Health VS Modern Times
“Once upon a time in a distant past, there was a little innocent boy who’s name was – Health. He lived just the way mother nature intended, until one day Mr. Modern Times showed up and started tempting Health with all kinds of eye-catching products and lifestyle ideas. Today, Health is no longer a little innocent boy, today, he is an abused slut”.
Was that too harsh? Admit it, we are screwing our health from every direction, and most of the time it’s a conscious choice. But I’m not here to preach, I just like to speculate about things that baffle me during these modern times.
For instance, what were people thinking when they started applying formaldehyde (a known carcinogen) to clothes? – “Wrinkly clothes don’t sell! But wait, we can use formaldehyde to prevent creases, aha! But wait, it’s a cancer-causing substance, oh no! But wait, people with cancer still need to buy clothes, whaaat? Problem solved?! Duh!”.
Another example is fluoride. The list of its side effects would not fit on a roll of toilet paper! – “Why don’t we add fluoride to water, toothpaste, mouthwash, drugs, beverages, and watch people overdose on it”. The following should be a televised ad from FDA: “Fluoride can cause skeletal fluorosis, thyroid damage, neurological problems, etc., but hey, it’s still good for your teeth ;)”.
Here’s what I found on the Internet the other day – “The average home today contains 62 toxic chemicals – more than a chemistry lab at the turn of the century. More than 72,000 synthetic chemicals have been produced since WWII, and less than 2% of it has been tested for toxicity, mutagenic, carcinogenic, or birth defects. Toxic chemicals are found in cleaning solutions, fabric softeners, air fresheners, perfumes, cosmetics, and personal hygiene products”.
Damn, you can start a war with this stuff! Now, I don’t want to sound boring with all the stats, and I certainly don’t mean to make anyone paranoid, but when you look at these facts there is a sudden feeling like you’ve had your head up your ass all this time. I guess, only when sh#t hits the fan and affects us personally, we start looking for answers, only later to realize it’s been happening for decades. Since the 1950s, the number of food additives allowed in U.S. food has grown from about 800 to more than 10,000. The food we buy and serve to our children now contains: pesticides that are linked to obesity, preservatives that produce cancer-causing compounds, trans fats that increase the risk of heart disease, corn syrup that can lead to diabetes, artificial colors and sweeteners that affect our brain function, growth hormones, antibiotics, and I’m not even talking about alcohol, cigarettes and other hard drugs. But wait, there is more: our lifelong amigo – Stress, makes sure we’re always entertained, and if that wasn’t good enough already, the one and only – Pollution, is driving us into an age of extinction.
So yeah, we have turned our Health into a slut, and modern times are taking advantage of it. But what about treatment?
Well, I get my treatment the modern way, okay? So, I will go to see my medical doctor and get my prescriptions, then I will run out of pills before getting better, and naturally, go back for more prescriptions. After a few trials and errors without any success, I might get an appointment to see a different doctor, which will result in – getting even more prescriptions. Then, I will get side effects from the cocktail of drugs I’ve been taking, so obviously, I’ll need something to suppress my misery – probably another prescription. This ritual might continue for a number of years, maybe longer, until my liver looks like an alien from the movie “The Thing”. I will then pay for all kinds of therapies and treatments in a private clinic, which will eventually send me home with.., what? Hazard a guess:
a) Free health insurance
b) A subscription to “Men’s Health” magazine
c) A set of Dr. House DVDs
d) A prescription
I think I belong in the circus freak show, where normal people come and stare at me – “look mom, this one is questioning the methods and practices of Big Pharma, what a freak!”, and then the kid laughs like Mandark from Dexter’s Lab.
I was going to include a neat little list of health tips in this article, but then I thought – “I’m not the only one who has Internet, am I?”. This is another reason why I don’t provide links to studies and researches to support my articles, simply because you can research everything online the same way I do. You see, the majority of people have lost trust in one another entirely, so they “prove me this, prove me that” all the time, that’s why evidence will always be subjective no matter how obvious.
So, instead of trying to prove a point with “genuine proof”, I encourage folks to get a shovel and dig for themselves.
But wait, I might save a lot of time for you with my “premium deluxe organic & gluten free secret formula for perfect health”, and it goes like this: you don’t consume sh#t, you use common sense.
Written by SilentRoy