_ I noticed an item on Google News, which announced that Vermont is the healthiest state for the third year in a row. I did not read the article, so am not aware of reason or how they have ranked further into the past.
When I lived in Vermont, I bought and read a book titled Vermont Folk Medicine. I recall that it’s primary remedy and preventative was the apple: fresh fruit, cider, or vinegar. All were of good quality, locally produced, and readily available.
Even today, when coming down with a cold, I treat myself with their recommended potion of cider vinegar, honey, and hot water. The drink tastes like hot apple cider and helps my ailment.
After reading the article about healthy Vermont citizens, I wonder if apples still play a role.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.