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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:08 am 
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http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/ ... -allergies

I'm sorry but this sound like it belongs here! :freak

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:26 am 
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My aunt was telling me and df of a woman she use to who has been "curing" allergies with crystals. *sigh*

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:00 pm 
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:rofl

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:31 pm 
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I was having lunch with a friend while she was in town to see her "Energy Healer". She suggested that I take my son to her Healer to cure his allergies. I responded in a friendly manner that my son's allergies were "real" allergies, and then realizing I might offend her, I quickly went into a scientific explanation about IgE vs intolerances, and she seemed to accept that. This woman has a Masters degree in psychology. Don't think she had any actual science courses ....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:06 am 
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Susan, the Jersey fellow's product probably did at least reduce his daughter's symptoms.

There have been similar products that line the nasal passages and supposedly 'block' allergens and - ergo - reactions.
Downside: how's that breathing? I'm not so sure turning blue in the face or simply mouth breathing in the answer.

My 'crackpot' contribution is one that apparently works on allergies, asthma: hookworms. See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/1632863.stm
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I'm holding out for the vaccine on this one, thanks all the same.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:34 pm 
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Ugh, yeah...thanks, we'll wait as well.

Gwen, it's bad enough to have allergies-his product requires you to smear it around your nostrils, septum and upper lip.
Bill Cosby had an expression to describe children with chronic runny noses-the Glazed Donut Monster...I think this is how you'd end up looking if you used the product. I'm sure it will catch a certain ammount of allergens but I think the cilia in the nasal passage way would have picked those up as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:03 pm 
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This isn't actually a *cure*, but it's crackpot. Apparently, (according to a friend of a friend) if you raise your children properly they would know better then to have allergies.

My friend's son had food allergies -- anaphylactic. Her friend insisted that on Saturday's we eat --- and if your son's allergic to it, then he'll have to do without eating. No compasion, no understanding. The mom tried to explain that he's not fussy -- the food will kill him. And ended with "you'd be singing a different song if it was your child". And the friend responded "My children know better then to pull something like that over on me. I wouldn't fall for it."

(I did point out that her children didn't "know better" then to be born with a genetic eye problem. She "fell for it" and got them glasses. Oddly, she didn't get what I was saying.)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:03 am 
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AnnaMarie wrote:
(I did point out that her children didn't "know better" then to be born with a genetic eye problem. She "fell for it" and got them glasses. Oddly, she didn't get what I was saying.)

:rofl

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