Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Margaret Durst - Mason County News

On October 6, 2011 this article appeared in the online edition of the Mason County News, a Texas publication. 
It was written by Margaret Durst who follows her name with “ND”, initials that mean “Naturopathic Doctor”. Since Texas doesn’t recognize naturopaths or permit them to call themselves doctors, I don’t know if Durst bought her degree from a diploma mill, awarded herself the title or “earned” it at one of the “accredited” 4 year naturopathic colleges. However, what I’d really love to know is whether or not she, who is called a “columnist” by the paper, is paid by them for her articles, pays them to publish her work or writes them for free. Whatever the case may be, I’m certain that Durst uses her column to promote her business, The Green House, “a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason, Texas.”

Since Durst recommended colloidal silver for children in her article, I posted the following comment after it which, as of today, October 12, 2011, has not been posted, never having made it past the moderator.

Please, do not give your children silver in any form! It can make them look like me or Paul Karason, The Blue Man of Oprah fame. We have argyria. Taking silver internally offers no benefits whatsoever and it can harm you!
If you want to avoid the flu, get a flu shot and for heavens sake don't throw away hard earned money on products alleged to cure the common cold! There is no cure. It goes away on its own. Remember the old saying, The cure is worse than the disease? That is always possible and that is why you shouldn't take or give your children remedies or drugs for things like colds that are not serious and go away on their own.
Rosemary Jacobs
Margaret Durst, Mason County News, Mason, Texas, The Green House, Naturopath, colloidal silver


  1. Sounds like sour grapes to me. Tell me. Why do we need other people to validate our knowledge? Is there something magical about the AMA declaring your a "Doctor?" These organizations only came about to protect monopolies and prevent new entrants and new ideas. Have you heard of Charlotte Gerson? The allopathic model has proven to be more of a hindrance than a help. Brute force drugs with uncontrollable side effects is not the way to maintain health. People are rejecting the old models because doctors are taught to treat everything as a disease. Instead, we should focus on maintaining as healthy a system as possible.

    You go get a flu shot and get the flu. I'll stick with holistic approaches and ignore the propaganda.

  2. Sounds like you are unable to present a shred of evidence that you beliefs about the benefits of ingesting silver are accurate, but rather than honestly admit that to yourself and others you have chosen to call me and many different organizations names.

    People who practice alt med. are returning to the unscientific approaches that failed their ancestors condemning them to premature deaths and afflicting them with horrible diseases that are history today.

    I respect your right to do whatever you want as long as it doesn't hurt others, but if you want to convince me that your beliefs are accurate, you'll have to present independent, verifiable evidence. Name calling just won't cut it.