View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ginger - Good for What Ails Ya

Researchers at the University of Rochester (locals) have determined that Ginger helps ease feelings of nausea for chemotherapy patients.

Ginger is an old folk remedy that has been used for years to help with nausea caused due to such things as morning sickness and motion sickness, but, well, that was folk medicine, and what do common folk know?

But now, they have a government-paid-for (i.e. our tax dollars) official-shiny-real-science study that confirms what Grandma knew for years.

Hey, at least the money didn't go for embryonic stem cell research.

Anyway, kidding aside, it's good to know there's something that will help folks battling cancer deal with at least one of the side effects. They have a bad enough time, and if this helps make life a little bit easier, I'm all for it. An added positive is that it's natural.

But while I like Ginger

I was always a Mary Ann guy.

Of course, some critics claim Gilligan's Island was good for inducing nausea.

Maybe someone should do a study of that.

Better that our money get spent on something like that than on embryonic stem cell research.


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