Organ Meat

Calf Liver alla Veneziana from Eat Real Food or Else

Most Americans say “yuck” and turn up their noses at the mere mention of organ meat. This is cultural. A fancy Parisian restaurant would likely offer both tripe and kidneys.

Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Statins, and Peanuts

Ibuprofen and other NSAIDS, aspirin excepted, are associated with a significant increase in heart attacks. Aspirin, on the other hand, reduces heart attacks, but carries a bleeding risk that cancels the effect. Statins also reduce heart attacks somewhat, but have side effects and further have no overall benefit for most groups. The winner, therefore, is peanuts, which reduce heart attacks 30%, have no side effects, and are delicious.

Why Don’t People Take Care of Themselves?

Perhaps all our blog readers are good Scouts and follow the rules—eat sensibly, exercise sensibly, and don’t stress out—preferably our version of all these. But some—and all our readers surely know one or more—some seem hell-bent on self-destruction. Why is this? We don’t know, but would, herewith, like to start a dialog. Maybe someone has a solution.