If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Daily Mail)   Weight loss gimmicks from the '70s, do these 'Inflatable shorts' make me look fat?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 70
    More: Amusing  
•       •       •

11625 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Jan 2013 at 2:54 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



70 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-07 04:04:49 PM

Magook: [farm7.staticflickr.com image 392x500]

Having only seen the Monty Python bit, I had to find the actual ad.


i had no idea that was real. even the layout matches.
 
2013-01-07 04:06:53 PM

caddisfly: Those sauna suits actually work- if you're a boxer/wrestler and trying to make weight by getting dangerously dehydrated. Jumping rope in one of those suits for an hour will drop about 4 pounds.

And the smell . . .


I knew a wrestler in high school who wore one of those while running laps. Supposedly he could have been banned from competition or something if he got caught.
 
2013-01-07 04:11:35 PM

mscleo: Nadie_AZ: I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.

And it was just a nice reminder that mankind hasn't changed at all. Think of how doctors gave drugs like cocaine freely in the late 1800s, or morphine in the early 1900s. Think of chiropractors today. Or herbal specialists. Sorry, echinacea is not the secret to an uber immune system. Lobelia will not help an asthmatic. As a father of 2 children who had severe asthma- and husband of a woman that gave them these herbs daily, I saw first hand that it never helped whereas a breathing machine with albuterol helped my then-toddler children to breath normal.

You can't compare a chiropractor with an herbal specialist. I thought all chiropractors were useless too, until I needed one.


The twisty thing looks sort of fun.


If she was attempting to treat asthma with Lobelia she didn't know f*ckall about herbal medicine, or you are mistaken. Asthma usually stems from allergies.
 
2013-01-07 04:14:44 PM

Mixolydian Master: [i.bnet.com image 850x1224]


"Everyone knows heat purifies"

Especially the Emperor's finest.
 
2013-01-07 04:22:12 PM

AbbeySomeone: mscleo: Nadie_AZ: I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.

And it was just a nice reminder that mankind hasn't changed at all. Think of how doctors gave drugs like cocaine freely in the late 1800s, or morphine in the early 1900s. Think of chiropractors today. Or herbal specialists. Sorry, echinacea is not the secret to an uber immune system. Lobelia will not help an asthmatic. As a father of 2 children who had severe asthma- and husband of a woman that gave them these herbs daily, I saw first hand that it never helped whereas a breathing machine with albuterol helped my then-toddler children to breath normal.

You can't compare a chiropractor with an herbal specialist. I thought all chiropractors were useless too, until I needed one.


The twisty thing looks sort of fun.

If she was attempting to treat asthma with Lobelia she didn't know f*ckall about herbal medicine, or you are mistaken. Asthma usually stems from allergies.


In which case marshmallow and astragalus may be indicated. It depends on the type of allergy. Of course, if the patient is pneumoniac, Lobelia will cause them to both vomit the contents of their stomach and cough up the mucus and liquid in their lungs, so there's that. I'm sorry you got hoodwinked by amateurs. Perhaps cleaning the house of mold would have been more beneficial. There are some wonderful herbal cleaning agents that prevent mold and mildew growth.

You know what I do when I get sick? I drink a quart of raspberry tea, take a very hot shower, and go to sleep like most herbalists do. Most of herbalism is doing what's worked for millennia. (I admit showers are new, but ask any Japanese about the o-furo.)
 
2013-01-07 04:33:24 PM
Jogging is the all time #1 weight loss scam from the 70's.
 
2013-01-07 04:36:37 PM
I just want to say this: The person who invented "Spanx" should be shot in the head.

/Fooled twice
//but only once
 
2013-01-07 05:01:01 PM

Wangiss: AbbeySomeone: mscleo: Nadie_AZ: I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.

And it was just a nice reminder that mankind hasn't changed at all. Think of how doctors gave drugs like cocaine freely in the late 1800s, or morphine in the early 1900s. Think of chiropractors today. Or herbal specialists. Sorry, echinacea is not the secret to an uber immune system. Lobelia will not help an asthmatic. As a father of 2 children who had severe asthma- and husband of a woman that gave them these herbs daily, I saw first hand that it never helped whereas a breathing machine with albuterol helped my then-toddler children to breath normal.

You can't compare a chiropractor with an herbal specialist. I thought all chiropractors were useless too, until I needed one.


The twisty thing looks sort of fun.

If she was attempting to treat asthma with Lobelia she didn't know f*ckall about herbal medicine, or you are mistaken. Asthma usually stems from allergies.

In which case marshmallow and astragalus may be indicated. It depends on the type of allergy. Of course, if the patient is pneumoniac, Lobelia will cause them to both vomit the contents of their stomach and cough up the mucus and liquid in their lungs, so there's that. I'm sorry you got hoodwinked by amateurs. Perhaps cleaning the house of mold would have been more beneficial. There are some wonderful herbal cleaning agents that prevent mold and mildew growth.

You know what I do when I get sick? I drink a quart of raspberry tea, take a very hot shower, and go to sleep like most herbalists do. Most of herbalism is doing what's worked for millennia. (I admit showers are new, but ask any Japanese about the o-furo.)


Nothing treats the common cold like a good placebo. I use the same thing. A couple placebos, a shower and a nap do wonders.

/ mild flus, too
// almost like our bodies are fighting these things off on their own
/// ridiculous I know
 
2013-01-07 05:09:02 PM

blatz514: [media.npr.org image 850x1120]


2.bp.blogspot.com

/Hot
 
2013-01-07 05:10:36 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-07 05:30:19 PM

Mixolydian Master: [i.bnet.com image 850x1224]

[www.8asians.com image 256x283]

[www.popularpills.net image 280x444]


The cigarette one CANNOT be legit!
 
2013-01-07 05:50:18 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 169x138]


That one'll give you a rosy complexion.
 
2013-01-07 09:42:57 PM

Wangiss: You're saying there's never been a scientific study done on chiropractic ever? I'm not into chiro, but you're ignorant.


Chiropractic is based on a 'vitalistic' belief that an unseen and unmeasurable life-force flows through our bodies; that said life-force is disrupted by misaligned vertebrate; and that those disruptions are responsible for all manor of illness.

Chiropractic does not change its practices based on scientific study. Surely scientific study has been used to dismiss most of their claims, but that has not eliminated the practices of the claims. Hence, it is not a scientific discipline.

At best, it's no better than an overpriced massage. At worst (such as when they do things to your neck) it can be life-threatening, for no benefit.
 
2013-01-07 10:03:47 PM
A chiropractor adjusted my old chocolate lab, who'd chased a ball and swam so much she was limping. He petted her while making small talk with me. He then did a ninja-move to her suddenly that made her back pop to the end of her tail. Her eyes got big, then she bounced like a puppy for two months afterward. Dr Tuan rocks!
 
2013-01-07 10:35:09 PM
Mom or grandma had a twist and tone-used it as a toy when a kiddie
 
2013-01-07 11:00:05 PM

Enigmamf: Wangiss: You're saying there's never been a scientific study done on chiropractic ever? I'm not into chiro, but you're ignorant.

Chiropractic is based on a 'vitalistic' belief that an unseen and unmeasurable life-force flows through our bodies; that said life-force is disrupted by misaligned vertebrate; and that those disruptions are responsible for all manor of illness.

Chiropractic does not change its practices based on scientific study. Surely scientific study has been used to dismiss most of their claims, but that has not eliminated the practices of the claims. Hence, it is not a scientific discipline.

At best, it's no better than an overpriced massage. At worst (such as when they do things to your neck) it can be life-threatening, for no benefit.


My wife's hips are crooked because she was born pigeon-toed and the treatments made her muscles grow unevenly. When she visits the chiropractor, her hips are even for about two weeks. If it's a glorified massage, it certainly deserves a place among medicine. I'm not into subluxation theory, but there's a damn valid reason your car insurance will pay for a chiro.
 
2013-01-08 08:27:57 AM

Wangiss: Enigmamf: Wangiss: You're saying there's never been a scientific study done on chiropractic ever? I'm not into chiro, but you're ignorant.

Chiropractic is based on a 'vitalistic' belief that an unseen and unmeasurable life-force flows through our bodies; that said life-force is disrupted by misaligned vertebrate; and that those disruptions are responsible for all manor of illness.

Chiropractic does not change its practices based on scientific study. Surely scientific study has been used to dismiss most of their claims, but that has not eliminated the practices of the claims. Hence, it is not a scientific discipline.

At best, it's no better than an overpriced massage. At worst (such as when they do things to your neck) it can be life-threatening, for no benefit.

My wife's hips are crooked because she was born pigeon-toed and the treatments made her muscles grow unevenly. When she visits the chiropractor, her hips are even for about two weeks. If it's a glorified massage, it certainly deserves a place among medicine. I'm not into subluxation theory, but there's a damn valid reason your car insurance will pay for a chiro.


If your chiropractor tells you to go see an orthopedist, they are a good chiropractor because they know
the limit of their art.

If your chiropractor tells you that an adjustment will cure your cold:  find another chiropractor.
 
2013-01-08 08:37:29 AM
Let's not forget this....

a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-01-08 12:08:23 PM

specialkae: So where do Sketchers Shape-ups fit in? Any good or another gravity boot kind of thing? Inquiring minds want to know.


The Sketchers are no more effective at weight loss than any other shoe. The magic comes from just doing some walking. Any decent pair of shoes will be just as useful and completely unable to benefit you without putting in any work.

I'm under the impression that gravity boots are for spinal decompression. Which may be comfortable but won't aid in weight loss. I'm also under the impression that lying down is just as likely to reduce spinal compression.
 
2013-01-08 01:12:38 PM

Pangea: specialkae: So where do Sketchers Shape-ups fit in? Any good or another gravity boot kind of thing? Inquiring minds want to know.

The Sketchers are no more effective at weight loss than any other shoe. The magic comes from just doing some walking. Any decent pair of shoes will be just as useful and completely unable to benefit you without putting in any work.

I'm under the impression that gravity boots are for spinal decompression. Which may be comfortable but won't aid in weight loss. I'm also under the impression that lying down is just as likely to reduce spinal compression.


Shapeups were good to lighten up Sketchers load by $40 milliion....  http://articles.cnn.com/2012-05-16/us/us_ftc-skechers-fine_1_shape-up s -toning-shoes-skechers?_s=PM:US
 
Displayed 20 of 70 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report