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(The Sun)   News: Woman heals self of incurable disease. Fark: By eating tree bark (w/pic of woman, tree)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 102
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2012-11-02 02:53:44 AM
That poor tree.
 
2012-11-02 02:56:21 AM
Sappy. Trees. Don't think that slipped past us, Subby.
 
2012-11-02 02:57:10 AM
iseewhatyoudidthere.jpg goes here.
 
2012-11-02 03:01:10 AM
Your pun is bad and you should feel bad... 

/jk - I loled
 
2012-11-02 03:02:11 AM
Ha-ha, you ate part of a tree!
 
2012-11-02 03:03:11 AM
God put everything on this earth for a purpose. It's up to us to find its proper use. Now, I myself eat c*ck, for medicinal reasons only.
 
2012-11-02 03:03:18 AM
The fecal matter deposited on the trees by wildlife probably helped restore her natural intestinal bacterial flora.
 
2012-11-02 03:04:52 AM
I guess it is possible.

Quinine, the wonderdrug that cured malaria, is found in certain tree barks.
 
2012-11-02 03:05:48 AM

Matthew Keene: God put everything on this earth for a purpose. It's up to us to find its proper use. Now, I myself eat c*ck, for medicinal reasons only.


as lomg as its for medical reasons its not gay
 
2012-11-02 03:06:52 AM
Congratulations, you've discovered aspirin!
 
2012-11-02 03:06:58 AM
Strange that the Sun should be so dim.
 
2012-11-02 03:07:25 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The fecal matter deposited on the trees by wildlife probably helped restore her natural intestinal bacterial flora.


Could be other stuff besides fecal matter.

jamesussery.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-02 03:09:23 AM
Many parts of a pine tree are edible.
i229.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 03:09:59 AM

James F. Campbell: Strange that the Sun should be so dim.


Well, we are heading in to winter in the northern hemisphere, Mr. Science Guy.
 
2012-11-02 03:10:11 AM

ruta: Congratulations, you've discovered aspirin!


thats only certain trees..which also lends credence to other trees could be producing other miracle cures
 
2012-11-02 03:10:17 AM
Marlene now plans to sell her bark recipe, which she is keeping secret, to a pharmaceutical giant.

Keep it classy Marlene. You have the ability to get this out there so people can help themselves but instead go for profit.
 
2012-11-02 03:12:29 AM
She's barking up the wrong tree.
 
2012-11-02 03:13:48 AM

Hector Remarkable: Many parts of a pine tree are edible.
[i229.photobucket.com image 400x300]


www.chezrougie.com
 
2012-11-02 03:15:45 AM
First that Humira stuff, and now tree bark?
 
2012-11-02 03:16:01 AM
It's not like many medicines and food are not made of the bark of something. WIllow bark was the
source of aspirin, Cinnamon is bark,Acacia has a ton of uses and the bark of the Pacific Yew was
the original source for the chemotherapy drug Taxol. It just may be that this lady hit on some
combination that solved her problem..I hope they research this further. I'm dubious to her selling
it..That just seems like a (PUN ALERT) crappy thing to do, when you know others are suffering like
you did.
 
2012-11-02 03:23:57 AM
I think we on Pluto
 
2012-11-02 03:28:23 AM
funnyanimalpicturescat.com

Because, y'know...
 
2012-11-02 03:29:32 AM
i bet she smells terrific.
 
2012-11-02 03:32:27 AM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: i bet she smells terrific.


I'm not going into the bathroom after she's taken a dump to do the sniff test.
 
2012-11-02 03:32:32 AM
www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org
 
2012-11-02 03:32:43 AM

Shadow Blasko: [funnyanimalpicturescat.com image 403x379]

Because, y'know...


" 'Oh, herbal medicine been around for thousands of years!' Indeed it has. And then we tested it all. And the stuff that worked became 'medicine', and the rest of it is just a nice bowl of soup and some potpourri." ~Dara O'Briain
 
2012-11-02 03:33:11 AM
I call bs.
 
2012-11-02 03:34:03 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Shadow Blasko: [funnyanimalpicturescat.com image 403x379]

Because, y'know...

" 'Oh, herbal medicine been around for thousands of years!' Indeed it has. And then we tested it all. And the stuff that worked became 'medicine', and the rest of it is just a nice bowl of soup and some potpourri." ~Dara O'Briain


It's a joke
 
2012-11-02 03:34:11 AM

JC22: Marlene now plans to sell her bark recipe, which she is keeping secret, to a pharmaceutical giant.

Keep it classy Marlene. You have the ability to get this out there so people can help themselves but instead go for profit.


You're assuming a woman moronic enough to try to treat a serious disease by eating chunks of bark she cut off of random trees in the park has actually found a real cure. Crohn's disease is known to go into remission for years at a time without apparent cause, it's far more likely she just happened to go into remission around the time she was munching down on some bark and she's just assumed that cured it.
 
2012-11-02 03:35:20 AM
I bet the tree looks and feels younger, too.
 
2012-11-02 03:36:04 AM
I'd put some wood in her.
 
2012-11-02 03:38:03 AM

Gunther: JC22: Marlene now plans to sell her bark recipe, which she is keeping secret, to a pharmaceutical giant.

Keep it classy Marlene. You have the ability to get this out there so people can help themselves but instead go for profit.

You're assuming a woman moronic enough to try to treat a serious disease by eating chunks of bark she cut off of random trees in the park has actually found a real cure. Crohn's disease is known to go into remission for years at a time without apparent cause, it's far more likely she just happened to go into remission around the time she was munching down on some bark and she's just assumed that cured it.


I came here to say this. Leaving happy, knowing I am not the only one who can call out pseudoscientific bunk when I see it.

/would be even more ironic if she claimed to be cured from eating willow bark.
//willow bark contains salicylic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
 
2012-11-02 03:45:09 AM
have wondered about the wonderful natural cures native peoples once used and if they were all lost as their culture was destroyed.
 
2012-11-02 03:45:17 AM

BronyMedic: /would be even more ironic if she claimed to be cured from eating willow bark.


That's not ironic.

i25.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 03:50:51 AM

doglover: BronyMedic: /would be even more ironic if she claimed to be cured from eating willow bark.

That's not ironic.

[i25.photobucket.com image 346x283]


Well life did have a funny way of helping her out when she thought everything's gone wrong.
 
2012-11-02 03:54:03 AM

Fano: [www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org image 250x254]


leaving satisfied
 
2012-11-02 03:54:43 AM
If this is true, why the fark sell it to pharma so they can roll in even more cash. If I discovered something like this I'd share it worldwide so all suffers could get help without further having to deal with pharma. Come on lady help your fellow man, not the multi billion dollar corporations. Ah whom I kidding, I'd probably sell out too for a fat cheque...

/need money badly
 
2012-11-02 03:54:54 AM
FTFA, "Marlene now plans to sell her bark recipe, which she is keeping secret, to a pharmaceutical giant."

I hope the pharmaceutical giant pays a lot of money for a recipe that says "add bark to pie crust mix."

/Grandma recipes
//Too bad if this works, we will never know. (conspiracy and such)
 
2012-11-02 03:55:04 AM
So she went from shiatting fat to fat shiats of blood from the tree bark ripping her intestines apart...

You know what, I think I'd rather have Crohn's than eat bark.

/I detested Grape Nuts as a child
//People who eat that are in the same league as people who eat grapefruit: masochists.
 
2012-11-02 03:56:04 AM
t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-02 03:58:40 AM
img803.imageshack.us

/Q&D
 
2012-11-02 03:58:40 AM
Dead cows. Moldy clover. Warfarin.

One of the great stories of science.

Along with why the neutron cross section is measured in Barns.
 
2012-11-02 03:59:11 AM

KrispyKritter: have wondered about the wonderful natural cures native peoples once used and if they were all lost as their culture was destroyed.


One of the biggest problems of modern medicine is that for the past century or so we've been min-maxing everything and relying heavily on medicines, which while effective, are not the only possible avenue of treatment.

I get REALLY bad sinus headaches. They can wake me up at 3 in the morning. Tylenol is a bucket of water on 5 alarm house fire. The only thing that really works, short of prescription opiates, is ibuprofen.

Many moons ago, there was no ibuprofen. There are however, a variety of actions one could take to alleviate the pain. If those were more commonly taught and distributed, I might even be able to weather one of these events without having to rely on pills. Pills I would like to stress are NOT always available. Many's the night I've been stuck somewhere without ibuprofen in Japan, a country where only 10-8pm drug stores sell OTC medicine. 10 am is a long time coming when your skull is trying to break into six pieces from your nose.

I've found a couple physical solutions to the problem, none of them being exercise or cold which are for different kind of headaches, but none of those solutions are really based on any knowledge of medicine or nerves, and are just shots in the dark I've taken that hit something. Now if doctors could sit down and come up with a list of such activities and tricks based on years and years of research instead of just throwing pills at everything, we wouldn't all be caught flatfooted when we get sick without money for Phizer's latest patented whatiz.

Not that I'm saying modern medicine doesn't work. It works great. That's the problem. It's so good I have literally no idea what to do when it's unavailable.
 
2012-11-02 03:59:59 AM

Shadow Blasko: ArcadianRefugee: Shadow Blasko: [funnyanimalpicturescat.com image 403x379]

Because, y'know...

" 'Oh, herbal medicine been around for thousands of years!' Indeed it has. And then we tested it all. And the stuff that worked became 'medicine', and the rest of it is just a nice bowl of soup and some potpourri." ~Dara O'Briain

It's a joke


Well, yeah: he's a comedian.

/a response isn't necessarily a reply
 
2012-11-02 04:00:15 AM

BronyMedic: Gunther: JC22: Marlene now plans to sell her bark recipe, which she is keeping secret, to a pharmaceutical giant.

Keep it classy Marlene. You have the ability to get this out there so people can help themselves but instead go for profit.

You're assuming a woman moronic enough to try to treat a serious disease by eating chunks of bark she cut off of random trees in the park has actually found a real cure. Crohn's disease is known to go into remission for years at a time without apparent cause, it's far more likely she just happened to go into remission around the time she was munching down on some bark and she's just assumed that cured it.

I came here to say this. Leaving happy, knowing I am not the only one who can call out pseudoscientific bunk when I see it.

/would be even more ironic if she claimed to be cured from eating willow bark.
//willow bark contains salicylic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties.


Trying to sit this one out. She didn't say which bark it was and good luck selling it to big pharma.
 
2012-11-02 04:03:42 AM

Gunther: JC22: Marlene now plans to sell her bark recipe, which she is keeping secret, to a pharmaceutical giant.

Keep it classy Marlene. You have the ability to get this out there so people can help themselves but instead go for profit.

You're assuming a woman moronic enough to try to treat a serious disease by eating chunks of bark she cut off of random trees in the park has actually found a real cure. Crohn's disease is known to go into remission for years at a time without apparent cause, it's far more likely she just happened to go into remission around the time she was munching down on some bark and she's just assumed that cured it.


Some of this. Have UC. Both it and Chron's very episodic.

/No problems for @7 years; Was @ 8years before that.

/ screws up your life if severe.
 
2012-11-02 04:04:25 AM

doglover: stuck somewhere without ibuprofen in Japan


Something like this would never happen to me.
 
2012-11-02 04:07:43 AM
FTA: The mum of two began cutting bark off trees in a park...

Dumbass damages public property, harms and possibly kills trees or at least leaves them looking ugly like the one in the picture impinging on the rights of the people not to have a nutter running around cutting trees and leaving scars at eye level...

Well deserved lawsuit/fine time coming right up.

/Obviously, she was too stupid to just take a branch where it wouldn't have caused lasting damage.
//Go cutting park trees around here and earn a free ride and an evening out with a law enforcement officer.
 
2012-11-02 04:11:49 AM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: FTA: The mum of two began cutting bark off trees in a park...

Dumbass damages public property, harms and possibly kills trees or at least leaves them looking ugly like the one in the picture impinging on the rights of the people not to have a nutter running around cutting trees and leaving scars at eye level...

Well deserved lawsuit/fine time coming right up.

/Obviously, she was too stupid to just take a branch where it wouldn't have caused lasting damage.
//Go cutting park trees around here and earn a free ride and an evening out with a law enforcement officer.


Vandalism charges aside she is also ingesting any type of chemical that the trees have been treated with.
 
2012-11-02 04:19:35 AM
I'm all for finding cures in the rainforest but chewing on public trees in the city is full of stupids.
 
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