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By Saddoc - / Friday 26 July 2013 07:58 / Australia
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I feel terrible for the elderly man. I couldn't imagine eating a half-cup of garlic a day. That in itself is torture.

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Now, now, people. Can't we settle our differences without the torches and the pitchforks? Sure, angry mobs are fun and all, but - Oh, wait. It's Queensland. Burn the witch! *hurls Molotov*

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I don't think you realize you're conceited as fuck. Telling people to calm down to an extremely arrogant reply is just idiotic, what else are you expecting? Just admit it.

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Eh. I found this funny. I mean honestly. Why all the hate? Thumb me down all you want. It's a shitty situation - and the only way I psychologically can deal is with humour. OP - I'm sorry your patient's daughter is a fucking moron. #1 I am sorry so many people found this offensive. I found it funny in a twisted sadistic sort of way.

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Queensland, your third comment made me laugh, oh look at that, 28, it appears that Queensland isn't the only one who thinks she's funny.

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It might have been funny if the guy puked or something, but he died. He was basically killed by someone else's stupidity.

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I laughed at #1. Yea death is sad, but life is kinda sucky or this site wouldn't exist. People need to see the humor in death to make life better. And your comment was awesome.

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Some people are so incredibly stupid!! They would probably chop off their left arm because it's considered a "natural" cure to someone somewhere.

I feel terrible for the elderly man. I couldn't imagine eating a half-cup of garlic a day. That in itself is torture.

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I completely disagree with this opinion, but that's just my opinion. Just putting it out there: not everyone would hate this. Edit: Shoot, I misread this. I thought it said half-clove. Yeah, a half-cup is a little bit much, even for me.

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its still a loss if you have had them as a paitent for a while. she cared enough to go the the funeral and thats not standard proceedure for doctors and nurses.

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#25 he might not have been family, it's about showing some fucking respect to the deceased & if the op went to his funeral, then he obviously established a connection with the deceased. bloody hell thick or what?!

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my bad i know too many female health professionals and its sqewed my view a bit. no offense meant :)

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probably not. the daughter will believe that what she did was right but she wasnt quick enough. most likely she will blame op for all the meds.

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But even if she was trying to get money, isn't that criminal negligence? I know in the IS it is, but what about Australia?

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If one ate THAT much garlic it's likely to be emanating from all their pores, meaning they would reek of garlic. Happened to me after I ate a Russian meat pie, and discovered those "lumps" in it were solid cloves.

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Yes we do, she can be charged with criminal negligence and/or manslaughter I believe. Still a student though, so don't quote me on that!

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I hope so, I live in Australia and this just sounds really off. Especially if the daughter was the carer should have to follow doctors orders. If she wasn't giving him the proper care then at minimum this is neglect, at worse this could be murder or at least manslaughter. Either we need more information about this or OP should be reporting the daughter to the police.

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it all depends, I am a carer and i can get told to stop administering medication to a resident at the request of the family. but really garlic is good for you, but not that good.

That reminds me of people who stop taking Meds and start doing Homeopathy, AKA sugar water. Armchair pseudo-scientists everywhere...

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Not all of it is bad, you just need to get the right training and not do anything stupid.

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I have to call you out on the whole homeopathic thing, many of those remedies DO work. Garlic is, in fact, good for your heart but not in the way the daughter believed. Also, I'm a firm believer in many homeopathic remedies over prescription drugs because I've seen first hand the positive effects they have. A good friend of my had lymphoma and was told the treatments weren't working and she's have a few months to a year to live. She started on a homeopathic treatments at a place in Atlanta, and

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homeopathy might be good sometimes, but in the probably unstable condition the now dead patient was, it would be too risky to suddenly take him off his meds like that. if his daughter would switch to homeopathy (still not recommended) at the right time, it would probably be when his condition becomes more stabilized and he is at no immediate risk.

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Bubblegrunge, you knew damn well I wouldn't let this go. Homeopathy is pseudoscience at best and bullshit quackery at worst. The concept that water can somehow "remember" what's been diluted in it flies in the face of science. It doesn't do anything other than promote the placebo effect, which IS real. Now you don't have to believe in science, but that doesn't make it any less right.

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garlic isnt homeopathic though. homeopathy is taking the functiong bit of the medicine and diluting it down. yes garlic is good for the heart ( and stomach) mint and ginger are good for indigestion and stuff like eachanicia is good at staving of colds. however if my heart or stomach was in any danger of killing me i would take the meds perscribed.

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I think you are getting homeopathy confused with naturopathy. Homeopathy is the useless sugar pills that have the water and the so called 'memory' of the whatever cure you want retained in it due to the dilutions of umpteenth times and the knocking of the flask umpteenth times as well too. Quackery. Naturopathy is...well....very few actual true scientific studies on their work. I would call it a support of a healthy lifestyle in conjunction with western medicine but you never go off your meds fo

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I thought homeopathy was the stuff that happened to medicine before science got a hold of it. Like eating the roots of a certain plant (or drinking tea made from it) to get rid of a headache. Science takes the plant and makes a pill called aspirin, and now it's medicine. I've never heard of this water dilution thing that y'all are talking about.

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@76 dont worry i used to think the same. homeopathy just doesnt make any sense. at least natural remedies have some basis in science.

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Rps, a lot of people have been using the word homeopathy instead of naturopathy lately and it's confused the meaning. What you thought was homeopathy is naturopathy and homeopathy is quackery trying to ride on naturopathy's name and time tested moderate results

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#76: Homeopathy is quackery that relies on two assumptions. First is that 'like cures like', so the cure for a headache is something that causes headaches. Second is that a treatment becomes stronger with each dilution, because the water 'remembers' substances it was in contact with. Homeopathic remedies are diluted in stages, generally in a 1:10 or 1:100 ratio, and this is repeated many times. Often, there is not a single molecule of the active ingredient left, but homeopaths would have you

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It's called preventative medicine. Eat healthy, eat superfoods, and omitt chemicals from your diet and you're decreasing your likelihood of sickness immensely. Also 'Bad Pharma' is a good book on this topic.

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