winter bugs

whos got the lurgy?

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Bedders..    pirate
08/12/2009 at 08:33
Someone about 2 years ago told me that they had eaten one Kiwi fruit a day for the last 5 years and never had a cold/cough etc.....I was sceptical but I have also now Kiwi fruited every day for the last year and have not had the slightest sign of a cold etc...just an idea and I have no way of proving it works or not.
08/12/2009 at 09:00
Kiwi fruits by the ton being brought at lunchtime today to many people in the office coughing and sniffing for my liking
purpletrilady    pirate
08/12/2009 at 18:41
mmmm.... puts Kiwis on shopping list....
09/12/2009 at 01:00

Definately worth a try! Probably Vit C but maybe there is more in them...

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
09/12/2009 at 11:45

I'll give it a go, though I'm sceptical - OH eats kiwis but I can't say he's been cold-free.

I think it's more likely to be that you are naturally immune if you don't catch colds. I don't generally catch anything (crosses fingers and toes, touches wood.....) but rarely eat kiwis. I do however eat tons of other fruit and veg. Vit C comes to mind.

09/12/2009 at 11:57

Two days sick   Back in work today but still feeling rough.

The acupunture / eating kiwis / taking vit C / wearing pink socks stuff is all b*ll*cks.  You can improve your immune system by eating a healthy balanced diet and keeping fit but any improvement in your wellbeing from any of these "remedies" is purely anecdotal and is not backed up by scientific trials.

09/12/2009 at 11:57
Sorry....... bad science is my bug bear!
09/12/2009 at 14:53
But Mr W if you believe its doing you some good then it probably will.  You've just got to admire the power of the placebo effect.  Why not take a double dose of placebo? Its been shown that 2 sugar pills are better than 1, so have 2 kiwi fruit, or wear pink gloves to go with your pink socks. 
09/12/2009 at 15:25
Good point, Timeout, although the placebo effect won't stop you catching a cold.  It will just reduce the impact it has on you.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
09/12/2009 at 19:31
or...wot I sed.

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