A Vitamin-C Story

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Snoonyb

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Hawthorn berry, interesting.

My weigh-in; I haven't had a cold in 18yrs, and even when I had, and was working, I didn't take any time off, because I was responsible to debtors, and when I had asked, comedically so, for a couple days relief, the uproars of laughter were evident.

So, I've never been vaxed for anything other than tetnus(sp) since 1969, and don't intend to change now.

"O"+, vit C and D daily regiment.
 

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"there is now evidence that placebos can have effects even when the patient is aware that the treatment is a placebo."

I thought I knew stuff. Now I think I know nothing. Gotta' read up on this one.
 

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"there is now evidence that placebos can have effects even when the patient is aware that the treatment is a placebo."

I thought I knew stuff. Now I think I know nothing. Gotta' read up on this one.
The mind controls the body. Wax on Wax off, Danielson.
 

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It's interesting that the mantra against supplements is that they are not regulated by the gov. You can find out a lot about supplements and side effects (if any by) going to NCBI or webmd. I tell people to look up the side effects of their beta blocker and compare them to my hawthorn berry.
 

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FWIW, Wikipedia is absolutely worthless unless you agree with their world view 100% of the time. They aren't "Independent".
99% of info in Wiki is prolly OK... but when you get into addictions/politics/perversions/'woke', it can go whacky... there's also Conservapedia online...
 

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"there is now evidence that placebos can have effects even when the patient is aware that the treatment is a placebo."
It's been known forever that fake sugar pills can make a person feel better if they THINK the pills should be making them feel better... religions are known to have the same effect in some people...
 

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I don't know how much credibility to give to Wikipedia. In principle, over time, it may zero in on some truth.

The www is constantly mutating. Following the money, I guess.

My paper dictionary & my Encyclopedia Brittanica are my main sources.
Your Encyclopedia Britannica prolly has about 26 volumes... Wikipedia would need over a million volumes for all the info in it... and much of it is updated daily... someone well known dies and it's usually in there that day or the next day... etc...
 

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I would imagine by now that the FDA has gotten bribes & threats to get approval for many elixirs. :(
 

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It's been known forever that fake sugar pills can make a person feel better if they THINK the pills should be making them feel better... religions are known to have the same effect in some people...
FWIW if you keep trying to bash religion you'll get the thread shut down!
 

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the truth , Pauling came out with his book Vitamin C and the Common Cold '
Now Linus Carl Pauling was a very good scientist , but he went way to far and started coming out with all sort of false claims. yes vitamin c in very good for you in fact if you do not get enough you will suffer heath deterioration.
How Linus Pauling duped America into believing vitamin C cures colds

Vitamin-C is not a cure-all and may not work for everyone but I can't even remember when I had my last common cold and I got hit a time or two every winter before I started taking it.
 

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That might be the strategy, to shut down your thread using the admins as proxies.
It's perfectly acceptable to have civil discussions. Everyone can't agree on every or any subject. We encourage talk. What will get a thread shut down and people banned is disrespecting another member. Everyone agreed to the rules of the forum when they registered.
 

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I just read an interesting article indicating that COVID-19 non-survivors have half the Vitamin-C plasma levels of survivors. Since it is cheap and has an excellent safety profile the article said that it might be administered even though larger studies have not been completed.
 

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I baked bread and I'm finding that dipping it in olive oil is a bit messy. Artisan type bread is tough and crusty so I ended up with olive oil dripping down my chin. I am now tearing the bread into small chunks and using a tiny hors d'oeuvre fork to dip. I will get some minced garlic and maybe some fresh herbs to try. It's not bad with garlic salt and thyme though the flavors haven't infused much. One recipe for dipping oil said reduced chance of heart attack in just five weeks.

I may now have to worry about too much olive oil (and bread) instead of how to get 2 tbsp of oil down per day.
 

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I just read an interesting article indicating that COVID-19 non-survivors have half the Vitamin-C plasma levels of survivors. Since it is cheap and has an excellent safety profile the article said that it might be administered even though larger studies have not been completed.
As long as it doesn't make things worse.
"Primum non nocere."
 

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