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Ethical Guidelines for Industry Funded Research

The purpose of the research team at the Franklin Institute of Wellness (FIW) is to further the body of evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of essential oils, botanical products, dietary supplements and health behaviors. Industry funded research conducted at the Franklin Institute of Wellness is mutually beneficial as it enables the FIW

CURRENTLY RECRUITING: Essential Oils for Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Essential oils are frequently used to address symptoms associated with an autism spectrum disorder but essential oils for autism have yet to be fully evaluated for efficacy. There is little in the scientific literature to indicate which oils are suitable and what effects can be achieved. To evaluate the effects of essential oils

Why are some studies wrong?

WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE SCIENCE WHEN SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN WRONG BEFORE? The best we can do is predict a given range of the risk, accompanied by an estimate of our level of certainty regarding that range. In the absence of a crystal ball, no existing scientific practice can predict the future

What’s the point of some studies?

WHY DO RESEARCHERS LIKE TO STUDY THINGS EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS? Establishing correlation means that scientific research has confirmed that two things are related. When one changes, the other changes in a predictable way. Establishing causation means that scientific research has confirmed that one of these variables causes the other to change.

Evidence Based Medicine

WHAT IS MEANT BY "EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE?" In plain language, an evidence based model means nothing more than: basing medical decisions on what actually works. Defining Buzzwords "Evidence based medicine" may be one of the latest buzzwords in both natural health and mainstream medicine, but for all

Is bigger always better?

IF CORRELATION DOESN'T EQUAL CAUSATION, WHAT'S THE POINT? Establishing correlation means that scientific research has confirmed that two things are related. When one changes, the other changes in a predictable way. Establishing causation means that scientific research has confirmed that one of these variables causes the other to change. Correlation: