From: Tim Campbell on
On Jan 24, 4:28 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:

> Really? It's useful when prescribed by a physician for chronic kidney
> disease. However, as for preventing colds, I am waiting for the good
> scientific evidence.

I just knocked out a cold that was appearing to be on a very bad
track; possibly moving into pneumnia. From about an hour or so after
my first dose of bicarb I was turning around. My fever which had been
trending upward for several days began trending downward and after a
few days rested at normal again.

Love empirical data. As William Cowden, M.D. once noted: "A certain
herb giving a certain effect among one million Chinese peasants IS
data."
From: dr_jeff on
Tim Campbell wrote:
> On Jan 24, 4:28 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
>
>> Really? It's useful when prescribed by a physician for chronic kidney
>> disease. However, as for preventing colds, I am waiting for the good
>> scientific evidence.
>
> I just knocked out a cold that was appearing to be on a very bad
> track; possibly moving into pneumnia.

How do you know that you didn't just happen to take the bicarb when you
were at your worst and about to get better?

> From about an hour or so after
> my first dose of bicarb I was turning around. My fever which had been
> trending upward for several days began trending downward and after a
> few days rested at normal again.

And what would have happened if you didn't take the bicarb? You would
have gotten better on your own.

> Love empirical data. As William Cowden, M.D. once noted: "A certain
> herb giving a certain effect among one million Chinese peasants IS
> data."

Whatever. Yet what you're talking about is an anecdote. And data are not
necessarily useful.

Jeff
From: rpautrey2 on
On Jan 25, 5:29 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
> Tim Campbell wrote:
> > On Jan 24, 4:28 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
>
> >> Really? It's useful when prescribed by a physician for chronic kidney
> >> disease. However, as for preventing colds, I am waiting for the good
> >> scientific evidence.
>
> > I just knocked out a cold that was appearing to be on a very bad
> > track; possibly moving into pneumnia.
>
> How do you know that you didn't just happen to take the bicarb when you
> were at your worst and about to get better?
>
> > From about an hour or so after
> > my first dose of bicarb I was turning around. My fever which had been
> > trending upward for several days began trending downward and after a
> > few days rested at normal again.
>
> And what would have happened if you didn't take the bicarb? You would
> have gotten better on your own.
>
> > Love empirical data. As William Cowden, M.D. once noted: "A certain
> > herb giving a certain effect among one million Chinese peasants IS
> > data."
>
> Whatever. Yet what you're talking about is an anecdote. And data are not
> necessarily useful.
>
> Jeff

Killer,

Impersonating an MD is a crime!
From: john on

"dr_jeff" <utz(a)msu.edu> wrote in message news:EI-
>
> Whatever. Yet what you're talking about is an anecdote. And data are not
> necessarily useful.
>
> Jeff

Bollocks
http://www.whale.to/a/anecdotes_h.html


From: Tim Campbell on
On Jan 25, 5:29 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
>
> How do you know that you didn't just happen to take the bicarb when you
> were at your worst and about to get better?

I don't. Except that now, as I have been talking about this to family
and friends I am finding others whose parents and grand parents knew
about this. And my sister stopped a cold in its tracks this way last
weekend....

Peculiar sort of mass delusion going on apparently...;^)