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1 posted on 12/24/2012 3:25:54 PM PST by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 12/24/2012 3:28:26 PM PST by jimbo123
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Just donate blood to the Red Cross every six weeks.

Men Who Donate Blood May Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, According To KU Medical Center Study

3 posted on 12/24/2012 3:29:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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My Grandpa used leeches on his varicose veins back in the 1950’s and 60’s.
He kept them in a glass jar filled with water.


7 posted on 12/24/2012 3:41:13 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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The removal of blood is still used to treat people with hemochromatosis - excess iron in the body. The goal is to induce a slight anemia to drain the excess iron from the tissues back into the circulation.

The practice of bloodletting for high blood pressure is fraught with danger to the patient. To be effective a quantity of blood would need to be removed to induce shock which opens up a whole new can of worms.

I remain unconvinced.


13 posted on 12/24/2012 6:13:29 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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