Tobacco is good for the brain
The feds want you to believe nicotine will turn your mind into mush... but in reality, a good smoke might be the best "brain food" there is!
New research confirms that nicotine can slash inflammation levels in the brain and actually halt the self-destruct sequence that leads to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Those diseases often start when acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter, goes AWOL.
Without it, your brain's immune cells go haywire -- and instead of attacking dead cells, they attack the brain itself.
But in a series of lab tests at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, researchers found that nicotine can actually fill in for the missing acetylcholine -- keeping the immune cells in check and lowering levels of inflammation.
You'll find this study in the Journal of Neurochemistry, and it's a fascinating read.
It's also a gutsy position to take in this PC age -- but it's nothing new.
I've pointed out for years now that smoking can protect the brain from Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and other degenerative diseases -- and the benefits don't end there.
Smoking can also prevent heart disease and even stop cancer cold.
Don't expect to hear about any of this in the mainstream. It's practically against the law to write positive news about tobacco, but I have all the evidence you'll need right here.
And if you're a smoker, that means it's time to stop apologizing for yourself and your habit.
Fast food and soda have created the world's greatest public health burden -- yet McSlobs want Medicare to buy them electric wheelchairs so they can scoot around and complain about secondhand smoke.
A couple of cigars a day won't hurt you, your neighbors, your neighbors' kids, or their dog -- and they could even prevent disease and help you to live a long and happy life.
Next time someone complains about your secondhand smoke, tell them they should thank you for it instead.
Not clouding the issue,
William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.
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