Monday, March 13, 2006


I recommend to your attention the wonderful site Quackwatch, which will keep you up-to-date on fraudulent therapies. There are thousands of articles, including exposes of various products-by-mail, reports on government regulation, and suspect medical devices, including my personal favorite, the Guardian Homeopathic Imprinter and Potentizer. A Potentizer, with or without a homeopathic imprinter, sounds like it should come out of Tom Swift Jr. or Flash Gordon. How old is the guy who named this thing? More darkly, a device by that name could be aimed at treating the uh, diminution of the marital impulse, as Keillor deftly described it.

And don't forget to go over and visit DrNatura, the #1 Online Colon Cleansing Resource. The testimonial from Marcia Poucher declares "We are having awesome adventures in the bathroom." Yes, quite. I commented in December what I thought all the focus on toxins is about.

If your patients insist on only having natural or herbal treatments for psychiatric problems, you can always suggest tiaga beans, or perhaps klazah beans. There actually is a study on omega-3 being used as a monotherapy to treat Borderline Personality Disorder.

If you want real information on BPD research -- no really, I just switched to serious mode -- go here or here.

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