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Eating tomatoes 'turns kids into criminals'
The Observer [UK] ^ | February 23, 2003 | Jean West

Posted on 02/23/2003 7:00:33 AM PST by aculeus

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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
And salsa.
51 posted on 02/23/2003 9:56:41 AM PST by rintense (Go Get 'Em Dubya!)
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To: aculeus
The Cactus Clinic, at Teesside University in Middlesbrough,

Peopled, no doubt, by a bunch of dumb pricks. Of all fields of science, it is nutrition that draws the most quacks.
52 posted on 02/23/2003 10:01:23 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Diana Rose
How can you not like Granger County Tomatoes?

It's easy. I can eat one and puke, or not eat one and not puke. Given the choice, it's easy. :)

53 posted on 02/23/2003 10:07:17 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob (a new Royal Family, a wild nobility, we are the family)
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To: aculeus
I used to know a guy who's mother wouldn't allow him to have tomatoes for this reason..

Seriously, even the local restaurants wouldn't allow him ketchup.

No kidding..

54 posted on 02/23/2003 10:11:59 AM PST by Jhoffa_ (Jhoffa_X)
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To: aculeus
"If I could save crime in a bottle..."


55 posted on 02/23/2003 10:16:13 AM PST by weegee
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To: Khepera
Food from the middle east makes me want to develope weapons of mass distruction and take unreasonable control over women.

That convinced me. I'm having goat-on-a-stick for dinner tonight.

56 posted on 02/23/2003 10:20:27 AM PST by snopercod
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To: Khepera
Food from the middle east makes me want to develope weapons of mass distruction and take unreasonable control over women.

I one day had Sauerbraten for lunch and a Soufflé for dinner. I kept invading the neighbors that evening and then surrendering. Very odd.

57 posted on 02/23/2003 10:23:52 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Sometimes "peace" is another word for surrender.)
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To: Cicero
In other words, our real knowledge of diet is still extremely primitive.

Eat a well balanced meal.
A little bit of everything in moderation, nothing to excess.
Stick to foods that are still somewhat recognizable as having been raised by a farmer.
Individual needs may vary, but this should be good 'nuff for the majority of the population.
Eat what God intended you to eat, you can't go far astray.

58 posted on 02/23/2003 10:34:26 AM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: aculeus
Thinly sliced tomato ( 2 layers ) on wheat bread spread HEAVY with Dukes mayo ....... ahhh, HEAVEN !!
Snooter ;o)
59 posted on 02/23/2003 10:38:59 AM PST by snooter55 (In trying times, don't quit trying)
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To: stevem
I eat my peas with honey.

I've done it all my life.

Now I know it may sound funny.

But it keeps them on my knife.

60 posted on 02/23/2003 10:41:43 AM PST by battlegearboat (Oh Pooh!)
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To: snooter55
ACK, almost forgot, add fresh, course ground pepper!
Snooter ;o)
61 posted on 02/23/2003 10:43:43 AM PST by snooter55 (In trying times, don't quit trying)
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To: battlegearboat
Is it catsup or Ketchup?
62 posted on 02/23/2003 10:45:21 AM PST by battlegearboat (I'll have a toasted BLT and a cup of coffee...and do FR all day today in this snowstorm.)
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To: aculeus
Actually, it makes them saucy.
63 posted on 02/23/2003 10:45:58 AM PST by deadrock
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To: snooter55
You forgot the thin layer of butter before you spread the mayo, and be sure to let the 'maters weep a little onto a paper towel. Ah, heaven. 'Mater sandwiches. No bacon, no lettuce, no cheese. Just Rainbow Bread and a warm tomato from the garden.
64 posted on 02/23/2003 12:10:48 PM PST by Mamzelle
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Hey, what a great theory. Sounds so true!!

I used to have the same thing. An ice allergy. Every time I consumed something with ice in it, I would do unspeakable things with strange women. I used to go to places where they served ice in beverages, and the next morning would wake up with an aching head and some strange woman in the bed next to me. Glad I gave that up.

;-)

65 posted on 02/23/2003 12:20:44 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: aculeus
Thanks for the welcome (from the other thread).

I kinda like tomatoes, as you have guessed. :-)
66 posted on 02/23/2003 2:31:08 PM PST by FirstTomato (If I think of a tagline, you all will be the first to know!)
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To: Lijahsbubbe
We certainly don't need any more excuses for bad behavior. It's sad that there will always be people (and lawyers) in society who will try to misuse discoveries and programs for their benefit.

I believe that we have a plain old sin factor that society doesn't want to acknowledge or deal with....apart from medical issues. Some people just wanna be bad.

I have read however, that there have been studies linking allergies and diet with mental illness.

I could be persuaded in part to agree that chemical imbalances caused by substances whether food, allergen, etc....could affect one's mood or frame of mind... but not "choices"...with the exception of hallucinogenic drugs. (or chocolate *grin*) Do you happen to remember where you found the article? I sure would like to see what research techniques they used. :)

67 posted on 02/23/2003 2:48:32 PM PST by LaineyDee
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To: aculeus
Is West trying to say that the tomatoes are at fault...and NOT THE HEROIN? Poor sweet heroin addict is victimized by evil tomato growers! </sarcasm>
68 posted on 02/23/2003 3:23:52 PM PST by TheJollyRoger (George W. Bush for president in 2004....AGAIN!)
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To: Mamzelle
Mamzelle, we must be the only two around here who know just what to do with a big 'ol fat, fresh 'mater ! LOL!
Snooter ;o)
69 posted on 02/23/2003 4:34:34 PM PST by snooter55 (In trying times, don't quit trying)
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To: LaineyDee
Sorry, I don't have a link. I just remember reading a few articles concerning this.
70 posted on 02/23/2003 4:42:45 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: thisiskubrick
The "nutts" industry will do well, too.

I think some one has reportedly proved the mother's milk is deadly as well. I get the feeling money is being misspent somewhere.

71 posted on 02/23/2003 4:48:32 PM PST by oyez (Is this a great country...........Or what?)
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To: dighton; aculeus; hellinahandcart; BlueLancer
An excellent defense for mafiosi.

I suspect it's not the tomatoes per se, but the fra diavolo sauce...

72 posted on 02/23/2003 9:19:03 PM PST by general_re (Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.)
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To: dvan
Question? How do you eat a "doorstep"? Even smothered in butter it must be kinda hard to go down

and they are a real b*tch going out i would imagine :-)

73 posted on 02/23/2003 9:41:58 PM PST by freepatriot32 (Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison.")
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To: aculeus
BTTT
74 posted on 02/24/2003 2:00:53 AM PST by Dajjal
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To: snooter55
re: Mamzelle, we must be the only two around here who know just what to do with a big 'ol fat, fresh 'mater ! LOL!)))

Yes, but now you've got me in the **mood** and it's months til July.

75 posted on 02/24/2003 6:44:32 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: LaineyDee
Now it becomes clear! Tony Soprano and the whole gang regularly gorge on gravy and then commit heinous crimes. The entire history of Little Italys all over the country can be rewritten less like the "Untouchables" and more from the perspective of "Quincey".
I was allergic as a kid as were a lot of people. I know food allergies are very real and don't wish them on anyone. But really, criminal behavior? I'm with you...it seems a bit of a stretch. But hey, if it saves ONE child, it will be worth the millions spent on it,,,,right?[smirk]
76 posted on 02/24/2003 6:54:59 AM PST by Adder
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To: dighton
An excellent defense for mafiosi.

Exactly! Tomato sauce turns Italians violent and potatoes do the same to the Irish. Not sure what does it to the Germans but I need to find out as I'm part of all three. And part French so maybe I should just surrender to my fate and eat whatever.

77 posted on 02/24/2003 6:58:29 AM PST by decimon
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To: aculeus
Last year a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggested that reoffending by juvenile delinquents could be slashed by a quarter if they improved their diets. Some 230 inmates at the young offenders' institution in Aylesbury, Bucks, were assessed over 18 months by researchers from Oxford University. Half were given pills containing vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, and the other half placebo capsules in a double-blind, randomised trial.

How do they know it wasn't the "Sugar Rush" from the Placebo capsule that caused the problems ??

78 posted on 02/24/2003 7:03:13 AM PST by qam1 (Free Upstate New York)
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To: dvan
From my reading of the "The Broons" and "Oor Wullie", a doorstep is a piece of thickly sliced bread, as in "sliced thick as a doorstep". Ach noo, ye didnae ken that?
79 posted on 02/24/2003 7:45:51 AM PST by -YYZ-
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To: Adder
But hey, if it saves ONE child, it will be worth the millions spent on it,,,,right?[smirk]

Bad, bad Adder....

80 posted on 02/24/2003 1:58:56 PM PST by LaineyDee
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
I always thought the ancients considered tomatos as an aphrodesiac ....
81 posted on 11/24/2006 7:47:50 PM PST by Ken522
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To: Ken522
Do you mean the New World's ancients as tomatoes, potatoes and corn all came from the new world?
82 posted on 11/24/2006 10:59:07 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: rintense
Anything with inards as slimy as tomatoes must be evil.

Tomatoes "slimy"? You've obviously never eaten stewed okra.

83 posted on 11/24/2006 11:11:27 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I'm allergic to liberals. Whenever I'm around them, my blood pressure shoots straight up and I get cranky and argumentative.


84 posted on 11/24/2006 11:14:21 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Tennessee_Bob
I never have liked tomatoes. Now I have a legitimate excuse for not eating them.

Send them to me I LOVE THEM! And, so far, I haven't assaulted anyone. lol!

85 posted on 11/24/2006 11:19:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: FreedomCalls
Stewed tomatoes and stewed okra on a light bread sandwich, so you have to lift and eat fast, lessen it falls through the crust.

BROTHER DAVE
86 posted on 11/25/2006 5:10:09 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: freebilly

Cockroach is the Florida State Bird.

Mildew is the State Flower.


87 posted on 11/25/2006 5:43:48 AM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: aculeus

Baloney.


88 posted on 11/25/2006 5:55:40 AM PST by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Willie Green
Eat what God intended you to eat, you can't go far astray.

This is actually very good advice. Most of the dietary problems we run into today are because we do too little shopping around the perimeter of a supermarket and too much in its middle (with the exceptions to this rule being bottled olives [wash and soak before eating to remove the sodium], nuts, and olive oil)
89 posted on 11/25/2006 7:17:10 AM PST by Old_Mil (http://www.constitutionparty.com/)
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To: Coleus

couple of oldies, the current topic, and this one:

Diet Soda and Salads Cause Obesity
Source: Neighbor who is a Doctor
Published: 7/8/01 Author: Self
Posted on 07/08/2001 09:00:37 PDT by VA Voter
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a3b4883a540f6.htm

At dinner last night with neighbors, we irrefutably decided that diet drinks and salads cause obesity. After all, emperical evidence and observation shows that these individuals constantly consume these these items.

Could it be the dressing?


90 posted on 11/29/2008 9:18:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: SunkenCiv; DixieOklahoma; reuben barruchstein; theprophetyellszambolamboromo; Alusch; ...
Could it be the dressing?   >>>
 
I don't dress up for dinner...
 
damn, Carlton Fredericks and Adele Davis wrote about this stuff 40 years ago and it took this long for the establishment to wake up?
 
 
Food Allergies & juvenile delinquency and add  and hyperactivity
 
Hypoglycemia & juvenile delinquency and ADD and hyperactivity
 
The Feingold Diet

91 posted on 11/29/2008 9:33:34 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: Riley

..I actually like SOS...etc..
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
I still like SOS, SPAM and live on coffee..draw the line on powdered eggs, powdered milk and bug juice tho...

ON the other hand, it has been PROVEN BEYOND A DOUBT, that anyone that drank coffee while on the battlefield during the War Between the States died.


92 posted on 11/29/2008 9:51:43 PM PST by xrmusn
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Some people do have reactions to the Solanus family of plants.

Nightshade, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers.

It is interesting. Here near Seattle, there is a black nightshade plant that has flowers that look EXACTLY like tomato flowers. They produce fruit - berries of sorts - that are a bit bigger than pea sized and a dark purplish color, almost black.

Being a daredevil type, I’ve actually eaten a few of them. They have a bit of a tomato flavor, and are mildly sweet.

Never have been able to find out if fur sure they are poisonous.

Most plants, probably 97%, are actually edible, although they might give you the chits for a few days. But there is a small percentage that if you have them for breakfast, you will never eat dinner. Ever. Oleander comes to mind, a highly, highly lethal plant.


93 posted on 11/29/2008 10:03:06 PM PST by djf (The harsh reality of life is that reality is harsh.)
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To: Coleus

What happens when I add bacon and lettuce?


94 posted on 11/29/2008 10:30:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: SunkenCiv
What happens when I add bacon and lettuce?

You die happy.

L

95 posted on 11/29/2008 10:34:59 PM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: Gabz

ping


96 posted on 11/30/2008 6:46:26 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Mamzelle

In my first year as a RN (late 1980’s/early 1990’s), I took care of a toddler (Alexis) who had frequent admissions for various abdominal complaints. She had major work ups, and they couldn’t find a diagnosis, but IIRC, her nutritional status was poor. She ended up with a Broviac (long term IV catheter inserted into a large vein in the chest or neck) and placed on TPN (IV “feedings”).

On her last admission, she had overwhelming sepsis (infections in her blood). Usually, sepsis is one single organism (usually bacteria, but could be other microorganisms such as a fungus). Her blood cultures grew out a fungus (not uncommon with TPN) and 4 bacteria which are rarely seen, except in aquarium water. The docs theorized after her death that the mother injected fish tank water into her Broviac, which caused the sepsis. Most likely Munchausen by Proxy, but never proven (it’s very difficult to prove from a legal standpoint).


97 posted on 11/30/2008 5:35:20 PM PST by Born Conservative (Chronic Positivity: http://chronicpositivity.com/)
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To: SunkenCiv

What happens when I add bacon and lettuce? >>>

Your sangwich will taste delicious.

sangwich (the way some NJ’ians & NY’ers pronounce the word sandwich)


98 posted on 11/30/2008 6:17:15 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: aculeus
'It's a crazy notion that we can accept that 10 pints of beer - which, after all, is derived from wheat - can affect behaviour, but not other foodstuffs,' said Hill.

Not just beer! Vodka effects behavior, but that comes from potatoes, not wheat. Wine alters moods, too. But that comes from grapes. And also whiskey, from corn mash not wheat. Hmmm, what do all of these beverages have in common?

99 posted on 11/30/2008 6:59:50 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Didn't early Americans think tomatoes were poison?

They're a member of the nightshade family, related to hemlock IIRC.

100 posted on 11/30/2008 7:01:56 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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