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(Mother Nature Network)   You've gone Hollywood the day you find yourself telling Rachel Ray, "Like I live in Los Angeles and I'll go an hour away into the mountains and I'll find stinging nettle and mugwart and a bunch of other herbs that you can use medicinally"   (mnn.com ) divider line
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2014-03-21 08:34:04 AM  
"I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver," she says. "He was African and was saying that, where he's from, the women eat clay when they're pregnant. Seriously-ask your taxi drivers where they are from and about their customs. You will learn a lot.

I am really not comfortable with some of these Obamacare provisions.
 
2014-03-21 08:35:46 AM  
Sounds more like Hollywood gone Calabasas.
 
2014-03-21 09:55:18 AM  
This just in: hiking out into semi-arid terrain in the mountains to gather stinging nettle and mugwart is now "going Hollywood". How very... glamorous!
 
2014-03-21 10:06:08 AM  
The entertainment industry sure does attract some odd ducks. Good for her though, if she wants to eat dirt and nettles and mugwart then more power to her. At least she's not buying leopoard print cars or railing against the evils of vaccines; and even those things aren't as bad as the thoroughly farked up crap Wall Street and DC get up to. Secret societies that mock poor people, the Bohemian Grove, The Family. The more that's learned about the people in DC and Wall Street, the more normal Hollywood seems by comparison.
 
2014-03-21 10:07:30 AM  
Wait Rachael Ray is still alive? I thought I read about a tragic accident involving EVOO  and GB
 
2014-03-21 10:11:39 AM  
In Beverly Hills they done gone Ozark...
i1079.photobucket.com
diggin' 'taters, yo...
 
2014-03-21 10:13:31 AM  
For instance, she tries to supplement at least 35 percent of her diet with "wild foods."  "Like I live in Los Angeles and I'll go an hour away into the mountains and I'll find stinging nettle and mugwart and a bunch of other herbs that you can use medicinally,"

Oh, bullshiat.  If you're able to gather 35% of your diet then you're either spending 90% of your time gathering wild edibles or you're barely eating.
 
2014-03-21 10:27:47 AM  
If you're eating clay to *remove* heavy metals from your body, you're doing it wrong.
 
2014-03-21 10:29:00 AM  
I supplement my diet of organic dirt and locally-sourced tree bark with the pure, cleansing white light that beams off the Hollywood sign.

/idiots
 
2014-03-21 10:29:30 AM  

foo monkey: If you're eating clay to *remove* heavy metals from your body, you're doing it wrong.


I remember reading that citrus was actually really good for that. Not sure how accurate that is, but I read it somewhere.
 
2014-03-21 10:29:48 AM  
"I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver," she says. "He was African and was saying that, where he's from, the women eat clay when they're pregnant.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/would-you-like-side-dirt-e at ing-soil/?page=1

Eating clay as a health supplement is pretty much on par with eating willow bark for a headache
 
2014-03-21 10:36:20 AM  
Personally, I like "So, I've discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn't absorb it, and it apparently provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes."

It has been a few years since CHM1&2 but I am pretty sure that you need to be positive to attract negative isotopes.

Don't we want to keep some of those nasty negative isotopes?  I am pretty sure that red blood cells have Fe+ to bond with/carry oxygen...or did I get that backward?

Either way, she's eating high-priced-designer-dirt and happy that her poop smells like metal.

Nice...

/Maybe we should stop listening to these people talk when they are off-script.
 
2014-03-21 10:37:39 AM  
Does the five-second rule apply if you're eating dirt?
 
2014-03-21 10:41:22 AM  

IntertubeUser: Does the five-second rule apply if you're eating dirt?


only if you drop food on it
 
2014-03-21 10:44:01 AM  
"So, I've discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn't absorb it, and it apparently provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes"

The word you're looking for is ion, not isotope. Isotopes refer to atoms with different numbers of neutrons in the nucleus (U-235 v. U-238).

//cchinni, I think you're on to something.
 
2014-03-21 10:44:19 AM  
Stinging nettle sucks. Good news is that you put mud on stinging nettle to make the sting go away, so she's already covered there.

Either way, she can do what she wants, if she's actually gathering her own stuff, good for her. The prices people charge for some of these things are absolutely ridiculous. By avoiding Whole Foods, she'll probably be able to buy her first mansion 3 years earlier and pay cash up front for it.

As long as she isn't getting her herbs and clay downstream from a turpentine factory or something, it's probably fine.
 
2014-03-21 10:45:40 AM  
A gullible actress? The hell you say!
 
2014-03-21 10:48:41 AM  
But when they give an "obams is the bestist" tweet, we should all take them seriously.
 
2014-03-21 10:51:17 AM  
"I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver," she says. "He was African and was saying that, where he's from, the women eat clay when they're pregnant. Seriously-ask your taxi drivers where they are from and about their customs. You will learn a lot

Another popular african myth is that raping virgins (often babies) cures AIDS. Think of all the talented actors that could have been saved if only they had listened to their African Cab drivers.

[ / sarcasm ]
 
2014-03-21 10:51:55 AM  

LectertheChef: The entertainment industry sure does attract some odd ducks. Good for her though, if she wants to eat dirt and nettles and mugwart then more power to her. At least she's not buying leopoard print cars or railing against the evils of vaccines; and even those things aren't as bad as the thoroughly farked up crap Wall Street and DC get up to. Secret societies that mock poor people, the Bohemian Grove, The Family. The more that's learned about the people in DC and Wall Street, the more normal Hollywood seems by comparison.


My wife's aunt is a lawyer who lives in an enormous mansion in Bethesda, MD.  I used to think we were doing OK (Mrs TanHamster and I are both engineers) until we spent a few days down there.  Yup, shoulda been a lawyer.  Or whatever it is that all those people do for a living down there.  Every single car in DC is a $100K foreign luxury car, and every single mansion has several of them displayed prominently in the driveway.

I know, I know, the official position of Fark is that American Cars Suck.™  But you'd think you'd at least see one or two in the nation's capital.  Nope.  All foreign.

/ Don't give me that "But Toyotas are built right here in the US" crap.  They're assembled in the US from foreign parts, to circumvent the import tariffs that would otherwise be imposed.
 
2014-03-21 10:57:24 AM  
Well, there is this:

"It is possible that the binding effect of clay would cause it to absorb toxins," Dr. David L. Katz, nutrition expert at the Yale School of Medicine and a medical contributor for ABC News, said in 2005.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diet/story?id=1167623&page=1&singlePage =t rue

I don't know. Charcoal is a natural filtering agent, it's why they pump you full of it when you drink nasty poisonous stuff, I don't see why this wouldn't be similar. She might have the wrong reason for why it does what it does. A lot of the medicines we use are based on "old wive's tales", just refined, but still often from the same original sources, just because something seems weird, it doesn't mean that it doesn't work. I'm personally not going to eat dirt, but I've heard of people doing it before from strong compulsions, and the doctor saying that their body is craving something specifically in it, and it's not always a bad sign. I don't really know if I could handle dating a chick that is this much into this, though...
 
2014-03-21 10:57:52 AM  
"I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver," she says. "He was African and was saying that, where he's from, the women eat clay when they're pregnant.

Oooooor it could just be Pica.
 
2014-03-21 11:01:42 AM  

Sairobi: "I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver," she says. "He was African and was saying that, where he's from, the women eat clay when they're pregnant.

Oooooor it could just be Pica.


People, when very hungry, will eat a lot of things to fill their bellies. Sawdust, newspaper....
 
2014-03-21 11:04:25 AM  
She's just trying to distract us from talking about  how terrible her movie is by telling people how she eats clay because an African cab driver told her it's totally legit.
 
2014-03-21 11:11:10 AM  
Ate dirt when I was a kid.  Did you know that earthworm eggs can hatch and grow inside of you?

/at least, I think it was an earthworm, I was very young
 
2014-03-21 11:14:36 AM  

Sairobi: "I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver," she says. "He was African and was saying that, where he's from, the women eat clay when they're pregnant.

Oooooor it could just be Pica.


This.
 
2014-03-21 11:34:56 AM  
www.thethirdcity.org


Knows a little something about foraging.
 
2014-03-21 11:51:49 AM  
I am so glad the Hollywierd self-proclaimed elitists think the fly-over peoples are dumb... please stay where you are; as the rest of the real world doesn't want to put up with your metal smelling shiat!
 
2014-03-21 12:02:45 PM  

MrTDGoodrich: "So, I've discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn't absorb it, and it apparently provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes"

The word you're looking for is ion, not isotope. Isotopes refer to atoms with different numbers of neutrons in the nucleus (U-235 v. U-238).

//cchinni, I think you're on to something.


Thanks.

I caught the negative vs negative and missed the obvious "that's not an ion, THIS is an ion".

/+1 Internets for using U-238 as your example :)
 
2014-03-21 12:28:59 PM  
Actually, she's correct about the clay thing. Kaolin clay is a very well known remedy for stomach upset and it does bind toxins. One example I can pull off the top of my head is that there is a species of wild parrot that eats berries that have something in them that is toxic as a main part of their diet. They then fly to a riverside where kaolin clay deposits are found and eat the clay to neutralize the toxins in their stomach before they are absorbed.

Guys, why do you think women use clay facial masques? It pulls the oils and gunk out of our pores and binds it up so we can wash it all off.

Also, stinging nettles lose their sting when cooked. They're very high in Vitamin C and important trace minerals. Boiled down and strained, nettle water is also magnificent as a topical cure for dandruff.

Cripes, this is really basic stuff. It's appalling how obscure this seems to be.
 
2014-03-21 12:55:31 PM  

ManifestDestiny: Actually, she's correct about the clay thing. Kaolin clay is a very well known remedy for stomach upset and it does bind toxins. One example I can pull off the top of my head is that there is a species of wild parrot that eats berries that have something in them that is toxic as a main part of their diet. They then fly to a riverside where kaolin clay deposits are found and eat the clay to neutralize the toxins in their stomach before they are absorbed.

Guys, why do you think women use clay facial masques? It pulls the oils and gunk out of our pores and binds it up so we can wash it all off.

Also, stinging nettles lose their sting when cooked. They're very high in Vitamin C and important trace minerals. Boiled down and strained, nettle water is also magnificent as a topical cure for dandruff.

Cripes, this is really basic stuff. It's appalling how obscure this seems to be.


Yes, and I had a dog that could get bit by a rattle snake, sleep for a few days and be fine after.  Doesn't mean that I should copy him.  Not everything that other mammals do in nature should be copied by us humans.  :D

Seriously though, I understand that there are some benefits to some of this stuff that normal medical science labels as "alternative"...I just think that the people who partake should educate themselves a lot better about why they are doing it.

/Negative charged clay attracting negative charged ions indeed!
 
2014-03-21 01:06:42 PM  
This biatch is awfully preachy.
 
2014-03-21 01:27:00 PM  
Geophagy

Wat.

Woodley just got more crazy than hot.
 
2014-03-21 01:55:23 PM  

TanHamster: LectertheChef: The entertainment industry sure does attract some odd ducks. Good for her though, if she wants to eat dirt and nettles and mugwart then more power to her. At least she's not buying leopoard print cars or railing against the evils of vaccines; and even those things aren't as bad as the thoroughly farked up crap Wall Street and DC get up to. Secret societies that mock poor people, the Bohemian Grove, The Family. The more that's learned about the people in DC and Wall Street, the more normal Hollywood seems by comparison.

My wife's aunt is a lawyer who lives in an enormous mansion in Bethesda, MD.  I used to think we were doing OK (Mrs TanHamster and I are both engineers) until we spent a few days down there.  Yup, shoulda been a lawyer.  Or whatever it is that all those people do for a living down there.  Every single car in DC is a $100K foreign luxury car, and every single mansion has several of them displayed prominently in the driveway.

I know, I know, the official position of Fark is that American Cars Suck.™  But you'd think you'd at least see one or two in the nation's capital.  Nope.  All foreign.

/ Don't give me that "But Toyotas are built right here in the US" crap.  They're assembled in the US from foreign parts, to circumvent the import tariffs that would otherwise be imposed.


Actually, Toyotas are made in the US from mostly North American sourced parts because transportation cost would add about 10% to the cost of a $20K car.  And the reason they build here is to avoid import quotas, not tariffs.  That lets Toyota import more $60K Lexuses.

\Is there any part of what you said that is correct?
 
2014-03-21 02:01:22 PM  

ManifestDestiny: Actually, she's correct about the clay thing. Kaolin clay is a very well known remedy for stomach upset


Well known among poor rural southerners, perhaps. And in some third world countries. But in the first world  scientists isolated and manufactured the active ingredient - it was the primary ingredient in Kaopectate for decades, until it was replaced by a more effective compound.

Eating clay for an upset stomach is like eating willow bark to get rid of a headache


ManifestDestiny: and it does bind toxins. One example I can pull off the top of my head is that there is a species of wild parrot that eats berries that have something in them that is toxic as a main part of their diet. They then fly to a riverside where kaolin clay deposits are found and eat the clay to neutralize the toxins in their stomach before they are absorbed.


Many birds also swallow stones to help them digest food. Maybe we should start supplementing our diets with pea gravel, neh? Birds aren't people.

Also, while it may neutralize some specific toxic compounds to some extent, that's only in the stomach/intestine - it doesn't cleanse your body, or your bloodstream, or anything else. So sure, if you eat something that is toxic you could try to neutralize it while it's still in your stomach by eating some clay. Or you could call the farking poison control hotline and do what they recommend. I've heard that both are pretty good options.

As for facials, the mechanism by which dirt and such in your pores adheres to dry(ing) clay has nothing whatsoever to do with any effect it may have when eaten.

  ManifestDestiny:  Also, stinging nettles lose their sting when cooked. They're very high in Vitamin C and important trace minerals. Boiled down and strained, nettle water is also magnificent as a topical cure for dandruff.

Cripes, this is really basic stuff. It's appalling how obscure this seems to be.


You raise several good points about the nettles, but when it comes to eating clay, the benefits are obscure, and for good reasons - all of the beneficial effects can be realized using other, safer, more efficient modern methods.
 
2014-03-21 03:29:29 PM  
Someone smack her before she becomes Gwenyth Paltrow.
 
2014-03-21 03:44:06 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: ManifestDestiny: Actually, she's correct about the clay thing. Kaolin clay is a very well known remedy for stomach upset

Well known among poor rural southerners, perhaps. And in some third world countries. But in the first world  scientists isolated and manufactured the active ingredient - it was the primary ingredient in Kaopectate for decades, until it was replaced by a more effective compound.

Eating clay for an upset stomach is like eating willow bark to get rid of a headache


ManifestDestiny: and it does bind toxins. One example I can pull off the top of my head is that there is a species of wild parrot that eats berries that have something in them that is toxic as a main part of their diet. They then fly to a riverside where kaolin clay deposits are found and eat the clay to neutralize the toxins in their stomach before they are absorbed.

Many birds also swallow stones to help them digest food. Maybe we should start supplementing our diets with pea gravel, neh? Birds aren't people.

Also, while it may neutralize some specific toxic compounds to some extent, that's only in the stomach/intestine - it doesn't cleanse your body, or your bloodstream, or anything else. So sure, if you eat something that is toxic you could try to neutralize it while it's still in your stomach by eating some clay. Or you could call the farking poison control hotline and do what they recommend. I've heard that both are pretty good options.

As for facials, the mechanism by which dirt and such in your pores adheres to dry(ing) clay has nothing whatsoever to do with any effect it may have when eaten.

  ManifestDestiny:  Also, stinging nettles lose their sting when cooked. They're very high in Vitamin C and important trace minerals. Boiled down and strained, nettle water is also magnificent as a topical cure for dandruff.

Cripes, this is really basic stuff. It's appalling how obscure this seems to be.

You raise several good points about the nettles, but when it comes to eating clay ...



It is possible that kaolin clay has properties not accounted for by the action of the one compound extracted to make kaopectate (I seem to recall it's also a chelating agent, hence the metallic smell of passed stool). I mean, FFS...marinol is an ineffective joke compared to actual marijuana. So yeah...if I've got an issue cured better by smoking plant buds than by taking a pill of the extract, you bet your ass I'll do it.

/doesn't smoke, fwiw
 
2014-03-21 04:11:57 PM  

Sybarite: "I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver," she says. "He was African and was saying that, where he's from, the women eat clay when they're pregnant. Seriously-ask your taxi drivers where they are from and about their customs. You will learn a lot.

I am really not comfortable with some of these Obamacare provisions.


Thomas Friedman wrote a cookbook?
 
2014-03-21 05:25:08 PM  
Stinging nettle as a steamed plant is pretty tasty. High in minerals. Doesn't sting when you cook them.

I really hate how rich people are taking all the stuff country folk (from many countries) have always done and suddenly making it all trendy while jabbering on about it like teen girls.

It's like the guy who goes and finds some shamanic healer in South America or Asia, learns some things from the wise old native, and then comes back to the Modern World, patenting and marketing the shiat out of the gift he was given after putting some mystical bullshiat coating on it. Parasitic behaviour.
 
2014-03-21 06:14:40 PM  

Sybarite: "I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver," she says. "He was African and was saying that, where he's from, the women eat clay when they're pregnant. Seriously-ask your taxi drivers where they are from and about their customs. You will learn a lot.

I am really not comfortable with some of these Obamacare provisions.


Is Pica more prevalent there maybe?

And getting medical advice from a taxi driver?  I get it from the homeless guy on the corner.  He knows a thing or two about self applied medical care, let me tell you!
 
2014-03-21 06:19:01 PM  

ManifestDestiny: It is possible that kaolin clay has properties not accounted for by the action of the one compound extracted to make kaopectate (I seem to recall it's also a chelating agent, hence the metallic smell of passed stool). I mean, FFS...marinol is an ineffective joke compared to actual marijuana. So yeah...if I've got an issue cured better by smoking plant buds than by taking a pill of the extract, you bet your ass I'll do it.


In other words, magic.
 
2014-03-22 02:02:57 AM  

thamike: Sounds more like Hollywood gone Calabasas.


I was going to say they've gone Skyrim, myself.
 
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