Can we talk about Whole Foods homeopathy?
I have not done much on homeopathy lately because it is so obviously silly that no one would even think of using it. Right?
Well this weekend I was shocked back to the sad world of woo that we actually live in.
We were visiting family over the weekend and I could tell by the increase pressure in my sinuses that I had caught an infection from my son. We stopped in a “Whole foods” market for some supplies and I went looking for the section that would have a decongestant.
My son and I walked in and started to look around. The store is beautiful and there is a fantastic selection of fresh food. Near the middle of the store we found this part of the store. Note the sign says things like, “Homeopathy, Seasonal Support, Immune Support etc…”
On the left you can see three “consultants” working on a computer. Also in front of them are several hundred bottles of homeopathic crap. They also had this section of Homeopathic stuff…
While I was taking pictures one of the “consultants” came over and asked if we needed help. I said something like, “No, we are just having fun laughing at all the fake medicine.” She did not seem to like my answer but, left us alone.
After several minutes of fun reading labels and checking out the books that explain homeopathy we decided to get back to our mission of finding a decongestant. Around all of the homeopathy was several isles of “supplements”. After we looked around we went and asked for help. We approached the consultants and asked where the real medicine was. They just stared at me. I suggested things like Tylenol or Sudafed. One of them said, “We don’t have that kind of stuff here.” What? I was sure they were joking, maybe to get back at me for the “fake medicine” comment. So, I asked again.
NOPE! Whole foods does not carry that type of product. I walked to my car with a Woo induced pain.
Has anyone else been to Whole Foods or another store like this?