posted on Oct, 29 2007 @ 11:27 PM
The thing that gets me is that for the most part, over-the-counter medications haven't really changed that much in 1,000 years. Asprin, alcohol,
calcium carbonate. Modern pharmacy has created some new, synthetic stuff that kind of acts like the old familar stuff, but it also usually has some
nasty side-effect that almost makes it not worth the trouble. When I get a cold, for instance, if I take some of that cold and flu medication I end
up feeling a lot worse than if I just stay in bed and have some hot chicken soup.
I'm not going to load myself up with magnets or colloidal silver, either. My monkey ancestors evolved just fine without that junk.
You know the number one life-saving miracle ever invented? The thing that has saved (at least temporarily, we all gotta go eventually) more lives
than all the medicine ever swallowed?
SOAP. Yeah, that's right. You wash your hands and your food and suddenly you don't die as much. You can even wash your hands and instruments
clean enough to cut open another human body and fix it, and that person has a good chance of not dying in a week from infection. Penicillin is good,
but only in the absolute smallest does you can get away with. Otherwise, it'll kill you, too.
I'll tell you what kind of hypochodriac I am. The kind that frets about there being way too much emphasis placed on fancy medicines and crazy snake
oil to achieve some kind of weird and mythical "perfect" health. Some people are convinced they've found the secret. People die pretty much the
same as they always have.
[edit on 29-10-2007 by Nohup]