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Old 04-09-2008, 05:39 PM   #11
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Tomatoes are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies.
A malady that is already incapacitated is the best kind to have!
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #12
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the list is total crap!!

i see chocolate NOWHERE on it.

or bacon. or pizza.
Thanks for the great laugh, Tom.
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:49 AM   #13
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Forget the chocolate - where is the "snake oil"?

While there is "some" credibility to "some" of the claims - they are mostly a mix of "old wives' tales" and "home remedies" and "myths" and "partial" fact, or "facts with exceptions".

For example:

This works: BLADDER INFECTION? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!!!!
High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria

BOGUS: LUNG CANCER? EAT DARK GREEN AND ORANGE AND VEGGIES !!!
A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables. Fact: The antioxidants in green and orange vegetables may help to prevent cancer - but there is no way beta carotene is an antidote. If it was - we would have a cure for cancer.

Some of the things honey is credited for is actually using raw honey - not the pasteurized honey you normally find in the store. And, even with raw honey - if has to be locally obtained, from local bees.

Humm ... why are there never any "old-maid tales"?

For example - this list can also be found on this site that claims:

"Starting in 2000, a few years prior to the cataclysms, a period of crop shortages will be so severe that alternative food production needs to be begun and practiced in earnest. This is when you should become practiced at self sufficiency."

and

"Sometime after May 15, 2003, the earth's rotation will slow within days and stop for several days just prior to the pole shift. This is when you and your loved ones should be situated at your safe location."

I'm not saying that ALL of the claims are absurd ...
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:34 PM   #14
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Forget the chocolate - where is the "snake oil"?

While there is "some" credibility to "some" of the claims - they are mostly a mix of "old wives' tales" and "home remedies" and "myths" and "partial" fact, or "facts with exceptions".

For example:

This works: BLADDER INFECTION? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!!!!
High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria

BOGUS: LUNG CANCER? EAT DARK GREEN AND ORANGE AND VEGGIES !!!
A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables. Fact: The antioxidants in green and orange vegetables may help to prevent cancer - but there is no way beta carotene is an antidote. If it was - we would have a cure for cancer.

Some of the things honey is credited for is actually using raw honey - not the pasteurized honey you normally find in the store. And, even with raw honey - if has to be locally obtained, from local bees.

<snip>I'm not saying that ALL of the claims are absurd ...
You are right. Antidote to cancer none of these are. I have changed the
wording in the posting. Thank you for pointing this out to me.
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