Quotes about WDDTY

Quotes about WDDTY collected from around the internet:

Gordon McVie, former Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK

We have big enough problems in the UK with people’s misconceptions about cancer without having quackery in the aisles.
2013-11-02T10:49:15+00:00
We have big enough problems in the UK with people’s misconceptions about cancer without having quackery in the aisles.

Tesco

"The editorial content of this title is a matter for the publisher" - Tesco on WDDTY

Three so-called lads' mags have agreed to tone down their cover images and now will only be sold to over-18s in Tesco stores. - Tesco on lad mags
2013-11-02T10:50:23+00:00
"The editorial content of this title is a matter for the publisher" - Tesco on WDDTY Three so-called lads' mags have agreed to tone down their cover images and now will only be sold to over-18s in Tesco stores. - Tesco on lad mags

Prof. Paul Pharoah, University of Cambridge

If I could find a cure that cost pennies, I would be rushing around making sure everyone had it.
2013-11-02T10:51:48+00:00
If I could find a cure that cost pennies, I would be rushing around making sure everyone had it.

Prof. Paul Pharoah, University of Cambridge

It would be cheap and easy to do a randomised controlled trial, since [W:homeopathy] is only water.
2013-11-02T10:52:39+00:00
It would be cheap and easy to do a randomised controlled trial, since [W:homeopathy] is only water.

Professor Paul Pharoah

[The] idea that somehow there’s this conspiracy that medical academics can already cure cancer but they’re not doing it because big pharma is making too much money. That sort of conspiracy idea is offensive.

Department of Oncology & Department of Public Health and Primary Care,

University of Cambridge

2013-11-02T11:27:48+00:00

Department of Oncology & Department of Public Health and Primary Care,

University of Cambridge

[The] idea that somehow there’s this conspiracy that medical academics can already cure cancer but they’re not doing it because big pharma is making too much money. That sort of conspiracy idea is offensive.

Dr. Margaret McCartney on BBC Inside Health

I thought [WDDTY] was ridiculously alarmist, I thought it was loose with the facts, I thought it didn't explain any of the science
2013-11-02T11:34:31+00:00
I thought [WDDTY] was ridiculously alarmist, I thought it was loose with the facts, I thought it didn't explain any of the science

Dr. Margaret McCartney, BBC Inside Health

You've actually put your headline - popular sunscreens cause skin cancer - which is absolute rubbish.
2013-11-02T11:35:15+00:00
You've actually put your headline - popular sunscreens cause skin cancer - which is absolute rubbish.

Dr. Margaret McCartney, BBC Inside Health

[WDDTY claim that] a precursor to cervical cancer, can be treated with a chiropractor, nutrition, herbal tinctures, homeopathy, green tea, organic food and hydrogen peroxide to be taken orally, which is bleach? Does that not concern you?
2013-11-02T11:36:02+00:00
[WDDTY claim that] a precursor to cervical cancer, can be treated with a chiropractor, nutrition, herbal tinctures, homeopathy, green tea, organic food and hydrogen peroxide to be taken orally, which is bleach? Does that not concern you?

Dr. Margaret McCartney, BBC Inside Health

It's alarmist, Lynne, to say that your daughter might die of this vaccine and not provide any evidence whatsoever that that might be the case.
2013-11-02T11:37:13+00:00
It's alarmist, Lynne, to say that your daughter might die of this vaccine and not provide any evidence whatsoever that that might be the case.

Dr. Margaret McCartney, BBC Inside Health

I'm increasingly horrified, Lynne, to hear you sort of say that you think that somehow medicine is a conspiracy of silence
2013-11-02T11:37:48+00:00
I'm increasingly horrified, Lynne, to hear you sort of say that you think that somehow medicine is a conspiracy of silence

Lynne McTaggart, on BBC Inside Health

we do vet our ads, there are plenty I've turned down, advertising is a very small part of our income (see ASA adjudications)
2013-11-02T11:39:11+00:00
we do vet our ads, there are plenty I've turned down, advertising is a very small part of our income (see ASA adjudications)

Lynne McTaggart

We’re reporting information, not telling people what to do. - LMcT

Vote for us as website of the year! - LMcT
2013-11-02T11:52:30+00:00
We’re reporting information, not telling people what to do. - LMcT Vote for us as website of the year! - LMcT

Lisa Power

The claims made by this magazine about vitamin C are quackery (source)

Terrence Higgins Trust

2013-11-02T12:00:50+00:00

Terrence Higgins Trust

The claims made by this magazine about vitamin C are quackery (source)

Dr. Christian Jessen



via Twitter

2013-11-02T12:37:17+00:00

via Twitter

SHAMELESS @TheWholeT00th: @DoctorChristian Thought on the new issue of #WDDTY? pic.twitter.com/nWL8dK4VRL— Dr Christian Jessen (@DoctorChristian) 1 November 2013

Dr Christian Jessen



via Twitter

2013-11-02T12:37:51+00:00

via Twitter

MUCH BETTER: @ra3dwulf: "What Quacks Don't Tell You" November special is out.#WQDTY much more truthful than #WDDTY http://t.co/ySs7T5WLQz”— Dr Christian Jessen (@DoctorChristian) 1 November 2013

Dr Matthew Lam

ill-informed advice on vaccination, heart disease, arthritis, dementia, all cancers, colds, flu, HIV….the list goes on.

Sense About Science

2013-11-02T22:34:10+00:00

Sense About Science

ill-informed advice on vaccination, heart disease, arthritis, dementia, all cancers, colds, flu, HIV….the list goes on.

Dr Matthew Lam

WDDTY has misused evidence, provided confusing messages and overall completely misunderstood the subject matter they claim to know so much about (source)
2013-11-02T22:35:33+00:00
WDDTY has misused evidence, provided confusing messages and overall completely misunderstood the subject matter they claim to know so much about (source)

Dr. Matthew Lam

[the author] does not understand the difference between family and genetic history. (source)
2013-11-02T22:36:46+00:00
[the author] does not understand the difference between family and genetic history. (source)

Dr. Ellie Cannon

I believe by selling the magazine What Doctors Don't Tell You you put lives at risk (source)
2013-11-03T00:00:07+00:00
I believe by selling the magazine What Doctors Don't Tell You you put lives at risk (source)

Dr Matthew Lam

This by definition is a lymphoma – a blood cancer – yet WDDTY are insistent that it is actually a rare form of breast cancer. (source)
2013-11-03T11:15:18+00:00
This by definition is a lymphoma – a blood cancer – yet WDDTY are insistent that it is actually a rare form of breast cancer. (source)

Dr. Matthew Lam

Contains an incoherent suggestion that breast implants increase risk of anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. (source)
2013-11-03T11:16:38+00:00
Contains an incoherent suggestion that breast implants increase risk of anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. (source)

Dr. Christian Jessen



via Twitter

2013-11-04T00:47:54+00:00

via Twitter

Amazingly desperate back-peddling from a peddler of hocum: http://t.co/3UBcyBzRyz #WDDTY— Dr Christian Jessen (@DoctorChristian) 18 October 2013

Yu Sun

2013-11-04T13:03:09+00:00

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

It is very, very unfortunate that these groups routinely misquote scientific studies.

Yu Sun

Our study has been misquoted and misinterpreted—I believe on purpose—by several of these groups. However, I have not wanted to expend a lot of effort trying to correct this, unless asked directly, as it only adds visibility to their claims.

However, your group and others are certainly more than welcome to go on the offensive and I would be more than happy to provide you with a quote or statement. (source)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

2013-11-04T13:04:00+00:00

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Our study has been misquoted and misinterpreted—I believe on purpose

Dr. Margaret McCartney

The only ethical way I can see of selling it is if it is kept behind the counter in a plastic bag, with a label saying the contents are dangerous.

GP and author

2013-12-09T14:44:04+00:00

GP and author

The only ethical way I can see of selling it is if it is kept behind the counter in a plastic bag, with a label saying the contents are dangerous.

Mark Twain

The person who wrote the advertisements is without doubt the most ignorant person now alive on the planet; also without doubt he is an idiot, an idiot of the 33rd degree, and scion of an ancestral procession of idiots stretching back to the Missing Link

Mark Twain, presciently describing WDDTY's advertisers (h/t Edzard Ernst)

2014-10-23T18:47:32+00:00

Mark Twain, presciently describing WDDTY's advertisers (h/t Edzard Ernst)

The person who wrote the advertisements is without doubt the most ignorant person now alive on the planet; also without doubt he is an idiot, an idiot of the 33rd degree, and scion of an ancestral procession of idiots stretching back to the Missing Link

2 thoughts on “Quotes about WDDTY”

  1. Does anybody here have a BRAIN??

    I am Alan Hunter. I show in my book CURING CHRONIC ILLNESS that drugs do NOT cure chronic illness, but diet CAN.

    Of course, this doesn’t sit well with this website WWDDTYDTY !!

    I ask you to check out the information in my book!

    It will show how you are being manipulated by the trolls behind getting WDDTY telling the truth about medicine/diet!

    Alan Hunter (It took me 40 years to find the answer to my illness, but I found it. And it was DIET!)

    1. Yes, Alan, we have brains. Evidence of higher cognitive function is harder to find at your end, though.

      You wrote a book? That’s nice for you. Come back when your ideas have been published in reliable peer-reviewed journals, assessed by the relevant specialist scientific community and achieved consensus. Because, you know, that’s how science works.

      Anybody can publish any old tripe in book, after all. Andrew Wakefield wrote a book claiming that MMR causes autism and his experiments on children were ethical, but it’s still bollocks.

      As we have pointed out before, quacks always say that medicine can’t cure chronic illness, ignoring the fact that the definition of chronic illness is an illness medicine cannot yet cure. Syphilis used to be a chronic illness, now it’s not, because medicine can cure it. And yes, in some cases, diet can modify the course of disease, but not in the way that you claim, according to the available evidence. Your problem is not with this website but with the real world: you want us to “fix” the fact that the scientific community has not accepted your conjectures, but that is not a problem we can or should fix, it’s your problem that you have to fix through the normal method used in science.

      We don’t think you will do this, because we have seen your claims and they make no sense, but you never know. Go forth and publish, properly, in the peer-reviewed literature, and then come back. Until that time I don’t think we will be approving any more of your crazy late-night comments, thanks all the same.

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