Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fighting AH1N1: Come on, this is a joke, right?

In case, you missed this Bernama story - an eminent practitioner of complimentary therapy Dr VM Palaniappan (picture, from his blog) has been quoted as saying that among the measures one can take against influenza AH1N1 is to avoid masturbation and homosexual activities. Yes, that's what the good doctor said. He reportedly said that "such activities caused the body to develop friction heat which in turn produced acid and makes the body hyper-acidised."

The former professor of ecology at Universiti Malaya went on to say that "the body becomes an easy target for H1N1 infection." The academcian, according to the report, has authored several books on complimentary therapy called Ecological Healing System.

He emphasised that normal sexual union between members of the opposite sex was absolutely safe, adding that his 33 years of research showed that high acidity in the body resulted in the loss of immunity, making people susceptible to viral diseases like influenza H1N1.

He has also recommended drinking coconut water, which is an alkaline, for the prevention of AH1N1. Other fruits - orange, lemon and pomelo - which contains citric acid.

I am not sure whether this small Bernama news item made it to world news but we are certainly learning something new everyday. You can either take what the good professor tells you seriously or laugh over it. But hey, we are living in dangerous times.


frags said...

He has no medical merits to be making such claims. Ecology has got nothing to do with medicine or human biology.

From the wiki:
Ecology (from Greek: οἶκος, oikos, "house"; -λογία, -logia, "study of") is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the distribution and abundance of organisms and their interactions with their environment.[1] The environment of an organism includes all external factors, including abiotic ones such as climate and geology, and biotic factors, including members of the same species (conspecifics) and other species that share a habitat.

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha..If our local universities have more of these "professors", we will be producing graduates with warped theories. But who knows? Anyway if a person is homosexual, he/she has got more things to worry about than H1N1, like being discriminated by society!

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Anonymous said...

I daresay some homos would find the prof pretty

Anonymous said...

DS WCW, you are getting smart these days. Now you avoid political subjects in your blog!
Haha, now talk about H1N1.
How about talking EPL?
Or Penang food?
Anyway I am sick of politics too.
But I will still vote for Pakatan until the power in Malaysia is 50/50 for Pakatan/BN. The I will decide who I vote for next! Can't trust politicians but still got to live with them.

Bunnies said...

Hehehehehe.. so funny la! Buat malu only got! He got substance to substantiate his theories or not? Simply talk like that. If in the states, sure kena sue by the gay or homosexual NGOs.

Anonymous said...

Better check the quality of our graduates...not only do we have weak students, now the quality of the lecturers are also in question.

Whatmeworry said...

Somebody, pls nominate him for the Noble Peace Prize for medicine. Malaysis Boleh!

Unknown said...

I am being pedantic, forgive me. Perhaps it's just a typo but the correct nomenclature is "complementary medicine" Being a practitioner of "allopathic" medicine, I find nothing "complimentary" about the good doctor's assertions.

amoker said...

kah kah.. i read that last week and we had fun.