Emerson White wrote:
Despite testing again and again and again no one seems to be able to come up with anything more than a collection of anecdotes to support changing the diet for clearing acne.
Emerson White wrote:
When I was a teenager one of the biggest things that helped me was changing my sheets twice a week. Expensive to do laundry in the dorms when I left home for school, but it really helped.
Al Loria wrote:
Emerson, I hear you when you talk of Lyme disease. Our son went to the doctor yesterday after complaining of aches about 10day after removing 2 deer ticks from his body. He had no bullseye rash, just the symptoms of joint and jaw pain. He was immediately put on Doxycyline for 3 weeks pending the blood test results. The permanent neurological damage Lyme disease can inflict is reason enough to seek antibiotic treatment and leave the alternative measures for something less severe.
Western medicine has an important place in the scientifically proven treatment of disease. Folk, eastern, native, anecdotal and alternative medicinal practices are better left to treat minor illnesses until scientific evidence for their efficacy can be determined.
Right now I am using Tea Tree oil and cider vinegar to treat toenail fungus. The oral Lamisil works, but the possible side effect of liver damage is keeping me from using it as a first line treatment. This anecdotal cure is one I am comfortable with.
charles johnson "carbonout" wrote:
Accutane Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Roche Holding AG, the Swiss drugmaker, must pay $25.16 million in damages to a former user of its Accutane drug who blamed the acne medicine for his inflammatory bowel disease, a New Jersey jury ruled.
Andrew McCarrell, 38, won the verdict today at a retrial in Atlantic City, New Jersey. An appeals court ordered the new trial after overturning a $2.62 million award he won in May 2007. McCarrell, a computer technician from Birmingham, Alabama, testified he got sick after taking the drug for acne in 1995. He needed five surgeries, including one to remove his colon....
Drugs are bad mm kay