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Fruit

Seeing Red…

Recently a friend of mine was told he had a high cholesterol level and was prescribed Lipitor.  Apparently when he asked the doctor if there were any possible side effects, he was told there were none!  I find this quite unbelievable…  Since reading my blog about statins he has decided to put the prescription for […]

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Statins

Mission Accomplished!

Doctor-2 The visit with my father to his cardiologist went well in that he agreed for my father to come off Lipitor immediately. The condition is that he goes back to see him again in one month’s time to tell him how he feels. The doctor agreed that cholesterol was not the problem and when […]

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Statins

Family Matters

There was another reason why we got interested in health issues.  Another very personal reason… A couple of years ago my family (mother and brothers) had been concerned that my father was having problems with his memory. They had him take a dementia test which he passed, so apparently he wasn’t getting Alzheimer’s. About a […]

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Dinner Party

Small Talk – Big Ideas!

We were invited to a small dinner party last weekend. Just a few couples, all over 50, well educated, well spoken and supposedly well informed on health matters. Towards the end of the evening our small talk moved to food and health.  This may have been instigated by us as we had brought dessert – […]

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