The who and why of it all

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Canberra, ACT, Australia
Trying different ways to optimise life health and happiness by eating real food and bulding strength. I used to have migraines every fortnight that would put me out for days. I ate a lot of sugar in it's classic sweet form and in its filling bread/pasta form. I was always tired and weak but never overweight- so I never questioned my diet. Until someone else did. Now I barely ever get migraines, I am strong and getting stronger. I am more active than I have ever been.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Developing thoughts....

Been listening to the paleo/primal podcasts lately and I absolutely love what Angelo Coppola says at at the start of his pod cast, Humans are not broken by design. We are not supposed to look like the fat dude on the end of the above cartoon, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men are not supposed to get cancer (heard that on Dr Oz today who knows where he gets his facts though- point is still valid however, disease is rife in our world). Evolution and nature does have a certain amount of survival of the fittest at play, sure, but when people are getting sicker and fatter and not leaner and healthier something is wrong with this mechanism. 

I believe it is down to two main factors; our diet and our health care. And if you want to get really deep just one factor really- greed. You see, we changed our diets to include excess amounts of sugars and these new things grains! The we get sick, we get these "neolithic agents of disease" (the going term). Then, our helpful doctors treat our symptoms with potions and lotions to mask up the disease- take diabetes for example: symptom is high or low blood sugar, "lets give them medicine to fix that and all will be well". I actually read an article (wish i had the link- will do better at that) where this doctor was suggesting that people with diabetes get more carbs than the average diet and then take pills to LOWER their blood sugar. You read right eat more sugar and then fix it with pills. Seriously! It is so concerning that this misinformation is out there. 

When you follow the money however what do you find? Pharmaceutical companies with their hands in their pockets for just the types of foods that make you sick. Think about it, why aren't they putting their hands in their pockets for say, organic farmers or grass fed meat? Where is the advertising for healthy vegetables? So greed. Money. It is very sceptical to think this way, I know, but until you see someone up in their metal tower making a change for the health and well being of human beings, what else am I supposed to think? It would probably harm their stocks, don't want to upset the investors by deciding to save the world from eating itself to death. Besides we wouldn't sell as much medicine.


  1. speaking of following the money...

    it is interesting to me that when i hear this line of thinking, I always think oh yeah but that is all in the US. Oz/UK doctors wouldn't be like this.

    However when i stop to think that thought thorugh i realise in your case you have seen maybe 7/8 doctors complaining of your ongoing migraines issues and more recently sinus.

    the treatments reccomended have included:

    "2 paracetomol every four hours and 2 ibrufopen every four hours. i.e. 16 tablets a day - forever" - as a result these painkillers no longer touch you.

    "just plain prescribing increasingly strong pain medication" - where does this lead to?

    "epilepsy pills" - they decrease neural activity - yey?

    "an MRI"

    "and most recently, anti depressant pills" - you may have a migraine but you'll be happy about it!

    so far, i think one dr has enquired about your diet, only to answer the question herself, without letting you respond. none have asked about other lifestyle factors or checked you for common allergies.

    in short, no Dr has looked into factors that would result in no payments to the pharmeceutical system. Near all doctors have reccomended you "buy stuff". Therefore, I guess Dr's probably don't even realise how brainwashed/indoctrinated they have become into the system of supporting pharmaceutical company profits.

    but to end on a positive, one Dr did reccomend you try meditation for 5 minutes a day - well done him!

  2. Only because he thought I was a nutcase!