The things you learn from the internet. I never knew that Autism could be effectively treated with epsom salts, of all things! Forget evidence or randomised controlled trials–I just saw a great article on eHow about how to do this. Imagine a website that can help you choose the correct chakra crystals (also by Melanierose, the epsom salts author, stay at home mother and president of the PTA), get rid of cellulite, make chicken quesadillas, and everything in between.
Unless the epsom salts article was intended as a joke, I cannot fathom why it would be allowed to stay up. Someone I showed it to suggested that was because ‘it won’t do any harm’. Yes, except the harm implicit in misinforming people and spreading the word about quack treatments.