Ayurvedic medicines often contaminated by toxic metals, study says

Alternative healing A fifth of the nearly 200 concoctions tested contained levels of the toxic metals that, if taken at the maximum recommended doses, would surpass California’s safety guidelines.

Also: a review of Trick or Treatment, in which Simon Singh and Dr. Edzard Ernst report the results of hundreds of studies on the purported benefits of various alternative-medicine treatments. [Read more...]