By David Tuller, DrPH
Another Anti-Science Campaigner Takes Aim at NICE
The anti-science zealots do not give up easily. Now Live Landmark, the Norwegian Lightning Process practitioner, has written an opinion piece blasting the new evidence-based guidelines for ME/CFS from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). I assume she is not just upset that the document bars standard interventions like graded exercise therapy (GET) and a form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) but that it also specifically bars the Lightning Process (LP), her personal specialty.
Landmark and her comrades in the GET/CBT/LP ideological brigades have been humiliated publicly by NICE, so it is understandable that they are throwing tantrums–even one as divorced from reality as this article. Landmark’s arguments can’t be taken seriously–except perhaps by those whose core financial and reputational interests are threatened by NICE’s in-depth analysis of the deficiencies of the evidence.