The Snake Oil Approach to Health 2 Comments Eric Geiger on January 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm This is great. I have a friend who has posted on fb about this amazing new ________________! “After day 1, my back that needs 3 vertebrae fuzed because they are pushed out, has gone from a pain level of 7 down to a 2, let’s see what the next week brings on my new, wellness journey. Wow 8 days later, I have almost zero pain in my back and I have lost 12 pounds!!” What I have figured is, they are now distributors for a brand of, essential oil, trying to figure the rest out. I rode my mountain bike 3,840 miles last year and lost 5 pounds. The last time I lost that much weight that fast, (30 pounds in 12 days) I had Salmonella poisoning, my veins has shrunk to 1/2 their size and I almost died. What are these people doing to themselves? How does an essential oil help you loose weight? Food for thought for you Daniela. Reply Daniela Liscio on January 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm Great reflection, Eric! And “funny.” I really think most of us would benefit from a step back to ask, “What could be wrong with this scenario?” I will say essential oils have really helped eat with my allergy to chlorine – after years of otherwise unsuccessful efforts and just living with it, I finally gave essential oils a try – but this is a very specific issue and helpful only with symptoms, not with curing any ailment or eliminating excess weight. Such claims are nonsense. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.