Yeah I guess tell her lol
Yeah I guess tell her lol
Last edited by kippi; 2013-01-27 at 12:23 PM.
Here's some for other applications of the practice:
and as to my point earlier on how efficacy rates for CH treatments can be very odd and hard to measure:
That's a diarrhea treatment...
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Going to bed now, enjoy your circle jerk.
Inform her how homeopathy was invented. By a single german man with some crazy ideas with no single scientific foundation.
Samuel Hahnemann (10 April 1755 – 2 July 1843)
While translating William Cullen's A Treatise on the Materia Medica, Hahnemann encountered the claim that cinchona, the bark of a Peruvian tree, was effective in treating malaria because of its astringency. Hahnemann believed that other astringent substances are not effective against malaria and began to research cinchona's effect on the human body by self-application. Noting that the drug induced malaria-like symptoms in himself, he concluded that it would do so in any healthy individual. This led him to postulate a healing principle: "that which can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy individual, can treat a sick individual who is manifesting a similar set of symptoms."
This principle, like cures like, became the basis for an approach to medicine which he gave the name homeopathy.
Today we know that the in Quinine ((R)-(6-Methoxyquinolin-4-yl)((2S,4S,8R)-8-vinylquinuclidin-2-yl)methanol) in cinchona is the reason it works against malaria (It facilitates the aggregation of cytotoxic heme. Free cytotoxic heme accumulates in the parasites, causing their deaths.).
So he based the whole idea on a wrong assumption. Information und knowledge is power. Don't let her be ignorant and stupid. Tell her that she just reduced the intake of Calories/Joule. It has nothing to do with the water or the homeopathy.
Eat less but more often and healthy food (less burgers, more salads) and moderate exercise is the key to loose weight. It's not so fancy, but definitly cheaper than 150$/month for tap water with some mumbo jumbo name.
Last edited by Kryos; 2013-01-27 at 12:42 PM.
Atoms are liars, they make up everything!
By refusing to acknowledge that it may be a placebo effect, you can continue to enable it. If it continues to give you positive results, more power to you, although I'd be looking to dig down in your backyard as far as it takes to hit water and convincing myself that it was enriched with special anti migraine minerals.. that way I could get an endless supply for free.
Is meaningless and unscientific.18 years of personal experience
"We conclude that in the study set investigated, there was clear evidence that studies with better methodological quality tended to yield less positive results."
What's shocking is you disregarding how almost the entire scientific field disagreed.Shocking, people disagreed.
Last edited by semaphore; 2013-01-27 at 01:08 PM.
I believe XKCD has the appropriate comic:
Seriously, people. Science 101. It's a placebo, and it only treats symptoms, not the root cause.
If it motivates her i don't see much reason to tell her that it doesen't make a diffrence. As long as it doesen't go out of hand.
It's literally a case of mind over matter - you took something that says it will make you feel better, and you feel better because you believe you should. Not because there's actual medicine going to work; no, you're just drinking an expensive bottle of water.
But with motivating her i meant more something like motivating her to diet.
150 euros per month for ionized water ? Talk about victims of advertisement . Talk TO HER ! It's important that she knows what she's been taking and that she needs or might need to check up on a psychologist .
I'm really disturbed by the unseen traps that exist in today's world .
I come across a quiet river, that wonders through the trees.
I stare into its running waters and fall unto my knees.
In resignation to the forest, that's held me for so long.
I close my eyes and drift away into nature's evensong.
The number of calories a woman needs daily varies according to age. Younger women generally need more calories than older women, as they tend to have more muscle mass and be more active. A woman aged 19 to 30 years needs between 2,000 and 2,400 calories daily. A woman aged 31 to 50 years needs 1,800 to 2,200 calories daily. Women over age 51 need 1,600 to 2,200 calories daily.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/36...#ixzz2JBLVHIAP
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