Eating Boogers??? Is this for real? - page 4

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  1. by   Agnus
    Now I have wondered how many non pickers have noticed that your own fingers and the size of your own nostrils are exact perfect fit. There must be a reason.

    Monkeys, pick thier noses without restraint and eat it. Humans do it but are inhibited only by societal restrains.
    so I am inclined to believe it is natural. As one poster said kid do it but are taught not to.


    Yea. I don't think that we will start if it is not already a personal practice and I don't advocate taking it up. But it is reasuring to those who do it that they are not weird or likely to get sick from it.
  2. by   34redbud
    OK, first off I can't believe this is a board for health professionals and I see the word "Barfola!" Ha!

    OK, perhaps the more reasonable among ya will get why this can be a real thing and begin to get why social stigmas are out of place and unhealthy.

    Plus if you teach your children now to "stick only to whats outside the body" they'll ingrane inhibitions that will make them less complete adults.

    You probly don't like to think of your children as future sexual beings, but they will mature whether or not you want them to remain your "little babies." And there's a great source of vitamin B12 available for lovers (vegans take note); your partner's sexual fluids! That's right, a man's baby-butter (ok, I diverged into a sophomoric term), or a woman's lubricant is quite nutritional. Great encouragement for that already great act, oral sex! Que no? Healthy people swallow!
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    umm ok whatever. I will stick to my multivitamins, omega-3 supplements and calcium pills thanks. I dont' need that to be healthy......just a good diet and my supplements, rofl. to each his/her own, however.
  4. by   OCCHCanada
    I have forwarded this link to co-workers down the hall - all I can hear is the "ah gross" LMAO
  5. by   nursebedlam
    aarrh very kacky
  6. by   beckymcrn
    Obviously thi man is wanting to be accepted himself!!!

    This is hysterical!!! I sent it to some nurses I know.
  7. by   gypsyatheart
    Okaaaayyyy.... What is this all about.....? TMI for my taste, on this board....I hardly think people, while engaging in this activity, are thinking of it in these terms! Whatever.....



    Quote from 34redbud
    You probly don't like to think of your children as future sexual beings, but they will mature whether or not you want them to remain your "little babies." And there's a great source of vitamin B12 available for lovers (vegans take note); your partner's sexual fluids! That's right, a man's baby-butter (ok, I diverged into a sophomoric term), or a woman's lubricant is quite nutritional. Great encouragement for that already great act, oral sex! Que no? Healthy people swallow!
  8. by   Nitengale326
    i have worked with a nurse for nearly 20 years and she has this "habit" of "munching". she doesn't care who is around, what setting she is in... pt's room, elevator with a physician or staff meeting of 50. she digs for gold, pulls it out ... examines her "treasures" so carefully and then chomps down like it was a frito! our medical director witnessed this display of "healthy lifestyle" and puked where he stood... right next to her on the elevator! the patients have complained, laffed and scolded her. one older lady even slapped her hand "for such a nasty thing". we have a running joke that we will bring in biscuits and make sandwiches! if she wants to dig for gold that's fine but do it privately. its like pulling out a wedgie, you're not going to do it in the checkout line at walmart!!!
  9. by   jnette
    Quote from nitengale326
    its like pulling out a wedgie, you're not going to do it in the checkout line at walmart!!!
    why not ? don't you want to fit in with the crowd? :chuckle
  10. by   bukko
    Quote from nitengale326
    i have worked with a nurse for nearly 20 years and she has this "habit" of "munching". she doesn't care who is around, what setting she is in... pt's room, elevator with a physician or staff meeting of 50. she digs for gold, pulls it out ... examines her "treasures" so carefully and then chomps down like it was a frito! our medical director witnessed this display of "healthy lifestyle" and puked where he stood... right next to her on the elevator! the patients have complained, laffed and scolded her. one older lady even slapped her hand "for such a nasty thing". we have a running joke that we will bring in biscuits and make sandwiches! if she wants to dig for gold that's fine but do it privately. its like pulling out a wedgie, you're not going to do it in the checkout line at walmart!!!
    does she have any other odd bodily habits, possibly regarding bathroom details? it could be some kind of compulsive thing, one symptom of ocd
  11. by   Audreyfay
    I want to see a human research study regarding this. Any takers? :chuckle

    As I was thinking, if nasal secretions can boost the immune system when it is eaten, imagine what eating the pus out of an infected wound would do?
  12. by   Quailfeather
    Yikes! At first I thought the article was a joke, similar to the tongue and cheek articles you read in the Onion. I would think that putting your fingers up your nose would serve to increase your risk of illness. If you haven't recently washed your hands, then you have just innoculated yourself with every creepy organism that may be lurking on your finger. On the other hand (no pun intended) perhaps there is a truth to the immune theory in a homeopathic sort of way. If you are continuously innoculating yourself with small amounts of bacteria or virus, you do stimulate the immune system. I wonder how difficult it would be to get a research grant on this concept. From what I see of people "digging and dining" while driving to work, it shouldn't be too difficult to get a study population!

    By the way, Tweety.... I see an interesting association between this article and the Zen quote in your signature.... "Just carefully taste the present - that is enough!"

    Quail
  13. by   MichaelSSSS
    I never picked my nose when I was a child or now and I'm sure as hell not going to take it up now!!!!!!!!! - that's just too disgusting!!!

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