Who among us can’t remember the admonishment from the American Medical Association to steer clear of eggs. They were filled with cholesterol, and were to be avoided at all costs. And, of course, cholesterol itself was another target. Too high a level of LDL (the bad cholesterol), and not enough HDL (the good cholesterol) were major causes for concern. Then there were the warnings about coffee; too much java could severely impact us, and possibly even cost us our lives. And, finally, there was aspirin. We were cautioned to take an 81 grain, low-dose aspirin every day in order to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Well, guess what? Over a relatively short span of time, the medical community has done a major turnaround on these and other aspects of our diets. Recent studies have indicated the following: Eggs are back in favor. One egg per day is absolutely just fine; A study concluded that the benefits of taking one, low-dose aspirin per day is far outweighed by the possible negative effect it might have by causing internal bleeding; Drinking coffee is not only good for the soul, but increases mental acuity and also our life span. Oh, and if you’re on the popular Keto Diet, cholesterol of any kind can be sky high and it doesn’t make any difference at all.
So, who do you listen to, if not the doctor? Do you just disregard the warnings of the AMA? After all, you might ask, “My doctor says I have to take an aspirin every day. What do I do?” Well, In my humble opinion, I would do nothing. Just keep doing what you’ve been doing. Be patient. Stay informed. Why? Because, sooner or later (most likely sooner) the “experts” at the old AMA will change their collective minds again, and you’ll be just fine—or not! Catch my drift? Moderation, I say. Everything in moderation.
So, with that in mind, a little medical marijuana, anyone? Just one or two tokes, mind you. We don’t have an AMA baseline—at least, not yet. But that’ll change. It always does . . .