The first time I came across this image I felt a
If I thought I was passionate about girls my age dieting... well this is a whole other level of passion.
Take a look:
- Chronic fatigue
- weight gain, leading to high blood pressure
- heart disease
However, taking a look at the solutions...
- High blood pressure= blood pressure tablets
- Heart disease= anti platelet drugs
- Arthritis= glucosamine supplements
- Anticoagulants, Digitails ACE, Beta blockers, Nitrates, Thrombolytic agents were just a few other drugs rounding off the list
We're choosing this?
Something's not quite adding up here and I'm pretty sure I know what it is. It's human nature. Well.. the modern day human nature. You see we're accustomed to easy quick fixes and have grown up in a scientific and medicinal era.
Now I'm not dissing science or medicine. There's a reason we are living far longer than our ancestors and a lot healthier. All I'm saying is we simply cannot rely on a magic pill to save us from our bad choices. I've always grown up hearing this phrase and only now do I realise just how important it is:
If we were all well-educated and the food industry worked harder at caring for our health- we wouldn't need all those drugs mentioned above and constant doctors appointments and even dangerous surgeries. We could instead focus our brightest scientific minds on diseases we have no control over like AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, cancer and even the common cold.
To paint it plain and simple:
Instead of this:
It amazes me that our ancient ancestors knew before their world was run by science and medicine, that the diet is the fundamental element of health and medicine for problems associated to diet is unnecessary.They were wise people and I think we should all take a leaf out of their book:
Yeh, it's a big dream and one not many people have probably even considered before. It takes two to tango, so I guess the first move of figuring out how to solve this puzzle is bringing together both the health and food industry, then we can see where to go from there.
Stay happy stay healthy and I'll see you all later! :D