nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Medical Quote of the Day

In Re:  Healthy Diet.  With the attempts by lawmakers to regulate the food industry, and restrict diners from foods that the experts and their politicians think are harmful to us, I came across this quotation.  We need to remember that everything that's good for us doesn't necessarily contribute to our well-being:

"That kind of health which can be preserved only by a careful and constant regulation of diet is but a tedious disease."
--Montesquieu [1689-1755

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