWellness Center's web site...
I find it very suspicious, when a medical facility does not accept any insurance. I believe they are hiding something....
The TH does the same thing...

Seems this "doctor" makes claims that sound too good to be true...

Chromesthesia said...

I'd be suspicious too. Those are some high prices...

Also I dig Dr. Sears when it comes to APness, because I love AP. It's very kind... But it seems he's one of these autism = vaccine people, eh? ><
bleck
I can't get the anti-vaccine pro-chelating thing... isn't chelating more dangerous than vaccines?

KWombles said...

Chromesthesia,

Apparently some parents have been convinced that cilantro and alpha lipoic acid are chelating agents, so as long as that's what they mean by chelating, it's no biggie. If it's IV chelation and being done on children who are not in fact suffering from heavy metal toxicity, then it's a serious problem.

I have to fess up, what's APness?


Jeanette,

Yup, this doc doesn't seem on the up and up. Did you see where he wrote "Take away what’s harming your body, give it the nourishment it needs, and it will do the rest. The body heals itself. Most doctors don’t know that. I do. I see it happen over and over again with my patients."

How about this: "I look forward to helping you experience the natural power your body has to heal itself and thereby create UltraWellness."

Ultra for sure. Gotta love this woo-xtrordinaires.

Chromesthesia said...

Attachment parenting. I love it. It's very kind to babies and children. And it doesn't have to be as strict as people think it is.
And it's not scary the way Pearl is.
I learned about it when I was doing research on adopting in the future

Chromesthesia said...

Although, some attachment parents on a forum I frequent are strongly anti-vaccine, not all are...
I don't think I'm anti-vaccines at all. They're extremely useful. I'm annoyed with the misinformation spread about them.

Mom26children said...

Chromesthesia,
I did attachment parenting with all of my kids, after reading Dr. Sears Baby Book. I gave birth to 4 of my children through natural child birth in a birthing center. No medical interventions...very calm birth.
All but one has autism.
I appreciated wearing my children. Since I breast fed solely, it was easier that way.
I loved being close to my kids, and I still do !!!

Corina Becker said...

yeah, irony. We all do love it when someone provides us with a good laugh.

Chromesthesia, yes, Chelation is more dangerous than vaccines. Chelation doesn't just remove heavy metals; it removes all metals, including the ones we as humans NEED and are good for us, like iron and zinc. As person diagnosed with chronic iron anemia, to loose any of my iron is not a good thing and is potentially fatal.

Also, I have a strong suspicion that forcibly removing chemicals like Mercury, which are a natural part of our environment which we safely consume and excrete daily, causes more harm than good.

Carrying on: Attachment parenting? like, attachment therapy? I've heard some not-so-good things about attachment therapy. I don't know much about attachment parenting.

Personally, as I've watched good and bad adoptions happen, I think showing the kid you love them and care, and realize that they may have issues to get through and support them through their issues, and they don't need attachment therapy. But anyways, my opinion. I don't know the methods that you are looking into, I just know that there are a lot of charlatans out there.

Chromesthesia said...

Some attachment therapists I think are frauds, like the kind that would practice rebirthing, but some know what they are talking about.
I don't know if Dr. Bruce Perry, writer of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog is an attachment therapist, but he definitely believes in attachment and how it can affect a child's development, which is something I never knew.
If I needed one in the future though, I definitely would not go for someone who believes in rebirthing or forced holding or something that may be potentially dangerous.
But atttachment parenting is a bit different.
Baby wearing, breast feeding, natural child birth. I want to do that stuff when I have children This is because the folks who raised me were a bit...
harsh... And I don't want to pass that on to my kids...

That is so cool Mom26kids! I love Dr. Sear's baby book. They are just so sweet when it comes to babies! Like they don't think babies are trying to manipulate their parents when they are crying. They seem quite cool for the most part, the Sears.

KWombles said...

Okay, gotcha now; attachment parenting is something I've heard of and assumed was based off of theories regarding attachment styles and as a way to ensure a secure attachment style for the child.

http://psychology.about.com/od/loveandattraction/ss/attachmentstyle.htm discusses attachment style theory in detail.

Jeanette,

All three of mine were carried and held constantly; they slept in my or another family member' arms. They were nursed until around 12 months, and they slept with us ranging from 3 years to 7 (the bright boy made it 7 years; by the time the girlies came around 5 years after that, no way was I going to make it another 7 years, but when you add that there is 2 years between the girls, that's 12 years with a kid sleeping in my arms).

And the bright boy wasn't just carried and held as an infant; he was carried, cradled, held, until he was 7 and too heavy to carry. It was what kept him calmest and happiest. I'm so glad that as I look at him now, nearly 20 and over 160 pounds and 4 inches taller that we got him over that need!

Chromesthesia said...

Yeah, I don't think they make slings for 20 year olds....

But the image would be really funny.

Corina Becker said...

Aaaah, attachment parenting sounds a lot better than attachment therapy. No rage reduction treatments, huh?

a common request of mine as a kid was "carry me" to my Dad, mainly during walks. :D
my brother, however, couldn't stand being hugged or kissed.

NightStorm The Aspiewolf said...

I am very tactile communicative. So I use touch as way of getting something a crossed I'm playing to do attachment partenting. especially if the child is tactile communicative.

Chromesthesia said...

Yeah, I totally want to AP my children. It will be hard work, but AP is so nice and kind.