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Initial post: May 15, 2011 10:39:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 15, 2011 11:03:48 AM PDT
I've wanted to start a discussion like this for quite some time. It seems that some foods that were toted as healthy and beneficial 50 years ago, then went thru a period when they were anti-healthy, or so worthless that pop-a-pill was the better remedy.

Well, some of these foods are now back in style, with scientific data to finally explain why they work so well, and shouldn't have been abandoned in the first place!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2015023744_pharmacy15.html
(If this split URL won't open, type it out in one line in your browser, and it should open)
PHARMACIST Q&A (The first Q&A involves table salt, and the long-held belief that intake needs to be restricted to help keep blood pressure down. When in fact, the reverse is now true! "The people who consumed the least salt had the greatest risk of death from cardiovascular complications.")

http://chetday.com/coldfluremedy.htm
MODERN RESEARCHERS EXPLAIN WHY CHICKEN SOUP REALLY IS A POWERFUL REMEDY FOR COLD AND FLU

http://restrictedgourmet.blogspot.com/2007/01/cold-flu-honey-lemon-tea.html
RESEARCHERS ALSO EXPLAIN WHY HONEY-LEMON TEA IS A POWERFUL REMEDY FOR COLD AND FLU

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 11:46:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 26, 2011 11:46:27 AM PDT
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2015671923_pharmacy24.html

MORE SAFE HOME REMEDIES
(Avocados to lower cholesterol, soaking raisins to alleviate arthritis pain, banana peels for a topical.)

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 12:03:19 PM PDT
Apparently windex and listerine help tick bites...I use it, myself...it doesnt do much for the neurological disorders Ive developed, for that I take goodies..and shake it off, baby!

Posted on Jul 27, 2011 10:05:36 AM PDT
SomeGoth - Good luck with that ...

Everyone Else - I'd avoid using Windex in or on my body ...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2011 11:50:11 AM PDT
KING CONAN says:
Marilyn,
I get a kick out of:
You set up a Thread and basically it's parameters and get 2 Negs, Right out of the box.
Gee, if one had no interest in Folk Remedies, Why did they come to the Dance? ;)

Posted on Jul 28, 2011 6:33:03 AM PDT
King Conan -

Thanks for noticing! Basically, there are a couple cyber-parasites on Amazon who have nothing better to do with their time, than literally follow me from forum to forum to "vote down" whatever I post.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2011 7:52:30 AM PDT
I am always intrigued by people that vote down the original post as not adding to the discussion.

Isn't it THE discussion?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2011 12:34:12 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 29, 2011 12:34:44 AM PDT
I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for as I don't know if it ever went out of style and came back, but ginger tea is very soothing after surgery. That upset stomach that comes after too many meds is easily and quickly soothed with a cup of very dark ginger tea. It's cheap and easy too. You can buy it at krogers.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 7:02:24 AM PDT
All the King's Men -

Thanks for the tip! All I'd add is to make sure you buy a domestic name brand of ginger tea, with some quality controls. The Chinese are known for routinely "cutting corners" with toxic substances to stretch out their product.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 8:15:08 AM PDT
It's the ammonia in Windex that's helpful.....if you ever smelled a tube of "After-bite" it also smell like ammonia because that's what's in it.

To make a delightful cup of ginger tea just add a thin slice of fresh ginger root to your cup.
Better yet, just chew a little slice of ginger.
I've heard that parsley is also supposed to work wonders on an upset stomach.

Salt was supposed to be so bad for you that it should be avoided and now the medical community says we need salt especially iodized salt and that American's seeming obsession with filtered water has removed so many of the natural occurring minerals that it's causing a variety of health issues. ie. low iodine levels - and a large increase in goiter and other thyroid issues.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 8:28:42 AM PDT
Thanks for your comment, P.Fulton.

I posted in my OP on the Salt Controversy. Sugar was deemed "bad" somewhere along the line too. But now the sugar substitutes are causing more problems than sugar ever did! Honey's the best, since it is natural and actually sweeter than sugar.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 9:25:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 29, 2011 9:33:41 AM PDT
I use apple cider vinegar (2TBSP) daily to boost my immunity. I also use coconut oil (2 TBSP) to prevent alzheimer's/dementia. Vinegar is considered an old-time remedy for most everything.
There are several books on Amazon describing the health uses of coconut oil and vinegar.
I am a fan of William A. Price's research, that shows that saturated fats are (e.g., chewing the fat as our grandparents did) essential for body health. Their research and others like it suggest that the FDA has been messing with their research findings (as usual) and biasing it towards vegetable oil. Vegetable oil when heated produces free radicals, and because it is liquid at room temperature it doesn't work for replacing damaged cells. Whereas saturated fats, like animal and coconut oils, are solid at room temperature and prevent wrinkles by creating strong cell walls that are solid at room temperature.
I am anxious to make my own farm where I can raise dairy goats.
Raw milk is an old-timey solution that was out-lawed by outlaw big business. The big businesses wanted to eliminate competition so they created all kinds of lies about how raw milk makes you sick. In fact it was only their dirty contaminated farms where it made you sick. The local farms took care of their animals and kept them clean.
The big businesses however villainized raw milk so that they could send their pasteurized milk all over the country (pasteurized keeps longer).
Commercials and media made raw milk seem like a thing of the past and something that only a bad mother would give their children.
Did you know that when milk is pasteurized and homogenized that it's cell structure is so badly damaged that it we get hardly any nutrients from it? Did you know that pasteurization destroys all the phosphorus that is necessary for any of the remaining calcium to be absorbed? Free floating non-absorbable calcium is dangerous. Raw milk has everything your body needs including vitamin D, but pasteurization destroys the natural vitamin D, so that the companies have to add Vitamin D to the whole milk.

Check out the myths of cholesterol too. A mother's milk is full of cholesterol, because it is essential and good for you!!! Cholesterol is only bad for us when it has been damaged by high temperatures. We cook our meat and animal products at such a high temperature that we damage the cholesterol and other nutrients.
I eat raw eggs daily. That is an old-timey and ancient tradition that dates back thousands of years because it works. Salmonella comes from the store-bought eggs that have microscopic cracks. Salmonella from eggs purchased at local farms is almost unheard of.

I love the book Nourishing Traditions. Check it out to learn more about recipes that have been used for hundreds or thousands of years to keep families healthy.
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

I also recommend the book Cure Tooth Decay for recipes to remineralize your teeth and never go to the doctor again. This book is full of old-timey solutions and explains why all the ancient skulls found in archaeology still contain their teeth (despite having no toothbrushes!) Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition, 2nd Edition

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 9:46:12 AM PDT
Thank you for your interesting post, Stanley. A lot of things that were once deemed "bad for you", are turning up being better for you than anyone thought.

The "experts" raved against olive oil. Yet it turned out to be an effective weapon against cholesterol, and central to the healthy Mediterranean Diet.

And the Hispanic Conundrum is why they are so much healthier than Non-Hispanics. (I suspect it is lots of peppers - natural antibiotics and immune boosters - and corn, which is much more nutritious than wheat products.)

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 3:54:58 PM PDT
StanleyDHall, my absolute favorite, most delightful, fabulous honey is the clover honey still in the comb and within minutes of being in the hive. Spread that. comb and all, on a big fat piece of fresh baked bread with a generous portion of butter right out of the churn........Heaven.
A taste memory from my youth that I'll never forget. I still buy local honey in the comb when I can find it. I bake bread too and occasionally whip up a batch of butter but these days it seems like I never get the 3 things together.

Too bad people think that making butter is so difficult and that it's easier to buy in a package. It takes only a few minutes to make a pound of butter and then you get the freshest and best buttermilk.

Do you have a recommendation as to which coconut oil is best? I'd like to buy a bottle but am unsure about which one.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2011 11:52:20 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2011 4:13:31 PM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
An old-fashioned might help.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2011 6:58:23 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 31, 2011 5:58:59 AM PDT
Old Amazonian -

HA! A cocktail is sometimes exactly what's needed ...

Irene Short -

I don't know why you deleted your post. The diced garlic marinated in honey for a few weeks, then added to lemon tea, sounds like a great idea!

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 10:55:38 AM PDT
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2015743471_part29.html

SUMMER BUMMERS! (Baking soda, honey, oatmeal and apple cider vinegar for bug bites and sunburn.)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2011 3:35:55 PM PDT
KING CONAN says:
Marilyn,
Making itty-bitty Oatmeal Cookies for the Bugs might work, But smearing the batter you describe, All over yourself to block the Sun's harmful rays, Sounds a bit uncomfortable. ;)

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 6:37:21 AM PDT
King Conan -

I believe the article said to put oatmeal in a soaking bath to take the fever out of a sunburn.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 6:41:32 AM PDT
KING CONAN says:
Jeepers Marilyn,
That was a Joke.

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 7:00:43 AM PDT
Sorry. Guess I need another cocktail.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 7:10:26 AM PDT
KING CONAN says:
Hey! Save some for me, Shaken not stirred, of course.

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 8:39:04 AM PDT
So you have a License to Kill, 007? No wonder you're lurking around the Health forum ...
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