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Could this be a good substitute for steroids?

Postby milica » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:00 pm

Blue Rats Move Again After Food-Dye Injection


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... index.html
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Postby cheerleader » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:14 pm

The therapeutic dye is still several years away from reaching emergency rooms. In the meantime, patients with spinal cord injuries might want to drink blue Gatorade for its possible healing benefits, Nedergaard said. (No other dyes are known to have the same effect.)


wow! That one was so strange, it seemed made up! But it's real....

another good natural anti-inflammatory is bromelain (from pineapples) Some docs in Germany prefer it to steroids....
but the pic of that mouse with blue nose and feet was a first.
Thanks for sharing, Milica!
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Postby msmything » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:29 pm

Oddly enough something close to this HAS been used on humans.
During WWI burn victims were given gentian violet IV to reduce the potential for infection and for anti-inflammatory properties, the dye did turn the whole person purple, but it was temporary, at least on the outside.
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Postby patientx » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:19 pm

I didn't believe this at first, either. I kept looking to see if the date of the article was April 1. But here are some more:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/28/spinal.injury.blue.dye/index.html

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/07/bluerats/

Of course the spinal cord trauma described isn't the same as MS.
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