Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sage Medical Advice ....or Pearls of Wisdom Brother In Law Style

My charming sweet brother in law Mark, recently departed the USA to live in Thailand. He sends us wonderful emails, photo's, movies etc. Tales of his escapades and I mean escapades are always enlightening to say the least. When he sent the following I couldn't stop laughing and thought you all might enjoy a little humor brother-in law style.

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system.. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! ..... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it.. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans ! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:
'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'


For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

And you wonder why I worry. LOL
Have a fun Friday!


Snap said...

Too funny! Wish I could send you some rain!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Well, that's it! I'm going out tonight to our favorite restaurant and I'm gonna' eat all the mac and cheese I want! (Enjoyed the item in this post...especially the one about whales! Ha!)

Shellmo said...

This list was cute! I especially like the rationale on the wine drinking (since I love to indulge in a glass or 2 occasionally!)

blushing rose said...

This was just sent to a ba-zillion people! Chuckle, enjoyed. TY for sharing. TTFN ~Marydon

Judy S. said...

Just what I needed to know before the weekend, Sharon. Thanks, I'm still laughing.

Merry said...

This is too funny....only if it was that easy.

Joy said...

I've never read this before but it was a riot!

Pearl said...

Oh I loved it! Well said!

wendy said...

Perfect timing....I was just feeling guilty eating a HUGE cheese bagel as I was reading your blog... enjoyed every minute of it (your blog ...well the bagel too!)

Sea Gypsy said...

This was great!lol

beth said...

I tried that diet, it didn't work. I got fat and became an alcoholic. Next!

Too funny Sharon, your bro-in-law sounds like the real deal.
Thanks for the laugh.