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Kabbalah Water Can Cure Allergies

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By on Tue, 02-22-05, 18:16

Reading this month's edition of Vanity Fair and an article entitled The Garden of Kabbalah. First of all, I think it's really important to read the whole article, so one doesn't dismiss Kaballah as part of the Jewish religion and get only the Hollywood/celebrity "take" on it.

But imagine my shock in reading this:-

"Over Shabbat dinner at the Centre, Sandy Shadgoo, an attractive Angeleno of Persian descent recalls how her two year old son, who had been afflicted with so many allergies he couldn't leave the house, was healed when she followed the advice of her teacher to mix Kaballah water into his bottle and to have him sleep with a miniature Zohar under his pillow. "In three days, he was running around outside," says Shadgoo. "He had a macadamia nut muffin and nothing happened".

Kabbalah Mountain Spring Water, for which they charge $3.80 a bottle, claiming it cleanses the soul and can cure ills. No matter that there is little precedent in either traditional Judaism or Kabbalah for this water, and that it comes from a plant in Canada; followers swilled it.

Now, just to find that plant in Canada. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Tell me that if one of Madonna's children was suffering a LTFA she would "cure" the child with Kabbalah water.


(Can I just say this is kinda like a vent because I don't need to read about such quackery when trying to enjoy my Vanity Fair fix - and also wondering how many people would read this and want to give it a try).

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Christabelle on Tue, 02-22-05, 18:44

Uummmmmm - ok, admittedly, I am a Catholic and don't know a thing about Kabbalah except that it is an aspect of Jewish mysticism.
But I am stunned that they would publish that kind of thing. That is so dangerous. I am assuming it is quackery (I hope I'm not offending anyone) and won't work - and I hope no parent will try it on their PA or otherwise food allergic child after reading the article.

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By HookwormIsHope on Fri, 11-05-10, 20:00

Well, tomorrow when I'm popping peanuts by the dozen with my bottle of Kabbalah on the coffee table, I guess I'll be the one laughing. Haha...no offense though, just think people should be more open minded. =) Hope that the next possible cure doesn't freak you out so bad you won't try it. I'd rather have a slight risk of another reaction once than go a lifetime running the risk of dying because of someone's lunch.

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By on Tue, 02-22-05, 19:03

Christabelle, from what I could understand from the article, there is almost like a "quack faction" of the true religion being practiced. This article also questioned whether or not it was a cult because some cult de-programmers have been brought in to "rescue" (if you will) members from Kaballah. It was also being compared to Scientology.

That's why it's really important to read the whole article, if only to try to begin to understand what Kaballah is *supposed* to be and what the Hollywood/celebrity go-ers are perhaps turning it into (or it may be the Center's owners themselves).

The red string bracelets that the Kaballah followers wear cost $26.00 American - there were pics of Demi Moore, Ashton Kushner, Roseanne Barr, and, of course, Madonna, sporting the bracelets. Oh, and Britney Spears.

As with any religion, I'm sure they are going to be people that take things to the extreme. I mean, even if we look at the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses and how they will not allow blood transfusions for their children, most of us would find that odd.

A few years ago when I lived in Stayner, the Jehovah's Witnesses would come to my door on a regular basis. I read their literature and was really stumped by the blood thing. I told the woman so. A young couple came to visit me and tried to explain to me why they believe so firmly against blood transfusions. Of course, they didn't have any children.

For me, if I wasn't dealing with PA, I would have read the article like I read every other article in Vanity Fair and thought okay, this is the newest fad in Hollywood, etc. But when I read that, because I am dealing with PA, I thought, okay, they are nutbars.

That's why it's really important to read the whole article because all people practising are not nutbars. It is a bona fide religion or extension of Judaism.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Christabelle on Thu, 02-24-05, 01:07

Thanks for the additional info.
Nothing about Hollywood surprises me. I appreciate acting as a craft and I enjoy watching movies (good ones.!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) and it's fun to have a subclass of "glamorous" people as entertainment. Sort of eye candy and very light -
but sometimes I do wish these people would just act and then be quiet. (Yes, I know, they have the right to free speech, I'm not saying they don't.) They are held up as leaders in the culture and I'm quite sure a big percentage of them are not to the right on the ol' IQ bell curve.

*I'm sure many are also smart* - but just because you can act, it doesn't make you an expert on anything else - why does our culture glom onto everything these people do? They have every right to do whatever (legal)goofy thing they want with their money - they earned it - but I wish everything they did didn't become some fad that people just fall into without critical thought. I read that "cutting" is very popular in junior highs now - in large part because Christina Ricci is going around talking about how she enjoys cutting herself up. *sigh*

If I could earn millions to act in a movie I would, trust me, I would jump at it. But I would sock it away and be one of those private celebrities you read about, who refuse to give interviews and who live a normal life on their own time away from "the scene." [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I always thought it would be most fun to be filthy rich and *NOT* famous!

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By Kathy L. on Thu, 02-24-05, 15:55

Quote:Originally posted by Christabelle:
I do wish these people would just act and then be quiet. (Yes, I know, they have the right to free speech, I'm not saying they don't.) They are held up as leaders in the culture and I'm quite sure a big percentage of them are not to the right on the ol' IQ bell curve.

Not exactly on topic, but when Donald Trump got married last month, the TV Show "Extra" actually said that he is the closest thing to royalty that we have in the U.S. (Disclaimer: I happened to be channel-surfing - not normally a celebrity follower).

I actually yelled at the television. Then I changed the channel. What, just because he's a billionaire he's royalty?

It drives me crazy that every day, our soldiers are getting killed in Iraq, but the lead story on the news is about the jury selection in Michael Jackson's case.

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By katiee on Fri, 02-25-05, 14:33

Kathy, I have had the same feelings when confronted with Paris Hilton, in any form. Money can not buy good taste, period. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Cindy, I wonder if there is anyone we could contact about that article? It reminded me of the woman in Quebec who claimed to be a healer and could cure a child of her diabetes, the child died and she was charged. This is an extreme example but it could happen. Has anyone looked this up on the Quackwatch site?


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By MommaBear on Fri, 02-25-05, 15:17

Quote:Originally posted by Kathy L.:

It drives me crazy that every day, our soldiers are getting killed in Iraq, but the lead story on the news is about the jury selection in Michael Jackson's case.


not exactly "on-topic" either, but I've been pleasantly surprised with the "autism awareness" in the news recently. I guess it takes all kinds and I just have to weed through it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Fri, 03-04-05, 08:22

A letter could be sent to the Editor, Graydon Carter, an expatriate Canadian.

Or, "letters to the editor should be sent electronically with the writer's name, address, and day-time telephone number to [email]letters@vf.com[/email] Letters to the editor will also be accepted via fax at 212-286-4324."

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Fri, 03-04-05, 08:26

Sorry, it's in the March 2005 edition. The article is entitled "The Garden of Kabbalah" and is written by Evgenia Peretz.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Jennifer-is-always-sick on Mon, 11-08-10, 23:49

If it's such a miracle healing water, why don't they offer it for free like churches do with holy water? You can just walk in and get some water, no fee required. IMO, it's total garbage and just a way to make money off of desperate people. It's disgusting.

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