Go ahead.... eat it!

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_903083.html wrote:
[b]Top doc backs picking your nose and eating it

Picking your nose and eating it is one of the best ways to stay healthy, according to a top Austrian doctor.

Innsbruck-based lung specialist Prof Dr Friedrich Bischinger said people who pick their noses with their fingers were healthy, happier and probably better in tune with their bodies.

He says society should adopt a new approach to nose-picking and encourage children to take it up.

Dr Bischinger said: "With the finger you can get to places you just can’t reach with a handkerchief, keeping your nose far cleaner.

"And eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body’s immune system.

"Medically it makes great sense and is a perfectly natural thing to do. In terms of the immune system the nose is a filter in which a great deal of bacteria are collected, and when this mixture arrives in the intestines it works just like a medicine.

“Modern medicine is constantly trying to do the same thing through far more complicated methods, people who pick their nose and eat it get a natural boost to their immune system for free.”

He pointed out that children happily pick their noses, yet by the time they have become adults they have stopped under pressure from a society that has branded it disgusting and anti social.

He said: “I would recommend a new approach where children are encouraged to pick their nose. It is a completely natural response and medically a good idea as well.”

And he pointed out that if anyone was really worried about what their neighbour was thinking, they could still enjoy picking their nose in private if they still wanted to get the benefits it offered.[/b]

Is it also healthy to pick someone else’s nose ?

But the actual reason you have ‘snot’, is to protect you. When you breathe, you breathe in heaps off different things - smoke, dust, small bugs, dirt etc. The snot acts as a… let’s say… filter(?) to stop you breathing in all those things. So, you are eating all that crap as well.

How’s it taste now?:slight_smile:

Originally posted by Mr. Belvedere
Is it also healthy to pick someone else’s nose ?

Probably even better!
I recommend saving half for a friend. Get him to do the same and then swap once a week! :rolleyes:

Originally posted by Ssseth
Probably even better!
I recommend saving half for a friend. Get him to do the same and then swap once a week! :rolleyes:

Well , you could do it during lunch breaks. Everyone picks his/hers/its nose and passes half of it to the person/woman/creature next to his right.

According to the poll so far. Everyone at CD Freaks picks there noses. Some eat, some flick. Way to stay healthy CD Freakers! :smiley:

Originally posted by Mr. Belvedere
Well , you could do it during lunch breaks. Everyone picks his/hers/its nose and passes half of it to the person/woman/creature next to his right.

Euh yeah right :smiley:

I remember my mom telling me that it’s not a good thing to do so (did that when I was 4 years of age or so…). I’m not going back to that “habit” :slight_smile:

Um, I’m proud to say that I’ve never ingested ANY rhinal waste matter. Ever.

I do pick (in private) though. I mean, how on earth is a kleenex supposed to get at those huge crusty bits that sometimes form? That thing could be a joke you know…

The picking and flicking must be best, since it does keep your nose far cleaner. Just don’t eat it. :Z

Rhinal fluids do act as filters, catching dust, pollen, bacteria, pollutants, and other junk before it gets to your lungs. Don’t tell me that’s “medicine” for my intestines! :stuck_out_tongue:

My son’s budgie really loves to pick in peoples noses. I just didn’t realise that it was a matter of its health :bigsmile:. So we better let him do it, Right?:Z

Originally posted by nEXusJ
Um, I’m proud to say that I’ve never ingested ANY rhinal waste matter. Ever.

Even when you were like 5 years old? I’m sure you wouldn’t remember even if you did :stuck_out_tongue:

Nothing like a sugary snack between meals… HMMM MMM. It’s good eatin. Try it you may just like it. And now it’s the HEALTHY thing to do. It’s like eating your veggies :smiley: . :iagree:

hell, i go over to my friends house all the time, i pick my nose and rub the stuff under her couches, sofa, and coffee tables :slight_smile:

next thing ya know, you’re sleeping with the stuff from my nose… better watch your pillow tonight :bigsmile: