I was actually responding to Larry's post about the paranoia. I think he's scared to even do a couple of puffs on his inhaler for fear of turning blue.
But you know the old saying, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing ..." not talking about you, Larry ... and people do some dumb things thinking all the while they're getting healthy.
Case in point - when it first came out, I ADORED Splenda. I made the most delectable desserts you can imagine. This stuff was heaven sent from God. Then I researched it. Holy smokes! Well, my mother is still in the worship stage - drinks it and eats it in everything. She's proud of herself for being "sugar-free."
I've told her at least a dozen times that Splenda started out as an insecticide and is processed using chlorine. "It's dangerous, Mama!" She assures me the FDA would not allow stuff like that to be on the market. Ask me how many times I've banged my head against the wall.
I printed out several articles about mercury and aluminum in flu shots, told her about Alzheimer's, talked her into getting a homeopathic remedy (just in case) and told my panic-driven, flu shot and Antibiotic peddling sister to back off! "Mama's not getting a flu shot this year!"
On the way to Wal-Mart, I stopped in at the doctor's office to grab a thyroid prescription that had expired. Mama tagged along and came in out of the hot car. We're friendly with the staff there and one of the nurses casually asked my mother if she'd gotten her flu shot yet. Before I even realized what had happened it was over.
I asked her if she'd remembered our conversation about mercury/aluminum/Alzheimer's and she said yes, but didn't think "our" doctor would give shots that had that kind of stuff in them. Sheesh! Why do I bother?
But on a positive note: She is now using Lugol's, OPing, finished the humaworm parasite cleanse, doing Barefoot's LBB, using bio-identical hormones, allergy under the tongue drops, and all kinds of other supplements. So maybe I'm having some sort of impact.
Flu season will be rolling around before long, so we'll see how that plays out. I've kind of washed my hands in that area. All I can do is give the information. Beyond that is up to her.