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Attenti alla omeopatia

19th June 2009 (20:56)

Ho appena sentito, sul Radio Monte Carlo, qualcuno (una “farmacista”) che spiegava quale sono le remedie omeopatiche di portare in vacanza. Volgio dire, in italiano (ma non so se i motori di ricerca troveranno comunque) che omeopatia è una grande cagata che non funzione per niente e non ha nessun base nè scientifico nè medico, ed è presente in farmacie solo così che Boiron possono pigliare soldi. Evitalo.

(I've just heard on Radio Monte Carlo, some “pharmacist” or other banging on about which homeopathic remedies to take on holiday. At least he didn't mention malaria, but he did mention “Sol” for sunburn. Readers of this blog will know what a big pile of nonsense this is, I just don't expect that listeners of Radio Monte Carlo necessarily will. Italy apparently has an above average number of users, if you believe that link.)

Maybe I'll edit this post a bit after I've had more of a look around, to find out how entrenched the woo is...

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Posted by: Crazy Dave (cdave)
Posted at: 22nd June 2009 09:51 (UTC)

How do you get the initial bit of sun in a bottle before you start diluting it ;)

Posted by: shpalman (shpalman)
Posted at: 22nd June 2009 11:58 (UTC)

That's easy, you just leave the bottle outside for a bit.

Posted by: Crazy Dave (cdave)
Posted at: 22nd June 2009 12:00 (UTC)
XD

Hahaha! Two thumbs up.

Posted by: shpalman (shpalman)
Posted at: 22nd June 2009 12:04 (UTC)

Of course you have to be careful to avoid accidentally creating a remedy from a storm or Venus.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: 24th June 2009 05:39 (UTC)

I thought maybe he meant Sol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_Campbell).

Mojo.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: 27th June 2009 22:30 (UTC)
homeopathy readily on sale in Italian farmacie

Italy apparently has an above average number of users, if you believe that link.

I don't know if that's true but, as you know, Italian farmacie have a legal monopoly on the sale of anything even vaguely reminiscent of medicine - because the poor thick Italians need protection from unscrupulous people like supermarket owners who might defraud or damage them in some way. Homeopathy of course can be bought in practically any farmacia in Italy. Bastardi!

pv

Posted by: shpalman (shpalman)
Posted at: 28th June 2009 12:11 (UTC)
Re: homeopathy readily on sale in Italian farmacie

Well the poor guys have to take it in turns to stay open during the three-hour lunch break and on a Sunday in case anyone has anything actually wrong with them out of office hours.

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