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(Quartz)   "Tell me what kinds of toxins are in your body, and I'll tell you how much you're worth"   (qz.com) divider line 45
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2013-08-05 02:22:44 PM
Mercury, thanks a lot humanity.
 
2013-08-05 02:23:38 PM
Link farked?
 
2013-08-05 02:24:09 PM
I do a complete "cleanse" green tea and echinacea enemas every 45 days, my fecalist says I have the poop of an 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monk
 
2013-08-05 02:24:47 PM

NuttierThanEver: I do a complete "cleanse" green tea and echinacea enemas every 45 days, my fecalist says I have the poop of an 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monk


Amateur.
 
2013-08-05 02:28:02 PM

NuttierThanEver: I do a complete "cleanse" green tea and echinacea enemas every 45 days, my fecalist says I have the poop of an 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monk


Said nobody in real life, ever.
 
2013-08-05 02:28:08 PM
Ha!  Sunscreen might cause cancer now?  Isn't it ironic, don't ya think?
 
2013-08-05 02:28:20 PM
Eating turkey sammich, reads article, washes it down with goldschalger*
 
2013-08-05 02:29:01 PM

meat0918: NuttierThanEver: I do a complete "cleanse" green tea and echinacea enemas every 45 days, my fecalist says I have the poop of an 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monk

Amateur.


Stands on his head a lot, eats royal jelly. Lets his intestines down and washes them by hand.
 
2013-08-05 02:32:16 PM
Whenever I see the word "toxins" I think woo-woo.
 
2013-08-05 02:32:42 PM

NuttierThanEver: I do a complete "cleanse" green tea and echinacea enemas every 45 days, my fecalist says I have the poop of an 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monk


And your poop tastes nuttier than ever.
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2013-08-05 02:33:15 PM
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2013-08-05 02:35:11 PM
Obscure?


media.cinemasquid.com
 
2013-08-05 02:35:12 PM
Mercury, Chromium and Manganese.
 
2013-08-05 02:35:18 PM
I smoke therefore I'm poor.  Great.
 
2013-08-05 02:35:56 PM

NuttierThanEver: I do a complete "cleanse" green tea and echinacea enemas every 45 days, my fecalist says I have the poop of an 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monk


As you get older you'll want to incorporate poop transfers with Olympic athletes to really maintain the right flora and proper elasticity of your colon walls. Just make sure you label your turkey basters to avoid accidents at dinner time.
 
2013-08-05 02:37:09 PM

phaseolus: Whenever I see the word "toxins" I think woo-woo.


Usually it's ignorant yammering from Scientologists, people dumb enough to buy a "cleanse", or people unscrupulous enough to sell a "cleanse".

Surprisingly, this article is about actual toxins found in the body.
 
2013-08-05 02:38:17 PM
Plebeians.

www.supersizedmeals.com
 
2013-08-05 02:39:32 PM
How long until this makes it onto NCIS?
 
2013-08-05 02:40:27 PM
... oh, and Palladium.
 
2013-08-05 02:40:59 PM

SirEattonHogg: Obscure?


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I liked when the first UN guy was re-hydrated, he was still arguing, even though he was the only one there, not counting B&R.
 
2013-08-05 02:43:12 PM
I got "Sorry your browser is not supported.  So NFA for me.

/booooo!!!
 
2013-08-05 02:44:10 PM
I may have eaten a paint chip or two.
 
2013-08-05 02:46:24 PM
I cleanse once or twice a week.  I don't go in for this new age stuff I stick with science, I cleanse with solvents, ethanol and water usually
 
2013-08-05 02:46:28 PM

SirEattonHogg: Obscure?


how is that obscure, everyone knows who superman is.
 
GBB
2013-08-05 02:47:06 PM

umrdyldo: I smoke therefore I'm poor.  Great.


That's only part of the equation.  The other part is how many lottery tickets you buy with your smokes.
 
2013-08-05 02:49:42 PM
Poor people in America also had higher levels of Bisphenol-A, a substance used to line cans and other food containers, and which is banned in the EU, Malaysia, South Africa, China and, in the US, in baby bottles.

...
and has been confirmed by repeated studies to be pretty much harmless, with the only potential grey area being babies and that being a bit of a stretch as far as experimental verification goes.

More generally, the EU banning something isn't exactly a reason to classify it as an actual toxin, for some reason they seem to be much more gullible about that kind of shiat than the US (and, yes, that's really saying something).  They fell for the "cell phones cause brain cancer" thing pretty hard, for instance, despite anyone that passed freshman physics and biology being able to tell you in under a second that that's physically impossible.

They're even worse than the "known to the state of CA to cause cancer" level of repeated scares for the scientifically illiterate, they're about a hair from banning magnets because of the potential for them to turn into perpetual motion machines.  Like, they're the people that US scientists look at for a bit of "it could be worse" comfort when a state government does something aggressively anti-science like vote to teach creationism or the fed cuts the NSF in half again.

phaseolus: Whenever I see the word "toxins" I think woo-woo.


It is an actual word that means things, even if the folk in the snake-oil business prefer to use it as a meaningless buzzword.  Applied to heavy metal contamination or unmetabolized biologically active polymers (like the ones in cigarettes) the word is actually pretty appropriate.
 
2013-08-05 03:03:06 PM
I once knew someone who bought into every unscientific medical claim known to man and blamed their weight gain on those unspecified toxins. Not like, "these toxins are causing me to gain weight," but, "I'm not getting fat, I'm carrying around many pounds of toxins and need to go on a cleanse to get rid of them."
 
2013-08-05 03:13:58 PM

Warthog: NuttierThanEver: I do a complete "cleanse" green tea and echinacea enemas every 45 days, my fecalist says I have the poop of an 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monk

Said nobody in real life, ever.


OH man, I could introduce you to some people.  This would not even qualify as weird coming from them.
 
2013-08-05 03:16:49 PM

Jim_Callahan: phaseolus: Whenever I see the word "toxins" I think woo-woo.

It is an actual word that means things, even if the folk in the snake-oil business prefer to use it as a meaningless buzzword. Applied to heavy metal contamination or unmetabolized biologically active polymers (like the ones in cigarettes) the word is actually pretty appropriate.


True, but, given that con artists, quacks, and anti-medicine folks use "toxins" to replace chi/chakra/spirit/whatever other alternate/previous bullshiat terms have been used, most of the time when someone says "toxins" what they're really saying is "I am a fraud and/or willfully ignorant of modern medicine, science, and language."

/this article is the only thing I've seen in ages, in lay writing, that doesn't misuse the word
 
2013-08-05 03:16:53 PM
This thread goldschlager approved...
 
2013-08-05 03:21:56 PM

Mister Buttons: Ha!  Sunscreen might cause cancer now?  Isn't it ironic, don't ya think?


Well i guess i'm going to have to stop drinking it then.
 
2013-08-05 03:23:05 PM
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hot like firewater
 
2013-08-05 03:33:57 PM

Mister Buttons: Ha!  Sunscreen might cause cancer now?  Isn't it ironic, don't ya think?


I have 10,000 spoons and all I need is a knife. Now THAT's ironic.
 
2013-08-05 03:34:52 PM

CowardlyLion: Jim_Callahan: phaseolus: Whenever I see the word "toxins" I think woo-woo.

It is an actual word that means things, even if the folk in the snake-oil business prefer to use it as a meaningless buzzword. Applied to heavy metal contamination or unmetabolized biologically active polymers (like the ones in cigarettes) the word is actually pretty appropriate.

True, but, given that con artists, quacks, and anti-medicine folks use "toxins" to replace chi/chakra/spirit/whatever other alternate/previous bullshiat terms have been used, most of the time when someone says "toxins" what they're really saying is "I am a fraud and/or willfully ignorant of modern medicine, science, and language."

/this article is the only thing I've seen in ages, in lay writing, that doesn't misuse the word


I was about to say the same thing. "Toxins" is a word that automatically gets a skeptical response from me due to its overuse in SHAM communities. It's the equivalent of saying "thetans" or "engrams" -- just as silly and made-up, and with just as much bearing on reality.
 
2013-08-05 03:47:33 PM
After six months of Chemotherapy ,I don't want to know what they put in me.

Still working on getting back to "normal".
 
2013-08-05 04:16:28 PM
Generally, unless the person talking to you is an emergency physician or a toxicologist evaluating you for poisoning or eating paint chips, it's a good idea to walk quickly away from anyone who tells you your health problems are because of "toxins"
 
2013-08-05 04:19:14 PM
tn.loljam.com
You're worth more dead than alive.
 
2013-08-05 04:50:58 PM
// wonders how much silver is in people with Argyria

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j6p.net
 
2013-08-05 04:51:34 PM
Detox thru laxatives and Hijama.


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijama
 
2013-08-05 04:57:30 PM
I have over 450 ppb. Platinum in my tissue sample.
 
2013-08-05 05:02:00 PM

NuttierThanEver: I do a complete "cleanse" green tea and echinacea enemas every 45 days, my fecalist says I have the poop of an 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monk


Give your login, I'd have guessed squirrel.
 
2013-08-05 05:04:48 PM

NuttierThanEver: I do a complete "cleanse" green tea and echinacea enemas every 45 days, my fecalist says I have the poop of an 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monk


Which means you should stop fisting 18 year old vegetarian Tibetan Monks! Or at least wash your hands when you're done.
 
2013-08-05 05:21:06 PM

lordargent: // wonders how much silver is in people with Argyria

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He should get super buff and be a Drow model at comic-cons.  That's what I'd do.
 
2013-08-05 07:51:21 PM

phaseolus: Whenever I see the word "toxins" I think woo-woo.


Same here. I'm dying to start a new YouTube challenge for the kiddies with some very special woo woo. "Epsom Salts Challenge: Can you slam a shotglass of water w/ three teaspoons of Epsom Salts in it and not gag?"
 
2013-08-05 08:43:21 PM
People who can afford sushi and other sources of aquatic lean protein tuna appear to be paying the price with a buildup of heavy metals in their bodies

You don't have to be rich to get mercury poisoning from your food.


The rich also had higher levels of benzophenone-3, aka oxybenzone, the active ingredient in most sunscreens, which is under investigation by the EU and, argue some experts, may actually encourage skin cancer.

I skip this sketchy crap completely & instead contaminate myself with zinc and titanium oxide.
 
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