This Monday on Food for Thought I have Jayney Goddard who is President of The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA) which is the world’s largest professional membership body for complementary medicine (CM), and she is widely regarded as one of the leading experts on complementary medicine and natural healthcare.
She’s A Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, With a vast depth of knowledge across the entire field of complementary medicine, and highly respected, I’ve asked her to come on today to bring some balance to some of the latest news articles that are happening about homeopathy which stem from the review in Australia of over 200 research articles on homeopathy by their medical association.
I receive google alerts everyday, it’s a great research tool it keeps me on top of what is happening in the news around my favourite topics, the majority on natural health are really informative I find, except for homeopathy which is 90% negative,
From the Daily Mail experts in Australia warn homeopathy stating that it ‘may put people at risk’ if they choose to delay or reject traditional medicines, to The Guardian report where Dr Ken Harvey, a medicinal drug policy expert and health consumer advocate, stating that “I have no problem with private colleges wanting to run courses on crystal-ball gazing, iridology and homeopathy, and if people are crazy enough to pay for it, it’s their decision,” Harvey says.
We discuss the science that supports homeopathy showing how clearly it is unfair and biased commentary that is currently happening in the mainstream press.
Our interview talks in detail about how the negative press and articles seem to come in waves, and are pretty wide spread across the mainstream media with the same Skeptical message across them, Jayney talks about the potential reasons why this is the case.
When wider world government policies are confusing in regards to their position, for instance in India they are pushing back the boundaries with homeopathy and supporting it whole heartedly and using it extensively as part of their health care system.
Yet Australia’s top body for medical research, The National Health and Medical Research Council after undertaking an extensive review of 225 research papers on homeopathy, came up with its position statement that Homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition. We look at why do you there is such disparity even between governments? Is it cultural? Is it financial? Is it big business? Find out by listening on Monday at 8pm