Dr. Sydnee and Justin don’t actually like grapefruits, so it’s irrelevant to them, but grapefruit juice is known to interact poorly with many medications. Given the wide variety of fruits and their juices, it seems strange this is such an outlier. How was this anomaly discovered, and why exactly does it do what it does?
Atlas Obscura article, “Grapefruit is One of the Weirdest Fruits on the Planet” by Dan Nosowitz: atlasobscura.com/articles/grapefruit-history-and-drug-interactions
Music: “Medicines” by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/
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Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, they dig through the annals of medical history to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just gross ways we’ve tried to fix people over the years. Educational? You bet! Fun? We hope!
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