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alex .

Nov 5, 2004, 6:09 AM

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After a late supper I was ready to shower and hit the sack. My wife says " Noooo, you can't bathe so soon after eating, your face will end up crooked." What???

So what else musn't we do in Mexico so that we don't place our health at risk?

Alex



Rolly


Nov 5, 2004, 6:37 AM

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My friends in Manzanillo refuse to eat fish after nightfall.

Rolly Pirate


jennifer rose

Nov 5, 2004, 7:12 AM

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Re: [Rolly] health risk? I doubt it, really

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Don't sleep with the windows open. The night air is dangerous.

Don't drink anything too cold or eat anything too hot.


Bubba

Nov 5, 2004, 7:29 AM

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In San Luis Potosi they disdain goat meat and look down on folks from Saltillo because they eat cabrito.

Around Tulum on the coast of Quintana Roo, it is difficult to find fresh seafood. They eat shellfish but many consider fish from the Caribbean to be on a par with what we in Alabama considered catfish. Lowlife, redneck food. To each his own.

The big supermarkets in Playa Del Carmen and Tulum sell seafood that stinks of decay. When it turns green they filet it so it no longer has Dick Cheney dead eyes.

Most food purveyors have absolutely no shame here in Mexico. Thank God there are exceptions to that general rule.

Bubba


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VSOP

Nov 5, 2004, 7:48 AM

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Fish and milk ingested together are poisonous.


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Camille

Nov 5, 2004, 11:03 AM

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Walking barefoot on cool tile floors will give you a bladder infection.... this from a French Canadian!


skwala

Nov 5, 2004, 11:09 AM

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This is a very old one. My grandfather refused to allow milk and fish on the same table.(He was a piney woods Floridian).


julietl


Nov 5, 2004, 5:29 PM

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My boyfriend's mother can't believe that I don't wear shoes in the shower (the floor is too cold, I'll get a cold, etc...)

Also, she says that if you sit on tile that is either too cold or too hot you will get almorranas (hemorroids)
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Esteban

Nov 5, 2004, 7:00 PM

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Whatever you are doing for your sickness is wrong. I have a friend who sells the correct medicine.


esperanza

Nov 5, 2004, 8:37 PM

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Water, juice, or soda with ice will give you a sore throat.

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Marlene


Nov 6, 2004, 12:31 AM

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Absolutely, and if you already have a cold or sore throat it will damage your vocal cords.


Carol Schmidt


Nov 6, 2004, 11:11 AM

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I doubt if Mexican folk lore on health is much worse than many U.S. tales. I was told as a teenager that if I washed my oily hair every day I'd be bald by 30, and I've got healthier hair at 62 than I did as a teen. Probably because my gray hair is coarser, thicker and wavier than my straight brown hair ever was.

But then a wart on my finger did go away when my mom rubbed a raw potato slice on it by the light of the full moon and I threw the potato over my left shoulder into the garden. Warts come and go anyway, I learned later, but at age five I thought it was a miracle.

Carol Schmidt
 
 
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