Alternative Health Care

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Stop Bathroom Odors Before They Even Happen!

    Everything happens quicker nowadays, including air fresheners. In the case of Poo-Pourri, it goes to work before you've even done your business! It's basically a pre-emptive strike against the unaesthetic aromas that often fill the john, but it supposedly starts fighting the stench before the sten ... More >>

  • Film

    September 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Vogue's Jeffrey Steingarten Solves Tedium of Master Cleanse with Granita

    The Master Cleanse involves temporarily replacing food with a concoction of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. It's been around for many years and is still a go-to detox for people looking to cleanse their bodies or lose weight.

  • Voice Choices

    March 7, 2012
  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Todd Palin Had an Affair, According to the National Enquirer

    ​The House of Palin is crumbling, at least if you're willing to believe the most notorious liars in media, the National Enquirer, who report today that Todd Palin, the famed "First Dude" and father of five, cheated on Sarah Palin, potential presidential hopeful, with a "female massage therapis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Al Gore Deemed "Crazed Sex Poodle" by Allegedly Manhandled Massage Therapist

    ​Oh, National Enquirer. We knew exactly what to think of you (not much) until the day you broke the John Edwards love child story. (That was some good stuff!) And now, whenever you come out with the story of so-and-so's affair or drug addiction or secret baby lair, we wonder: Could you be tell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    M4M Massage Show Shut Down in Chelsea

    ​In case you were wondering, you can't get a massage in a window in Chelsea, at least not by "hot masseurs." Our own Michael Musto learns such a display at The Blue Store in Chelsea, performed by the bodyworkers of Manworks ("Find Erotic, Therapeutic, Sensual & Tantra Body Massage Therapists") ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Bureau of Prisons: Post Full of Shit, Madoff Doesn't Have Cancer

    Bernie Madoff is "dying of cancer, sources told The Post," and the New York Post told the world. An inmate said he took 20 pills for cancer -- maybe painkillers, maybe laetrile. Plus he'd participated in a Native-American sweat lodge, and why would anyone do that unless he were dying of cancer? It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Got Dromedary? How to Milk a Camel

    Camel's milk is a staple across the Middle East and Africa, but impossible to find in the U.S. Natural medicine practitioner Millie Hinkle is convinced of the benefits of camel's milk, and advocates bringing the "liquid gold" into the American market. Here, she talks up camel milk's nutritional va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Has Whole Foods Gone Too Far?

    It's not even February yet and already our inboxes are stuffed with "special" Valentine's Day menus, Irving Mill is offering a creepy "All-Heart Tasting Menu" and now this. Whole Foods will be focusing on libido during the month of February.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Papermag Blows Me In Public

    My good friend and dictator Mickey Boardman just interviewed me for and it's a doozy, honey! Is it about rocket science? Astrophysics? High Colonics? No, it's a real stretch for Mama--where to get cheap action during gay pride week! Read it, learn it, and become it! And clean up afterwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    The Christmas List: Spa Gifts for the Beauty Illiterate

    Full disclosure: The founders of Lifebooker, a new website which is like Open Table, but for spas, are friends of Threadster's. For the holidays, they have gift certificates, which means you can give your mom a massage without a) rubbing her anywhere, or b) having to figure out whether she wants ref ... More >>

  • Screens

    August 8, 2006
  • News

    March 14, 2006
  • News

    February 28, 2006

    Naturopath vs. Naturopath

    Some New York alternative healers seek government stamp of approval

  • People

    January 3, 2006

    Liver Aid

    Party's Over, Make Peace With Your Liver

  • NYC Life

    August 16, 2005

    Oh Baby!

    Pampering Mom for a happy birth day

  • NYC Life

    December 28, 2004


    In search of an ancient Indian aphrodisiac in Brooklyn

  • Screens

    December 14, 2004
  • News

    November 23, 2004

    Grace Under Pressure

    Shiatsu: Touch therapy you can buy and learn to give

  • News

    September 14, 2004

    Body Building

    An old hotel with historic associations now attracts therapists and bodyworkers

  • Film

    July 16, 2002

    Slow Fix

    The Doctor Is Indian

  • Film

    July 3, 2001
  • NYC Life

    October 10, 2000
  • Long Island Voice

    November 9, 1999
  • News

    June 22, 1999

    Doctor Who?

    Diagnosing Medical Fraud May Require a Second Opinion

  • News

    December 22, 1998

    We're Saving Our Own Lives

    Black activists will confront killer diseases at upcoming AIDS forum in Harlem