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Old 19.05.2009, 11:24
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How far would you go to stay looking beautiful (yuck)

I just read in a magazine that 1 of Demi Moore`s beauty secrets to eternal youth is blood sucking leeches, she was in Austria last year, and had the painful therapy, which involves allowing the parasite to latch onto the skin and suck blood

She say`s they have a little enzyme that, when they are biting dow, gets released into your blood, and it detoxifies your blood. You feel worse, then you feel better.

Would any of you do this
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Re: How far would you go to stay looking beautiful (yuck)

erm? I thought Demi Moore was the leech (sucking the life out of poor Ashton)....

Has there been a mistake or something??


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I just read in a magazine that 1 of Demi Moore`s beauty secrets to eternal youth is blood sucking leeches, she was in Austria last year, and had the painful therapy, which involves allowing the parasite to latch onto the skin and suck blood

She say`s they have a little enzyme that, when they are biting dow, gets released into your blood, and it detoxifies your blood. You feel worse, then you feel better.

Would any of you do this
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Old 19.05.2009, 11:37
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Leeches have been used for centuries for medical purposes. Not sure about the detoxifying properties of what they leave behind, though. I always thought detoxifying was the job of the liver?

I read a while ago that they were bringing maggots (grown in a lab, not taken off a scabby bit of meat) back into modern medicine because they are so effective at eating dead tissue on patients and leaving the healthy stuff alone.
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Old 19.05.2009, 11:38
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Re: How far would you go to stay looking beautiful (yuck)

I'd be surprised to hear that they put anything in your blood other than blood-thinner, but good to hear that medieval medicine makes a comeback.

In Switzerland this probably would be soon covered by the basic health insurance (No, I'm not bitter...)
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1. Leeches are not painful, otherwise you'd notice immediately that one had latched on, and flick it off quick.

2. It amazes me that people who only 50 years ago would have been deemed certifiable and whipped off to the rubber room with a wardrobe selection consisting mostly of canvas with optional sleeves, are nowadays feted for their psychosis, and paid to talk about it.

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Old 19.05.2009, 11:40
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Leeches have been used for centuries for medical purposes. Not sure about the detoxifying properties of what they leave behind, though. I always thought detoxifying was the job of the liver?

I read a while ago that they were bringing maggots (grown in a lab, not taken off a scabby bit of meat) back into modern medicine because they are so effective at eating dead tissue on patients and leaving the healthy stuff alone.
Yes, but would you want them sucking your blood, i mean even just looking at them well, but i am really sensitive anyway.

Oh no don`t mention maggots
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I'd be surprised to hear that they put anything in your blood other than blood-thinner, but good to hear that medieval medicine makes a comeback.

In Switzerland this probably would be soon covered by the basic health insurance (No, I'm not bitter...)
So would YOU have it done
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Yes, but would you want them sucking your blood, i mean even just looking at them well, but i am really sensitive anyway.
I'd give it a go but I find stuff like that fascinating anyway. Having said that, if someone offered a life or death treatment involving spiders crawling on my skin I think I would take the death option...
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Old 19.05.2009, 11:47
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I'd give it a go but I find stuff like that fascinating anyway. Having said that, if someone offered a life or death treatment involving spiders crawling on my skin I think I would take the death option...
Sorry, but LOL, i run a mile at slugs
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I just read in a magazine that 1 of Demi Moore`s beauty secrets to eternal youth is blood sucking leeches,
I don't think her manager should take credit for that..
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Old 19.05.2009, 12:11
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I don't think her manager should take credit for that..
Hehehe thanks for the giggle.
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Old 19.05.2009, 12:14
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Re: How far would you go to stay looking beautiful (yuck)

When you don't have much to lose, I guess you'd consider any possible treatment to make all the important bits appear in their full glory.

I'd never advocate anything involving extreme pain, surgery or administering drugs for purely cosmetic reasons, but hey, if others feel the need - go ahead, it just seems like cosmetic suicide to me.

Maybe we could encourage EF members to post before and after treatment pix and then rip the hell out of them (as usual...)
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Old 19.05.2009, 12:16
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When you don't have much to lose, I guess you'd consider any possible treatment to make all the important bits appear in their full glory.

I'd never advocate anything involving extreme pain, surgery or administering drugs for purely cosmetic reasons, but hey, if others feel the need - go ahead, it just seems like cosmetic suicide to me.

Maybe we could encourage EF members to post before and after treatment pix and then rip the hell out of them (as usual...)
Well from her photo she is looking really good for her age, but i would NEVER go to that extreme to look good.

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Old 19.05.2009, 12:17
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Re: How far would you go to stay looking beautiful (yuck)

Sweeeet...

Does anyone have the number for this leech joint?

Sounds ace.
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Old 19.05.2009, 12:18
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Re: How far would you go to stay looking beautiful (yuck)

How far would I personally go to stay looking good??? Have the occasional shave I suppose.
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Sweeeet...

Does anyone have the number for this leech joint?

Sounds ace.
Ask woodsie

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How far would I personally go to stay looking good??? Have the occasional shave I suppose.
LOL from your avatar you wax your head aswell
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For the benefit of the other forum members - could you please be more specific?
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Old 19.05.2009, 12:21
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Re: How far would you go to stay looking beautiful (yuck)

I know leeching has been round for literally centuries, maybe even millennia. If it's lasted that long, there's got to be something to it.

I was just wondering, how would this Leech treatment affect the severity of hangovers?

Might be worth looking into. Come home from the pub, Leech yourself up, take them off around lunchtime the following day...
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Old 19.05.2009, 12:29
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Ask woodsie

I suspect that Woodsie has not had any beauty treatments in a very very long time...
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Old 19.05.2009, 12:31
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Re: How far would you go to stay looking beautiful (yuck)

Yeah babe... bring it on... leeches, maggots, slugs... and all those allmighty crawling blood suckers should be included in complementary medicine. They will suck our blood, insurance will suck our money eventually we will be back to square one
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