Regarding Pseudoscience, I’m Glad to See HuffPo Turned Over a New Leaf…

…for all of about 24 hours.

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Haven’t had to bust out the StupidView 9600, recommended by the Surgeon General for safely viewing TEH STOOPID! Cuz stupid ain’t cool
(from here)

Despite all the hubbub about the Huffington Post’s new science section (and the Buzz Aldrin stuff is good), they’re still publishing inaccurate altie lunacy as of January 7th, 2012. I’m not going to go through the whole piece, “Less Bloat, More Gloat: Using Chinese Medicine to Fight Winter Fat“–there are professionals who do that sort of thing–but this part about salt really got to me:

When you do need to salt your steamed vegetables, skip the Morton’s for sea salt, which retains its beneficial trace minerals.

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Morton’s salt isn’t pure, lab-grade sodium chloride, so you’ll get your ‘impurities’ with it. But you know what you won’t get with sea salt?

Iodine.

As in iodine deficiency, which is the leading cause world-wide of mental retardation in children. That’s why iodized salt was a significant public health advance of the twentieth century. But, hell, it’s only children, right?

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This is not only inaccurate blather, it’s very dangerous blather. Kinda like being anti-vaccination.

HuffPo: still not doing science right.

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1 Response to Regarding Pseudoscience, I’m Glad to See HuffPo Turned Over a New Leaf…

  1. Miriam says:

    I’ve pretty much given up on HuffPo’s science coverage.

    But do keep writing posts like this one. People need to know.

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