Monday Moaning: Medicinal Health!
Finally I am back! It has been a shitty week. For real. Now Just in short I was spending most of the time on a porcelain throne trying to dull the enamel with crap. Or maybe it was more like a brown wash due to the food poisoning. Yeah I got unlucky this time, there is a first time for everything.
Either way it is moments like these where I am cramping up on a seat that I am reminded how fragile we are. It is that frail superiority we have. Thinking it won’t happen to us or never will. Beside that we do everything we can to live a healthy life after all.
It is this that bothers me and I mentioned it before, how we have started arguing for the sake of using biological and or organic foods. It is confusing for a person like me who always used to when I was little, still did when growing up since we had a veg garden. And even now still do try to find my food straight from a farmer if possible.
This does mean you can only eat what the seasons bring you.
But back to the point we push people these days to eat more organic and the likes.
Promoting it as health food. Able to stop or slow down you cancer. Reducing the change on heart failures or other related problems.
I smile because I remember moments people would laugh at anyone who said that and called them frauds. In ancient times we had witchdoctors with their herbal meds or a shaman. It is in a way fun to see how perspectives changes again and again.
This is all very promising as in that time we are growing everything in greenhouses we altered the veggies and fruits to stand up against the harsh environments and he bug they may encounter when growing out in the open and become organic. With this though lots of taste has been altered as well. Sugars that have been added, vitamins increase and the sorts.
Remembering my childhood, I can say I disliked chicory a whole lot. I had to have it with applesauce and mesh with an extra potato due to its bitterness. I kept ding that even up to my adulthood.
These days it changed, the bitterness is gone and I won’t use the apple sauce any more and yet Ii am not satisfied. Not happy with he way it tastes. I do not like the extra added sweetness to the chicory or cauliflower. I hate the fact the sprouts taste sweeter. In what way are they healthier?
Another example I ate yesterday. A clementine. The juiciness is delightful its tangy flavour tingling on your tongue with just the right amount of acidity of sourness. Now a new product if you will call it that has the flavour of an apple mixed in. A sugary grainy apple or the likes mellowing that tanginess.
So what is up with all these changes in taste and vitamins and god knows what they done to my beloved sprout.
I get these changes are done for reasons like growing in the environment we put them in and also to have more people like their produce and eat more of it. Surely we need to wonder how healthy they have become. And if times goes on we might revert back to using some kind of sprays to protect our plants that will undoubtedly become bad for health and we start growing our veggies in greenhouses again.
On roofs of flats or something. Since we also might be struggling with the amount of land available for growing food.
This is only half the part of this moan on medicinal health. This was just the part we eat every day or are told to eat. Either way the impact has become so big that insurance companies are thinking of refusing people to clinic if they do not eat healthy. Not sure how they would monitor that but apps are on the market that keep track of everything you do these days.In return you get a discount at your insurance.
And that brings me on the other kind of medicinal health.
The one controlled by insurance companies who keep you alive or functioning with what ever med they tell you to take. This is for them to make money.
Now there is not much we can do about food poisoning. Other than rest and drink. Sure an antibiotic might be useful if one knows what caused it And is easy to prescribe is it not.Same goes for more common illnesses like a flu or cold. So much crap is being sold we almost get addicted to them when ever we sniff our nose.
Cruel to say maybe but we westerners are hooked on pills for everything. Soon as a fart is uncooperative to come out we reach for our medicine cabinet.
When it comes to medicinal health we might have to think about what makes a medicine and what is health or even healthy.
And because we can’t look into the future you often see what once was healthy becoming unhealthy. Still does that only apply on what is out there in nature. It is funny we create so much to fight nature and hardly ever make effort to cooperate with nature.
It might just be the case we fight so hard with artificial medicine because we don’t like what nature provides us. Besides that our entire environment is artificial so we need to keep evolving our medicines for causes we created a long time ago.
It might well be our own fault that we live because of our medicinal health. It extends our way of living with big numbers.
Oh how I wonder how old we would get if there was no medicines.Would we also live as long as 50 or maybe slightly longer. Or would we die younger because none of us is able to fight of a bug naturally?
Well that is it for today. I am feeling good again and ready to tackle life and the shit it throws at me.