Gullibility of the young Djokovic laid bare.

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Gullibility of the young Djokovic laid bare.

Post by reckoner on Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:13 am

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/revealed-the-diet-that-saved-novak-djokovic-8775333.html

Complete and utter nonsense, shamefully printed without any scepticism by the Independent. This is the sort of con a basic education in human biology would allow you to see through. Young sports stars are vulnerable, often having skipped aspects of their education. For this quack (who was a friend of his father's) to have influenced Djokovic without anyone in his inner circle protecting him is a failure of guardianship. For the Independent to relay this without question is a failure of journalism and illustrates the erosion of educational standards in the sciences in the UK.

"Cetojevic told Djokovic to stretch out his right arm while placing his left hand on his stomach. The doctor then pushed down on Djokovic’s right arm and told him to resist the pressure. The strength Djokovic would feel in holding firm, the doctor said, was exactly what he should experience.

Next Cetojevic gave Djokovic a slice of bread. He told the bemused player not to eat it but to hold it against his stomach with his left hand while he again pushed down on his outstretched right arm. To Djokovic’s astonishment, the arm felt appreciably weaker."

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:31 pm

Apparently this test can be found in the pantheon that makes up alternative medicine. This one is called Applied Kinesiology.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_kinesiology

Nutritional disorders are only discoverable through ingestion and digestion (the food has to be eaten).

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Post by reckoner on Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:31 pm

I knew someone once who spent a 100 quid on a kinesiologist, who used the direction of a pendulum while she as holding different foods to find "intolerances".

She was happy because she stopped eating dairy and lost weight, thus proving "it worked"...

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Post by laverfan on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:05 am

Is there a GPS-tracked butterfly in the South China Sea that influences Nadal's bottle positions for each day-of-the-week? Laugh

Did Federer win W 2017 because Nadal hit his head on the door jamb? idea

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Re: Gullibility of the young Djokovic laid bare.

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:19 am

reckoner wrote:I knew someone once who spent a 100 quid on a kinesiologist, who used the direction of a pendulum while she as holding different foods to find "intolerances".

She was happy because she stopped eating dairy and lost weight, thus proving "it worked"...
That's an interesting anecdote.  I suppose for these types of people, such as the kinesiologist, to remain in business they have to gain a reputation for doing something right.  The kinesiologist may have been using the pendulum etc as a form of misdirection to gain time and to generate a "memorable experience" while asking her questions.  Probably from the answers to his/her questions and from basic observations - he came up with some sensible advice.  The "patient" then follows this advice.  If the advice is good, people will generally accept the explanation attached to the advice.  I hope the kinesiologist wasn't hynoptising her with the pendulum!

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Post by reckoner on Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:04 am

No name Bertie wrote:
reckoner wrote:I knew someone once who spent a 100 quid on a kinesiologist, who used the direction of a pendulum while she as holding different foods to find "intolerances".

She was happy because she stopped eating dairy and lost weight, thus proving "it worked"...
That's an interesting anecdote.  I suppose for these types of people, such as the kinesiologist, to remain in business they have to gain a reputation for doing something right.  The kinesiologist may have been using the pendulum etc as a form of misdirection to gain time and to generate a "memorable experience" while asking her questions.  Probably from the answers to his/her questions and from basic observations - he came up with some sensible advice.  The "patient" then follows this advice.  If the advice is good, people will generally accept the explanation attached to the advice.  I hope the kinesiologist wasn't hynoptising her with the pendulum!

Definitely hypnotised her into giving him cash for nothing!

It's a lot simpler than that - if anyone stops eating dairy - no milk, butter, cream, yoghurt, cheese, chocolate - they eliminate their intake of a large set of calorie dense foods and lose weight.


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Post by Mochyn du on Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:16 pm

A lot of people like alternative medicine. Fro example, aroma therapy and homeopathy are a con to get the hipster middle classes to part with their cash.

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