7 horrifying things people thought were healthy

Today we know a lot about our body and the ways to keep it healthy. It hasn't always been this way, and people of the past tried some truly horrible things in order to get rid of illnesses.



Have you heard these stories before? Which one surprised you the most? Do you think we still can unwittingly hurt ourselves because of the lack of knowledge?

Tell us in the comments.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
51 Comments
Emma Alabaster
Can I just say that Buyer would've probably had holes in his head not wholes.
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Jun 17, 2019 4:19PM
Vladimir Orozco
Most of us know by now that what is good ”today” accordingly to the food industry as well as the food and drug administration, may become dangerous to our health “tomorrow”
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Jun 20, 2019 6:05PM
Wayne Roberts
I have heard that tape worms can be used in the treatment of allergies! It gives the body something to defend against instead of over reacting to allergens! Any further comments on this would be appreciated.
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Oct 3, 2021 6:36PM
kandilarson
Vladimir Orozco, I'm pretty sure ingesting a tapeworm is still going to be a bad thing.
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Aug 20, 2021 11:53AM
kandilarson
Tape worms! Egad!
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Aug 20, 2021 11:53AM
bina sarmah
shimmeringlight, Breast implants is a choice, nobody is recommending to do it. But FDA recommend food, and medicine. Few years later, they come up completely different idea.
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Apr 20, 2021 10:09AM
bina sarmah
tashabean, Agree. I just said the same comment, in the above comment.
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Apr 19, 2021 9:13PM
bina sarmah
thomasallen, Tapeworms didn't help, but smaller plate will help.
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Apr 19, 2021 4:11PM
bina sarmah
Veronics Moss, 50 years from now, ppl will think different about us, whatever we are using now. And pp will think how it was possible.
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Apr 19, 2021 4:09PM
bina sarmah
Whatever we are using as medicine, ppl will be horrified in 50 years from now. Science change everyday. Even in my lifetime I found lots of foods, which were considered good for health, now it is considered not good for health.
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Apr 19, 2021 4:08PM
Tom Shinal
David Holmes, As the saying goes, "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me instead of a Frontal Lobotomy".
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Feb 24, 2021 6:27PM
Tom Shinal
Betty Powell, Looking at the picture, I suspect that it should have read 1850 or 1900. I'm 78 and never heard of such things except in history.
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Feb 24, 2021 6:24PM
lmoores
Little Miss Muffet is about a girl whose father used to feed her spiders in thatvt6hey were good for you.
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Feb 9, 2021 11:42PM
Evelyn Floyd-smith
Very interesting .things haven't changed much.Look at caffeine energy drinks ???
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Oct 6, 2020 2:51AM
kotakat
Knew about all of them except he tapeworms for weight reduction. Uh, NO?
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Jul 25, 2020 6:13PM
in2itiv
initiv, to play with
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May 11, 2020 5:07PM
in2itiv
My Dentist used to give mercury after an appointment as a child for being good.
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May 11, 2020 5:05PM

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