Vicki (kiddalee) wrote in slowclub,

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Old but still healthy.

[I'm a newbie; I hope this post is appropriate]

This was taken from an article in the natural health journal, Alive, February 2004.

In 1964, [Norman] Cousins was hospitalized with... ankylosing spindylitis, a... disease that can actually fuse the bones of the spine. With the connective tissue in his spine disintegrating, within a week he was barely able to move. Doctors gave him a one-in-five-hundred chance of making a ful recovery...
Taking matters into his own hands, he checked himself out of the hospital and into a hotel where... he... watched Marx Brothers' films, and lauged himself to sleep every night. Within eight days, he made an astounding recovery and was able to return to work.
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