Years ago a Mac shop dude recommended software called RAM Doubler to boost my RAM.

My computer failed & I went back a months later. What? he said in disbelief. You’re running RAM Doubler?! We call that RAM TROUBLER! 😂 Everyone howled with laughter.…
Oh god no! You’re eating low-fat! You’re avoiding GMOs! You’re washing your hair every day! You’re taking baby aspirin! You’re taking HRT! You’re doing CrossFit!

B-but you just told me to…
An ingenious dissection of Dr. Oz — and the idea of universal health prescriptions on TV / in media (like baby aspirin for all) — is here.

In short there are VERY few health recs that work for everyone

Basically all any doc can recommend across the board is seat belts, some exercise, no smoking, and of course vaccines.

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