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Alternative Health: LAist's Most Questionable Practices

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We've all done some crazy things in the name of health, a better bod or a spiritual cleanse. Today, LAist's writers and editors confess our most questionable decisions; some successful, some not so much. Some downright dangerous. But we do it for you, readers, so read on...

"I went macrobiotic to be in synch with someone I was dating. The astringency of the diet turned me into a total beeyotch."

"After running a 5K race, I was so tight that I couldn't touch my toes anymore. I went to Whole Foods for lunch and saw a guy giving chair massages to people in the health section of the store. I decided to go for a 20 minute massage to see if that would help. This guy had magical hands--20 minutes later, I could touch my toes."