365 Ways #99–An apple a day, not an aspirin…

#99–”Aspirin and related drugs kill almost as many people every year as AIDS. If those deaths were given their own category, they would constitute the 15th most common cause of death in the United States.” –Wolfe, et al (Boston University of Medicine) as reported by Reuters News Agency.

Most people don’t realize there’s a potential downside to any medication. They’ve been convinced by the all the ads on t.v. or even their own doctors that the prescription is the only way to health. And with drug companies spending more on marketing and promotion than is spent on research and development, it shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, you can't put a patent on thinking, breathing, drinking, eating, moving, and sleeping right. Those are the real keys to health!

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