Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Received via Email

Not everyone uses social media for sharing great articles but some do like sending and discussing them via email. I have been getting a few such articles lately. I will continue to Tweet them, and I will be adding specific ones relevant to this blog, to this post!

"Mineral Makeup - Fact vs Fiction"
"As you can see, deceptive marketing and carefully worded claims can lead us to believe that mineral makeup is “better”. Truth be told, while mineral makeup may sometimes have less irritating ingredients, it’s NOT automatically the best choice. ... I’m simply pointing out that modern cosmetic technology provides MANY excellent makeup formulas that offer the same safety and performance attributes that are presented in minerals makeup marketing."

"Essential oils: a perfect example of alternative medicine exaggeration"
"Treating disease by ingesting animal feces or applying it to your skin is also an ancient Egyptian remedy, in fact more common than essential oils, but I don’t see that catching on in the same way. ...The real problem I have with essential oils is the exaggeration of their effects. ... The benefits of essential oils are exaggerated because exaggeration sells. ... Trying to sell a sick person something that in the end won’t help them is at least unethical, if not criminal. ... I am not saying that essential oils have no use. Instead I am saying that their effectiveness is exaggerated."
"Not Found" pdf and text
"the extraction of bladder stones, or lithotomy as it came to be called in more modern times, was performed with surprising frequency by people in the ancient civilizations of Egypt ... Stones were well known in ancient Egypt and, indeed, the earliest urolith ever recovered was retrieved from the nasal cavity of the mummified corpse of a young Egyptian boy. This great artifact was unfortunately later destroyed during the Nazi bombing campaign over Britain. References to stone disease have been found in several Egyptian writings, and treatments seem to have usually been medical in nature, consisting of specially-designed exercises and the administration of lotions, ointments, laxatives and special diets. Fly droppings, feces, gazelle dung, crocodile excrement ... were all used!"

More from the pdf, Pg 11, and on point
"Our knowledge of the pharmacopoeia of ancient Egypt is clearly inadequate to support many sweeping generalizations about the effectiveness of the drug therapy regimens. Making actual conclusions on the efficacy of the pharmacological treatments of the swnw is difficult for a number of reasons, including the incomplete pharmacopoeia translations, difficulty in defining the conditions that treatments were suggested for and lack of information about how often a therapy was used. Further compounding this is the lack of first hand accounts of the clinical experiences and success of the swnw." Yet that is exactly what is done today by scammers, promoted as remedies and preventatives for money, based on 0 evidence from then, or test results on ancient medicines done now! It is called fraud.