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Nice Summary of Allopathic Approaches to Arthritis

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Tennis Tom, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Here's a long article that just popped up on my Google Alerts for arthritis from merry ol'. Warning: graphic pic of joint replacement surgery, couldn't tell if it's a hip or a knee, too much blood and draping in the way, them surgeons are good at fisting, don't let it ruin your breakfast. Good emphasis on 30-60 minutes a day of exercising. Good summary of what works and doesn't from the allopathic approach. Save your money on those expensive orthotics, those green Spenco insoles will work just as well.

    The Pharmaceutical Journal

    Osteoarthritis: management

  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Well looks like I'm overscribed to Big Pharma and they won't let the link work until I register, typical of drug pushers, first one's free then the next ones's double after they've got you hooked. There were some good points in there about current scientific findings--never mind--I'm gonna' have a second cup of coffee and go back to sleep.

  3. IrishSceptic

    IrishSceptic Podcast Visionary

    What does "tt/lsmft" mean?
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  4. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    You are the winner, you're the first person who's asked. The tt is for tennis tom, the / lsmft is an acronym for : "Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco". It's an advertising slogan for Lucky Strike Cigarettes. I've found being a tennis player doesn't carry much credibility in the forums, but having a bunch of letters behind one's name or a Sanskrit title like "maharishi, sri, swami, or babaji confers an aire of wisdom.

    Good job! I would expect no less from an Irish Sceptic.
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  5. Lizzy

    Lizzy Well known member

    Tennis Tom, haha! You always make me smile and laugh, while bringing alot of good "penicillin"!! So, according to Walt that's two TMS birds with one stone.

    My grandpa smoked Lucky Strikes, he was a handsome sailor in WWII. Thanks!
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  6. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thank you Lizzy, I'm thinking of taking up Kools in my sunset days while driving down Sunset Blvd., with the top down on the Lotus. It helps to keep a sense of humor about this TMS stuff when grappling with the gremlin.


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  7. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Tom. I grew up as a teen during WW2 and well remember LSMFT. It was a catchy phrase and really caught on.
    Amazing back then that so many famous people endorsed cigarettes like Lucky Strike, getting paid for endorsing them,
    or their studios got paid because the actors were under contract to promote themselves and their films.

    Now when I watch movies from the 1930s-60s, I see actors almost constantly smoking cigarettes. Many of them
    died of lung cancer. Gorgeous Gene Tierney's studio bosses told her to smoke cigarettes so as to lower her speaking voice.
    She did and it killed her.

    Cigarette companies used to give out free samples to us kids in the school yards on recess, to get us hooked.
    I never tried, thank heaven. I smoked only rarely and gave it up because of hay fever. Lucky me.

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