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In Which I Express Frustration With Woo

I have a cousin who has gotten very into alternative medicine and the anti-vaccination movement, ever since she thinks that aromatherapy cured her of her post-partum depression after she had her most recent boychild. She posted this on her Facebook page, and it so infuriated me that I argued with her - something that I never do on Facebook, specifically because of the stupid drama it can cause.

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After trying to explain the benefits of pasteurization versus the risk of tuberculosis, brucellosis, diptheria, scarlet fever, Q fever, infection from salmonella, listeria, yersinia, campylobacter, staphylococcus aureus and E. coli, AND citing the CDC's statistics on improperly-handled raw milk being the cause of three times as many hospitalizations than any other type of food-borne illness, I finally gave up after all of her woo-ish friends jumped in and practically accused me of wanting to poison people.

I give up. Enjoy your gallon of bacteria.

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