Nonsensical 'cures' flood our inboxes


The Montreal Gazette: Most of my mornings start off the same way. Check email! It takes a few minutes to delete the offers to repay me royally for helping a stranded tourist who has been robbed in some foreign country, the various proposals to purchase non-existent products from my non-existent company, and solicitations for friendship with Russian women. Next, I usually glance through the various “alternative health” newsletters to which I subscribe to see what “jaw-dropping cures” have been found by “cutting edge doctors” who traipse around the world searching out natural treatments that “extremely wealthy and powerful people do not want revealed.” Read more