Promise & Panaceas

Today is Wednesday, February 5th

The topic or question of the day is:

Promises and Panaceas

     Practically everyday you can read about promises in regards to health, food, and medicine.  There are products that promise to stop the effects of aging, foods that promise a 6-pack, and promises for some exotic fruit elixir to cure diseases.  It can drive you crazy (like it does me) or drain your bank account.  I am tired of the panaceas promised and wish I would have collected all the “panaceas” I have seen throughout my 33 years in the field of nutrition and opened a museum called Really?

     Yesterday the news reported a new study that says “sugar causes heart disease.”  Really?  You have to do a study for this?  Does anyone think anymore?  Anything eaten in excess is going to be bad for you.  It is a principle given to us by Almighty God, who also choreographs the molecular dance in our body along with the food we eat.  He is the master dietitian.

     Did you know eating too many carrots will turn you orange?  Too much water can kill you?  A plethora of celery can cause bezoars?  Excess sugar will eat away at your vessels?  People do not want to practice moderation.  They want a pill, the panacea to cure their ills so they don’t have to work hard.  Here is the news flash.  Taking care of yourself, others and eating moderately takes effort.  It is hard when very part of our brain screams for food and food is plentiful, but worth the effort.

Quote of the day:

“People who are diagnosed with a problem or disease and are not willing to follow advice and cease their injurious habits have it backwards.  Consequently, they seek miracles of healing”.  – Adolphus Hohensee

Take action today: 

Follow logical advice.

Practice moderation when eating.

Follow the money before you purchase a promise.