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Re: Illness increases vulnerability to the irratio linkadge

Posted by Squiggles on December 3, 2006, at 13:14:01

In reply to Re: Illness increases vulnerability to the irratio, posted by linkadge on December 3, 2006, at 12:58:46

> >Yes, I wish he wouldn't. I suppose he
> >believes in democracy. But I don't -- not
> >in medicine
> Where do you think a lot of these drugs came from?

Plants, herbs, fungii, animal poisons, enzymes, viruses, or synthetic derivatives from them, etc.

> So, the people who discovered the painkilling properties of chewing on the tree bark that eventually became asprin were a bunch of quacks?

> And the psychatrists at Harvard who discovered the mood stabilizing properties of omega-3, are just a bunch of quacks too?
> So, I found omega-3 was a better choice for me for mood than lithium. I'm doing better in school, I feel better, sleeping better. So whats wrong with that? Is that all in my head? I really don't care...."go with it till it stops working for ya".

Many plants and poisons in nature are therapeutic for illnesses. What medicine does is bring them into the mainstream by testing them and making them safe and appropriate for individual cases. That's why the FDA and other agencies exist. It eliminates risk and regulates crime in the trade of these substances.





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