The stories a sternum can tell.
The other day I was invited to speak at a local chiropractic meeting. I was given a free lunch (it wasn’t so bad) and I got to meet a bunch of people.
So one of the MRI sales guys there asked me to check him.
First priority, sternum. 2nd priority, sternum, 3rd, sternum, then liver, then sternum again. Sitting down, sternum, liver, C1, cranials. What’s going on here?
So I asked him, “What’s with your sternum? I keep getting sent to it and it’s related to the heart and heart energy.”
“Oh, I had a heart attack recently.”
“How old are you?”
“49. Also I’m on statin drugs – Lipitor.”
“Well, I guess that’s why I was sent to your liver too; it’s damaging it.”
“But my cardiologist told me to take it.”
“Hey, my dealer tells me to buy more cocaine.”
OK, I didn’t say the last part but I’m still amazed that people who are in a health care field haven’t the faintest idea of health.
Ugh! Still, I was pretty impressed his body kept sending me to the sternum and liver. Can we charge people extra if they are really stupid?
As you may know from my nutrition talk, older people need more cholesterol. In fact high cholesterol levels correlate to lower death rates in people over 70.
So today I had new patients – he’s 79, she’s 77 and they are on Crestor and some other poison. “I was on Lipitor and when I stopped taking it my arm, neck and hand pains stopped.” So his MD switched him to Crestor. Modern medicine.