Recognizing Snake Oil When You See It

By Dr. Todd Robinson



About This Lesson

For those unfamiliar, the term “snake oil” refers to a product or a practice that has no objective worth but is promoted or sold as a solution to a problem. In the field of health and wellness, snake oil is fake medicine sold by someone who knows it’s fake. Join Dr. Robinson as he helps you learn how to navigate this world.

In This Lesson

  • Review the definition and history of the term “snake oil”.
  • Understand why certain products and claims are a problem.
  • Discover how to tell the difference.

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Dr. Todd Robinson

Naturopathic Doctor, Specializing in Cancer

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