Medicine and the health industry are complex and often controversial areas, people hold very strong opinions about what’s best for themselves and rightly so. There is plenty of misinformation out there so you need to be careful and use common sense when self-diagnosing, and in this case of blatant false advice for their in-laws, somebody just had to speak out.
After being shocked by someone suggesting that apple cider vinegar, lemon and olive oil will ‘get rid’ of a tumor growing inside of a gallbladder, Redditor PastyDeath decided enough was enough. The response to the dangerous and outrageous claim has since gone viral, and is just the kind of straight talking, no nonsense talk that naïve, and probably a little scared, people need to hear when they are having health issues. “I am not a medical expert in any sense,” PastyDeath told Bored Panda. “I’m also not terribly proud of using Livestrong as a source. There is, however, a balance to be struck between countering blatantly wrong and potentially harmful medical advice and writing my own dissertation on the subject. I chose to split the difference, erring on the side that wasn’t a dissertation.”
So it would seem that this particular ‘salad dressing’ didn’t impress PastyDeath at all. What is the preferred dressing then? “This may sound crass, but I like a really good balsamic Caesar dressing.”
Scroll down below to check the exchange out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments. (Facebook cover image: Amy Ross)
Redditor PastyDeath was recently faced with someone suggesting new ‘cure’ to their loved ones
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