Yesterday’s blog entry had some readers up in frenzy. Many stood behind the pharmaceutical industry, citing benefits derived directly from this industry.
Those who disagreed with my entry did not understand the point behind the entry however. I agree that there are times when traditional medicine is useful and perhaps necessary. I am not against the entire industry. One of my best friends and a former college roommate is actually a pharmacist.
My problem is not with a specific pill, but rather the actions of major pharmaceutical companies who feel the need to deceive the public. Why does this industry need to market so heavily (billions of dollars) to the general public?
Years ago, I worked as a landscaper while paying my way through college. One of our clients was a senior level executive at Pfizer (at the very top of the food chain). His “summer home” was as close to a palace as I have ever seen. This was no home. This was a mansion, and then some…
When I pulled up to the gates of this mansion, my first thought was, “Whoa, what does this guy do for a living.”
Regardless of your perception of the pharmaceutical industry, we need to realize that this industry is in business to make money. These corporations are raking in millions and millions of dollars.
If we lived in a healthy world, this industry would go belly up. If no one was sick, there would be no need for pills.
I agree that there are times when medicine is required, but why focus so much attention to the pill? Why not instead focus on preventive measures? Why not change our lifestyles in a way that prevents, minimizes, and potentially eliminates the need for traditional medicine?
Like it or not, but the foods that you put in your body DO contribute to your health and longevity. If you fill your body with artificial chemicals, it will catch up to you. I don’t care what a 12 week study suggests. Look at the big picture.
Jack Lalanne is a perfect example. We should all follow in his footsteps. Many believe he has found the fountain of youth. His combination of natural foods and regular exercise seem to be more effective than any lifestyle that is centered around a constant supply of pills to pop.
Pop those pills at your own risk…