By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

"All Natural" Doesn't Mean It's Safe or Effective

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In this age of genetically modified foods, toxic waste, food contamination, and chemical laced meals the idea of simpler, more natural, organic solutions is appealing. And often, rightly so. But not everything that is ‘all natural’ is good for you. There’s a difference between natural and ‘unfiltered, uncertified and uncertain.’

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RANT 72: all natural-no additives
Rick Green
Tired of products that are
Dirt, Bee sting venom, shredded pine cones, buffalo urine, charcoal, rock,
My wife smeared some stuff…
Contains snake venom, deadly nightshade, the poisonous stems of rhubarb, goat feces, human flesh, splinters of teak, muddy water, toe nail clippings, muskrat testicles, crushed limestone…
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By | 2019-03-12T11:51:23-04:00 September 29th, 2014|Holistic Strategies, Rick Rants, Videos|11 Comments
Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD
Writer, Director, Producer, Actor, Magician, Artist, Renovator, Teacher, Motivational Speaker, Father, Husband.... can you tell I have ADHD? Interests: Comedy, History, Science, Magic, Model Railroads, Live Theatre, Cycling, WW-2, Personal Development, Juggling a Diabolo, Spirituality, Cars, Painting in Acrylics, Collaging, Kayaking, Boats, Space Program, Music, Film Noir, the 50's, and ADHD. Can you tell I have ADHD?

11 Comments

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    John May 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    So true…another pointless marketing term, just about as precise as made on earth!

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    Dr. J. May 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    How about “Fresh”? or “New and Improved” or “4/5 doctors approve [how come it isn’t 5/5?]”

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    Cat Alberts May 24, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Hmmm… yes, I read that of all the liver damage found after medicine-use 85% was after Chinese herbal remedies and 15% after regular western medication. I used St Johnsworth for 2 yrs and have blotchy skin and a gallstone, and I haven’t taken any in 3 yrs. No proof but a suspicion, but still, be cautious before changing the metabolism in your liver-enzymes, with all natural things. Hmmm, hemlock is all natural, so why even debate?

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    scarfox May 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Yeah, but what if it’s clinically tested? *EEK* Or has guaranteed significant results according to 9 out of 9 tested illegal aliens in the USA? 😮 I applaud the first marketing guy that comes up with “This product advertisment is free of buzzwords!”
    ~~No marketing people were hurt during the process of making this announcement!~~

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    Kristen June 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I developed a personal friendship with one of the workers at the local health food store…he is very well-informed on the products and hasn’t steered me wrong yet. I think I trust him more than any label.

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    Larynxa June 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    One correction there, Rick: It’s the LEAVES of rhubarb that are poisonous, due to their high oxalate content. The STEMS contain very low levels of oxalates, so they’re safe, unless you eat impossibly huge amounts of them.
    On the other hand, Rhubarb & Custards (a uniquely English hard candy) are quite delicious and contain no oxalates at all. They’re really hard to find in Canada, so you may have to order them online, but they’re well worth the effort!

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    Ruth G June 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I love the disclaimer at the beginning of this video, and after consulting 2 lawyers, it’s been determined that it’s ok for me to laugh 🙂

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    Lou July 31, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I’m a newcomer, and the end of this video had me laughing all the way to logic! “All natural” versus “safe and effective” is urban lingo I will see differently from now on. I haven’t gone foe a diagnosis yet, but if I were ADD, and had meds to take, I wouldn’t have been so comfortable with that…until you put some sense into my nonsense.

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    Rick August 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    LOL at the comments! Ruth G, I’m so relieved you checked!

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    Psykmeistr February 8, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Ahhh Rick…you’re a genius! So well-said!

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    wiredonjava April 26, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Hey Rick, did you get a PT job at a toy store?

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