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Old 09-22-2017, 08:51 PM   #11
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I'm sorry you feel that this is medical advice. But there are many people out there taking random vitamins and supplements for various reasons. This is just one more bit of information for their armory.
Don't take it personally, GG has taken all of us to task for all kinds of reasons. Welcome to the club.

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Old 09-22-2017, 08:54 PM   #12
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One more thing: when individual chemicals are isolated from an herb or spice or spider venom or whatever and tested in a laboratory, certain effects may be observed, like killing e. Coli. That does not mean that ingestion of that chemical will have the same effect in the human body. Often it does not.
Give it a rest, GG. It's Ginger. We use it to make food that we eat.

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Old 09-22-2017, 09:18 PM   #13
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Give it a rest, GG. It's Ginger. We use it to make food that we eat.

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Most of us do. Some people who don't have as much life experience take things to extremes, like taking concentrated OTC pills instead of just grating a little ginger in their stir-fry. If a little is good, more must be better, right? Not always.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:54 PM   #14
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A quarter dose of dry ginger powder is one fourth of what you would take of grated fresh ginger. You don't read well, do you? And, the grated dose is dependent on the amount that you prefer in your cup of tea. Thank you Blissful for such a nice explanation of non medical/herbal suppliments.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:19 PM   #15
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A quarter dose of dry ginger powder is one fourth of what you would take of grated fresh ginger. You don't read well, do you? And, the grated dose is dependent on the amount that you prefer in your cup of tea. Thank you Blissful for such a nice explanation of non medical/herbal suppliments.
Got it, dry ginger is 4 times the strength of fresh according to what you said.

"...And, the grated dose is dependent on the amount that you prefer in your cup of tea."

So I can decide the dose I want to take. A teaspoonful or four tablespoons or whatever. That's not very helpful.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:46 PM   #16
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Got it, dry ginger is 4 times the strength of fresh according to what you said.

"...And, the grated dose is dependent on the amount that you prefer in your cup of tea."

So I can decide the dose I want to take. A teaspoonful or four tablespoons or whatever. That's not very helpful.
The way I read it, the amount of ginger you put in your tea is a matter of taste. Tea is just one way to add ginger to your diet.

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The way I read it, the amount of ginger you put in your tea is a matter of taste. Tea is just one way to add ginger to your diet.

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I got that. However, if we're discussing it's medicinal properties, it's kinda important to know how much to take for it to be effective and how much may be harmful.
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Don't take it personally, GG has taken all of us to task for all kinds of reasons. Welcome to the club.
Most of the time, it's justified.

This has happened before with other members who tried to share medical suggestions. They've been bounced after being too persistent. For those former members, it might have been in their best interest to find a natural medicine forum - something like Natural Medicine Talk. I'm sure a post like Margot's original would have more favorable responses there.
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Justifying rudeness because you think you know better?
Umm, no.

Actually, discussions about food and health are very much appreciated here.

Thanks for the info, Margot. But yes, like Andy said, more dosage info is needed.


If this were a horribly dangerous idea (as know it alls might rudely suggest), or against the rules, I'm sure an admin would put a stop to it.
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:49 AM   #20
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Justifying rudeness because you think you know better?
Umm, no.

Actually, discussions about food and health are very much appreciated here.

Thanks for the info, Margot. But yes, like Andy said, more dosage info is needed.


If this were a horribly dangerous idea (as know it alls might rudely suggest), or against the rules, I'm sure an admin would put a stop to it.
Margot's OP looked like suggestions related to food and health, to me, not "medical advice." Most of what she wrote is stuff I've heard and read before. I just can't see the need to get in her face about it. Let's not make a mountain out of a molehill.

If Margot had pulled a Dr. Oz, and included a link to her website to buy ginger products from her, I'd have a problem with that. But I didn't see anything like that.

A diplomatic response would be something like, "Thanks for the tips, Margot, but people should always check with their doctor before making any big changes in their diet." Sound advice, not a smackdown.

I certainly hope Margot isn't "bounced" from DC by this criticism. As far as I'm concerned, I don't think Margot's comments are any more or less likely to be used as a life changing experience than anyone else's by the vast majority of us.

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