Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Onions For Sicknesses

Sean Samuel ONIONS! I had never heard this!!! PLEASE READ TO THE END: IMPORTANT In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu... Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy. Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu. Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions: Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better. Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties. This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open. LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist. Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe. "It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick. Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES. He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down. Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions. Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning. Please pass this on to all you love and care about.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded

Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded: ABC News’ Ben Maas reports: It has long been known that grapefruit juice can pose dangerous — and even deadly — risks when taken along with certain medications. Now, experts warn the list of medications that can result in these interactions is longer than many...

Pilots For Patients

KLFY 10 Acadiana's Multi-Media News Pilots for Patients By Hope Ford Pilots wanting to donate their time to help those in need, now have a new avenue. Pilots for Patients, a non-profit organization, is based in Monroe, Louisiana. Pilots volunteer their time, plane and fuel to help transport patients who need medical care, but cannot physically or financially afford the trip. President and CEO Philip Thomas, along with Senator Mike Walsworth will fly-in for a meeting and luncheon to meet with pilots in the Lafayette area on Wednesday. Thomas, who originally was a founding member of a similar organization, Angel Fly, launched his non-profit in January of 2008. Four years later, and the organization just made their 1500th mission flight. Thomas said his goal was to help his neighbors and friends in Louisiana. "There's a real need in our state to help our own for a change. We're out to help the people of Louisiana." Patients age and illnesses range, but Thomas made it clear; they are not an emergency air- med service. "We are trying to afford the opportunity to go somewhere else for diagnosis or treat that otherwise they cannot get locally." He said patients must be able to walk on and off the air-craft by themselves or with assistance. His company consists of 87 pilots, so far, and hundreds of patients who go to hospitals such as St. Jude's or MD Anderson. Thomas wants to reach out to Lafayette pilots, so more can receive the treatment they need. "Finding pilots is one thing. Finding pilots with a big heart who want to participate in this program is another thing. Right now, we want to build a base of pilots in Lafayette, so that we can begin to build a base of patients to help." Over 20 pilots are expected to meet with Thomas on Wednesday morning beginning at 9am at Landmark Aviation. For more information, visit

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