Monday, November 14, 2005

Simple Reason Common Cold So Common

Well, well, well, mom was right again. When we get chilled we become susceptible to a cold--so says current research. Now, this might be common sense to all moms, but once again, Doctors have known better and given stupid advice as a result.

Ever heard the saying, "He doesn't have the sense to come out of the rain"?

Other doctorly advice it might be wise to ignore:

  • Sugar doesn't cause hyperactivity.
  • You're only contagious when you have a fever.
  • Children can't have food sensitivities until they are two.
  • Childhood colic is incurable and must be outgrown.
  • Breastfeeding is unnecessary or doesn't make that much of a difference.
  • Salt is bad.
  • Butter is bad.
  • Meat is bad.
  • Bread is good.
  • Milk is good.
  • 6-12 colds a year is normal.
  • Pooping once a week is normal.
  • Pooping once a day is normal.
And this is just kid advice. A book could be written about all the unfactual, unsupported, medical dogma that passes as "science" but is far from it.
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