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  •  If the MDs have no interest in diet or nutrition, (3+ / 0-)

    that puts them in the minority these days. The popularity of the Dr. Oz show and of Dr. Fuhrman shows that there is more than "junk pseudo-science" to their opinions. Both are allopathically-trained, board-certified and western-educated physicians. Dr. Oz, you may know, is a cardiologist.

    Diet has a profound effect on health. There is nothing pseudo-scientific about that. And if you want to grow a pathogen in a lab, you put it into a sugary, acidic medium. That is why pH testing has a certain level of validity. Nowhere do I say it is the ultimate key to wellness and health.

    Besides, I do not prescribe or proscribe. I am sharing my experiences and my experience of working with hundreds of people over the years.

    But if your mind is closed to options, that is, of course, your choice.

    Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. Mark Twain

    by 4Freedom on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:42:07 AM PDT

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    •  Diet does have a profound effect on health. (0+ / 0-)

      If one doesn't get essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in one's diet, a multitude of well recognized and scientifically based maladies will result. That's a huge leap from keeping my acid/alkaline karma in balance and spring cleansing, Mr. Graham. This reeks of nutrition quackery, but if I'm ever in the neighborhood, I'll stop by for some raw food, a bowl of organic brown rice and some Ph strips to monitor my humours and vapors.

      •  I would hope that the humour would be good, (2+ / 0-)
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        and that the vapors would be inhaled because we have many wonderful ones like neroli and lemongrass and frangipani and many others.

        It is interesting that Americans are well aware of the necessity of changing oil and such to prepare an automobile for summer, but think the body can cruise swimmingly along with no change in diet.

        Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. Mark Twain

        by 4Freedom on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:27:43 AM PDT

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        •  I can't even aspire to your level of calm here. (3+ / 0-)

          You must be on to something!!

          Just promoted you to my dedicated FB friends. They aren't many in number but they tend to reply to my requests for help. Hope it brings you up a notch or two.

          Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

          by figbash on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:05:18 AM PDT

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          •  Thanks so much, figgy! :D (2+ / 0-)
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            You should have seen the responses I used to get when I didn't couch my phrases so carefully, or have the wonderful belinda ridgewood to help edit me.

            I would go off on a tear, posing some relatively obscure and difficult to substantiate assertions and get slammed. That teaches you either restraint or avoidance.

            Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. Mark Twain

            by 4Freedom on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:18:06 AM PDT

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