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Top Doc Backs Picking Your Nose and Eating It

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  1. Pierrot le Fou

    Pierrot le Fou IncGamers Member

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    Top Doc Backs Picking Your Nose and Eating It

    Top doc backs picking your nose and eating it

    Picking your nose and eating it is one of the best ways to stay healthy, according to a top Austrian doctor.

    Innsbruck-based lung specialist Prof Dr Friedrich Bischinger said people who pick their noses with their fingers were healthy, happier and probably better in tune with their bodies.

    He says society should adopt a new approach to nose-picking and encourage children to take it up.

    Dr Bischinger said: "With the finger you can get to places you just can't reach with a handkerchief, keeping your nose far cleaner.

    "And eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body's immune system.

    "Medically it makes great sense and is a perfectly natural thing to do. In terms of the immune system the nose is a filter in which a great deal of bacteria are collected, and when this mixture arrives in the intestines it works just like a medicine.

    "Modern medicine is constantly trying to do the same thing through far more complicated methods, people who pick their nose and eat it get a natural boost to their immune system for free."

    He pointed out that children happily pick their noses, yet by the time they have become adults they have stopped under pressure from a society that has branded it disgusting and anti social.

    He said: "I would recommend a new approach where children are encouraged to pick their nose. It is a completely natural response and medically a good idea as well."

    And he pointed out that if anyone was really worried about what their neighbour was thinking, they could still enjoy picking their nose in private if they still wanted to get the benefits it offered.​

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    Personally I find this very comforting. The less time my kids spend sick the better, because when they're ill, I'm ill. Of course watching them pick their nose doesn't exactly make me feel the best either...
     
  2. Anakha1

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    Geez, I must be the healthiest person alive. Where's my medal???
     
  3. Freet

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    PLF,
    I WAS eating breakfast. Now I have to feed these eggs to the 'dillers. :rant:
     
  4. Pierrot le Fou

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    Well, it's important information Freet. You're never too old to pick the habit back up...
     
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    ok, but I ain't eating 'em

    whats the point of building a resistance to a bacteria that your nose is gonna filter anyways?
     
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    Your nose doesn't filter bacteria, Ash. It filters particles. There's still plenty of bacteria in the air that gets into your system.

    Mothers and fathers desire to touch and be close to their babies introduces bacteria to the child's immune system and subsequently builds it up. That desire is a direct instinctual response meant to allow the child to be able to resist disease. [/useless factoid of the day]
     
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    Clearly the point is so that you can graduate to eating other people's boogers. Duh. I thought everyone knew that was the secret to enlightenment. No material possessions except the snot of the guy next to you. Everything is imperminent.
     
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    And I thought I was just naturally healthy. I wonder if this is really true? Do you think the same somehow goes for eating fingernails/the skin around nails? Some sort of body recycling...eat the skin/nails, stay healthy somehow, regrow the skin/nails?
     
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    I'm getting nervous here. :scratch:
     
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    This just supports what I have always believed. Such common and wide-ranging habits such a picking your nose and biting your fingernails could only be the product of evolution. Seriously, how did early cro-magnon man clean his nose and cut his nails without a hankercheif or nail clippers? I'm just sayin...
     
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    Biting your nails was probably just the old way to keep em trim, like how rats gnaw on everything to keep control of their teeth. The reason that's a bad habit now is because it's just better for your nails to use clippers.
     
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    Where is the part about people who do this becoming socially and sexually deprived resulting in suicide?
     
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    Well, they sure can do it if they want, just out of my eyesight. I do it!
     
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    Hmm... if this is so good for you, maybe I should start a health food restaurant and add it to the menu?

    Snot shakes
    Boogar Burritos
     
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    mmmmmm snot shakes *drools all over self and floor*
     
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    I already picked my nose for the very reasons given. It just plain works better. The problem has always been where to put it. I'm sure as hell ain't going to start eating boogers, and saving them to throw on windshields isn't an option...
     
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    I'm going to live forever. Course, I don't eat it. I find eating boogers to be repulsive.​
     
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    To all of you that are repulsed by eating it: What about when you have one way back there, or your nose is a bit stuffed up? What do you do? You sniff. And I bet 95% of the time you don't worry about hacking it up in order to spit it out. Nope...you swallow. Is that any different than picking, then eating?
     
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    Yes it is different. Hacking up a loogie and spitting it out is a natural bodily function. Removing a booger and putting in your mouth for the purpose of consumption isn't.

    Please tell me you don't snort boogers into your mouth and chew them
     
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    naw man you just slurp em down, then go mmm and lick your fingers
     

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