While we were in Maine last week I saw some family members: Aunt Nancy, Benton and Elaine, and my mother. Benton is my mother’s brother and Elaine is his wife. Nancy is my mother’s sister.
Last year, Aunt Nancy had to have a pacemaker put in because she became tachycardic. This isn’t a big surprise because my mother’s side is riddled with cardiac issues: hypertension, sudden cardiac death, tachycardia and murmurs.
Auntie told me she wasn’t allowed to eat any green vegetables. I looked at her and asked “why?” and she said the doctor told her it would interactive negatively with the Coumadin she takes (Coumadin is a blood thinner). Then I asked “you can’t eat green vegetables but you can eat potato chips?” She shrugged it off.
Let me ask you: would you take a drug which negatively interacts with healthy food but allows you to eat processed food?
I mean, really! WTF is up with Western medicine when they tell a patient to avoid good, whole, healthful food…?