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Title: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: ElyDave on October 29, 2019, 08:00:27 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50207231 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50207231)
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: PaulF on October 29, 2019, 09:58:38 pm
I read the article and felt better so perhaps it works?

;D
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Pingu on October 29, 2019, 10:06:45 pm
It only works if you just read the first letter.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: ian on October 29, 2019, 10:38:16 pm
Miller Genuine Draft, despite being a homoeopathic beer, is quite an efficacious diuretic. Well, it is if you have the dread misfortune of drinking an entire case of it because there's nothing else at the party and you're young and foolish and the girl with the magnificent constellations of freckles you've tried to orbit doesn't share your celestial ambitions.

One day I will write my utterly mundane memoirs.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Jaded on October 29, 2019, 10:49:08 pm
As long as you don’t write under a misleading pseudonym you are guaranteed one reader.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Kim on October 29, 2019, 11:05:38 pm
I'm fairly sure that they're already posting under a misleading pseudonym...
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Gattopardo on October 29, 2019, 11:49:30 pm
I died from a chronic underdose.  :'(
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: ElyDave on October 30, 2019, 06:15:23 am
But only in a homeopathic sense
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: ElyDave on October 30, 2019, 06:17:24 am
Miller Genuine Draft, despite being a homoeopathic beer, is quite an efficacious diuretic. Well, it is if you have the dread misfortune of drinking an entire case of it because there's nothing else at the party and you're young and foolish and the girl with the magnificent constellations of freckles you've tried to orbit doesn't share your celestial ambitions.

One day I will write my utterly mundane memoirs.

I think I have the ultimate homeopathic beer, a freebie from Ocado yesterday, fizzy hopped water.

I would ask if that is really a thing, but it seems so.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Jurek on October 30, 2019, 08:12:34 am
On a Tuesday, our canteen menu features homeopathic beef lasagna.
Yes really.
Vegans would love it.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 30, 2019, 08:17:14 am
I accidentally bought homeopathic tea. Asdal's own, I didn't expect much and get even less. Hang on, if it's homeopathic and there's less, shouldn't it be stronger? Anyway, two bags to a cup (no, Roger, not like that!) and it's... hot and brown.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: T42 on October 30, 2019, 08:40:57 am
Back before we knew any better we picked a vet who was a stark raving homoeopath. He damn near killed one of our dogs - "treated" her for an ear infection and left her with epilepsy.

Take them all out and shoot them. Not with homoeopathic bullets, either.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Jaded on October 30, 2019, 08:48:05 am
I just made some homeopathic tea.


Forgot to put the teabag in the cup  :-[
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: ElyDave on October 30, 2019, 08:49:28 am
what does homeopathic water look like, and is it better at thirst quenching?
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: TPMB12 on October 30, 2019, 12:45:58 pm
It only works if you just read the first letter.
Classic misunderstanding. Even the first letter needs to be missing for homeopathic gobbledigook!
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Gattopardo on October 30, 2019, 01:23:45 pm
what does homeopathic water look like, and is it better at thirst quenching?

Ask a hydrophobe.

I am gaining much enjoy from the fact that other people use the term homeopathic beer.  My mates don't get it.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Gattopardo on October 30, 2019, 01:27:27 pm
I just made some homeopathic tea.


Forgot to put the teabag in the cup  :-[

Isn't that homeopathic gin?
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: yorkie on October 30, 2019, 02:52:54 pm


I just made some homeopathic tea.


Forgot to put the teabag in the cup  :-[

Isn't that homeopathic gin?

It's only homeopathic gin if you forgot to put *gin* in the cup...
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: hellymedic on October 30, 2019, 03:04:20 pm
On a Tuesday, our canteen menu features homeopathic beef lasagna.
Yes really.
Vegans would love it.

Heinz tinned soups contain only TINY quantities of the meat after which they are named. Cream of Chicken Soup is a whopping 3% chicken...
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Efrogwr on October 30, 2019, 04:04:19 pm
On a Tuesday, our canteen menu features homeopathic beef lasagna.
Yes really.
Vegans would love it.

Heinz tinned soups contain only TINY quantities of the meat after which they are named. Cream of Chicken Soup is a whopping 3% chicken...

If it was labelled as milk is it would be "whole chicken".
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: TPMB12 on October 30, 2019, 04:47:01 pm
What about those water bottles with fruit printed on them? Very nearly homeopathic but they do put a big premium on them.

Actually that's very much the homeopathy way. Expensive water isn't it!
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: hellymedic on October 30, 2019, 04:59:47 pm
That 'water' contained a LOT  of sugar (not at homeopathic levels) before the Sugar Tax was introduced...

The 'no added sugar' versions might contain no sugar but Volvic 'Touch of Fruit' strawberry flavour is 4.6% sugar (Sugar Tax comes in at 5%).

This is similar to half-strength apple juice.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 30, 2019, 05:55:53 pm
Homeopathic drugs usually contain quite a lot of sugar and a touch of alcohol. They might also contain herbal stuff which once in a while might even do you some good, by chance. But mostly sugary alcohol. A prescription cocktail.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: TPMB12 on October 30, 2019, 06:58:15 pm
I wonder what colour traffic lights fruit would have if they joined the supermarket package labelling of nutritional infusion? Can you imagine the traffic light guy m for sugar on apples or grapes? Fruit would possibly have bright red for sugar.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: ElyDave on October 30, 2019, 07:10:59 pm
And nuts bright red for fat
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: hellymedic on October 30, 2019, 07:17:36 pm
I wonder what colour traffic lights fruit would have if they joined the supermarket package labelling of nutritional infusion? Can you imagine the traffic light guy m for sugar on apples or grapes? Fruit would possibly have bright red for sugar.

It depends on how you view/measure it. A single apple will have 8-12 grams of sugar in a typical fruit BUT you are unlikely to eat more than a couple of raw apples as your jaws tire. Juicing takes the chewing away so it's easy to gulp half a dozen apples in a few seconds.

Fruit portion sizes are self-limiting, which makes fruit a fairly healthy choice.

Gulping sugary juices is another matter.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: TPMB12 on October 30, 2019, 09:19:20 pm
And protein!
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Jaded on October 30, 2019, 11:45:30 pm
Yadda yadda

How much TB in an apple? Hmmm?
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: ian on October 31, 2019, 10:02:14 am
Sugar isn't actually bad, of course. Like everything it's in the LOTS and how you consume it. Sugary drinks are the nightmare, since basically they're sugar solution that can be consumed in vast quantity. Apples, even cake, have a fairly low limit before you feel full.

Homoeopathic cake is probably a good way to lose weight though.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Beardy on October 31, 2019, 10:20:56 am
I’ve been thinking. If homeopathy worked as well as they sa it does, then by walking down the aisle in boots where all the stuff is kept you’d be cured of all your ills.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: rr on October 31, 2019, 10:38:02 am
It's the homeopathic dose of Hitler's urine in water that worries me.

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Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 31, 2019, 11:00:17 am
Yadda yadda

How much TB in an apple? Hmmm?
Depends who's coughed on it?
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Gattopardo on November 02, 2019, 10:40:30 am
Homeopathic drugs usually contain quite a lot of sugar and a touch of alcohol. They might also contain herbal stuff which once in a while might even do you some good, by chance. But mostly sugary alcohol. A prescription cocktail.

Is WKD homeopathic medicine?
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Gattopardo on November 02, 2019, 10:41:17 am
And nuts bright red for fat

Good fat tho.
Title: Re: Homeopathy is offially bunk!
Post by: Gattopardo on November 02, 2019, 10:45:15 am
Yadda yadda

How much TB in an apple? Hmmm?

As in 0.35 of a badger?


Homoeopathic cake is probably a good way to lose weight though.

What is the cake portion size?