Clinton Corners, NYUSA
Hometown: Clinton Corners
December 25, 2013
One of the nicest things I've done in the last decade is share a bit of gardening with WWOOFers. I've been gardening here for over 50 years. My wife joined me over 30 years ago. I went from liberal arts, to construction to computing through time.
It was a pleasure to sit for a while and share knowledge, interests and concerns.
Arthur, it is critical to remember that 30% of people who are treated for almost any set of symptoms (subjective complaints) improve because of the placebo effect. Example: studies showed that 50% of joint pain sufferers reported improvement on glucosamine. 30% of joint pain sufferers reported improvement on placebo. Thus it is likely that 20% of these sufferers had an actual response to the glucosamine. In Western medicine, we are used to treatments that are effective about 95% of the time.