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Medicine And The Media

It makes your hair curl

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:268
  1. Caroline White

    “I can smoke as many cigarettes as I like,” confidently asserted the frontman for the unappetising looking pellets, the colour of cow dung, “because I take loads of Chlorella.” These algae turned up in various guises at the Natural Health Show, billed by its organisers as “a dynamic blend of live entertainment, expert information, and natural product/service display.” The sweltering fug of the exhibition halls had sapped most of the dynamism, but astrology by computer was doing brisk business, and a trio of lithe body workers valiantly produced some contortions for an audience bathed in womb music.

    If you weren't interested in seeing how others did it, you could try out a range of therapies for yourself and be massaged, bathed, and pummelled …

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