The well-intentioned (and rather attractive) presenters on the television science program “Catalyst” recently spent half an hour giving birth to this ill-conceived issue of dubious parentage;
“When old people STOP taking ALL their daily between 5 and 20 prescription medications they begin to feel healthy again.”
Now who would’ve thunk it. Considering one of those “medicines” was probably Warfarin (rat bait) and God knows (or perhaps She is equally bewildered) what other toxic chemicals were contained in the colourful geriatric pill cocktails.
It is high time that these brilliant researchers stopped whispering sweet nothings to us from the back row of the arena, and instead donned their medical matador gear to do some serious fighting inside the bullring.
The beast they should be confronting is this;
For the majority of people, if they simply stopped spending their entire lives overloading and polluting their bodies with fat, sugar, salt, nicotine, excess protein, food additives and drugs (legal or otherwise) then collectively got off their arses to exercise daily, they would not need to visit the peddlers of toxic pharmaceuticals nearly as often in later life, or live their final years nibbling away at rat bait.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need a large portion of black forest cake topped with whipped cream.
All this self-righteous proselytising is making me hungry…..and giving me a headache……but nothing compared to the intensity of the one facing health educators as they attack their single greatest challenge of the twenty-first century.