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Hey Friends,
I decided to share this news with you,

The most perfect way to protect from the swine flu is use of the "red (cayenne) pepper" in the meals and chicken soup.

Regards,
 
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Well I heard all you need do is stand for one hour a day in a bucket of cold porridge. Its 68.3% more effective then Tamiflu.

Or was that with a bucket of porridge on your head? Now I can't remember...
 
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Rizvan Asgarov wrote:Hey Friends,
I decided to share this news with you,

The most perfect way to protect from the swine flu is use of the "red (cayenne) pepper" in the meals and chicken soup.

Regards,



.... Or have Flue vaccine.
 
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Rizvan Asgarov wrote:The most perfect way to protect from the swine flu is use of the "red (cayenne) pepper" in the meals and chicken soup.


Really... Where's the objective evidence for this? Has there been a properly controlled, double-blind trial to objectively establish that cayenne pepper protects you from swine flu? Your link points to a website which is about endorsing cayenne peppers, it's not at all an independent source.

By the way, the website says that not cayenne pepper, but garlic will protect you from swine flu. But again, there is no objective evidence for this. And judging from the language and the text, it was written by a pseudo-scientist, an alternative medicine proponent - there is nothing scientific about it.

Please don't spread this kind of pseudo-scientific, fantasy-based medical information. There is no evidence that garlic or cayenne pepper will protect you against the flu. Telling people this can put their health in danger.

The only scientifically proven method to protect yourself from the flu, is a flu vaccine shot.
 
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How would you do a double-blind study involving red cayenne pepper? The group that got pepper would most likely know they got it. IIRC, they had this same problem testing zinc as a cold remedy. It gave a distinctive taste, so could have skewed the results.

I try to avoid rubbing my eyes. In my anecdotal, non-scientific experience, that's helped me a lot in avoiding the bugs going around. So, do that, eat red pepper, suck down the echinacea and Vitamin C, but also, don't forget your flu shots.
 
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Greg Charles wrote:How would you do a double-blind study involving red cayenne pepper? The group that got pepper would most likely know they got it. /quote]
Could you give one group that and the other group something else with a strong taste? Then both groups would know they got something, but not which was supposed to help.

 
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I read in the paper today that something like 15% of Americans report having received swing flu vaccine. Apparently my family and I were lucky to get ours!
 
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Hi Everybody,

Jesper Young wrote:
Really... Where's the objective evidence for this? Has there been a properly controlled, double-blind trial to objectively establish that cayenne pepper protects you from swine flu? Your link points to a website which is about endorsing cayenne peppers, it's not at all an independent source.


Well, Firstly I want to justify to you as I did not give any properly proof by links.. Because this is connected with the Turkish-based news by nutritionist ( from the reliable sources).

Therefore, I was in the intention of to show it in English because people understand in order..

However, I searched and found it in English-based news. (16 November 2009, Monday). There is similarity with the previous news but black pepper have been shown instead of cayenne.. (but it doesn't mean that you must not use flu vaccine)

Thanks for your comprehensively discussions,
Rizvan

 
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There's nothing wrong with a good bowl of chicken soup, and I'm sure it will make you feel better if you have the flu But it's not a medicine to cure it.

By the way, I think this flu pandemic is highly hyped and exaggerated. Yes, people die from it, but thousands of people die every year from the flu. I think that until now here in the Netherlands 28 people died from the swine flue. Everytime someone dies, it's in the news again. But every year about 1,500 people die in this country from the normal flu. (In the USA, I've read that each year 30,000 - 50,000 people die from flu!). So why report every death due to the swine flu? It's not going to kill large portions of the worldwide population. The only thing that's scary about it, is that it's a pandemic, a disease that spreads rapidly across the whole world. If it would have been a more dangerous disease, then it would have been really scary.

Next week, here in NL all parents can go to have their children vaccinated. A few weeks ago, all the elderly people had the chance to get the vaccine. I'd get the vaccine if they're going to make it available for everyone, because I don't want to get sick.

p.s. don't fall for the appeal to nature fallacy (i.e. the idea that something is good because it is "natural").
 
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