philanthropic efforts and causes. The purpose of this paper is to not to bring direct challenge toBarrett's work or ideology, but rather to present facts and convey reasoned, journalisticinterrogation into the heart of this debate. To that end, we can look to Null's extensive work andresearch on the negative effects of fluoride, mercury, vaccines, sugar and caffeine, all of which,Barrett has called in to question. Research will demonstrate that science firmly supports all of Null's conclusions and solutions on these topics. Fact checking and research is the cornerstone of the journalistic process, yet, Barrett and those media outlets who would employ his subjectiveopinion as scientific fact, quite simply, have not done their homework here.
In order to determine who is accurate Barrett or Null, I used only independent scientific, peer reviewed literature. Literally thousands of studies were examined.
My review finds that Dr. Barrett's claims against Null are unfounded, biased, personal attacks based on his own personal opinion. Every article of Null's that I have examined has had a preponderance of credible scientific research to support the conclusions.Therefore, it is this journalist’s opinion that Dr. Gary Null is not only accurate in the substance of his articles and documentaries on topics such as the negative health effects of fluoride, sugar, andmercury in dental fillings, but also that Barrett has engaged in unprofessional and
attacks on Dr. Null without scientific support. At the end of this discussion you will find samplesfrom the peer reviewed literature from each of the topics that serve as the basis for Barrett's attacks,demonstrating that Barrett simply does not have scientific proof for his arguments; Gary Null does.
Who Is Stephen Barrett?
Stephen Barrett is a retired Psychiatrist who administers and operates Quackwatch.com, a websitedescribed by Donna Ladd of the Village Voice as "a skeptical psychiatrist's attempt to torpedoalternative and natural-health movements."Barrett believes most alternative therapies simply should be disregarded without further research."A lot of things don't need to be tested [because] they simply don't make any sense," he says, pointing specifically to homeopathy, chiropractic, and acupuncture. He believes that consumers