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Monday 6-Feb-06 

Creaks and cures

I've always been wary of pills, potions and anything that smells of quackery, conventional medicine or alternatives. Tough guys can beat the bugs standing up and are immune to pain. And gentlemen do not want to trouble others, let alone busy doctors. To keep ills at bay, I have practiced Tai Chi for many years. Not that I'm into mysticism, but it's good for staying flexible and managing stress -- and we all know that stress and illness are positively correlated.

But age takes its toll, old injuries flare up and new problems arise. I've been getting a bit stiff, despite the Tai Chi and occasional running.

By coincidence, a friend recently mentioned that he had been taking cod liver oil capsules, so when I walked past a health food shop that had a display of these pills on sale, I swallowed my pride and snuck inside. At 50% off for a big bottle, it seemed like a bargain, so I casually took one to the counter. Like a young person buying condoms, the need had overtaken the embarrassment. I swallowed my pride as the lady at the till handed it over with a smile and a 'there you are, dear'.

And you know, it actually seems to be working! I have not turned into a spring chicken, but there is a little more spring in my step. The aches and pains have subsided and I am definitely feeling more flexible.

So perhaps I shall go back to the health store and see what else they have for staving off the pains and problems of the encroaching years. I'll swallow my pride and crack jokes with the young lady at the till. And maybe I'll recommend the things that work for me to others.


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