I listen to too much a.m. radio. An infomercial is advertising a ‘colon cleansing’ product- the name is something like Super Colon Cleanser. They claim that just like an old kitchen pipe, your colon is completely crusted with old food residue- as much as 15 pounds of it! Buying this product, they say, will scrape off this old junk adhering to your gut and the proof is the amazingly large poops you will produce with the product. The rather long list of ingredients includes psyllium husk (a bulk forming laxative). Well, duh. Bulk forming laxative… large stool. Do most folks not make the connection? Do they really think they have 15 pounds of old food in their gut?
Next- Larry King is hawking grape juice on a radio commercial. He says that 4 (he might have said 6) ounces of grape juice has more vitimin C than 84 celery stalks. Doh! I think most people, when considering products high in vitamin C, would not have celery high on the list. This is about as relevant as telling me I’d have to eat, say, 3000 radial tires to get as much vitimin c as 4 ounces of grape juice. I’m not dissing celery, mind you. I like the stuff.
Am I being to sesntive about this junk?