I went to see Asa in 2007 ("Dr. Asa Andrew's Medicine Show," Sept. 23). I have chronic daily migraines. He did nothing for me. NOTHING. He said I was the only migrainer he had never had results with. (I don't believe it.) I did the footbaths, a crazy diet/detox, the supplements, etc. At one point, when his "treatment" wasn't working, he decided to try something else — he had me eat for four days, then fast for three. This is not something someone with migraines should do. When I took the report to my neurologist, she was in shock. (Search "Asa" on my blog — www.themomcreative.com — for a few posts on the process.) He is a joke and I am sorry we threw our money away.
Jessica N. Turner
In defense of Dr. Asa
I wanted to voice my opinion on your story regarding Dr. Asa Andrew ("Dr. Asa Andrew's Medicine Show," Sept. 23). I have a friend in another state that brought the article to my attention yesterday.
I too was a patient at Dr. Asa's clinic in Nashville. After I spent thousands of dollars with the best specialists in Orlando I traveled from Florida on a recommendation from a friend. Dr. Asa personally spent two hours with me, discussing my personal health issues. I was at the clinic for an additional hour working with nurses and other doctors who took blood and performed tests. Dr. Asa was able to do things for me the medical community said could not be done. I have a wife and two small children. It is because of Dr. Asa they will have a father for many years to come.
What I read in your article(s) mentions specific things that I personally never encountered. Long waits, diluted product, greed, etc. I began to wonder if perhaps the individuals raising these issues were the very individuals guilty of the crimes. Perhaps that is why they were relieved of their duties. Just a thought.
I was a patient in late February. The clinic today is nothing like described in the articles. Perhaps the doctor was not the problem but rather the person who was running the office at the time. It may be that the real issue the doctor had, but has since corrected, is the staffing.
I hope the writer investigated further than just the people that proactively contacted the paper, and the others they directed him to. Otherwise he would not be much of a reporter but rather a simple note taker.
Anyway, I wanted to let you know there are a lot of people Dr. Asa has helped over the years, me being one.
Look on the bright side
(Re: "Dr. Asa Andrew's Medicine Show," Sept. 23)
The bad news: He's diluting the supplements.
The good news: The supplements don't do anything anyway.
Seen, not hoard
By nature, I'm an organized person ("Urge to Purge," Sept. 30). After cleaning out my parent's house I vowed my house would not get in the same shape. And their house was not anything like what is shown on Hoarders (well, the garage was pretty bad!)
The Husband and I keep a donation box in the basement and we constantly evaluate items as we open cabinets, closets, drawers, etc. If we haven't used the item in a while, into the box it goes. When the box is full, off to Goodwill it goes.
Funny, I'm working on re-organizing kitchen cabinets now. Everything is having to pass our "use" test!
I felt so sorry for the people shown in the Hoarders episodes, I had to stop watching it. Bless their hearts.
Chairman of the hoard
When my grandmother died a couple of months ago, it took my parents, my uncle, my aunt and my grandfather, plus assorted other people, days and days to go through all the stuff that she had "put away" for "safe-keeping" or "just in case" or because she forgot she already had multiples ("Urge to Purge," Sept. 30). My father now says that he wants to stick to a policy of getting rid of one thing for every new thing that he buys. He just has to sell my mother on that policy. And he's trying to get me on board, too, because, "After all, Jennifer, one day it's going to be YOU who's going to have to go through all our stuff!" Ack!! I'll call Mom right away!
As I was glancing through the recent issue of the Scene, I came across the "Fall Fashion" spread (Sept. 23). I hate to say it, but while the clothes were cute, the model was not — or should I say, her lips weren't. They took over the page. I could not focus on anything else except her lips. I don't know if this model had collagen or not, but as a reader (and I love the Scene) it just did not seem natural. I guess I am just trying to suggest think about what message you are sending to all readers.
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