Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:41 PM
jxnmsdemguy65 (548 posts)
Medicine and Placebos
Interesting article posted on Energy Bulletin by Brian Kaller...
I think that the author does a good service pointing out that many purveyors of herbal and organic remedies are just as unscrupulous as BigPhama....promoting cures that don't work, all for profit$.
A couple of things that in my experience, DO work...
Coconut oil - the proverbial 'drug store in a jar' - if you don't have this in your cupboard, GET SOME! IT WORKS! For so many things!
Vitamin C - a tried and true cold remedy, can't be beat. I keep three pounds of Vit C powder, so even if I get pneumonia, I can heal myself.
Alpha Lipoic Acid/Acetyl L Carnitine - the bomb for taking care of nerve pain and enhancing brain function (though coconut oil does this too!)
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Response to jxnmsdemguy65 (Original post)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:22 PM
MineralMan (93,284 posts)
1. The coconut oil thing is a little marginal
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but since you don't outline specific things it will cure, or illnesses it can get rid of, and you don't link to some place that sells it, the cheerleading is probably OK.
However, you're coming pretty close to the edge with the Vitamin C and pneumonia deal, along with the other item and nerve pain and brain function. If someone has pneumonia, they need to see their doctor, not follow your Vitamin C advice. There are all kinds of nerve pain, and your suggestion may well not be appropriate for some of them. "Enhancing brain function" is meaningless.
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:14 PM
Warpy (93,516 posts)
2. While adequate C does promote healing
megadosing on it is neither antibacterial nor antiviral and can lead to kidney stones in some people.
The double blind studies on C have been done. It had no effect on the common cold or influenza. It does, however, cure scurvy very nicely.