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Saturday, April 21, 2012


In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu... Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions: Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note.

Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.


I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist. Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe. "It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.

He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.

It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down. Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

Please pass this on to all you love and care about.
By: Bill Patchett

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JKPONYGIRL 5/14/2012 7:39PM

    wow! al of this is so interesting... and now i am going to go throw away the onion in my fridge.

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COUSINCAROL 4/25/2012 7:52PM

    Interesting my friend. Hav e you tried it yet. And did it work.


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LORETTA24 4/22/2012 8:08AM

    I have never heard of this before. Thank you for sharing! ... Just a thought, I wonder if placing cut onions in the schools and workplaces might cut back on absences??? Hmmm ...

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VTORIA3 4/22/2012 8:05AM

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog this morning to say hello today. It led to my visiting your page and reading this amazing information on the properties of the onion. Forewarned, forearmed. Thanks for writing this blog.

Have a great day!

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 4/21/2012 10:57PM

    I'd heard that before about the onion absorbing bacteria but I'd forgotten.
Very interesting read.
Thank you, Rhonda

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13610511 4/21/2012 1:14PM

    very interesting!


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MOMMAGINI 4/21/2012 1:12PM

    Very interesting! My dad is a sanitary engineer (no, not a garbage collector - an actual engineer who works in the field of food and kitchen sanitation). He has always been very cautious about mayonnaise and cooked potato (also a great breeding ground, as it is pure nutrient for micro-organisms) - I'll have to see what he knows about onions!

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Friday the 13th

Friday, April 13, 2012

Well a good day had regardless of the date and connotations. Eating on the high side but when exercise is taken into consideration about right for the day. Want to get back to not eating as many of the fiber one bars and not stopping at the Donut King when I go to Clermont. Big mistake but taste so good. Well hope you all have a great weekend good night all.

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LORETTA24 4/15/2012 7:32AM

    Being aware is the beginning of a good choice. emoticon Have a great week and may your choices come easier for you. Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon

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STILLOUT2LUNCH 4/15/2012 6:22AM

    I hear you about the donuts. My weakness is the Sonny's BBQ. I, unfortunately, find myself pulling through the drivethru for a pulled pork sandwich. Have a great, donut free week. Cheryl

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KMMR87 4/13/2012 6:24PM

    Feeling good about the day is the high point. The donut thing needs to be reigned in. But you already know that. Great work!

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Happy Easter

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Well wishing we had two more days off since it feels like we have not had a day off this weekend. We did but were very busy all weekend. Had a great day yesterday with Miss Bella. She is such a great little kid we took her to the Lake County Fair. She just had to ride this one ride (now she is only 3) so we check the restrictions and she passed and let her go. Well she found once the ride started she wanted no part of it. A little life lesson learned we hope. Well hope you all had a great weekend good night all.


A good weekend

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Had a good weekend did not do much but it was restful. Got my mom's truck to the car wash today looks pretty good now. Got steps in today with walk this morning and a trip to sam's and Walmart. Gettin pretty warm here in central florida seems too early for it to be this warm. well hope you all had a great weekend as well. Good night all.

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VKISAMORE 4/1/2012 5:15PM

  its been really warm in west virginia too. Got some nice walks in with my dogs but the pollen count is so high that i was wheezy. Need to wash my car, but i think i'll do it at home in the driveway:)

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A good weekend

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Had a good weekend did not do much but it was restful. Got my mom's truck to the car wash today looks pretty good now. Got steps in today with walk this morning and a trip to sam's and Walmart. Gettin pretty warm here in central florida seems too early for it to be this warm. well hope you all had a great weekend as well. Good night all.


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