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Comment by Plinius on Wednesday

A kind neighbour gave me a cheap and healthy solution for a rash of unknown origin, possibly stress-related. My GP talked of allegy and gave me a big jar of hydrocortizone cream - not something you want to use on your whole body twice a day. The neighbour gave me a jar of coconut oil. I tried that first, and got rid of the rash within a week.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 17, 2014 at 7:27am

Deidre, this site has been rather dormant for awhile. I just wish it carried a different photo. Yuck to that muscle man. To answer your question, I quit serious running last year at age 70. Hate running in the winter snow and ice and cold, and in the summer, I walk 18 holes of golf (6 mi), so I'm too pooped to go running. If you decide to enter, good luck with the training and all! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 15, 2014 at 4:11pm

I don't read Oprah, Dr. Oz, Deepak Chopra and Dr. Joe, John, Dick or "whatever his name is". They give some good behavioral information, but too often they work against mature, healthy adult behaviors. I don't know about their medical advice. 

I do like Dr "what's his name" when he says, "How's it work'n for you?"

I live in silver, lead and uranium mining country and I was told that miners were instructed to drink their own urine when out of drinking water. Now, I am going to read what you posted, Spud, and see what is the correct thing to do. 

Well, I am glad I didn't drink any urine, as if I would. I wonder what the protocol is for miners? If drinking make things worse, even as there is the temporary benefit, then it isn't a good thing to do. I did run across a site that recommended drinking urine for skin problems. Guess I will delete that one as "Not a good idea"! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 15, 2014 at 2:46pm

When I first started watching Oz, I became annoyed with the way he presented things.  Kind of like he was presenting a show to children.  Then, I noticed he supported questionable and pseudo scientific advice.  That's when I stopped watching.

I've also stopped watching "The Doctors" for similar reasons, even though they aren't near as bad as Oz.  They sometimes talk about questionable medical procedures and medicines, not supporting them, but not criticizing them either.  I also don't like them advertising for certain companies.  Seems like conflicts of interest.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 15, 2014 at 7:53am

I'm certainly not one of Oz's fans. I just don't like his "know it all" attitude, plus his speech impediment (or whatever it is). Then, his advice--it's sometimes off the wall, and downright wrong.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 14, 2014 at 12:29pm

Mehmet Oz, M.D., has been blasted again by two critics:

• Benjamin Mazer, a third-year medical student at the University of Rochester, is trying to enlist medical associations to combat the potential negative impact on public health of what he calls Oz's "pseudo health advice." In a recent interview, he described widespread concern expressed by physicians about the harm they see happen day-to-day with their patients. [Meet the medical student who wants to bring down Dr. Oz. Vox, Oct 12, 2014]

• Joe Schwarcz, who directs McGill University's Office for Science and Society, has debunked Oz's darmatic attack on an herbicide designed to kill weeds in corn and soy fields without harming the crops. [Schwarcz J. Right Chemistry: We need rational discussion about pesticides, without rhetoric. Montreal Gazette, Oct 11, 2014]

Comment by Randall Smith on August 30, 2014 at 7:23am

Got off my usual eating routine and am paying for it with constipation. Hate when that happens.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 22, 2014 at 7:50am

I guessed wrong, too, remembering the kid that cut off his stuck arm while hiking in Utah. He said he drank his pee.

While at the website, I noticed the asparagus question. When an ex-girlfriend said she couldn't smell the pee odor, I wondered why not. Now I know!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 21, 2014 at 8:56am

If you were dying of thirst, would it be OK to drink your urine?

I guessed wrong.  How about you?

http://chemistry.about.com/od/weirdscience/fl/Is-It-Safe-To-Drink-U...

Comment by Randall Smith on August 15, 2014 at 7:07am

Yes, we all need a little bit of salt. I still try to watch my intake.

 

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