I'm Going To Become A Health Expert - It's a Piece Of Cake!

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Having read in another thread the discussion about Perry Belcher being convicted for making unsubstantiated claims for health products, I found this BBC news story ironic

BBC NEWS | Health | Cold and flu 'can affect driving'

Basically, it's not safe to drive when you have flu. Really? It took a bunch of doctors and insurance experts to work that out?

The health niche is like a minefield and you can easily get into trouble without a whole load of disclaimers but it seems like common sense sometimes goes out of the window.

What will be the next Nobel Prize winning medical discovery
Doctors Advise Patients Not To Get Old - It Will Kill You!

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  • Profile picture of the author sevenish
    Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

    What will be the next Nobel Prize winning medical discovery
    Question: what has the Nobel Peace Prize to do with Perry Belcher? I've not seen the connection made prior to your post here.
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      Originally Posted by sevenish View Post

      Question: what has the Nobel Peace Prize to do with Perry Belcher? I've not seen the connection made prior to your post here.
      Nor during the post. It was you that mentioned the Nobel Peace Prize

      The OP just said a Nobel Prize. There are several categories of NP, including one for medicine - which was the subject of the original post.
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      Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

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        Where Riley and Taylor go, Segal will soon follow.
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        • Profile picture of the author TLCarroll
          This is exactly why, even though I'm a career nurse with nearly 30 yrs experience, I steer clear of any medical niches like the plague.

          I'm not willing to step into that arena because of the liability. Period.
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  • Profile picture of the author madison_avenue
    Well this "Doctor" almost managed to get himself out of a driving ban:

    Daily Express | UK News :: How the fake doctor was caught out by his own greed

    Wearing that false stethoscope around your neck is not going to fool anyone anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author esr
    Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

    What will be the next Nobel Prize winning medical discovery
    Doctors Advise Patients Not To Get Old - It Will Kill You!

    Martin


    LMAO!!!!! Thanks. I needed that!
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    AUTHORITIES OFFER TIPS TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY

    Local authorities have received complaints of people slipping on the ice. Serious injuries have resulted; including broken bones, muscle strain, sprains, and hurt pride.

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    The first technique is to use rubber-soled shoes to increase traction.

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    Another advanced technique they suggest is the application of a chemical that is referred to as "salt". Somehow it causes the ice to melt, thereby reducing its effectiveness in causing injury.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Michael you just cracked me up.
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  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

    I'm Going To Become A Health Expert - It's a Piece Of Cake!
    No cake for you* -- it's bad for your health.

    Cheers,
    Becky


    *Anyone watch Seinfeld? Then you can imagine how I'm saying this.
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    Important research results now released:


    You may die if you don't drink enough water.
    You may die if you don't eat enough food.


    However we also found out that:


    You may die if you drink too much water.
    You may die if you eat too much food.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
      I wanted to use the toilet in IKEA today. There was a cleaner blocking the door, not allowing anyone access.

      "Is there someone in there cleaning?" I asked.

      "No."

      "Then why can't I go in?"

      "Because I've washed the floor and according to health and safety I'm not allowed to let anyone in until it is completely dry."

      "So," I asked, "How long will that be?"

      "Usually about 20 minutes."

      It seems the guy has to just stand in front of the door for nearly half an hour each time he cleans the floor to stop anyone being exposed to the risk of slipping over.

      The really odd thing is that the toilet is floored in non-slip floor tiles.

      Go figure.

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      • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
        And if he used his noddle and cleaned half the floor at a time, putting the usual warning signs etc out he would have been fine.

        I love it when people say "According to health & Safety" it means they don't have a clue what they are talking about lol

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        Originally Posted by Martin.Avis View Post

        I wanted to use the toilet in IKEA today. There was a cleaner blocking the door, not allowing anyone access.

        "Is there someone in there cleaning?" I asked.

        "No."

        "Then why can't I go in?"

        "Because I've washed the floor and according to health and safety I'm not allowed to let anyone in until it is completely dry."

        "So," I asked, "How long will that be?"

        "Usually about 20 minutes."

        It seems the guy has to just stand in front of the door for nearly half an hour each time he cleans the floor to stop anyone being exposed to the risk of slipping over.

        The really odd thing is that the toilet is floored in non-slip floor tiles.

        Go figure.

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        • Profile picture of the author Harvey Segal
          Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

          And if he used his noddle
          Could you rephrase that please.


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          • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
            Don't step in front of buses
            Hmmm. I read a story recently that came back to mind when I saw this.

            Because of a 6-year old boy being killed at a monster truck rally, the public was concerned about safety at all of them. One promoter, a George Eisenhart, went on TV telling people that no-one had ever been injured at any of his events, other than a woman slipping in the aisle. He stressed the many precautions his company took to make sure the customers were safe.

            The next day, he stepped out of the safety zone at his show, right in front of an oncoming monster truck, and was killed.

            The version I read was from Randy Cassingham's thoroughly enjoyable, "This Is True."


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            • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
              Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

              The next day, he stepped out of the safety zone at his show, right in front of an oncoming monster truck, and was killed.
              Paul
              My wife says this is my biggest fault - giving people advice I don't take myself.

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              • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                Hi Martin A,
                I wanted to use the toilet in IKEA today. There was a cleaner blocking the door, not allowing anyone access.

                "Is there someone in there cleaning?" I asked.

                "No."

                "Then why can't I go in?"

                "Because I've washed the floor and according to health and safety I'm not allowed to let anyone in until it is completely dry."

                "So," I asked, "How long will that be?"

                "Usually about 20 minutes."

                It seems the guy has to just stand in front of the door for nearly half an hour each time he cleans the floor to stop anyone being exposed to the risk of slipping over.

                The really odd thing is that the toilet is floored in non-slip floor tiles.

                Go figure.
                And ironically, this episode is likely to have created many other 'wet floors' in places where they are not wanted. But the bloke wouldn't get to stand around for 20 minutes otherwise. :rolleyes:

                Hi Paul,

                I knew there was something I liked about you.
                I'm sure you didn't mean it this way, but that sounds like a really back-handed compliment
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                • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                  Roger,
                  I'm sure you didn't mean it this way, but that sounds like a really back-handed compliment
                  Interesting observation. I knew there was something I liked about you...


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                  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                    Hi Paul,



                    I just knew that was gonna happen.

                    You're so quick-witted and funny sometimes. Well, there had to be at least one redeeming quality. :p
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                    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                      Roger,
                      Well, there had to be at least one redeeming quality. :p
                      You mean, besides my sparkling wit, dazzling good looks, and well-stocked liquor cabinet? (The latter of which explains the perception of the former two...)


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                      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                        Hi Paul,

                        You mean, besides my sparkling wit, dazzling good looks, and well-stocked liquor cabinet? (The latter of which explains the perception of the former two...)
                        I hear absinthe is strong enough to cause hallucinations...:rolleyes:
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                        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                          Roger,
                          I hear absinthe is strong enough to cause hallucinations..
                          So is the British air... But anyway...

                          "Absinthe makes the heart glow blonder."

                          It's not going to take any sort of hallucinogen to turn people nuts here tonight if Pittsburgh wins the Super Bowl. This is one of those days, much like St Patrick's Day, New Year's Eve, and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, when I refuse to drive after 6 PM.

                          Amateur nights.

                          And with that thought, the sleep gods beckon...


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            • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
              I love Randy's "This is True" and his heroic stories, been getting them for years lol

              Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

              Hmmm. I read a story recently that came back to mind when I saw this.

              Because of a 6-year old boy being killed at a monster truck rally, the public was concerned about safety at all of them. One promoter, a George Eisenhart, went on TV telling people that no-one had ever been injured at any of his events, other than a woman slipping in the aisle. He stressed the many precautions his company took to make sure the customers were safe.

              The next day, he stepped out of the safety zone at his show, right in front of an oncoming monster truck, and was killed.

              The version I read was from Randy Cassingham's thoroughly enjoyable, "This Is True."


              Paul
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              • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                Kim,
                I love Randy's "This is True" and his heroic stories, been getting them for years lol
                I knew there was something I liked about you. Randy is one of my favorite writers. And he and his wife are just really cool people.

                I have a lifetime premium subscription to "True." Seriously. (Don't ask.)

                I also have a huge stack of the regular GOOHF cards left, out of the original 1000 (with an appropriate domain on them - weirder.com), 100 or so of the plastic GOOHF cards, GOOHF water bottles, GOOHF travel mugs, a GOOHF business card holder, two of the giant lenticular GOOHF cards, and ... one of only two existing GOOHF pillows! Yes, hand-crafted, by the lovely Mrs. Cassingham herself. (Are you drooling with envy yet?)

                Most of the people who met me when I used to go to conferences have one or more of the cards. I think everyone in this business should.

                For those among us who are living deprived (or depraved) existences, GOOHF stands for "Get Out of Hell Free."

                If you want an example of taking a simple experience and turning it into a franchise, check out the site, and read the story of how the cards came to be. Randy has sold a lot of them (over a million), along with custom cards to premium subscribers, with their URLs on them, and a bunch of other merchandise bearing the card image.

                This is brilliant stuff. Really. I highly recommend reading it.

                Yes, folks, I am a "True" believer.


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      I'm a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Coach but I'm selling my wellness site.

      I just don't want to take the risk with my business. Even Dr. Mercola (mercola.com) has had run ins with the FDA and he's a doctor.

      Factual information can even get you in trouble if they don't like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    It's funny, but I found this part that Michael posted interesting:

    Next, local authorities point out that many stairways have a protrusion sticking out, and running parallel with the staris. The technical name for this protrusion is a "railing". They recommend using a free hand to "hold on to" the railing to give extra stability.
    I started visualizing the story about people sticking their tongues to a frozen flagpole and getting stuck. This actually happened and made the news recently.

    Here's my dilemma.

    What if I am not wearing gloves, and if my hand is wet, should I grab hold of the railing and have my hand get stuck? Or should I not take the chance and risk falling?

    What are the liabilities if I grab hold of the railing?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    Thanks,

    John

    PS it does get a bit ridiculous.
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