"....many a tragic episode in family life is superinduced by the baleful influence of a tortured stomach. Mighty is the hand that holds the ballot-box, but mightier is the hand that wields to advantage the pepper-box, the salt-spoon, and the sugar-shaker." read the entirely of Maud C. Cooke's, Breakfast, Dinner and Supper; or, What To Eat and How To Prepare It (1897)
online and enter a world of home remedies, large scale recipes, sound advice, leftover wizardry, squirrel stews, scientific digestion, and horrible things done to vegetables.
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 17, 2014 -
In the late 1740s, John Wesley—a British evangelist and the co-founder of Methodism—published Primitive Physick, or, An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Diseases. The tome gave regular people ways to cure themselves, using items they could find in their own homes. - Here are some of his suggested home remedies.
posted by The Whelk
on Oct 29, 2013 -
MIT scientist Dr. Todd Rider has developed a viral infection treatment
that works by triggering host cell suicide when it finds the cell has been producing double-stranded RNA. Since dsRNA is the mechanism by which all viral infections proceed, but is not part of normal cellular function, the treatment seems both universal and safe. [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett
on Aug 11, 2011 -
The UN's FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) have announced that they believe rinderpest, an frequently fatal viral disease that affects livestock and wild ruminants, to have been eliminated. This is only the second virus, after smallpox, to have been wiped out. The BBC
and the Guardian
discuss the story in brief, and Science
has a slightly more in-depth look at it. The FAO themselves have put up an interesting history of the disease and its treatment
posted by Dim Siawns
on Oct 15, 2010 -
Planning on partying hard this weekend? Here are some yummy (non-scientific) ways to treat your hangover. Canada, England, and the US tend towards piles of greasy foods. Try poutine
, fish and chips
, or a greasy hamburger
. For a Mexican hangover experience, look for menudo
) or chilaquiles
. Peru lauds ceviche
as a cure, while Ecuador turns to encebollado
. Bulgaria uses sauerkraut
brine, Turkey has turnip juice
, Korea looks for haejangguk
, and Scotland has a soft drink called Irn-Bru
. [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb
on Apr 24, 2009 -
French Doctor Finds Cure for Alcoholism in a Pill, Causing a Stir.
Having himself suffered from dipsomania
, Dr. Olivier Ameisen, claims in his book, Le Dernier Verre
(The Last Glass
), that the muscle relaxant bacloflen suppressed his craving for alcohol
, curing his alcoholism. A top cardiologist in France, and doctor to a former French PM
, Ameisen has called for clinical trials to verify his bold claim, while causing some in the field to accuse him of irresponsibility for suggesting alcoholism can be cured by a pill, although other pills
are in the works.
posted by Azaadistani
on Dec 6, 2008 -
Cancer Cure Patented
A group of researchers claim that they are patenting a possible cure for cancer involving nothing more than sugar and short-chain fatty acid combination.
posted by TravisJeffery
on Jan 4, 2007 -
The God Light
was previously discussed here
. Once known as the Angel Light, it has been modified and now cures cancer, parkinsons, fibrocystic disease etc. As a side-effect of its healing powers, the device no longer allows one to see through walls.
posted by jb5dogs
on May 12, 2005 -
Cancer Research Project
Be a part of the search for a cure to cancer: simply download a very small, no cost, non-invasive software program that works like a screensaver: it runs when your computer isn't being used, and processes research until you need your machine.
posted by ericost
on Dec 10, 2001 -
Immortality Protein May Offer Cancer Vaccine.
You know, I'm glad they're making progress, but once the 'cure' is found, I can't daydream about being this smart, intelligent doctor, (something right out of a soap), that creates the cure for cancer, and woos all the la-a-dies... then again there is always being that evil-twin and start cloning, with that, you won't need to wooo anyone, they're your toys! mwahahaha!
posted by tiaka
on Aug 30, 2000 -