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Minor Miracle Drug

It works for me - so it might work for you.
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Cull the thousands of prescriptive bits of health promoting advice from popular magazines and folklore; combine them in a pill.

I've been tempted to try a hundred ‘miracle’ treatments for everything from head aches to heart attacks, offered up by everyone and grandad, too. All of it: soup to nuts, A to Zinc, fine to ugly, and north to south based on claims made by someone ‘miraculously’ returned to health by using a named substance. Just read the list of benefits, glowing testamonials, …

So why not just put a smidgin of all the good stuff into a pill and then relax and wait for the miracle? That way we'll feel nothing but better for a long, long time.

reensure, Apr 02 2002

Sceptic's Dictonary: placebo http://skepdic.com/placebo.html
[jutta, Apr 02 2002]


       More probably, you will feel horrible for an instant - and then no more.
neelandan, Apr 02 2002

       neelandan, the optimist.
bristolz, Apr 02 2002

       (be) no more.
neelandan, Apr 02 2002

bristolz, Apr 02 2002

       Queen Mum lived to a 101 on gin and dubonnet. cheers ma'am.
po, Apr 02 2002

       Baked. Every homeopathic medicine that makes it into the gutters is made off-the-chart potent by way of dissolution. Years later, it's back in your drinking water.
loonquawl, Jan 20 2009

       Are you suggesting that the Queen Mum (Gawd bless 'er) was dissolute?
coprocephalous, Jan 20 2009

       Oh dear.   

       If you put a smidgen of everything in there, nothing is going to be at a worthwhile concentration, even assuming it has some potential benefit.   

       Also, the odds are that you'll be allergic to at least one of the vast number of ingredients.   

       [po] - she died??
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 20 2009

       No, [po] is just fine, as far as I know.   

       Rumor even has it that she's really good.
normzone, Jan 20 2009


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