doctor disease

Bob Morris bobmorris at
Fri May 11 21:49:51 PDT 2001

>So that's why they take colon cleansers and eat shark cartilage?

Dr. Andrew Weil, an M.D. with a major interest in alternative medicine, has a newsletter and web site, I find his thoughts and recommendations excellent. He believes western medicine is a "powerful tool" and also looks at Asian/folk/herbal ideas and remedies, evaluating them, whenever possible, using western scientific double blind studies.

He's "controversial" because he thinks the body often, if given a chance, can heal itself. Likes the ideas of meditation, relaxation exercises, acupuncture, and, oh yeah, explains coherently why colon cleansers and shark cartilage are a waste of money but why, say, St. John's Wort, isn't.

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