Mankind spent ages searching for the Elixir of Life, only to find it was in the pub all along.
Yet more splendid news for that substantial proportion of Reg readers who are familiar with the view through the bottom of a glass: Scientists have discovered that drinking booze prevents one from developing asthma. The new research is to be announced today at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, …
Alcohol and other drugs should not in any way be deemed illegal or be shunned by governments in an effort to save money in the healthcare system. Instead the governments should be introducing regulations surrounding them and putting some of the revenues from those drugs/ substances back into the healthcare system.
Wasnt there a flame icon missing from that article?
Just guessing here, but i doubt you came up with the line about reducing duty on booze while patiently waiting with a sick child (could be asthma - i developed it when i was a child.... when i didnt drink booze, come to think of it! damnit you are onto something here) at an A&E department at say 3:00a.m. one sunday morning.
Keep up the good work.
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Imagine two identical twins, one of them having a tendency to asthma, the other not. The twin with the tendency would probably have another symptoms, like a difficulty to breath in crowded or poorly ventilated spaces. That would prevent that twin from go to the places where he could 'learn to drink'.
Or, imagine another pair of twins, both with the same tendency to asthma. One of them is the shy kind, doesn't get out a lot, and as a consequence breathes more acari-laden air. The other one stays so little at home that the acari don't affect him.
Seriously, I think that this study needs lots of verification + complementary studies before being feed to the masses. :-)
Perhaps drinking will relax your respiratory tract as a whole (larinx, pharinx, glottis, you name it) so you don't give asthma a chance to manifest, because you are so relaxed that any constraint caused by swelling is countered by the relaxation.
Well, who cares, I'm off to relax my larinx right now!
Regular and moderate Alcohol consumption has been known to be beneficial for various ailments for years, just not in excess; even though it may have been enjoyable, until the hangover later tells you it wasn't such a good idea.
Apart from Breasts being fascinating, I've read that Breast fed babies are less likely to develop asthma and various other ailments because the mother passes across various stuff in her Breast Milk which helps prevent them. Obviously it helps if the mother ate plenty of good food e.g. minimal manufactured food, minimal grains, no unfermented Soya, minimal vegetable oils and margarine, and did consume enough animal flesh and animal fats; yes, meat is not optional despite Vegan dogma!
See http://www.westonaprice.org/ and get clued up on what you consume.
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