The comments in the post about Laser Solutions made me think about the fact that I have never mentioned Homeopathy on here.
Here is a just a quick definition of Homeopathy as I understand it. First some find something that causes problems similar to what you want to cure. So lets say you want to cure neurodegeneration, while something that might cause that would be rattlesnake venom. So you take the venom and put one drop in a vial with 100 drops of water. You then shake that up for so many specific shakes. You then take one drop of that solution and mix it will 100 more drops of water. Shake. One drop of that solution with 100 drops of water. Shake.
Repeat for at least 8 more times, which means that you now have a solution that is 1 drop of venom to 10,000,000,000,000,000 drops of water. 1 drop venom to 10 quadrillion drops of water. Using the volume of a drop of water I found online, I translated that out to gallons. That is 1 drop of venom to 66,307,184,801 gallons of water. Just for reference that is like dropping One drop of Venom into 100,400 Olympic size swimming pools. That is about as concentrated as you get with a Homeopathic remedy.
Needless to say that drinking one glass of water from this “Solution” is effectively drinking water. The chance that even one molecule of venom is in there is so small it is effectively nonexistent. You have better chances of hitting the Powerball three times in your life.
Homeopaths think that by mixing the Venom in the water the first time you then made all the water have a “Memory” of the venom. But, the memory doesn’t make the water act like the venom, no instead it makes it act like the opposite of the venom. I still haven’t figured out how that is supposed to work.
While I was searching for a picture of the HEAD ON box, I came across the Doctor’s Trust website. They have a collection of 43 things that are labeled as homeopathic and they also have a definition of homeopathic. Needless to say their definition seemed poor to me. Homeopathic things aren’t the only medicine that they sell, but the sheer fact that they sell it at all makes me not trust the site, regardless of the name.
While looking at the sleep aid section for an experiment I wanted to try, I ran across this gem.
Active Ingredients: Kali brom 30c HUPUS, Coffea cruda 30c HPUS, Passiflora 30c HPUS, Avena 30C HPUS, Alfalfa 30c HPUS, Valerina 30c HPUS.
Inactive Ingredients: Lactose, Sucrose.
Suggested Serving: On first use, turn pack upside down and break seal by pressing base hard with thumb. Press base twice to release 2 pillules into cap, unscrew cap and without touching pillules tip them into the mouth. Chew or let dissolve in mouth 2 pillules 4 hours before bedtime. Repeat immediatley before retiring. An additional 2 pillules may be taken during the night if required. Take between meals.
Precautions: If symptoms persist consult a registered medical practitioner. Consult a physician before taking this product if you are pregnant or nursing or if symptoms persist. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
The first red flag in there should be that none of the “Active Ingredients” are actual medicine. They are all flowers and grass and various other garbage that no one has ever seen help anyone go to sleep. Some of it might even be harmful. Good thing the chance that there is any of this in the actual pills is so low.
Next comes the majority of the pillules ingredients: a part of milk and some sugar.
Then come the directions. It tells you to take them 4 hours before you plan to go to bed. How many other sleeping pills tell you to take them that far ahead of time? Hell, most of them tell you to take them in bed, because otherwise you will be sleeping on the kitchen floor. What are the chances that if you take something that four hours later you might feel tired naturally? Next it tells you to take it again right before bed. Well what were the first ones for then? Preparing your body for the next pair? Then it says you can take two more later if you need them. How many other sleeping pills can you find that have actual ingredients that tell you it is ok to take 6 pills within the space of say 8 hours? I bet the number is somewhere close to zero.
Section two tells us that if anyone taking these continues to have the problem, maybe they should call their doctor. So basically:
If you have trouble sleeping and eating these sugar pills doesn’t help you sleep, then perhaps you should talk to someone that knows something about medicine and the human body, because obviously our bunk science can’t help you out.
Also notice in the description that was cut and pasted right off of the site, there are spelling errors and pillules, doesn’t seem to show up on dictionary.com
This leads me into the experiment that I want to try. I want to get some of these and just eat them like candy. Maybe one at a time every 5 minutes or something. I want to have someone there so that if magically something does start happening to me they can at least document it if not maybe administer some Homeopathic wake up pills. 🙂
I would put my money on nothing happening though.