IS echinacea truly good for you? Not really, and this new study may even ruin the 'placebo' effect:
Reporting in Wednesday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers said volunteers who took an extract of Echinacea augustifolia and were exposed to a cold virus developed about the same number and severity of colds as those who did not take it.
While many herbs have been proven to be medicinally helpful, it appears echinacea just ain't one of them...
And I DON'T take echinacea. With me so far? My research continued...
Be healthy - get yourself a hooker!
Most of us are aware of the feel-good benefits of sex while we’re engaged in it, but do you also know that there are benefits which carry on after the sweaty bodies have dried and the sweet talk has reverted to sports?
I've never wanted so much to be part of a research project!
No, I'm not copping to utilizing "hired help." But... in the interest of time, let's move on.
After sex, have some beer.
The New England Journal of Medicine has published research papers in recent years attributing health benefits to moderate alcohol consumption.
Still with me here? I consume moderate levels of alcohol! Sometimes really moderate levels... but let's not parse that too forcefully right now. Moving along...
After the night of hookers and beer, take some aspirin.
You might commonly take it for a headache, a fever or for arthritis pain. But aspirin can also help you prevent heart attacks and strokes.
This is all great news. I'm finished with doctors, tests and prescriptions. It appears I'm in tip-top shape. Richard Simmons' got NOTHING on me.
Bartender! Beers, hookers and aspirin for everyone!!And hold the echinacea.