"Although you can no longer buy Stanley's Snake Oil, other potions once marketed as patent medicines are still available (minus the health claims): Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, 7UP, Angostura
Bitters, and tonic water."
-- Gene Stone, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick, xv
The book is a quirky compilation of the health strategies of 25 people who don't get sick. From the common sense to the bizarre, and including the contradictory, it's an eclectic mix.