Medical Advise or Advice
Recently my email has been full of medical advice. The good news apparently is that you can cure diabetes by eating sugar. There is a cure for Alzheimer’s. There is also a cure for Dementia. Unfortunately email has no double-blind peer review. I remain skeptical.
I have received warnings about water, salads and vegetables. One message claimed drinking water could be worse for you than smoking a cigarette. Another message urged me to eliminate salad from my diet entirely. According to various email senders all three substances noted above could kill me. I was released from the hospital recently. My problem at admission was severe diarrhea. I was kept off water and food for about 2 ½ days. I had little to eat or drink the day before I was admitted. I can attest that not drinking water not only could kill you, but definitely will kill you. And if my experience is any indication, it’s a painful way to die. The internet medical fact machine reported death would take between several days to a few weeks. Before you ask, substituting beer or wine for water drinking has consequences of its own.
One new post started, “A glass of water at lunch can kill you.” I wonder H2O is deadly at lunch. Do the anti-water cells take a break then? With proper positioning it is possible to drown in a small amount of water. And how big a glass are we talking about anyway?
Another new post reported, “If you avoid water for one month you can lose fifty pounds. I imagine the scavengers will have reduced your dead body to little more than bones at that point.
I’m lucky my religion does not require fasting. When I refrain from food I get hungry. When I refrain from water I get thirsty.
I didn’t read the messages, just the tag lines. The senders might have been flogging water filters or a food preparation machines. Well I have drunk water and eaten salads plus vegetables and I am perfectly fine.