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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Is Bach's flower remedy 'rescue' effective?

Bach's flower remedies, were once sourced by shaking sun-drenched dew from the blossoms of the plants that had psychically responded to negative emotions Dr.Bach had, and saving the dew in Brandy. ...
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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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Does baking soda remove odors?

There is practically no scientific evidence that baking soda can act in that manner. Evidence for baking soda for odor removal When searching Google Scholar for [sodium bicarbonate odor], almost ...
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Is 432Hz sound frequency more "natural" or beneficial to human body than 440Hz?

Per Dr. Diana Deutsch, perceptual and cognitive psychologist at University of California - San Diego, peer reviewed research is yet to be performed. "All of this can be put to experiment, rather than ...
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Is Tegarome effective to treat minor skin injuries such as sun burn, insect stings, scratches?

TL;DR: As of today, no study found showing the effectiveness of Tegarome for any treatment. As of 12th Feb, I sent a message to the laboratory asking for a link to said study. Looking up the product, ...
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Are Doctors in the USA forbidden from recommending natural health therapies?

Doctors are NOT prohibited from recommending "alternative" therapies; in fact, some of the medications we use everyday came from home remedies. For example, salicylic acid, the active ingredient in ...
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Do "Dog rocks" prevent yellow stains from appearing on my lawn?

Given the lack of any credible information on the website selling them and nothing resembling a scientific explanation, I would say that they are next to worthless. Basically they would have to show ...
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Does inserting soap into the rectum relieve constipation?

According to Soap Suds Enemas Are Efficacious and Safe for Treating Fecal Impaction in Children With Abdominal Pain Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 63(1), pages 15–18, July 2016: ...
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