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Homeopathy is a method of treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy persons similar to those of the disease.

Claims to the efficacy of homeopathic treatment beyond the placebo effect are unsupported by the collective weight of scientific and clinical evidence.1) 2) 3) 4)

Though homeopathic remedies are not likely to be harmful, there is always the chance, as with any ingested supplement or therapy, that they contain substances which interfere with nuclear receptorsIntracellular receptor proteins that bind to hydrophobic signal molecules (such as steroid and thyroid hormones) or intracellular metabolites and are thus activated to bind to specific DNA sequences which affect transcription. or vitamin D metabolism. For this reason, homeopathic remedies are contraindicated for patients on the Marshall ProtocolA curative medical treatment for chronic inflammatory disease. Based on the Marshall Pathogenesis..

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References

1)
A systematic review of systematic reviews of homeopathy.
Ernst E
Br J Clin Pharmacol54p577-82(2002 Dec)
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Homeopathy for chronic asthma.
McCarney RW, Linde K, Lasserson TJ
Cochrane Database Syst RevpCD000353(2004)
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Homeopathy for dementia.
McCarney R, Warner J, Fisher P, Van Haselen R
Cochrane Database Syst RevpCD003803(2003)
4)
The methodological quality of randomized controlled trials of homeopathy, herbal medicines and acupuncture.
Linde K, Jonas WB, Melchart D, Willich S
Int J Epidemiol30p526-31(2001 Jun)
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