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Watermelon

July is watermelon month. There isn’t another fruit that screams summer like watermelon.  Doesn’t everyone love watermelon?  

It is great for hydration and why we naturally go for it on hot summer days.  Headaches and even bad moods can be cured by hydrating.  Watermelon is over 90% water.  Can you think of a more delicious way to hydrate?

High blood pressure is decreased with the natural potassium in watermelon.  And don’t forget the gift of fiber we get from watermelon.

Enjoy July and don’t forget to enjoy watermelon!  It makes you smile!

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Statins and Diabetes

We are still talking about statins.  The research is coming in that statins raise blood sugar and causing diabetes.   Here is a reference that taking statins contributes to our diabetic epidemic.  

Just in case you have missed it, the numbers are in for statins.  If one hundred people are given statins, one of those people will live longer because of taking the statin.  Thirty to forty will have a negative reaction, like muscle pain which may or may not go away. The other people in the study aren’t hurt and their life expectancy isn’t lengthened.  I say they are just  supporting the drug companies.