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Go Ahead! Pick Your Nose!

Posted May 06, 2017 12:00 AM by M-ReeD
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Remember your parents constantly reminding you to remove your finger from your nose? Remember the abject horror of the adult who had the great misfortune of witnessing your nose-picking? Remember the blood flooding your cheeks as you shamefacedly removed your finger?

Now, if you are so inclined, you could sit down and write a letter (or letters depending on how avid a nose-picker you were) to that adult explaining that your nose picking was all in good health.

According to a recent study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, there are health benefits to picking and eating the contents of your nose.

Among the health benefits: Mucus is full of healthy bacteria that helps in the fight against respiratory infections, stomach ulcers, and HIV.

Researchers describe the nose as a bacteria-collecting filter. Ingesting the mixture, according to research, gives it medicinal qualities upon reaching the intestines, and it helps to strengthen the immune system.

Another benefit to picking (and consuming the contents of) your nose is that the act may ward off cavities. Researchers believe in the connection so much so that they are investigating ways to create synthetic mucus for use in chewing gum and toothpaste.

Researchers are also making the case that those picking their noses might be happier because they are better in tune with their bodies.

Do you think we are likely to see the stigma associated with nose-picking disappear in light of this research? Will it become a healthy activity?

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05/06/2017 12:15 AM

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05/06/2017 12:36 AM

My God this place gets more gross everyday....

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05/06/2017 12:55 AM

It does seem it was posted for shock value as much as it was to be 'informative' - you know, like regular nutrition isn't enough and so we need to know this?

Somehow this seems to be in keeping with pissing in pools. If this is a trend, no thanks. And what relationship does this have with engineering? None that I can see.

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05/06/2017 12:57 AM

M-ReeD, this is over-the-bluddy-top. Do we really need this? Really? Do we?

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05/06/2017 7:45 AM

Jus' snot funny.

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05/06/2017 10:49 AM

(voice of Homer Simpson) UMMMMMMM! BOOGERS!

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05/06/2017 5:16 PM

As my Mom used to say, "You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you shouldn't pick your friend's nose."

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05/10/2017 11:54 AM

You can pick your nose, but you cannot pick your family!

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05/06/2017 6:27 PM

Is it a mere coincidence that our nostrils are an exact fit with our index fingers?

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05/08/2017 12:21 PM

Oh for the love of Dog, this is fake news! If you live in a house with black mold, would you lick that off the walls for the "health" benefits?

Why not just take some probiotic supplements, and leave off with the consumption of nasal mucus, please?

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05/09/2017 8:04 AM

It does seem counter intuitive that bacteria and other 'stuff' your nose filters out would actually be good for you to digest.

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05/09/2017 10:45 PM

Agreed! And gross, too! OTOH, I was once told by a Neo-Natal nurse (caring for my then pregnant wife) that eating liver was bad for you because the liver "detoxified the poisons in the body" (true, I guess!) and stored them (Not true, I'm sure) and thus you were eating them (the DE-Toxified poisons, right?). But it seems to me, that if they are de-toxified, then THEY (the poisons, no longer poison) aren't going to hurt you anyway! HMMMM. I always wondered if her boyfriend, seeing she was dumb enough to believe anything he said, told her that as a practical joke, not realizing she'd try to use it to convince a patient whose DOCTOR had told her to eat liver for it's iron and other content, that it would poison her to do so. Seems like THAT joke backfired (if it WAS a joke). Wonder if this is a joke, and it is back-firing?

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05/10/2017 11:52 AM

There is some evidence that liver is a worthwhile food item. Especially for the horse people of North America during the buffalo hunt. Eaten warm, raw, and bloody.

You must vocalize the most high pitched, high decibel primal scream repeated four times after the first mouthful. Dash-dot-dot-dot. It means, "Good hunt, go get more buffalo!" It also lets the native maidens know who the stud-muffins are in the tribe.

There is clear evidence that accumulation of non-natural compounds from human chemistry set industry is present in bovine liver tissue. I would not get carried away with eating mass quantities of it, but the only way you will get chemical acne from it is if the steer munched on Dioxin laden wood, or other plastic material for weeks, or months. Eating beef liver once a month probably is next to harmless for animals that were properly raised and fed a clean diet.

I prefer my beef in the form of a nice thick steak. I have yet to attempt a recipe with beef liver within the platform of my new diet protocol, but I cannot imagine this going wrong if the right vegetables are selected (not grains, and definitely not potatoes with liver). I am thinking once again of cauliflower, onions, sauteed with the liver (cut into smaller chunks), until the onions almost start to fall apart, and the cauliflower has turned to gravy, with the addition of peanut butter (crunchy), and lots of cayenne pepper and chipotle pepper, a dash of salt, and some garlic powder.

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05/18/2017 10:59 PM

The worst part about this blog entry is it was the only blog entry for this day!

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05/19/2017 10:43 AM

That is just a booger of an answer!

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05/19/2017 10:49 PM

Is that your "pick"?

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05/22/2017 9:53 AM

I know it is not my "take". I leave 'em where I find 'em!

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