adidas, the venerable German sports brand, is promoting the hashtag #therewillbehaters in connection with some of its crazier designs. Alternative medicine practitioners might want to adopt it too in light of this unabashed attack on homeopathy by Russell Saunders, the pseudonym for a pediatrician in New England, at Daily Beast:
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Homeopathy is a worthless means of sustaining your health. In terms of preventing or treating disease, it’s up there with bloodletting or erecting a shrine to Asclepius in your pantry. It is literally good for nothing from a medical perspective.
That was the conclusion of a report from Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), albeit not precisely in those words. After reviewing numerous studies, as well as information submitted by supporters of homeopathy, the NHMRC (similar to the National Institutes of Health in the United States) found there is nothing valid to substantiate that homeopathic treatments do anything at all for those who take them.