In these tense and difficult times, it's no great surprise that our tirade against President Bush inherited a whirlwind of complaints. Supporters see him as a defender of the Christian faith, and most accused us of spinning half-truths and lies. While we don't want to go too much further into the political minefield, it's worth noting that the New Freedom initiative (which will see every American screened for mental health) had $20 million funding approved this week. Mental disorders under the initiative include 'caffeine-related disorder', 'mathematics disorder', 'disorder of written expression' and 'phase of life problem', all of which qualify the sufferer for a powerful drug. So perhaps we weren't lying after all. . .
one reader's enlarged thyroid disappeared after she started taking selenium before breakfast. . .
Alzheimer's could be associated with organophosphates in the diet. These chemicals can cause neurological disorders. . .
one reader last time suggested 'unscrewing' ticks that were attached to the skin. Do we turn clockwise or anti, asks one waggish reader. . .
try the Bowen technique for every problem voiced in your columns, urges one Bowen practitioner. . .
MRSA in our hospitals was mentioned in our news section last time. Perhaps it could be stopped with tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract, but then there isn't much profit in it for anyone, says one reader, far too cynical for her doubtless youth.