Damn…I Forgot About the Wine & Dope

Good news is hard to come by of late. Between the disingenuous goings on in Michigan and my pessimistic state brought on by my investigation into the state of our economy, I find myself loitering in a pessimistic mood.

That's not to say there are not very happy things happening to me that keep me from stopping traffic altogether. There are. And you know who you are. But I came across an article that should make a certain demographic very excited:

Attacking Alzheimer's with Red Wine and Marijuana

I recommend those of you in the correct demographic read this article. However, let me give you the short version:

-Drink red wine and get stoned to stay sharp.

Now, I've not read through the various findings of the different reports that are outlined in this fascinating article. But I'm going to guess nonetheless that there is a point at which the imbibing and inhaling stop providing benefits.

The author of the article also leaves us with a caveat: "To be effective, any such treatment along these lines would have to take place before memory loss is obvious."

Fair enough, but it made me think that…………………………….
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What was I saying?


8 Responses

  1. Matt - December 9, 2008

    and based on recent happenings in Washington State’s Yakima Valley, you can harvest both at the same time. How convenient…

  2. Jerry Murray - December 9, 2008

    This is great news! Now as soon as a study confirms my suspicion that bacon and whole milk actually reduce the chances of heart disease and that grilled meat fights cancer, I will be able with increased confidence state that I am a model of good health.

  3. Dylan - December 9, 2008

    What’s funny about most of these studies herbal, drink, and food related is while they all have their merits, exercise is still the number one way to severely decrease the chance of multiple ailments. Even in old age, at a time when your body isn’t growing anything but more wrinkly, it is found to grow NEW neurons.

  4. Thomas Pellechia - December 9, 2008

    Does exercise include raising and lowering your arm all night, taking deep breaths and holding them for a few minutes, and all that chewing from the munchies? 😉

  5. Fredric Koeppel - December 9, 2008

    great post, Tom… uh, what was it about?

  6. JohnLopresti - December 9, 2008

    Next thing, there will be a study published which shows well balanced, carefully aged, and delicately stored good quality wines prevent Alzheimer’s better than creature labeled wines.
    One thing I seem to be learning is physical labor improves some part of the mind, I have yet to find out which part. Yet, I have a kind of ongoing developing list of favorite doubly redundant ways of guaranteeing you will find what you just misplaced faster than most people with early Alzheimer’s. Maybe when the global warming mystery is solved, there will be cleaner air, and Alzheimer’s will be considered less of a problem for our elders.

  7. Susan Feist - December 11, 2008

    Thank goodness.

  8. MC - August 16, 2009

    The photo makes me smile!

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