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The study that the company uses to prove that "scalar waves" give human skin the ability to "neutralize" UV rays is bunk, for a multitude of reasons. Instead of commenting on the existence of scalar waves and their purported ability to block UV rays, I investigated their own website to determine what their proof of this supposed finding was. Scrolling down ...


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In addition to the other excellent answers, which already show that the product is not to be trusted, I'd like to point out two more reasons why one should be worried about the "research" being presented. Firstly I'd like to point out that the article is not published, thus, not peer reviewed. While it might look like actual research, it's just a pdf that ...


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While anything is possible, there is absolutely no reason to believe these claims, mostly because the claims don't make any sense scientifically. "Scalar waves" is a meaningless term, as claimed to have been applied here. It is a theoretical construct that exists in quantum theory, and the idea that they could imprint it in some sort of permanent, fixed ...


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No, Aloe Vera doesn't help prevent or heal sunburn. I have to admit to being surprised by this. I was expecting to see a (small) effect. Porntip Puvabanditsin and Rujirat Vongtongsri, Efficacy of Aloe Vera Cream in Prevention and Treatment of Sunburn and Suntan J Med Assoc Thai 2005; 88(Suppl 4): S173-6. This experiment involved 20 volunteers in a ...


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Acne lesions should NOT be squeezed It can lead to permanent scarring. Acne lesions should not be squeezed. Popping of acne spots does make acne less visible temporarily but it is followed by more severe inflammatory lesions in a few days. Squeezing acne spots results in the rupture of the pilosebaceous duct and the contents of the gland and duct are ...


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Summary cancer only grows in acidic bodies ... an alkaline body can prevent or cure cancer. This is certainly over-simplistic, probably meaningless, almost certainly useless. Average body pH I suspect this is not a meaningful thing to attempt to measure. In terms of cancer, it may be no more meaningful than average body thickness, average body density ...


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A search in the Pubmed database for "soursop cancer" (which is automatically expanded to ("annona"[MeSH Terms] OR "annona"[All Fields] OR "soursop"[All Fields]) AND ("neoplasms"[MeSH Terms] OR "neoplasms"[All Fields] OR "cancer"[All Fields]), so it will not only show exact matches) shows 43 results, though none of those are trials in humans. One of those ...


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The eating of placenta is widespread in the mammalian kingdom - virtually all mammalian species do it (with humans, camels, llamas and alpacas being the notable exceptions). I couldn't find studies looking at the affect of postpartum placenta eating in human females, however there are a couple out there looking at animals instead. Notably, there's a couple ...


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tl;dr- The collection of claims about "Harmonized Water" appear to be incoherent gibberish which prevents us from falsifying them ("not even wrong"). If this were a real product, a common chemistry lab device (UV spectrometer) could've easily demonstrated its ability to block UV rays. EDIT: Reference (9) from the PDF on "Harmonized Water" appears to ...


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The debate over if red wine had benefits for the heart or other areas of the body focuses around the current debate over the supposed health benefits of the natural phenol Resveratrol. From the Linus Pauling Institute OSU: Although resveratrol can inhibit the growth of cancer cells in culture and in some animal models, it is not known whether high ...


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I agree with Larry at the crucial parts of the article. To explain a bit: The WHO is nowhere near hiding Artemisia for anti-malaria medication. In fact, four drugs prepared from the plant are on their list of essential medicines. But: these are to be used in drug combinations. What the WHO is very much concerned about is drug resistance, which is also ...


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Overview The short answer to your question is yes, artemsia annua can kill cancer cells, it is cytotoxic and can in fact kill most cells, including cancerous cells. I can't find a scientifically supported source for 16 hours, but it may well be the case that this is also true. All of that information is of only academic use, though, as (as has been ...


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A typical blue light therapy product such as the Philips goLITE is advertised as having the wavelength 460-485 nm, with an indicated peak wavelength of 468 nm ± 8 nm. While even exposure to normal daylight [1] increases the risk of such degeneration, blue light [2] is most likely to do this. Lipofuscin [2] and chronic inflammation [3] play roles. As far as I ...


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Bananas contain no known psychedelic substances, so any "high" that is experienced is purely psychological. The book Rooted in America: Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables gives a short overview over the topic: For a few months in 1967 bananas made he headlines as the latest ingredient for a psychedelic trip. Underground newspapers in Berkley, New ...


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Evidence and theory both suggest that the answer is no, magnets do not have any health effect whatsoever. A nice article that surveys the topic notes problems with studies showing positive effects not being blind. "Many “controlled” experiments are suspect because it is difficult to blind subjects to the presence of a magnet. An example is a randomised ...


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You asked at just the right time. New research has just been published to help settle this age-old question. Sylvester DC, Rafferty A, Bew S, Knight LC. The use of ice-lollies for pain relief post-paediatric tonsillectomy. A single-blinded, randomised, controlled trial. Clin Otolaryngol. 2011 Dec;36(6):566-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2011.02410.x. The ...


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tl;dr- Yes, it sounds like blue scorpion venom is recognized as a folk treatment for cancer in Cuba, but, no, it's not well-regarded in current medical literature. Below are a few papers that discuss both blue scorpion venom in specific as well as other scorpion venoms. While it sounds like there's an interest in finding possible uses, the scientific ...


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Straight from the wikipedia article (emphasis my own): Research carried out in the Caribbean has suggested a connection between consumption of soursop and atypical forms of Parkinson's disease due to the very high concentration of annonacin.[3][4][5][6] According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an unlicensed herbal ...


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TL;DR: While there have been individual studies, mostly of low quality, the systematic reviews suggest the evidence is poor. The first port of call for medical claims, Cochrane Reviews, has nothing on ivy, which is a shame. I notice in the studies I did find, a strong bias towards being produced in Germany, which raises my eyebrow. "Cough" is a broad ...


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Although thought-provoking, the article doesn't claim either that the tea "will prevent malaria" or that the WHO is "trying to hide" it. Rather it says: [A] randomized controlled trial on this farm showed that workers who drank it regularly reduced their risk of suffering from multiple episodes of malaria by one-third. and [M]alaria experts worry ...


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In the article "In vitro sun protection factor determination of herbal oils used in cosmetics" which was published in Pharmacognosy Journal it was found that coconut oil does offer protection from ultra violet radiations. However, the purpose of the study was to measure sun protection factor (SPF) of herbal oils that are commonly used in sunscreen ...


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I'll take it that having potent anti-cancer properties means enhancing the immune system. Vegetable extracts have been tried against various tumor lines. In this study Antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of common vegetables: A comparative study from 2009, garlic was found to completely inhibit all tested cell lines. In serial dilution testing ...


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It is NOT TRUE that "most humans are hosts to these parasitic worms called Ascaris lumbricoides (Roundworms)." Ascariasis (CDC.gov, 2018): An estimated 807 million–1.2 billion people in the world are infected with Ascaris lumbricoides...Ascariasis is now uncommon in the United States. There is NO EVIDENCE that "water fasting is by far, one of the ...


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According to The Effect of Cold Showering on Health and Work, 2016, taking a hot shower followed by 30-90 seconds of cold for 30 days reduced days off work due to illness (but not days of illness) by 29%. The authors propose that this is because cold showers reduce the intensity, but not the duration of illness (see Discussion). Our findings show that ...


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Well, there seems to be some benefit of a low to moderate consumption of red wine to prevent cardiovascular disease. There has been a lot of different studies on this, with different methodologies and results, when that happens, a meta-analyses is warranted, and this question is so polemic that it has a few meta-analyses already. This study, from Chiva-Blanc ...


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TL:DR - No. The answer to this question is basically going to be "Does more sugar contribute to constipation?" A brief explanation from Sciencebuddies.org: The key enzymes involved in fruit ripening are amylase and pectinase. Amylase breaks down starch to produce simple sugars, so is responsible for the increasing sweetness of a ripening fruit. ...


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There is no scientific evidence that vinegar - apple cider vinegar (ACV), specifically, since that's what is often claimed to be an effective treatment for a number of conditions - is an effective treatment for arthritis. Some of the claimed effects of ACV: Some proponents of apple cider vinegar claim it can cure everything from diabetes to acid reflux,...


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Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. It inhibits the induction of several genes involved in the inflammatory response [1]. It mostly modulates biochemical pathways activated in chronic inflammation. It also enhances thermogenesis and reduces feelings of hunger [2]. When it comes to anti-viral effects, it was found that fresh ginger is effective against ...


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There is only one paper referenced in the article. That paper describes an increase in cannabinoid receptors in the gut tissue of people suffering from celiac disease, and suggests that reducing the activity of those receptors might help. This is one small piece of a huge biochemical jigsaw puzzle. The scientists did not experiment with cannabinoids on the ...


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Summary: Other people, including scientists, have searched for a scientific answer to your question, and come up empty. I also come up empty. This page, by Paul Ingraham, has an extensive write up to answer your question. The page uses fairly good standards of evidence and is up front about the poor quality of the evidence. It is quite well written, but ...


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