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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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I'm going to have to agree with just about every poster on this thread. This is e-bunk at its finest! In fact, I have heard nothing but about the beneficence of onions. They are used as part of a base for just about any style sauce you can think of. Onions both raw and cooked have never harmed anyone to the degree that the OP claims. I have kept onions in the crisper for a couple of days, numerous times, and still enjoyed them without becoming ill in any manner. When onions are no longer fresh, it should be a non-issue...dump them.

The story in the OP just doesn't make sense. To begin with, it's all hearsay. If someone is going to state that leaving halved onions about is a miracle cure, I want to know the origin of this natural cure. I mean, did farmers just start experimenting with cut up produce all over the house hoping "This is gonna be the one!" So, the doctors investigating this found only the onions in common with each case and ruled everything else out? Give me a break!

Also, the bit about leaving an onion in a jar by your bed as a remedy does not make sense at all.

There is an odd double-whammy about this story too. So, onions sponge up all the pathogens, but somehow quarantine and incubate them so they don't get anybody sick again? The onion itself isn't a contagion unless you eat it? It sucks up all the airborne germs into a concentrated death ball, but if we eat it we're going to get sick? Even though we were breathing those same germs minutes ago? We leave these germ-colonies all over the house and somehow they're safe. Now, that IS impressive!

I'm sorry, Sled, this just makes no sense. Next time, please cite the source and back it up with cross-referenced sources. I'm starting to think this is just a concocted tale on the part of the onion farmers who want you to buy more onions; both for the cooking and for their medicinal wonders.

Long live yummy onions and the people who enjoy them.
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by Open2Truth
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Could you post the link to the source? Thanks


www.snopes.com...

Not sure if you know this but anytime you want to search for information about any topic, you can highlight a portion of it and right click the highlight and it will allow you to search easily for whatever it is you are interested in, for instance I highlighted the first sentence of her thread and I found this article...mind you I don't think this is her source but it does offer insight.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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S&f for you. I found this to give a differing view about the same.

www.snopes.com...



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:04 AM
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yeah but they keep vampires away.....oh nm that's garlic....onions keep something away.....fresh breath? lmao



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by ascension211
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yeah but they keep vampires away.....oh nm that's garlic....onions keep something away.....fresh breath? lmao


then there is this...www.fatburningfurnace.com...

Health Benefits of Onions The sulfur in onions has been linked to cardiovascular health, by preventing blood platelets from clogging. It has been also linked to lower cholesterol, something many people carrying around excess fat are at risk of getting. Many types of onions work to prevent the growth of cancerous tumors stemming from various forms of cancer. In addition to its cancer-fighting properties, many types of onions can increase bone density to help you avoid injury.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Over the last couple of days, I've seen both onions and garlic attacked on here.
I think I even saw a thread a few days ago, attacking vegetables in general.

Wrap your leftover food promptly and propery, and refrigerate it, and you won't have problems.
They're healthy foods. I eat my onions, garlic, and veggies, and am very healthy.
I choose to keep eating them.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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I've heard this tale before. It does seem to work in my opinion. And I do love me some onions in my food.

But one of the things I have noticed is that no matter what time of the year it is, when I bring a bag of onions home, before to long I have gnats.

You know? Gnats, little blood sucking noseeums. They drive me nuts! They appear in front of your face and then go into cloak mode before you can slap them.

So I guess I will end up a healthy nutter.
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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Many inventions and wives tales occur because of a fortunate accident which caused people to think and try to recreate the outcome.

I do agree though that this needs further long term scientific study.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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You could consider me a guinea pig for testing this theory...

I have a "leftover" onion I've been using in salads for at least a month now.
(Sounds weird, but I live alone and it was a BIG onion.)

It tends to get a little slimy between uses, so I rinse it with warm water before using again.
So far I haven't gotten sick, but I am definitely pushing the limit on the life of this onion!



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
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Many inventions and wives tales occur because of a fortunate accident which caused people to think and try to recreate the outcome.


Haha yes, definitely! I used to wonder about all the crazy superstitions and wives tales that would have accompanied alcohol production. Take for example, the brewing stick. It turned out that the brewing stick had yeast growing on it leftover from every use. It must have seemed like a magical wand before knowledge of yeast cultivation came about



Many years ago each Vikings family had its own brewing stick to stir the wort. It was important to use the stick to get the beer “right”. Vikings guarded their family sticks and passed them from one generation to another. They didn’t know why the brew stick works. Only the discovery of yeast by Louis Pasteur in 1860′s explained to us what happens

www.aleksey.com...

And I'm pretty sure the discovery of popcorn was a magnificent accident followed by much rejoicing!

But yeah, I need to see some more about this magical onion before I give it any credence. Until then, it's just facebook inspired E-bunk to me. I think if onions were truly catastrophic to eat...someone would have figured it out before..you know...by eating an onion or two.

What's interesting about the quote from the OP is that it makes not one, but two unproven claims: 1) onions are dangerous to eat, 2) onions are good for what ails ya..if you keep em nearby.
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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Please don't eat anything that's gone slimy.

Get a new onion.
I wrap mine tight in plastic wrap, refrigerate, and they last quite a while. Sometimes well over a week.
Throw them out though if they turn bad....



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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I heard this a few years ago and make sure to tell as many as I can (especially whenever I see it happening.)

I have yet to try putting onions in the room, but then again, it's been years since I've been sick.

I have also heard that if you are sick you can cut up some onions and put them in the bottom of your socks and wear your socks overnight while you sleep. Apparently the onions can pull out some of the toxins and bacteria that are making you sick. Worth a shot!

Thanks for sharing!



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by Open2Truth
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Could you post the link to the source? Thanks


I posted the whole thing that was on my face book page. There was no source that I could find. I did look. That's why I was asking if anyone else had heard of this?



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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WOW!

I love onions too, I use them all the time in my roasts and when cooking steak or any kind of meat really! LOL


But I don't get sick very often at all, maybe cause I cook them for several hours in the oven?

SS



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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ive read it too in older text



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by ascension211
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S&f for you. I found this to give a differing view about the same.

www.snopes.com...


Thanks, Ascension. That eases my mind! I leave portions of unused onion in the fridge all the time. I don't eat onions, but my husband does. He stays sick most of the time, so I just wondered if the onions could have anything to do with it.

Speaking of my husband... he said his mother used to make a poultice from onions (and something else) and rub it on his chest at night when he got sick. YUCK! But, he said it worked. Go figure...



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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Bacteria and viruses reproduce. We get sick when the population of the bacteria and viruses overwhelm our biological defenses.

Providing a place where bacteria and viruses can breed does NOT reduce the population of viruses outside, but adjacent to, that environment.

The concept of a microbial sponge mopping up the adjacent environment is total BS.

Use a little logic and you will easily totally refute the claims of this totally false piece of fiction.

To illustrate, I'll give you an example from my experience - Due to my rural location, I worked for a time at an onion pack-house for a farming co-operative. I have sorted millions of onions, frequently removing rotten onions from the good ones and grading and sorting the good ones.

Despite being up to my armpits in rotten onions, covered in a dusting of soil from around the onions and eating a small portion of the onions we sorted for sale, I suffered no health effects at all during or immediately after that time.

My guess is that whoever wrote this piece did not like onions and was trying to justify their dislike by fabricating a story.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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Funny how i never got sick from this even though I have even used raw leftover onion quite a few times.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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wow never thought the day would come where I would have to defend onions from getting bashed


Onions are a very good source of vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, calcium and dietary fibre. They also contain good amounts of folic acid and vitamin B1 and K.

They also contain flavonoids, these compounds act as antioxidants, have a direct antitumor effect and have immune-enhancing properties.

Onions contain a large amount of sulfur and are especially good for the liver. As a sulfur food, they mix best with proteins, as they stimulate the action of the amino acids to the brain and nervous system.

wooooo Onions

I will be letting others know this though,I still like onions but at now its good to know of health hazards I didn't know before TY OP



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Brings a whole new meaning to a the phrase dirty onion
Sorry. I usualy try to keep it clean on here but I couldn't pass this up.


I didn't know about onion/bacteria sponge. I do it all the time. Thanks for the tip.
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