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Lemons Cure Cancer

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lemonslemonslemons Fri 11-Dec-15 22:54:17

Fuck off they do.

I have a 'friend' on Facebook who always posts about miracle cures for cancer like lemons and cayenne pepper. I want to punch her in the face.

My mum has terminal cancer. I'm angry. I'm angry a lot at the moment because life is fucking unfair. But this woman and her constant posts.

I've deleted her. I'm not really asking if I'm BU. I'm just ranting.

My name has nothing to do with this post. I'm pregnant and craving lemons.

Salmotrutta Fri 11-Dec-15 22:57:15

Rant away OP.

People who peddle this shit make me verrrrry angry.

I'm so sorry about your Mum. flowers

annandale Fri 11-Dec-15 22:57:28

No of course you are not BU.

It sounds as if she is perilously close to breaking the Cancer Act 1939 though I doubt if they would prosecute her unless she is shown to be making money from flogging lemons.

Your poor mum flowers

Mmmmcake123 Fri 11-Dec-15 22:57:30

Hate posts like these on fb. It is sometimes surprising who actually posts, people who previously you may have rated as being fairly intelligent can post really obscure shares!

PhilPhilConnors Fri 11-Dec-15 22:58:56

It beggars belief that anyone actually believes this shit. Tossers!
Sorry about your mum thanks

iklboo Fri 11-Dec-15 23:01:22

It's people like that who make we wish I could peddle 'Several punches in the face cures stupidity'. Sorry to hear about your mum.

lemonslemonslemons Fri 11-Dec-15 23:02:13

Yes! I know. I liked her, although a little odd. But one two many posts! Thanks for the flowers

Don't mean this to be an attention seeking think. Like I said - just ranting!

Salmotrutta Fri 11-Dec-15 23:02:38

You are more restrained than me OP.

I'd be sorely tempted to tell her to take one of her lemons and shove it where the sun don't shine.

But then again... I'm a bit brusque.

sugar21 Fri 11-Dec-15 23:08:03

Sorry about your Mum OP flowers
As for your friend posting idiotic shite about cancer, she needs a lemon shoved up her pathetic arse

MiscellaneousAssortment Fri 11-Dec-15 23:12:04

Squeeze some lemon and cayenne into those bright gullible eyes.

Christmas cheer anyone? fangry

Btw, I thought lemon & cayenne was a weight loss meme, it has gone up in the world to he dizzy heights of curing cancer. It's almost like those dozy scientists out there haven't tried rooting through Sainsburys grocery sections... Total doofus's, every one of them.

Ps, it's the first time I've ever written the word doofus, I bestow that dubious honour on you OP

Pps cancer is fucking crap. flowers

lemonslemonslemons Fri 11-Dec-15 23:20:50

Thanks misc it's a good word.

Salmotrutta Fri 11-Dec-15 23:27:40

I seriously doubt that actual reputable scientists are backing research that says lemons cure cancer.

Some scientists may be saying that lemons might contain agents that help prevent cancer - but that's rather different to saying "lemons cure cancer".

People such as OPs "friend" need to read and evaluate the research - which they are patently failing to do when they post this stuff on Facebook.

Cardbordeaux Fri 11-Dec-15 23:32:34

I've seen so many of these posts on FB lately. "The health secret the NHS doesn't want you to know!..." followed by guff about Big Pharma and Nature's Gift. If lemons worked, they'd be free on prescription. I'm sorry about your mum, cancer is shit.

As an FYI, did you know that cutting out all sugar and processed food can cure autism? And that a glass of Aloe Vera gel has the same pain relieving properties as four ibuprofen tablets? And... and ... A cut onion turns suddenly toxic when exposed to the air so you never use half and save the other half?

I read all this on FB. True science facts, innit? smile

CharleyDavidson Fri 11-Dec-15 23:39:06

OMG I had to refrain from ripping into a friend on fb myself yesterday for posting the same bogus rubbish. I've just lost my dad to terminal cancer and I appreciate that I'm not in the most rational of positions to be talking about it but I dearly wanted to tell her to FUCK OFF!

grumpysquash2 Fri 11-Dec-15 23:39:38

They don't. Clearly.
But I can understand why people want to think that they do. It's like an extreme version of believing that vitamin C stops you getting colds. Or any form of homeopathy.
By all means eat/drink lemons. But no-one should think they are curing cancer.

A small number of people might have started eating lemons and then go into cancer remission, and assume that it's cause and effect. It isn't.

originalmavis Fri 11-Dec-15 23:42:17

A (talking) therapist once told me he could cure cancer. As a trained therapist I gave him my own thoughts on the subject (dad was terminal when he spouted that shite).

All the quacks come out of the woodwork, they really do.

MrsWembley Fri 11-Dec-15 23:44:42

You rant away. Cancer is shit, life with cancer is shit, people in your life with cancer is shit.sad

Have you told her, PM or comment or something? If not, has she noticed or will she notice?

lemonslemonslemons Sat 12-Dec-15 08:01:03

I haven't said anything to her yet because I can't form a message without swearing!!! I'll give it a couple of days...!!

Bossytits Sat 12-Dec-15 09:53:34

I'm so very sorry to hear about your Mum OP. I lost my Mum to cancer and it's so annoying when you are taking care of them to hear this bullshit talk of tomatoes, lemons, cumin, broccoli smoothies.. all bullshit anyway. Don't let this silly talk upset you please.. Much love to you. flowers

originalmavis Sat 12-Dec-15 13:50:34

Or beetroot. Oh yes, that cures leukemia don't you know? Or maybe it's chemo that does that...

QueenLaBeefah Sat 12-Dec-15 13:56:49

There is something about cancer (and autism) than really brings out the assholes on Facebook.

freespiritsbadattitude Sat 12-Dec-15 14:23:36

Sorry about your mum, OP.

I was once witness to a scene at a party where a man was telling a woman, who was right in the middle of cancer treatment, about his "friend" who had cured his cancer with green vegetables. He was enthusing about it and saying this woman should try it as it was "more effective than chemo". My mouth was open. How she remained gracious is a mystery.

originalmavis Sat 12-Dec-15 14:30:35

I think patients get used to it. Poor dad even put up with visits from the vicar and a faith healer with good grace. He did enjoy chatting theology with the vicar though (he never hid the fact that he was agnostic) and was amused by the healers mumbo jumbo.

thebestfurchinchilla Sat 12-Dec-15 14:37:07

Totally agree op. So sorry about your mum. I lost my lovely mum this year to cancer and seriously want to punch people who say you just have to be positive. My mum was the most optimistic person I know, she loved life. She really want to survive but fucking cancer cells don't give a shit. She always said she wasn't brave, she had no choice.
Put those people into Room 101 along with those who say share this post for all those who have cancer. No, how does that help? Better to all donate to cancer research or Marie Curie.

originalmavis Sat 12-Dec-15 14:44:40

Or those who say "they lost the battle". So they died because there wasn't enough fight in them or they didn't try hard enough?

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