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KingKalamari

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223: Penis Problems & Water
« Reply #60 on: August 25, 2018, 03:27:05 pm »
I guess we don't have a general homeopathy thread? I'll post this here.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/massive-recall-of-homeopathic-kids-products-spotlights-dubious-health-claims/

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A tonic for newborns is said to relieve “restlessness,” and the company’s infant teething product claims to treat a baby’s “desire to be held constantly.” The company’s “Children’s Fever Reliever” also somehow reduces “fears” and “oversensitivity.”

Sounds fun. Hi, Victor!

Well, to be fair I don't think parents will have to worry about dead kids being particularly restless or attention-seeking...

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« Reply #61 on: September 16, 2018, 07:12:00 pm »
I'm pretty sure that site is Indian, which explains so much about the weird language issues. Saying you're "non-vegetarian" is a common thing in India/Pakistan/Bangladesh.

Almost all of the posts they read are almost certainly Indian because they are all textbook descriptions of Dhat Syndrome.  I almost felt bad for laughing at them so much.


I was almost feeling bad about it when I was making the doc but I fixed that by sticking to "fart" and "boner" search results, because fats and boner questions transcend nationality.

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« Reply #62 on: September 16, 2018, 07:18:43 pm »
I might be crazy but I remember homeopathic drugs having advertisements on TV and being sold in drug stores as legit drugs. Goes to show how great our medical industry is. So yeah, when I was a teenager of course I knew it was shit diluted in water, but all this mainstream visibility lent it the credibility of something that was socially acceptable to be sold as medication. It's been years so I don't know if this is still the case as I don't even own a television.
There have been some FDA crackdowns on supplements and homeopathic products that actually claim to treat or cure specific conditions, but as long as you're careful about the language you use, you can sell pretty much anything as a bullshit health product in the U.S.

My first job when I was 14 was at the second co-operative grocery store to open in the USA and that shit was RAMPANT when I was working there (early to mid 90s because I'm old).  There was one guy there who followed the Butthole Surfers on tour like a Deadhead except for the Butthole Surfers, and sometimes he would take expired herbal tinctures (which are mostly grain alcohol) off the shelf, mix them with water and get drunk on them.   Homeopathic stuff isn't even good for that.

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« Reply #63 on: September 16, 2018, 07:19:33 pm »
Hell yes, I'm replying to 2 year old posts.
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