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    Snot a way to stay healthy?

    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_903083.html?menu=

    "Picking your nose and eating it is one of the best ways to stay healthy, according to a top Austrian doctor."

    Yum?

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    typical Clevelander!

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    The strange thing is, as a kid I used to do exactly as he said (including eating it!). Now I'm an adult, I've stopped. I'm not so sure I could take it up again.
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    No wonder I was healthier back then, I'll start doing exactly what he says again! lol, seriously.

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    I'm fine with the picking. It's just the eating part that bothers me. The guy is right about the "conditioning by society" bit though. I thought nothing of it 20 years ago.
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    they actually say that picking your nose IS healthier than blowing your nose. the reason? when you blow your nose, 75% of the bacteria laden mucus comes out in the tissue, but 25% gets blasted deeper into the nasal cavity thereby increasing the chances of sinus infections.
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    Eating it as a medicine?? I don't get the idea behind it. Isn't it filled with germs and bacteria whatsoever, and so when you eat it won't you be more likely infected? Or is it that when you eat them, you destroy them in your digestive system and you get antibodies against them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxologic
    Eating it as a medicine?? I don't get the idea behind it. Isn't it filled with germs and bacteria whatsoever, and so when you eat it won't you be more likely infected? Or is it that when you eat them, you destroy them in your digestive system and you get antibodies against them?
    I understand that many vaccines work on the antibodies principle mentioned above. Also consider the number of illnesses (chicken pox etc) that people generally only ever get once. Generally speaking I think a limited exposure to bacteria probably helps strengthen the immune system -- the problem is when/if it gets overrun with bacteria. I think that would require eating quite a volume of this stuff.
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    Volume? Are you going to ask your mates for donations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroz
    Volume? Are you going to ask your mates for donations?
    We might not need to ask for donations, I think soon people will make use of the huge market and start selling snot. Currently candy companies might come out with Hershey's Snot, or maybe canned snot, or snottanade drinks.

    So does it mean that eating snot introduces bacteria to the immune system and through fighting it, the immune system gets stronger? It is not the digestive mechanism that builds up the immune system right?

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    This is the most disgusting thread I have ever read... but then again I was a very healthy kid, I got sick all of 4 times in my entire childhood, never washed my hands, picked my nose, ate food that fell on the floor, played around in old abandoned buildings, etc.

    I'm not saying roll around in a germ lab but that occasional exposure to germs is just what you're paying for in a vaccine anyway.

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    You've GOT TO BE JOKING ....... (right?)

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    Maybe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    typical Clevelander!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L
    I understand that many vaccines work on the antibodies principle mentioned above. Also consider the number of illnesses (chicken pox etc) that people generally only ever get once. Generally speaking I think a limited exposure to bacteria probably helps strengthen the immune system -- the problem is when/if it gets overrun with bacteria. I think that would require eating quite a volume of this stuff.
    Just come and live here in the NYC area - plenty of germs to go around!

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    Try going on the NYC subway then eating without washing your hands, that'll grow some hair on your a$$!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Try going on the NYC subway then eating without washing your hands, that'll grow some hair on your a$$!
    Thing about picking your snitch is that it's the runny ones that are the hardest to work with! As kids we used to hold snot casting contests where we'd get a wet one and let it dangle from the index finger and then try and cast it as if you were fly-fishing and see if we could hit each other. It was easier in winter when the school seemingly had endless runny noses! The prospect of eating such stuff appalls me. Think I'll stick with antibiotics from the quack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    This is the most disgusting thread I have ever read... but then again I was a very healthy kid, I got sick all of 4 times in my entire childhood, never washed my hands, picked my nose, ate food that fell on the floor, played around in old abandoned buildings, etc.

    I'm not saying roll around in a germ lab but that occasional exposure to germs is just what you're paying for in a vaccine anyway.
    Don't forget all the fun you had with asbestos and lead paint chips.

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