It is really difficult keeping up with all the research on the links between health and longevity. Only a couple of weeks ago I was delighted to discover that drinking copious amounts of red wine can have beneficial effects on later life (see “Red Wine is f-f-fine by clicking on the previous blog).
I just knew it was too good to be true!
Less than a week later some miserable spoil sport doctors, who are probably all teetotalers, capture headlines in the Daily Mail – 26th October 2015 —- “A month off drinking slashes risk of disease“. Doctors at the Royal Free Hospital claim stopping drinking alcohol for a month can heal the liver and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
This is a most inconvenient truth, when I have just started digging a new wine cellar under the house!…….and when Christmas is only just around the corner. It’s no time to stop drinking…….and Aldi have a two for one offer on an excellent Shiraz at the moment.
I’ll bet the Royal Free Hospital doesn’t even do Vineyards on prescription!