Functional Medicine

Featuring: Harriet Hall · At: CSICon 2016 · Topic(s): , ,

Harriet Hall delves into the world of “functional medicine,” a form of alternative medical care with no clear definition and unimpressive results. While practitioners make excuses for the lack of evidence behind functional medicine, Hall has one word to explain it: bullshit.

Harriet Hall, MD, is a retired family physician and Air Force flight surgeon who writes about medicine, quackery, alternative medicine, critical thinking, and science. She is one of the editors of the Science-Based Medicine blog and a contributing editor to Skeptical Inquirer and to Skeptic Magazine where she writes the SkepDoc column. She is co-author of the textbook Consumer Health: A Guide To Intelligent Decisions and author of the autobiographical Women Aren’t Supposed to Fly. Her series of 10 free video lectures on science-based medicine vs. alternative medicine can be found on YouTube. Her website is

This talk took place at CSICon on Friday, October 28th, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.