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Medical Medium & the celery juice 'cure'

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by JemPD, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. JemPD

    JemPD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  2. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Something has gone horribly wrong with education. Why do people believe this stuff?
     
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  3. Hutan

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    I'm a big fan of celery. It hasn't cured me of anything yet.

    But I haven't tried celery juice....
     
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  4. ProudActivist

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    I have. I love celery juice (with a bit of carrot). The salts feel good for my POTS but beyond that, no not remotely cured. And I don’t have the energy or ability to stand to juice or wash up afterwards anymore anyway!

    As what people believe, I think education should have critical thinking as a key subject. We have access to so much “information “ these days, learning to not trust all we read seems more crucial than ever.
     
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  5. JemPD

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    @Trish & @ProudActivist I couldn't agree more, I just sometimes cant believe people fall for some of this stuff & what does a celebrity endorsement mean anyway? I don't understand why somebody thinks a famous actor or whatever is likely to be any more trustworthy or knowledgeable than the woman who works behind the fish counter at the supermarket... they both have equal chance of being well educated, well researched etc. What qualifications do people think being famous gives people?

    I agree critical thinking should be taught in schools, but of course it never will be because that would lead to students calling out the teachers on some of the twaddle they spout... haha discipline would go to pot!
     
  6. NelliePledge

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    Made some soup that had quite a lot of celery in it last year. I was up every hour or so in the night to pee. Awful.
     
  7. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I drank various celery combo drinks when I was a big juicer fan in the 90's. I'm still 'here'.

    "influencers' have no life/job with fake 'followers'.
     
  8. TigerLilea

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    And the big problem with this celery juice craze is that everyone is juicing so much celery there is a shortage so the prices have really shot up in the grocery store. Five dollars for a skinny little bunch of celery is ridiculous.
     
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  9. erin

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    This is terrible, a friend sent me a link similar to above and expecting me to be cured by drinking celery juice. I used to get excited about stuff like this in the early days of my diagnosis but I now know how deceptive and irresponsible these articles are. I get sad.
     
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  10. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    20 years ago it was yahoba, drinking it by the liter, at something like £15 a bottle.

    Expensive, didn't taste nice, and didn't do much apart from make me never want to drink the stuff again.

    None of these simple fixes ever works because if one did someone would have noticed.
     
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  11. Daisybell

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    Sorry but I feel much better after a cup of tea!
     
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    People, including some otherwise well educated people, have always believed in a whole zoo of nonsense.

    It is just more obvious now with the internet age.
     
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    Well that's good enough for me. Off to buy some celery.
     
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  14. Hutan

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    Sounds like a cunning plan from young Anthony's Mum, standing behind the door - "I am the spirit of the most high. There is none above me but God himself. So, eat your vegetables, especially that nice celery."
     
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  15. strategist

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    At least it's not the lightning process.
     
  16. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Celery is also listed as one of the 'dirty dozen' foods by the EWG.
     
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    Well with those sorts of qualifications he will be published in the BMJ soon.
     
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  18. NelliePledge

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    I bet Phil Parker will be incorporating this ASAP. Stand in the circle flagellating yourself with a celery stick shouting stop
     
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  19. Rick Sanchez

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    So this is the crazy thing my parents have guilt tripped me into.

    By the way two weeks in, still not cured of my ME/CFS :thumbup:

    No worries though, I'll let you guys know when I am finally cured after 3 years of drinking Celery every morning :balloons:
     
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  20. Dolphin

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    I have had 3 sticks of celery* for maybe 99% of the days for the last 15 years. Still very ill.

    *usually with something on it like Philadelphia light soft cheese
     
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