A glass of wine might not be good for your health but it sure is good for your mood in a world where Alzheimer’s and cancer exist. Some of my friends who never drank a drop came down with both maladies. On another note, the food police are constantly changing their minds about what foods cause which conditions. Look at the push for us to consume margarine vs. butter, and the decision that eggs were bad for us. These declarations have, to my knowledge, been reversed.

Some people tout the virtues of coconut oil while others say its lethal on cholesterol. But then, cholesterol lowering drugs have been pushed on us for years and I recently read a study that showed women with high cholesterol live longer! What to believe? Since I don’t know, I’m going to choose for moderation in food and drink and quality of life over obsession with how many years I might have.

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