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Homeopathic, the word and misuse thereof

Technically homeopathy is a system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy individuals similar to those of the disease itself, and homeopathic is anything relating to or of homeopathy.

Now I see items in the stores marked as homeopathic, and they clearly are not. What they are is all natural (supposedly). Somewhere along the way homeopathic's meaning got changed to mean all natural. Argh!! It makes it nearly impossible to have a rational conversation with people about the insanity of subscribing to homeopathy, as they will always fall back on the "well I mean all natural."

As for the all natural argument, read this.
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