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(Science Daily)   Olestra speeds up removal of toxins from your body. Mind you, Olestra speeds up removal of lots of things from your body   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 122
    More: Obvious, College of Medicine, PCB, PCBs, toxins, University of Cincinnati, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry  
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2014-04-09 10:41:10 PM  
There has never been clearer evidence of bribery than the instance of anything that has "may cause sudden, uncontrolled, extremely powerful bowel movements" in its description getting approved as safe to eat.

enquirer.com
 
2014-04-09 10:44:58 PM  
Often unplanned
 
2014-04-09 11:12:01 PM  

gaslight: There has never been clearer evidence of bribery than the instance of anything that has "may cause sudden, uncontrolled, extremely powerful bowel movements" in its description getting approved as safe to eat.

[enquirer.com image 160x242]


Some bulemics use laxatives to "speed up" their digestion and prevent absorption of excess calories.  Olestra does the same thing without needing extra medication.
 
2014-04-09 11:18:34 PM  

Ambivalence: gaslight: There has never been clearer evidence of bribery than the instance of anything that has "may cause sudden, uncontrolled, extremely powerful bowel movements" in its description getting approved as safe to eat.

[enquirer.com image 160x242]

Some bulemics use laxatives to "speed up" their digestion and prevent absorption of excess calories.  Olestra does the same thing without needing extra medication.


Shart Starter
 
2014-04-09 11:47:49 PM  
Oily discharge!

/the name of my D'Oyly Carte light opera cover band, coincidentally
 
2014-04-09 11:50:39 PM  
I wonder what would happen if you ate Olestra chips and took an Alli pill together.  Probably projectile pooping like that hippo video.
 
2014-04-10 12:12:53 AM  
It's a slippery slope
 
2014-04-10 12:16:44 AM  
Huh. Wiki says PCBs (which that removes) can come from 'carbonless copy paper', produced by NCR. My dad worked there until about 1980. He AND my mom both had breast cancer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonless_copy_paper#Health_and_enviro nm ental_concerns

/environmental, I knew it...
//sigh, not that I'll ever prove it.
 
2014-04-10 12:17:01 AM  
HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!
 
2014-04-10 12:17:02 AM  
imagizer.imageshack.us
 
2014-04-10 12:19:49 AM  
Olestra + Activia = Yogurt Ass Flume
 
2014-04-10 12:20:20 AM  
gaslight: "may cause sudden, uncontrolled, extremely powerful bowel movements" in its description getting approved as safe to eat.

Hell, that's even more reason for me to eat it! I have no shame in admitting that furious bowel movements (which I'm quite proud of) are a passionate pastime around my house. I'm gonna start putting a can of Pringles on top of the bowl from now on.
 
2014-04-10 12:25:17 AM  
If you are ever constipated, go to Walgreens and get a bag of sugar free pecan clusters by Russel Stover. Eat at least three clusters. Around the two hour mark, make sure you are near a bathroom. Oh my god.
 
2014-04-10 12:27:38 AM  

ajax6677: If you are ever constipated, go to Walgreens and get a bag of sugar free pecan clusters by Russel Stover. Eat at least three clusters. Around the two hour mark, make sure you are near a bathroom. Oh my god.


If you're ever constipated AND masochistic, try Haribo sugar-free gummy bears. Or if you hate someone, give them some.

Some of the reviews are GOLD.

/yes, I know most of the internet has already seen 'em. Linked just in case.
 
2014-04-10 12:28:10 AM  

gaslight: There has never been clearer evidence of bribery than the instance of anything that has "may cause sudden, uncontrolled, extremely powerful bowel movements" in its description getting approved as safe to eat.

[enquirer.com image 160x242]


Chart is questionable: "Ruffles WOW chips" is listed as +34.2, yet listed on the negative side of the chart.
 
2014-04-10 12:28:20 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-10 12:28:37 AM  
See, the distinction between science and woo? In science, toxins has an actual meaning. The headline's blithe "removes toxins" sounded like woo to me, so I was gratified to RTFA and find that there was a specific toxin (or rather , class of chemically similar toxins) being referred to.
 
2014-04-10 12:30:48 AM  
ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2014-04-10 12:31:49 AM  
I was at my sister's house when chips when olestra first came on the market. I had eaten a few of them when my niece of about 3 told me to "be careful, they have diarrhea in them."
 
2014-04-10 12:32:13 AM  

LordJiro: ajax6677: If you are ever constipated, go to Walgreens and get a bag of sugar free pecan clusters by Russel Stover. Eat at least three clusters. Around the two hour mark, make sure you are near a bathroom. Oh my god.

If you're ever constipated AND masochistic, try Haribo sugar-free gummy bears. Or if you hate someone, give them some.

Some of the reviews are GOLD.

/yes, I know most of the internet has already seen 'em. Linked just in case.


It's a damned shame that Haribo seems to have discontinued those bears not long after the reviews. I'd think it would've created a spike in sales.

/Along with porcelain-annihilating, rectal-prolapsing, atom-splitting fecal cataclysms
 
2014-04-10 12:34:29 AM  
Oh wow...we're still talking about Olestra?  I thought it was pretty obvious they make you poop out pretty much everything (good and bad) years ago.
 
2014-04-10 12:37:40 AM  

ajax6677: If you are ever constipated, go to Walgreens and get a bag of sugar free pecan clusters by Russel Stover. Eat at least three clusters. Around the two hour mark, make sure you are near a bathroom. Oh my god.


Their food is awful! I know a few people that work there and they always give me samples and the like. I can't even look at their packaging without a vomit-in-the-mouth taste.

/I prefer crunchy frog
 
2014-04-10 12:37:56 AM  
If you have diarrhea during Thanksgiving and Christmas, it may very well be due to annatto. It's used to color stuffing. Only problem is South American tribes used to use the seed annatto comes from as a laxative.

If you don't want to be sick, don't eat any stuffing that's been dyed with annatto. Take it from someone who knows.
 
2014-04-10 12:43:36 AM  
Now Dino Bravo is attempting to become the world's strongest man. Who the hell is Frenchy Martin?
 
2014-04-10 12:44:22 AM  

syrynxx: I wonder what would happen if you ate Olestra chips and took an Alli pill together.  Probably projectile pooping like that hippo video.




Showboating is not recommended.
 
2014-04-10 12:44:34 AM  

FormlessOne: Olestra + Activia = Yogurt Ass Flume


Olestra + Viagra = I think you get the picture
 
2014-04-10 12:46:27 AM  

LordJiro: ajax6677: If you are ever constipated, go to Walgreens and get a bag of sugar free pecan clusters by Russel Stover. Eat at least three clusters. Around the two hour mark, make sure you are near a bathroom. Oh my god.

If you're ever constipated AND masochistic, try Haribo sugar-free gummy bears. Or if you hate someone, give them some.

Some of the reviews are GOLD.

/yes, I know most of the internet has already seen 'em. Linked just in case.


I've never had trouble with any fake sugars like that. Then again, I don't remember the Olestra chips bothering me either. Sometimes I drink hot sauce though (it's so gooood) and I eat things I'm allergic to all the time so maybe my stomach is just giving up.

A little bit of mayo from McDonald's is the most effective thing I've found. It's amazing.
 
2014-04-10 12:51:00 AM  
The thing is, toxins accumulate in fat cells. As one loses weight, they go back into the bloodstream, then get excreted. Not a problem for most people, but if you're obese and have a lot of toxins sequestered in your fat cells, a crash diet can cause you to overdose. I suspect Olestra can too, so be careful with that stuff.
 
2014-04-10 12:51:38 AM  

Mithiwithi: See, the distinction between science and woo? In science, toxins has an actual meaning. The headline's blithe "removes toxins" sounded like woo to me, so I was gratified to RTFA and find that there was a specific toxin (or rather , class of chemically similar toxins) being referred to.


Anyone using the word 'woo' always sounds like the exact type of idiot they are busy protesting against.
 
2014-04-10 12:54:30 AM  

AbiNormal: syrynxx: I wonder what would happen if you ate Olestra chips and took an Alli pill together.  Probably projectile pooping like that hippo video.

Showboating is not recommended.


Oh God, my chest hurts like hell. No more laughter. I can't farking take it. I have to leave the thread for a while...
 
2014-04-10 12:57:07 AM  

FormlessOne: Yogurt Ass Flume


Band name.
 
2014-04-10 12:57:08 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: If you have diarrhea during Thanksgiving and Christmas, it may very well be due to annatto. It's used to color stuffing. Only problem is South American tribes used to use the seed annatto comes from as a laxative.

If you don't want to be sick, don't eat any stuffing that's been dyed with annatto. Take it from someone who knows.


Why would they dye stuffing in the first place?
 
2014-04-10 12:58:16 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: If you have diarrhea during Thanksgiving and Christmas, it may very well be due to annatto. It's used to color stuffing. Only problem is South American tribes used to use the seed annatto comes from as a laxative.

If you don't want to be sick, don't eat any stuffing that's been dyed with annatto. Take it from someone who knows.


Well that explains it.

/grew up on arroz con gandules
 
2014-04-10 01:00:42 AM  

Prairie Phoenix: Now Dino Bravo is attempting to become the world's strongest man. Who the hell is Frenchy Martin?


Its funny because i know what thread you meant to post that in.
 
2014-04-10 01:02:46 AM  

Ambivalence: TheShavingofOccam123: If you have diarrhea during Thanksgiving and Christmas, it may very well be due to annatto. It's used to color stuffing. Only problem is South American tribes used to use the seed annatto comes from as a laxative.

If you don't want to be sick, don't eat any stuffing that's been dyed with annatto. Take it from someone who knows.

Why would they dye stuffing in the first place?


Annatto is used in a lot of foods. I think it makes stuffing look more buttery and grease-colored. Like it was cooked in the bird rather than in a pot, as a lot of instant or prepared stuffing is.

Cheese is a big source of annatto. I often wonder whether people who are lactose-intolerant are actually annatto intolerant.
 
2014-04-10 01:06:39 AM  
I won't go near anything that contains Olestra including people who eat the stuff.
 
2014-04-10 01:06:41 AM  
Olestra; For when you absolutely have to wake up in the middle of the night just to wipe your ass for the fifteenth time in the last 7 hours.
 
2014-04-10 01:06:49 AM  
that stuff is no joke...

when it first came on the market, i had to go on a two-week-long work trip and was living out of a hotel for the duration.  one night on my way back to my room after work i stopped at the grocery store and decided to try them.  i bought a can of pringles.

being on the road and bored, i spent a lot of time in the room with nothing to do, so while watching a movie i ate the whole damn can.  mind you, i hadn't heard anything at all about the negative side effects of olestra at this time.  imagine my surprise when, for the next three days, i systematically shiat my brains out every hour on the hour.  worst stomach cramps i've ever had, and my bunghole was bleeding from all the hourly wiping i had to do with that wonderfully course hotel toilet paper.

i was absolutely miserable.  got home and told the wife what i'd done, and she laughed her ass off.  apparently she knew about the side effects and i didn't.

so yeah, avoid the stuff.  it'll turn your colon inside out.
 
2014-04-10 01:07:01 AM  

LordJiro: ajax6677: If you are ever constipated, go to Walgreens and get a bag of sugar free pecan clusters by Russel Stover. Eat at least three clusters. Around the two hour mark, make sure you are near a bathroom. Oh my god.

If you're ever constipated AND masochistic, try Haribo sugar-free gummy bears. Or if you hate someone, give them some.

Some of the reviews are GOLD.

/yes, I know most of the internet has already seen 'em. Linked just in case.


Next time I fly I'm going to take a bag of those with me and pass them around on the plane.
 
2014-04-10 01:10:25 AM  
Move over, aspirin! There's a new wonder drug in town, and it's name is........Olestra!
 
2014-04-10 01:12:28 AM  

LordJiro: If you're ever constipated AND masochistic, try Haribo sugar-free gummy bears. Or if you hate someone, give them some.

Some of the reviews are GOLD.

/yes, I know most of the internet has already seen 'em. Linked just in case.


Well I hadn't seen them, or maybe I had and subsequently forgot (yes my memory is that bad).

Either way, thanks for the link.
 
2014-04-10 01:14:47 AM  
You'll make the toilet bowl look like a Jackson Pollock masterpiece if you eat that stuff.
 
2014-04-10 01:16:04 AM  

syrynxx: I wonder what would happen if you ate Olestra chips and took an Alli pill together.  Probably projectile pooping like that hippo video.


You mean this[potentially NSFW] one?
 
2014-04-10 01:18:13 AM  

crayola_chicken: that stuff is no joke...

when it first came on the market, i had to go on a two-week-long work trip and was living out of a hotel for the duration.  one night on my way back to my room after work i stopped at the grocery store and decided to try them.  i bought a can of pringles.

being on the road and bored, i spent a lot of time in the room with nothing to do, so while watching a movie i ate the whole damn can.  mind you, i hadn't heard anything at all about the negative side effects of olestra at this time.  imagine my surprise when, for the next three days, i systematically shiat my brains out every hour on the hour.  worst stomach cramps i've ever had, and my bunghole was bleeding from all the hourly wiping i had to do with that wonderfully course hotel toilet paper.

i was absolutely miserable.  got home and told the wife what i'd done, and she laughed her ass off.  apparently she knew about the side effects and i didn't.

so yeah, avoid the stuff.  it'll turn your colon inside out.


I am also laughing my ass off.  Thank you.
 
2014-04-10 01:18:56 AM  

LordJiro: ajax6677: If you are ever constipated, go to Walgreens and get a bag of sugar free pecan clusters by Russel Stover. Eat at least three clusters. Around the two hour mark, make sure you are near a bathroom. Oh my god.

If you're ever constipated AND masochistic, try Haribo sugar-free gummy bears. Or if you hate someone, give them some.

Some of the reviews are GOLD.

/yes, I know most of the internet has already seen 'em. Linked just in case.


Nothing like a good dose of manitol to clean out the lower digestive tract.
 
2014-04-10 01:20:48 AM  
Anal leakage, amirite?
 
2014-04-10 01:21:23 AM  

IHadMeAVision: TheShavingofOccam123: If you have diarrhea during Thanksgiving and Christmas, it may very well be due to annatto. It's used to color stuffing. Only problem is South American tribes used to use the seed annatto comes from as a laxative.

If you don't want to be sick, don't eat any stuffing that's been dyed with annatto. Take it from someone who knows.

Well that explains it.

/grew up on arroz con gandules


I could see where annatto infused oil would be the perfect delivery system.

Here's a link from a retired gastric specialist. It's amazing how many foods contain annatto and how it can cause IBS.

http://journals.lww.com/jcge/fulltext/2009/11000/annatto_and_ibs.27. as px
 
2014-04-10 01:23:17 AM  
Has this met its match?
s.yimg.com
 
2014-04-10 01:23:26 AM  
 
2014-04-10 01:23:51 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: If you have diarrhea during Thanksgiving and Christmas, it may very well be due to annatto. It's used to color stuffing. Only problem is South American tribes used to use the seed annatto comes from as a laxative.

If you don't want to be sick, don't eat any stuffing that's been dyed with annatto. Take it from someone who knows.


Been there, hated it.   Anatto is nasty.
 
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