Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Health"Magazine is NOT Very Healthy

by Nell Stephenson

I must have gotten on someone's mailing list. I received a random copy of a magazine called "Health" and I had a quick flip through it and began tearing out pages as blog topics, until I realized I needn't do that, as the entire publication was riddled with a plethora of misinformation that it is bordered on (sadly) laughable!

Amongst pieces like "8 Under 80 Calorie Treats" (describing snacks like jelly beans, glazed nuts and peanut butter cereal as great snack ideas), ads for Splenda promoting a great way to save 100 calories per day by swapping sugar for splenda and recipes for pizza and a chocolate salted caramel tart, I counted the following two to three page pull out banners for the following prescription meds:

1 for thinning hair
1 for artificial tears
2 for depression
1 for asthma
1 for calcium pills
2 for rheumatoid arthritis
1 for muscle pain
1 for a fat blocker
1 for clear skin
1 for over active bladder

and

1 for iron deficiency

So what does that sound like? Complete system failure? It sends a message that whatever is going wrong in your body can be treated by popping a simple pill. No need to investigate WHY you're breaking down in the first place. Oh, and just go ahead and disregard the side effects including but not limited to: dry mouth, constipation, urinary tract infection, seizures, blurry vision, heart failure, blood thinning, cancers, psoriasis, liver failure. weight gain and insomnia.

Think it might have anything to do with eating the "foods" so happily promoted in mags like this and by the ADA, like milk products, grains and legumes, not to mention the copious amounts of refined sugars and fried foods that are inhaled by so many?

What goes in your body does, in fact, play a HUGE role in how you feel.

Shocking, isn't it?

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