Fountain of Youth?

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In Idiosyncratic Medicine, I wrote about my family’s unconventional medicinal practices. In case you thought I was exaggerating, this is what I found in my parents’ kitchen this past weekend:

Blueberry Vinegar

Blueberry Vinegar

My mom and dad drink a cup of slightly diluted apple cider or blueberry vinegar every day. It’s supposed to be good for lowering bad cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, killing cancer cells, aiding digestion, lowering glucose levels in diabetics, clear skin, weight loss…

And then…I saw this:

My mom brews a bunch of chopped up mulberry tree limbs in a crockpot for 24 hours. The resulting twig juice is supposedly good for lowering high blood pressure, numbness, rheumatism, coughs, overactive bladder, etc.

Sounds pretty crazy to me, and yet every time I see my parents they look ever more youthful and radiant:

Still, I don’t think I’ll be adding vinegar and twig juice to my regimen anytime soon…

When my sister found out that Nicholas had fractured his arm, she sent him these very cute “Get Well Cake Pops”:

Now that’s my kind of medicine!

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