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Inaccurate and misleading article

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      WOW…. they come in all shapes and sizes… 

      That being said some of what he said is true, but often misleading and taken out of context.  For instance Vitamin D is totally replacable with a pill.  Your body doesn't know the difference.

      Besides the amount of sun exposure actually needed for Vitamin D replenishment is not all that significant with proper protection.

      The UVA / UVB issue is valid but MOST good sunscreens are now protecting for both.

      His correlation between the rising rates does not take into account the significant increase in tanning both outdoors and in machines.

      Remember half of all doctors graduate with grades below the median of their class.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      WOW…. they come in all shapes and sizes… 

      That being said some of what he said is true, but often misleading and taken out of context.  For instance Vitamin D is totally replacable with a pill.  Your body doesn't know the difference.

      Besides the amount of sun exposure actually needed for Vitamin D replenishment is not all that significant with proper protection.

      The UVA / UVB issue is valid but MOST good sunscreens are now protecting for both.

      His correlation between the rising rates does not take into account the significant increase in tanning both outdoors and in machines.

      Remember half of all doctors graduate with grades below the median of their class.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
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        I looked further down the page… he's a freakin chiropractor.  NO TRAINING IN CANCER or the Study of the SKIN, 

        Akin to a snake oil salesmen when they make uninformed statements like this

        Jerry from Cape Cod

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
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        I looked further down the page… he's a freakin chiropractor.  NO TRAINING IN CANCER or the Study of the SKIN, 

        Akin to a snake oil salesmen when they make uninformed statements like this

        Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      I think I'm a bit fired up on this one.

      Here's a copy of the email I just sent to Dr. Dozier after I confirmed his email address from his website.

       

      Sir,

      You offer your opinions apparently without training in the subject on which you speak.  Your article was full of misstatements, partial facts and flawed conclusions.  The fact that you are a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine was not overly apparent until I read the article a second time.  I have great respect for professionals with your designation and I have relied on my Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine on a regular basis over the years but not for first line treatment or advise on Melanoma

      My lay knowledge and training in diseases of the skin comes from leaders in the field and I for one think you have done a disservice to the those who don't question a "Doctor."  My only hope is that you are broad minded enough to really get educated on current information in the field of cutaneous disease  and not to make the flawed conclusions and statements that might lead individuals to making critical errors in their care or the care of others.

      I further hope that you will remove this segment from the internet until you have the opportunity to seek out the very best of the best for their knowledge.

      If you would like I will gather reference material for your review.

      Best regards,

       

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      I think I'm a bit fired up on this one.

      Here's a copy of the email I just sent to Dr. Dozier after I confirmed his email address from his website.

       

      Sir,

      You offer your opinions apparently without training in the subject on which you speak.  Your article was full of misstatements, partial facts and flawed conclusions.  The fact that you are a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine was not overly apparent until I read the article a second time.  I have great respect for professionals with your designation and I have relied on my Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine on a regular basis over the years but not for first line treatment or advise on Melanoma

      My lay knowledge and training in diseases of the skin comes from leaders in the field and I for one think you have done a disservice to the those who don't question a "Doctor."  My only hope is that you are broad minded enough to really get educated on current information in the field of cutaneous disease  and not to make the flawed conclusions and statements that might lead individuals to making critical errors in their care or the care of others.

      I further hope that you will remove this segment from the internet until you have the opportunity to seek out the very best of the best for their knowledge.

      If you would like I will gather reference material for your review.

      Best regards,

       

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
        Participant

        Here's what I sent to the online publisher via the response form on the site

        Dear Sir,
        I have tremendous concern about a medical myth published on your site today.  

        I respectfully request in the interest of public health and safety that you remove this posting until the matter is investigated.

        Below is a copy of the email sent to Dr. Dozier
         

        (included a copy of the letter above)

        Jerry from Cape Cod

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
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        Here's what I sent to the online publisher via the response form on the site

        Dear Sir,
        I have tremendous concern about a medical myth published on your site today.  

        I respectfully request in the interest of public health and safety that you remove this posting until the matter is investigated.

        Below is a copy of the email sent to Dr. Dozier
         

        (included a copy of the letter above)

        Jerry from Cape Cod

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      NicOz
      Participant

      ROFL! What a wanker!

      http://www.darksideoftanning.com.au/myths/myths_one.aspx?gclid=CKi7pOaBgacCFQT1bwodtnwhfQ

      Once again, we have "correlation" being used as a term to intimate "causation"… but it's a chiropractor, so I'm not surprised he's clueless.

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      NicOz
      Participant

      ROFL! What a wanker!

      http://www.darksideoftanning.com.au/myths/myths_one.aspx?gclid=CKi7pOaBgacCFQT1bwodtnwhfQ

      Once again, we have "correlation" being used as a term to intimate "causation"… but it's a chiropractor, so I'm not surprised he's clueless.

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      It worked. Here is Dr. Dozier's response.  I did send him a thank you note.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

       

      Jerry, thank you for your comments regarding my article. I have had the article taken down. I know I must be more careful with what I write. I know my opinion is the less accepted on this topic. The spirit of the piece was to get people to realize that there are benefits to sun expose and potential hazards with some sunscreens. Again, my apologies. 
       
      And yes, I am always looking to further educate myself and would be interested in any information you are willing to share on the subject.

      Dr. Tim Dozier, D.C.

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      It worked. Here is Dr. Dozier's response.  I did send him a thank you note.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

       

      Jerry, thank you for your comments regarding my article. I have had the article taken down. I know I must be more careful with what I write. I know my opinion is the less accepted on this topic. The spirit of the piece was to get people to realize that there are benefits to sun expose and potential hazards with some sunscreens. Again, my apologies. 
       
      And yes, I am always looking to further educate myself and would be interested in any information you are willing to share on the subject.

      Dr. Tim Dozier, D.C.

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        Becky
        Participant

        I didnt get a chance to read the article since he took it down. I guess we need to give the guy credit for listening to you, Jerry, and wanting to educate himself.

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        Becky
        Participant

        I didnt get a chance to read the article since he took it down. I guess we need to give the guy credit for listening to you, Jerry, and wanting to educate himself.

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        Melanoma Mom
        Participant

        Yay! He took it down! I also got a very nice E-mail back from him. I am thankful that he took the high road, admitted his error, and removed the misinformation. 

         

        Well done everyone!

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        Melanoma Mom
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        Yay! He took it down! I also got a very nice E-mail back from him. I am thankful that he took the high road, admitted his error, and removed the misinformation. 

         

        Well done everyone!

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