Heinz Kerry pitches health care
By Ray Hagar RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL
Heinz Kerry ended with what she called “a highly effective” remedy for arthritis that drew laughter and some skepticism from the audience.
“You get some gin and get some white raisins — and only white raisins — and soak them in the gin for two weeks,” she said. “Then eat nine of the raisins a day.”
Despite the laughter, Dr. Steven Phillips, director of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Nevada quickly supported the prescription.
Phillips, on stage with Heinz Kerry as part of the panel, said sulfur and sulfides found in grapes are increased by the alcohol and could perhaps alleviate joint pain.
Wow. Back in college we used to soak cherries in everclear to cure boredom.
Nine A day? Seems a bit excessive! I don't know, I guess it depends on how well a person holds their ... raisins.