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Onions Can Make You Really, Really Sick! Please read.

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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 06:56 AM
I just came across this information on my face book page. I found it to be interesting enough to share it with my ATS buddies. It could be very important for you. Please read...

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu... Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

I had never heard this before. Has anyone else ever heard this?
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 06:59 AM
reply to post by sled735

I have heard of this before.
I have been telling people for awhile now to either use the whole onion or toss it instead of putting it back in the fridge to act as a bacteria sponge.

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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 07:20 AM
I eat half cut, day old onions all the time( non cooked)and the only thing I notice is ahhh ....*grasps for breath, then dies*......

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 07:25 AM
reply to post by sled735

Could you post the link to the source? Thanks

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 07:31 AM
reply to post by DrumsRfun

omg I do that all the time. Chucking away half of the onion in the fridge right now.

ew...I have been eating a bacteria sponge.

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 07:48 AM
reply to post by Open2Truth

Regardless of if it is true or not...I take the safe road.

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 07:49 AM
Just a quick note so I can easily access this thread again!

Thanks for the info! I love onions! And Garlic!

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 07:52 AM
Throw away your onions!!!! They're full of bugs.

They grow in the dirt also you know!!! Who would eat such a disgusting creation. I mean the horrid stinking foul clump of folded layers onto itself, reeking of death, finely diced and added to the saucepan with butter and slowly sautéed until caramelised.


And to then think about putting it on a burger, with loads of mayo and garlic sauce. bacon, egg and cheese too.. *puke*

Absolutely disgusting...

with some fries, and a cold coke.. iced cold coke to wash down the horridness..

yuck, I'm throwing my onions into the bin right now...

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 07:56 AM
reply to post by winofiend

onions also cause flatulence.

stuff that. That is two reasons never to eat them again.

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:01 AM
Onions are awesome I love them! Garlic too

Mind you I rarely leave half an onion, I always try to use the whole damn thing

I might try find some more sources on this, it got me intrigued

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:04 AM
The thought of all those germ spounges piled up in the grocery sore....just sucking up peoples germs as they pass by is too disgusting!
Ill never buy loose onions again..theyll have to be in a plastic bag....
But i think ill try the sick trick out tonight (i have the flu......

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:10 AM
I want to see a peer reviewed paper on onions absorbing viruses and bacteria, not that I would eat old onion anyway. Thanks for the warning though.

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:13 AM

Your wall of text can't hurt me ... my onion breath is like a ' shield of steel ' .
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:24 AM
reply to post by DrumsRfun

Thank you for the link.

reply to post by sled735

I thought it odd you didn't include the source link with your post. The passage you quote was presented by the source as an example of an "e-rumor" and presented as false.
I can understand wanting to consider the information, and I'm sure that many would agree with DrumsRfun, that its better to be safe then sorry. But IMO very bad form to present something as true directly from a source that claimed it is false without providing ATS members with the info.

For those who missed the source link - OP Source

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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:26 AM
Well I can say this for the past five years I have been the main handler of a large portion of onions shipped to the New England area of the United States and I can attest to them going bad if left out for more than a warm conditions, but I have seen onions last for up to a week cut up and sealed in a bag with no noticable change other than the sulfer content usually dissipates during this time making a sweeter and more savory onion. After a few days with any fruit or vegetable chopped up it will start to decompose even when refrigerated. But I can attest to its speedy deterioration in warm climates... In one day of wet hot air an onion can go from a delicious gem to a spongey discusting mess lol. And I've seen millions of onions. Ate lots and I'm as healthy as I could ask for.

On aside note onions are toxic to dogs and cats and should never be allowd near them. Idk if its toxic or not until they eat them but for good measure I keep them from my pets at all times, my dog would eat anything.

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:26 AM
i find this highly dubious. there are billions of people throughout the world who eat onions even on a daily basis. previously cut, raw, cooked in hundreds of things etc. wouldnt there be A LOT more people getting ill? i personally have never become ill from eating onions. nor do i have any recurring stomach distress.

any food item can go bad if mishandled. cross contamination is a huge issue. improper storage temperature and heating, reheating etc.

there's also the issue of some people have allergies or sensitivities that could be causing them issues. but that is a personal problem on an individual basis.

i would also like to see some peer reviewed studies.
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:54 AM
reply to post by Thurisaz

Only when they're not part of your regular diet. Onions are extremely good for you, perhaps though eating an onion that's been sitting out unpeeled for a few days is worthy of a second thought.

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 09:01 AM
Here is a good link from snopes.

You be the judge.

There is some information about how older cultures used them,some used them for sore muscles and some used them for cough and cold.

Here is another link.

If an unpeeled onion sitting out had any benefits as discussed above, wouldn’t those working around onions have noticed these benefits? Millions of people work around produce such as onions every day. If simply being around them in their raw form provided such miraculous benefits, these workers should all be thriving. No studies have ever supported this.

I still either try to use the whole thing or toss it.
Fresh food is better anyways.

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 09:10 AM
I've heard this before, but I always cut an onion in half and use it the next day, been doing it since I was a kid to make cheese and onion sandwiches.

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 09:23 AM
How in the world would an onion outside of your body remove any viruses from within your body?
This is nonsense, onions help keep you healthy and destroy germs and bacteria within you.
As for using Snopes for a source -

They still think jet fuel fires brought down all 3 WTC buildings.

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