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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2009, 10:08:15 AM »
a glass of red wine is good for you, etc.

Ooh yes, the  resveratrol myths! Now there's an interesting subject...

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2009, 10:08:39 PM »
go after this guy everthing he says is crap.

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2009, 10:21:15 PM »
go after this guy everthing he says is crap.

http://www.drsebi.com/

That is sensational!

It's scary that so many people are actually taken in by these guys.

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2009, 02:38:46 AM »
I've heard that your body can't digest supplements very well and so they're totally useless, or at least not that helpful. They lack the necessary enzymes to facilitate digestion.

I have no idea if that's true or not.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2009, 05:29:54 AM »
I submitted in the contact form, but I'll post here too.
-Cellphones or cordless phones give you cancer or tumors.
And I'll throw in a few more.
-Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis.
-Chocolate gives you acne.
-Drinking your own fresh urine has it's benefits.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2009, 08:55:14 AM »
one that has bugged me for a long time and is something I can never find a reliable answer to.
I've been on the contraceptive pill for 6 years and one nurse suggested to me that I should take a 'break' from taking it (for a non-determined amount of time). This is something I have heard from a lot of women who have done it or worry that they should. I mentioned it to 2 doctors, one agreed that it would be a very good idea and the other thought it was a terrible idea (confusing your body more).
Just want to know if it is complete bunk or has some element of truth/sense to it.

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2009, 10:01:43 AM »


Or more generally megadoses of B vitamins for energy and plus stuff like taurine, Glucuronolactone, malic acid, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, L-Phenylalanine, and Citicoline. Is it any more effective than the coffee cups worth of caffeine that's in it?

I've had it recommended to me since alcohol makes me sleepy, and if it works it'd be better than my current strategy of pop, candy and red bull, with my alcohol that pretty much undos the cut back on junk food I've made, but I'm skeptical.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2009, 10:20:06 AM »
Feed a cold and starve a fever. Or is it starve a cold and feed a fever?

It's so dumb I can't remember which way it goes. ::)
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2009, 11:54:24 AM »
Hangover cure: alka-selter dissolved with 2 tylenol.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2009, 12:34:17 PM »
Hangover cure:
I think you'll find that pretty much anything that follows this statement is pretty much bologna. It's like the Free Parking is Monopoly; everybody has a suggestion for it, but none of them are right, because really, there is no right answer.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2009, 12:50:27 PM »
Hangover cure: alka-selter dissolved with 2 tylenol. More alcohol!

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2009, 12:55:04 PM »
Eating frozen poke berries as a treatment for arthritis.  I'm a fan of fresh poke when it's in season and someone I know picked it...but I never eat the berries.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2009, 01:01:07 PM »
one that has bugged me for a long time and is something I can never find a reliable answer to.
I've been on the contraceptive pill for 6 years and one nurse suggested to me that I should take a 'break' from taking it (for a non-determined amount of time). This is something I have heard from a lot of women who have done it or worry that they should. I mentioned it to 2 doctors, one agreed that it would be a very good idea and the other thought it was a terrible idea (confusing your body more).
Just want to know if it is complete bunk or has some element of truth/sense to it.

I second this one.

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2009, 01:10:26 PM »
go after this guy everthing he says is crap.

http://www.drsebi.com/

That is sensational!

It's scary that so many people are actually taken in by these guys.

Also from that website  They have the page set up as a picture so you can't cut and paste the text.  I warn you that you will be outraged when you click that link.   :ssj: :ssj: :ssj: :ssj:

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2009, 01:47:54 PM »
Sticking with the pill question, how about the whole contraception myths as discovered in this article. Seriously, kebabs as an oral contraception?

As well as various 'ways' to get pregnant? Standing on your head afterwards kinda thing.

Story my gf told me at the weekend. She was at her high school re-union and as everybody is around 30, they all either have kids or planning them. One woman said that as she really, really wanted a girl, her egg was able to 'sniff out' the sperm that would make a girl.

She apparently got slapped down by everyone at the table with a quick lesson on biology.  :laugh: