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"Woo Watch" with Kavin Senapathy explores the claims and claimants in the alternative health, clean food, and spurious parenting worlds, and examines the institutions and personalities driving these movements. Spanning the infuriating, heartbreaking, and just plain mind-boggling, the column will take a fresh look at old school woo, and keep an eye on the newest spurious health trends.

Mom Guilt and the Glyphosate Saga

Mom Guilt and the Glyphosate Saga


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by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
October 1, 2018

The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate is the ubiquitous herbicide (and crop desiccant) mired in a weighty controversy.

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part II]

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part II]


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by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
July 17, 2018

The range of conditions classified as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is thought to affect 1-3% of the population.

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part I]

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part I]


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by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
July 9, 2018

The range of conditions classified as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is thought to affect 1-3% of the population.

Lotus Birth

Lotus Birth


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by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
April 13, 2018

Those engaging in lotus birth often keep the placenta in a pouch or a bowl to dry, with salt and optional dried herbs and essentials oils to aid in the drying process and to mask the odor of the decomposing placenta.