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Re: Seasick medication
Modern medicine grabs at designer drugs that invariably have some adverse affects. To downplay these affects they call them "side affects" as if that description somehow renders them acceptable. The truth is that an affect is an affect, maybe not a desired affect, or an acceptable affect, but nevertheless, it is an affect. So . . . do you want to live with them? I tend to go to the experts, people who have no vested interest but are there to get to the definitive bottom, the truth of truths. I go to . . . The Myth Busters. I'll wait while you roll your eyes . . . OK.
Now, the MBs had a show on motion sickness. They built a chair and stuck the red headed kid, Adam, in it and started him going. Did the same to Grant. They tried everything, Dramamine, Bonine, magnets, bands and the like. Both guys were sick, sick sick, rolling on the floor, yakking stuff up. I really felt bad. Then, came ginger root. Adam, who gets really sick, really fast, took the stuff and hit the chair. Five minutes of spinning (slowly) and he's still saying "Bring it!". Grant had the same experience. Ginger has been used for thousands of years. It's natural (so is death) and it's cheap. You can pick it up at Walmart. Best of all, there's no drug company paying for big advertising, cute bottles to get your attention, high tech research or bribes to the FDA to pass it. I'm not an organic food nut, but I'll stick with the simplest of solutions rather than dumping some exotic compound that will have me coughing up my spleen in a few years.