The economy is taking a nose dive (despite my best efforts!) and the presidential election is only about a week and a half away. Lots of news to capture our attention these days, right? So, with all that's going on in the world, I was afraid you might miss this very important story:
Yep, turns out scientists have found that the ability to produce stinky gas seems to lower blood pressure. Who knew? And, more importantly, who thought up these studies?!
It's just in the lab mice stage at this point but scientists figure the same conditions will apply to humans, and this will open up a whole new area of treatment for high blood pressure. Rather than the long established blood pressure medications, a person could be induced to produce stinky gas, thereby lowering his or her blood pressure. We've been hearing for years that high fiber foods like beans and other foods such as garlic have beneficial health effects--now I guess maybe it's not really the FOODS themselves but rather the effect they have on us.
Of course, you kinda gotta wonder how this new breakthrough might affect blood pressure levels of the family members and friends of those being treated. I'll tell you one thing though: I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be hanging around people with high blood pressure anymore--not by choice, anyway.
And all this brings me back to the other big news stories of the day. If you have stock in Beano, SELL! Instead, put your money in stock in S. C. Johnson, the company that makes Glade air freshners. And how does this relate to politics? Well, politicians are apparently a lot smarter than I gave them credit for. After all, when it comes to stinky gas, most of them are experts!