Prince Charles Endorses “Obscene” Cures

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Prince Charles under fire for becoming a patron of “scientifically implausible” cures

| By Bianca Britton, June 26, 2019

CNN – Britain’s Prince Charles has come under fire after becoming the patron of a group that endorses homeopathic medicine.

The Prince of Wales was announced as a patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy, a British professional body that regulates and promotes homeopathy, a form of complementary medicine based on the philosophy that “like cures like.”

In homeopathy, if something causes a symptom in your body, you take it in a diluted form to boost your body’s ability to fight it.

These remedies typically include a plant or a mineral in a tiny amount. Naturopathic “Doctor” Treats Tot with Rabid Dog Saliva

“It is an enormous honor for us to receive the Patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales,” FoH President Gary Smyth said in a statement …

However, the Good Thinking Society — a nonprofit organization that promotes evidence-based science, said:

“This news is sadly no surprise, given how routinely Prince Charles has used his royal platform to advocate for an anti-science position when it comes to homeopathy, but it is obscene to think that the UK’s next head of state believes this is an appropriate issue to use his considerable public profile to promote.” 

“If Prince Charles wants to have a genuine positive effect on the health of the nation he intends to one day rule, he should side against those who offer dangerously misleading advice, rather than fighting their corner.”

In 2010, the UK Parliament’s House of Commons Science and Technology committee presented a report that called homeopathic remedies “scientifically implausible” and no different than placebos.

It added that homeopathy’s principle of treating “like-with-like” by using substances that cause similar symptoms in a healthy person, is “theoretically weak” and that this is the “settled view of medical science.” Read more.