I thought this news from the world of medicine would help alleviate the stress and frustration all of us are feeling over Congress’s failure to pass a true budget that reflected what we, The People, had demanded, instead, passing something that keeps us in chains!
Now for all readers, a couple of things to point out:
First…If you plan to try this, ensure that you clip and file your finger-of-choice! It may help prevent Staphylococcus.
Second…Get that finger-of-choice in shape! Search the Internet for a few finger exercises. There are plenty out there!
Third…For those out there whose finger-of-choice is stricken with the nasty “trigger finger” malady, you will have to forgo this daily meal until you either have the operation performed to release that trigger finger, or you will need to pick a new finger-of-choice and get it in shape!
Katharina Ribbeck, a biological engineering professor at MIT who co-authored the study, told ozy.com in 2015 that such a synthetic could be a better alternative to antibiotics. There’s even evidence that the mucus could help prevent respiratory infection, stomach ulcers, and HIV. The initial study is two years old, but Ribbeck published another study this month on mucins and the regulation of microbial virulence that she believes can be the basis of creating a synthetic mucus.
Friedrich Bischinger, an Austrian lung specialist, has gone even further in touting the benefits of being a booger eater. “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,” he said. Bischinger even said that those who consume snot are healthier, happier and probably better in tune with their bodies.
Still, the jury is out on how, exactly, you should go about reaping those rewards. A 2006 Dutch study showed that nose-pickers had more Staphylococcus—the bacteria that causes staph infections—than people who kept their digits out of there.
“Scratching inside the nose can create tiny tears. Any injury to the body’s natural defense mechanisms can increase the risk for infection,” D.J. Verrett, M.D, an otolaryngologist in Plano, Texas, told us.
Perhaps scientists need to get working on a way to safely harvest our nasal medicine.