Many people believe that integrative and functional medicine are woo-woo and not science-based. But the reality is that there is ample evidence of the efficacy of less toxic interventions. The question we really have to ask is: “How objective are peer-reviewed articles, published in medical journals overall?”

One study found that it depends on who the peers are. In a randomized, controlled, double-blind study, a group of nearly four hundred expert peer reviewers reviewed an obesity paper. Fifty-percent of the experts reviewed a paper in which the drug “hydroxycitrate” was named as the active ingredient, while an otherwise identical paper reviewed by the other half of the peer review group listed the active ingredient as the homeopathic remedy, sulfur. Read More→