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Old February 20th, 2015, 01:23 PM
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Old February 20th, 2015, 01:29 PM
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Re: Free health advice on internet

I think at least this one is worth following - if not for avoiding cancer , then just for avoiding eating unhealthy and unexpected things (plastic in this case).
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Old February 20th, 2015, 02:02 PM
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Re: Free health advice on internet

The question though still begs to be answered, is it authorized by American Doctors' Association that it references?

There's probably nothing called American Doctors' Association. There is a American Medical Association.

See this clarification on cancer.org about similar misinformation being spread by emails.

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Microwaving Plastic

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Anyone who’s heated something up in the microwave has probably wondered about possible health effects. One common email exploits this fear by quoting information allegedly contained in a newsletter from Johns Hopkins University, adding that the “information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.” Various versions of this email say a Dr. Fujimoto from Castle Hospital was on a TV program warning that heating plastic in the microwave or freezing water in plastic bottles releases toxins, like dioxin and DEHA.

In August 2004, the email took on new life when the name of an American Cancer Society staffer at the bottom of the email seemed to give the story real credibility.

In 2007, a "cancer update" email quoting a newsletter purportedly from Johns Hopkins Hospital with lots of other false claims was added to the email.

Fact:

This email has its roots in a January 2002 appearance on KHON-TV, Honolulu by a genuine person, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, who apparently made these claims. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its website does say substances used to make plastics can leach into foods. But the agency has found the levels expected to migrate into foods to be well within the margin of safety based on information available to the agency. As for dioxin, the FDA says it “has seen no evidence that plastic containers or films contain dioxins and knows of no reason why they would.”

As to the information added in 2007 and attributed to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins officials say they did not publish the information nor do they consider its contents valid.


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Astrologically also they say eating drinking things in plastic is invitation for cancer,specially those cutting tea cups.It turns your saturn negative and can cause cancer in long term.
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i would double check them by googling them or in snopes.com. In many cases they are fake.
In this case though i could not find anything denying it, there does not seem to be an organization like 'American Doctors Association'. If you google for 'American Doctors association', you dont find any results for that.
Most of the plastic containers are not microwave enabled. If they are microwave enabled and harm people, some Amru would have sued dollartree long back.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 06:23 AM
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The question though still begs to be answered, is it authorized by American Doctors' Association that it references?

There's probably nothing called American Doctors' Association. There is a American Medical Association.

See this clarification on cancer.org about similar misinformation being spread by emails.
Read this after i made the previous post, but generally do not follow stuff. Some mobile phone manuals specifically mentioned about 2007 and 2008 that using them while connected to a charger does not cause any harm.

And i have been microwaving water for a ling time. It has not burst out on my face so far.
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And i have been microwaving water for a ling time. It has not burst out on my face so far.
But this one is true and does happen... and can be reproduced with reliability. Only requirement is distilled water... not water out of your tap or filter.
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generally, when i read at the end of any message / email "Share to as many people" or "Forward to as many people", i smell a hoax.

This is the last hoax email i forwarded (in the previous century).

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From Divya Singh(Siemens)
Dear Friends,

Please help , if possible. This is important to me...so I am asking you to please forward it.
Please send this to all your contacts. If anyone you know has survived NON SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER, please contact me at the address given below. My husband has it and I would like to know what treatment was used. Please forward to everyone on your contact list. From the bottom of my heart I thank you.

Thank you,
Divya Singh

Please Contact here :
SIEMENS
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Re: Free health advice on internet

starting in 1930 until about the 70s lead was a common additive in gasoline .

There were leading scientists who claimed that lead was nontoxic to humans .

Now tell me how sure are you about plastic not being poisonous ?

I guess to err on side of caution is not bad .
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Old February 21st, 2015, 10:44 PM
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Re: Free health advice on internet

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starting in 1930 until about the 70s lead was a common additive in gasoline .

There were leading scientists who claimed that lead was nontoxic to humans .

Now tell me how sure are you about plastic not being poisonous ?

I guess to err on side of caution is not bad .
Agreed, and I think almost everybody knows it about plastic.

But I'm seeing all sorts of health advice which may not be fully true. Anybody can make up anything and are we to believe it? I'm looking for some pertinent examples, do share if you see any.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 10:56 PM
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not exactly health advice.. but who's to say this works. public arbit kuchh bhi daalti hai.

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Re: Free health advice on internet

Eureka! I found it.



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"10000 times stronger killer of CANCER than Chemo".. do share it.. can save many lives, fill up hopes and build confidence in the patients...
The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo.
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Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.

So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. If you have the space, plant one in your garden.

The other parts of the tree are also useful.
The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.
How many people died in vain while this billion-dollar drug maker concealed the secret of the miraculous Graviola tree?

This tree is low and is called graviola ! in Brazi l, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.

The principal interest in this plant is because of its strong anti-cancer effects. Although it is effective for a number of medical conditions, it is its anti tumor effect that is of most interest. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types.

Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

If there ever was a single example that makes it dramatically clear why the existence of Health Sciences Institute is so vital to Americans like you, it’s the incredible story behind the Graviola tree..

The truth is stunningly simple: Deep within the Amazon Rainforest grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:

* Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss

* Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections

* Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment

* Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life
The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America ‘s largest drug manufacturers, th! e fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970's! What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing… Extracts from the tree were shown to:

* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer..

* The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!

* What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectivelyhuntsdown and kills only cancer cells.. It does not harm healthy cells!

The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched–so why haven’t you heard anything about it? If Graviola extract is one of America ‘s biggest billion-dollar drug makers began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.

Various parts of the Graviola tree–including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds–have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indi! ans in S outh America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. Going on very little documented scientific evidence, the company poured money and resources into testing the tree’s anti-cancerous properties–and were shocked by the results. Graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo.

But that’s where the Graviola story nearly ended.
The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree–it’s completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There’s no way to make serious profits from it.

It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits–or even make back the millions it poured into research.

As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!

Luckily, however, there was one scientist from the Graviola research team whose conscience wouldn’t let him see such atrocity committed. Risking his career, he contacted a company that’s dedicated to harvesting medical plants from the Amazon Rainforest and blew the whistle.

Miracle unleashed

When researchers at the Health Sciences Institute were alerted to the news of Graviola,! they be gan tracking the research done on the cancer-killing tree. Evidence of the astounding effectiveness of Graviola–and its shocking cover-up–came in fast and furious….

….The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola’s “leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells.” Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public…

….Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, yet no double-blind clinical trials–the typical benchmark mainstream doctors and journals use to judge a treatment’s value–were ever initiated….

….A study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at “10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin…”

….The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.

…A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers Seven years of silence broken–it’s finally here!!!
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starting in 1930 until about the 70s lead was a common additive in gasoline .

There were leading scientists who claimed that lead was nontoxic to humans .

Now tell me how sure are you about plastic not being poisonous ?

I guess to err on side of caution is not bad .
Pai, what all will you err on the side of caution. Have you seen that Cola mail saying that tooth dissolves in Cola and a DU student died after winning a cola drinking contest.
Or Microwave causing infertility or Cellphone causing brain tumors.

Search for Rajiv Dixit in youtube for comments on sugar, Dalda, Aluminium dishes, etc.. Ironically, he died at a young age for all the advice he gave. Mind you. It comes on your "suggested videos" for a long time.


And i used to follow one mail on drinking 2 litres of water after waking up. Till one fine day i found that i had a BP of 180/120. So, if some email says it helps prevent Hypertension, thats BS.
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Most of it is well-meaning, well-intended bullshit. So-called Natural Cures may help prevent, but never the cures. Use with commonsense...
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thanks for sharing sarv it really helpful for me.
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