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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

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 ...
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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

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 ...
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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

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 ...
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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

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 ...
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Are most humans infected with parasites that water fasting can eliminate?

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 ...
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Does Xylitol Need be Ingested to Reduce Tooth Decay?

That's an interesting question! So I will first explain the exact mechanism of Xylitol in our oral cavity. Xylitol, is a naturally occurring five-carbon sugar polyol, a white crystalline carbohydrate....
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Is it possible to get high smoking banana peel?

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 ...
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Does garlic enhance immune system?

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 ...
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Can regular cold showers reliably improve health?

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 ...
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Does ginger help against the common cold?

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 ...
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Does an Epsom salt bath provide relief from muscular pain?

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 ...
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Is "blue scorpion venom" a legitimate treatment for cancer?

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 ...
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Is cannabis curing stomach and bowel diseases considered incurable by modern medecine?

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 ...
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Does green tea help with dental hygiene?

Answer: Yes, it probably does. I found this referenced answer on authoritynutrition.com. The catechins in green tea have other biological effects as well. Some studies show that they can kill ...
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Is acid reflux ("heartburn") caused by having too little stomach acid?

As another data point, the site CureTogether surveys people on which treatments have been effective for each particular disease. Apple cider vinegar is ranked as the worst treatment for acid reflux: ...
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Is catnip ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET?

First, it is important to understand the terminology being used. There is the plant catnip. From the plant catnip, catnip essential oil can be obtained by steam distillation. Only a tiny fraction ...
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Does washing your hair with a coal-tar soap prevent hair loss and accommodate hair growth?

In its essence this is true. Therapeutic doses of coal tar – or Liquor carbonis detergens – are used and effective against overproducing sebum, dandruff and a range of other problems with hair. Its ...
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Do probiotics help to reduce gas and bloating

Currently there is no conclusive answer addressing this issue. Probiotics are used more and more for symptoms relief of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): As probiotics have shown benefit and possess ...
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Does flour or rice make an ant's stomach explode?

Probably not. There doesn't appear to be any evidence of the exploding stomach phenomenon. And most evidence to be found points in the opposite direction. Seeds are a natural food source. This is a ...
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Are most humans infected with parasites that water fasting can eliminate?

Fasting, and or eating of weird stuff can make roundworms move, but they get no benefit from leaving the body, so they migrate internally. They procreate by "eggs", thus the notion of them leaving ...
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Can you successfully treat a burn by covering it in ordinary flour?

This question is: Is there any scientific evidence to back up this claim? Historically, yes, flour has be recommended by the medical/scientific community as a burn treatment. In the 1829 CASES OF ...
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Is vinegar a sunburn remedy?

There seems to be indeed not much done for this research on a definitively not patentable solution. Most online sources craving credibility for this claim mention the University of Pittsburgh. ...
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Do vinegar or salt prevent the cloth colors from bleeding?

Salt has been used as a mordant (dye-fixer) for ages. Packs of RIT brand dye suggest adding salt (or vinegar, for synthetics) to the dye bath to help the color set. https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/...
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Are fish oil capsules beneficial?

There is insufficient evidence to say that intake of fish oil supplements (high in omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA) reduce the risk of heart or other disease. 1) Omega-3 intake for cardiovascular ...
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Can high-frequency coil radiation kill disease? (e.g., Lakhovsky's multiple-wave oscillator [MWO])

What specific claims are considered quackery, and why? Pretty much all of it. The referenced page from "Altered state newsletter" is solid woo. The trouble with confronting woo is that it sounds ...
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Can Okra treat Diabetes?

tl;dr: Yes: as an additional treatment option or preferred food choice this vegetable brings more than taste to the table. The effects of the original claim are substantiated, on a certain scale, and ...
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Could Detoxifying Foot Pads help someone pass a drug test?

There is no way these things could work. Even if you could pull molecules through the skin, the skin on your feet would be the worst place to do it because it's the thickest. This would make more ...
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Is drinking water stored in copper vessels (copperware) good for your health?

Copper in the water is not a problem. In fact, in moderation it is necessary for your health. In the United States, a lot of homes use copper plumbing. However, the concentration of copper can be an ...
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Can the size and shape of penis be enhanced permanently?

Penile traction devices are noted to be effective in penile extension a.k.a lengthening. In conclusion, level 4 evidence (according to the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine) suggests that ...
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