> PLEASE READ TO THE END: IMPORTANT
> 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.
> LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS
> 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
> 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
> 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
> Please pass this on to all you love and care