I went to the doctor yesterday for a “check-up”. This isn’t my physical or anything like that, just a quick and simple check and chat.
So, as always the doc isn’t happy with my weight, my exercise or my daily ration of my local beverage:
After telling me that she wanted to put me on blood pressure medication 2 years ago, I sign and accepted it; getting old is both a bitch and not a choice. And it beats the alternative. Then, last year when she asked me how my blood pressure was, well, she was less than impressed when I told her that I didn’t know. I never check.
Well, after listening to her go on and on about how important it was, I rushed out and bought a digital cuff machine thingy. And now I check twice a day. And record it.
This time I had my data and, surprisingly, she was pleased with the blood pressure.
So, now she’s done and I ask her if it could be my turn. She kinda looks at me and nods and then I ask her this:
Doc, I read a lot and recently I came across data suggesting that salt does not, repeat does NOT, contribute to higher blood pressure. Is this true?
She leaned back and nodded, then said;
Son of a bitch!
So, that’s the one thing I knew but confirmed. The other is that hyper-tension is the #1 killer in America. The cure?
A pill. Total cost?
$4 a month.
What do these two things mean?
Life is good!
Well, I’ll celebrate that news by indulging in a few cold beverages tonight! Plus popcorn with salt!
Watch out for those hydrogenated oils on that popcorn. REALLY! They will kill you.
I tend to use olive oil. But no butter — and I order my popcorn from a specialty site:
I use one of those poppers with a crank to stir it on the bottom over high heat, which means it doesn’t require as much oil as some. Delicious!
I use one of those poppers with a crank to stir it on the bottom over high heat
We had one of those. Dad bought it at Far Fest in Lake Crystal. It was a commemorative Bi-centennial jobby. Awesome corn.