Scrambled eggs and mashed bananas blog: The Daily Mail list of cancer causes... basically... EVERYTHING!
I merely thought that the story would provide an interesting reaction on the forums
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My Primal Goals
1. Be healthy
2. Get lean
3. Get strong
4. Enjoy life!
It's been around forever~from Salicylic acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fruits and vegetables are natural sources of salicylic acid, particularly blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, dates, raisins, guavas, apricots, green pepper, olives, tomatoes, radish, mushrooms and chicory. Some herbs and spices contain quite high amounts, although meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products all have little to no salicylates. Of the legumes, seeds, nuts, and cereals, only almonds, water chestnuts and peanuts have significant amounts.What Is Aspirin? What Is Aspirin For?
A short history of aspirin
Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) is a derivative of salicylate, which can be found in such plants as willow trees and myrtle.
ca. 3000 BC - An ancient Sumer stone tablet from the Third Dynasty of Ur of medical text mentions willow-tree based remedies. However, it does not specify what the remedies were for. Sumer was a civilization and a historical region located in Mesopotamia, southern Iraq, known as the "Cradle of civilization".
Nady (and Forever Young), unless you are regularly drinking boiled willow-bark tea I seriously doubt the concentrations of (acetyl)salicylic acid in a whole-foods diet approaches anything near taking a single daily aspirin, which is quite safe, as shown by millions of people who have taken daily aspirin for decades to reduce coronary risk, AFAIK. Aspirin is one of the more benign pharmaceuticals as long as you don't take a lot of it.
Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.
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Not worried in the least~ Remember what Hippocrates said *Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.* We live in nature's pharmacy. Most of the drugs out there are just chemical (patentable) imitations of what is already growing in someone's back yard.
Last edited by Nady; 08-30-2012 at 01:05 PM.
I find it really sad that they are talking about medicating a healthy population against a disease that is preventable if you eat healthy food.
I think any studies such as these should declare what pharmaceutical grants they have received in the last few years and what freebies they have received from them.
I can understand reading that article why most people would think it was a good idea to take statins. You assume if research is done at a internationally renowned university that they are acting in the interest of the population.
I hope there will be a backlash from other so called experts saying it is nonsense to medicate us for something we don't have.
Though I won't hold my breath.
But when they say the drugs cut the risk of a heart attack by a third, that's the relative risk. The absolute risk of anyone over 50 dying of a heart attack is less than one percent per year of life (ie, less than 33% during their additional 33 years of expected life span of about 83). A study of absolute risk tells a different story, but all of these studies are always written in terms of relative risk. So if there is a one in a million chance of dying of west nile virus, and a new drug raises the odds to one in two million, then the drug makers can print their drug reduces the risk of dying of West Nile virus by 50%. That's how these studies are always reported, and it's really a dishonest scare tactic.
Last edited by Bob-Tao; 08-30-2012 at 01:59 PM.
What's with all the biased, unobjective media in the UK.
"All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me
When you think they slag eggs off yet wouldn't dream of strong criticism of the real rubbishy junk food. Instead let's medicate rather than tell people to eat properly.