Weil Says LSD Cured His Allergy 

Weil Says LSD Cured His Allergy 
Posted by FoM on March 04, 2001 at 14:23:33 PT
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Source: CBS 
(CBS) Its advocates have always said LSD clears the mind, but now Andrew Weil says it cleared his sinuses as well. Dr. Weil, the Harvard-educated proponent of alternative health therapies, tells Ed Bradley that his life-long allergy to cats was cured by a dose of LSD. ”I took LSD,” he says. ”I was in a wonderful outdoor setting. I felt terrific and, in the midst of this, a cat came up to me and crawled into my lap. I did not have an allergic reaction to it and I never did since.” 
Weil says that some allergies are learned. ”That gave me the idea that [taking LSD] would be a great way to teach people to unlearn allergies,” he says. ”If the drugs were legal, I think I would recommend that some patients do it.” Weil has been called a shaman, a medical holy man, a magician and a host of other terms by his critics. ”I don't know about a holy man, how about wizard? I'll settle for wizard,” he says. Weil is extremely popular and on the leading edge of an alternative medicine movement that stresses that, in some cases, herbs, mind therapies and special diets can help or cure illnesses - even cancerous tumors. Weil claims to have been immediately cured of a sore throat by an energy healer. ”The influence of belief on the body, this to me is magical…wonderful,” he says. One of Weil's teachers has problems with his former student's ideas. ”What I take Andy to task for is that he allows people to believe that very often you can cure these serious physical ailments by belief and mysticism…There's not a shred of evidence that it's so,” says Dr. Arnold Relman, professor emeritus at the Harvard Medical School. Ed Bradley Interviews Alternative Medicine Guru Source: CBS NewsAir Time: Watch, Sunday, March 4, 7 p.m. ET/PTCopyright: MMI Viacom Internet Services Inc. Related Articles & Web Site:Dr. Andrew Weil Medicine's Serene Rebel New Face Of Medicine
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Comment #13 posted by MoFoFun on March 05, 2001 at 15:54:04 PT
crackin' up
dont sound that fun to me Darb,if its true, maybe a good chiropractor could set ya free
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Comment #12 posted by Darb on March 05, 2001 at 15:31:24 PT
heh... If you're trying to get a quick flashback try cracking your back, since minute amounts get stored in your spine. Two of my good friends had quick flashbacks while doing it. One was driving on the road and cracked her neck and everything around her turned pink for a few seconds. :)
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on March 05, 2001 at 08:09:02 PT:
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Comment #10 posted by Neutrino on March 05, 2001 at 06:43:33 PT
Well Dr. Weil...
Guess we will never know for certain since it is illegal to do studies. Our government has made up its mind, so to speak, so do not confuse us with the facts.
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Comment #9 posted by dddd on March 05, 2001 at 06:17:29 PT
Me Too
Me too Dankhank,,I've been waiting for many years for one of those "flashbacks".I've even sorta tried to see if I couldnt make one happen,,,no luck...still hoping..dddd
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Comment #8 posted by Dankhank on March 05, 2001 at 06:06:14 PT:
Oh yea ...
come to think of it ... I rarely ever get headaches, either.Never got any of those flashbacks, though ... would have enjoyed the free high, but NOOOOOOOOOO, not me ...
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Comment #7 posted by skeezix on March 05, 2001 at 01:44:31 PT
LSD can be a good thing
dont forgetthatthe implication of causation does contain a correlation to the actualization and realization of the situation,,this can lead topublications concerning the ramications for the population.I welcome any examination of this excessive verbalization,withall the interpretations,and the ensuing extrapolations.
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Comment #6 posted by mungojelly on March 05, 2001 at 01:03:14 PT:
what did mommy tell you about the gateway theory?
correlation does not imply causation
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Comment #5 posted by freddy the loader on March 04, 2001 at 22:41:04 PT:
Andrew Weil & LSD
I agree, LSD may have many uses. After much "experimenting" in the late 60's and early 70's I honestly can say I have not had a headache in almost 30 years.ftl
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Comment #4 posted by dddd on March 04, 2001 at 21:14:04 PT
no Claritin for me
I've dropped LSD hundreds of times.As a childI had severe allergies.....needless to say,I have no alergiesnow.........thanks to Acidril,,a new drug from the people at Pfizer.....Acidril is not for everyone,,,,,,Do not use Acidril.............. 
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Comment #3 posted by Dankhank on March 04, 2001 at 20:50:04 PT:
More than that
I think the author suggested that it could help in many types of allergy.Who knows ... :-)
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Comment #2 posted by acidtest on March 04, 2001 at 17:41:10 PT
acidtest lol
Will look for someone allergic to kats and see if this really is true.
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Comment #1 posted by Dankhank on March 04, 2001 at 17:26:15 PT:
Don't get any argument from me.I remember someones kittens with worms in the house back in, oh, 70. My buddy gave the kitties LSD, and they lived. They looked like those bobbing head cats in car back windows for about 4/5 hours. Never seemed to hurt them. Honest ...
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