Thinking health – propaganda around this topic and people who makes money from people wanting to regain health.
… If you born healthy, you will die healthy, if you born unhealthy, you will die unhealthy … Our destiny is our body pathology.
What is a healthy person? – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health
Are you considering yourself as a healthy person?
What do you do in order to pertain your healthy condition?
Are you using a guide, does it cost you money?
For a start I want to declare the following, I don’t like:
1) Propaganda and advertising of any kind, specifically performed by government agencies claiming to be on the public health side subjecting this or that is good or bad for health, therefore, used by advertising agencies to sell something or benefit from personal information about someone.
2) People who sell knowledge about health for money making purpose.
3) People who are not MD claiming knowing more about normal health levels than an MD
Why did I decide to write this article?
During the past two decades, there have been an increased awareness about public health around the world, the world which I call, the industrialized world, world in which you can buy things for the money you earn. In this world, you can see more people running around your house, more cyclists cycling the bicycles on the road. You can see and hear more people quit smoking, drinking, gambling, making a diet for reducing or gaining weight. You can see people who are obsessed with health completely, 7 days per week they are in a gym. They eat only healthy and organic food, they sleep in bags and not only during their lifetime. You can later hear the news: He was a very healthy man, eating grass, died from heart disease he previously had… He was found dead, in place, condition, position, analysis & autopsy… Well, people are going to die eventually at some point of time anyway. The question is how, and if this question is relevant. Well, actually it is relevant in both aspects, everybody are interested how are they going to die, I didn’t perform any statistical analysis between the candidates, but I assume the candidates don’t want to die in the following conditions: due to cancer disease, pain, agony, hell, heart attack, Alzheimer, whatever, the medical books with diseases has lots of fun reading description about thousands diseases our body can perform the death part of our lives. Most people who lives in the industrialized world, believes in the legend that if they live healthier life it can protect their bodies from these diseases in bodies older ages or now. Well, I want to open your eyes, you can’t protect yourself from from anything. You can run a marathon and the drop dead near the finish line, if you’re lucky enough the MDs can help your body restoring half of your usual body functionality, and then you become an invalid for your next half life…
I’ve decided to write the article for the people who believes in the health legend, the propaganda performed by the government and I want you to ask yourselves at the end are you doing the right thing for being healthier?
Example of an health extremist / activist who doesn’t believe in the MD Gods.
What is an MD God? MD God is an urban legend explanation about the doctors who knows everything about the human body, and can fix it in any condition given. Well, actually it is not true. MD God are actually people who just have the medical knowledge attained with years and practice they simply know more than an average individual about the human body and biology, they have met more ill individuals and fixed more than you’re in your lifetime, and well, they can use their knowledge to maintain or fix the illness of that specific individual, and usually it works out OK statistically speaking, otherwise, most MDs would be out of job. Thye are not, in any case MD Gods, simply professionals with knowledge.
The most interesting example of an health activist who performs a propaganda about health is one of my friends who is 45 years old. Was definitively a healthy man, he have a well built body structure, he didn’t suffer from any chronic diseases, the only two “problems” that he had, is smoking 1-2 packs of cigarettes and drinking 150mg of Vodka on daily basis. Well, actually he did that for lots of years and didn’t have any health problems during that time. At some point of his life he “decides” to be a healthier person by choosing. I want to conclude, he actually could choose that direction because he was already a healthy individual at that point of his personal life. He could drastically change his view to other direction and do whatever he likes. Now, he still smokes, but doesn’t drink, he is a Vegan, he is fasting once a week for 24 hours, he is making lots of physical activity, and according to what he says, he is a lot more healthier than he was before. Now, he teaches his “students” the same way of life, claiming that it is healthier for money and advertising. He doesn’t believe in MD Gods, claiming the MD Gods will take your life faster than you think.
Example of an hypochondriac activist who believes in the MD Gods.
Well, actually I have a person whom I know well, she is 63 years old, already have two chronic diseases, elderly diabetes type 2 and arthritis. The first disease is a gate for additional chronic diseases, such as kidney dysfunction, osteoporosis, cardiovascular problems and some more, the second disease is just a bad luck of her past workplace she worked in a very cold and humid place. During the age of late 50, she got her second disease, during the next 8-9 years she got her first disease – diabetes type 2. These both disease must be managed, otherwise the individual can develop additional conditions which are harder to treat and it will shorten the life of that specific individual. Adding that body condition to the fact you can’t live without properly managing these diseases developing a hypochondria will simply assimilate that individual being physically bound to his MD God. There would be no choice of drastically changing the point of view here. The question which matters now, if she could prevent these diseases before, by doing sports and eating healthy food at the age of 40? I don’t think so. As I claim here, that our bodies pathology is actually our destiny. If you born healthy, you will die healthy, if you born unhealthy, you will die unhealthy. This person was already born unhealthy. She run to doctor with each physical condition she had, stating that she is terribly ill taking antibiotics against cold and high fever. And etc’, if she just could wait few days at home with the health conditions, she might avoid taking antibiotics of any kind. This is of course a type of depressive disorder called hypochondria which should be treated and not with antibiotics.
How unfortunate this sounds, but this actually a better truth than the legend of making yourself a healthier person. I want to pinpoint the information about the health products perusing that legend and that’s why they actually a good sell, and why a medicine which is a health product anyway are a good sell otherwise… So actually we have the condition in our industrialized world, individual who is healthy, can purchase health products and be healthier, an individual who has minor manageable chronic disease, like HBP, which doesn’t limit that individual performing him any physical activity, can buy both health products and medicine, and individual who is totally ill with more than one chronic disease, completely entrusted to MD Gods. I want to additional close-up on the healthier person individual who is living a healthier life, meaning, buying more natural and organic products which are proclaimed to be natural (you’re what you eat, a famous Chinese joke), buying health products to believe that he is actually a healthier person.
This is all an urban legend of people who chooses to be believe what they choose to believe in (1999 – Matrix). Individual of type 4, doesn’t exist. The three types of individuals are very good potential buyers of health / medicine products the companies have to offer. And the government are here to help. Specifically I like they anti-advertisements against smoking of cigarettes. I didn’t perform any statistic comparison, but I think logically, a person who lives in the city center automatically smokes so much tar and smoke without even being a smoker, is exposed? The cost of treating cancer in individuals is very high, so the government must find a solution of whom to blame? The stats of cancer per 100k cancer diseases are around 300 per 100k, so in a big city like New York there would be around 30000 individuals who are sick, half of them are going to die within 1-2 years, other half within 5 years, and the other half will survive. What about the other 10000000 – 30000 = individuals who are not ill with cancer, but ill with something else? The diseases like cancer is not a very common disease, what about heart attacks, heart problems, kidneys, liver, Alzheimer and more? Why the government chooses to fight for the 30000 cancer ill people and not other harmful diseases? The answer is simple, government seeks more funding to treat cancer because it is in currently in fashion. But instead of reducing pollution in cities it just hits the tobacco companies… Anyway, that’s the truth.
So back to my questions?
What is a healthy person? In my humble opinion, a healthy person is person who feels by all his subjective parameters as a healthy person. For example if I smoke and smoking relaxes me after meal, and I feel great, I’m a healthy person. For example: If I can run 5km 3 times per week without being “killed” after that run, if I can help my neighbor in his garden for hard 1-2 hour work without getting to a hospital. If I can be relaxed at places and situations where I should be relaxed. Sleeping good, eating good… etc’
Do you consider yourself as a healthy person? I think the question that should be asked here, do you consider yourself as a happy person? Yes, I’m a happy person, most of the time.
What do you do in order to pertain your health condition? I do things I like to do. I try to avoid smoking, living in cities, working in stressful and unhealthy environments, I do sex, I read and develop personally. I like running, doing Kung-Fu and perform 5 tibetan rites on daily basis. It keeps me in good shape for now. I don’t look to far to the future, I like helping people. I cannot be prepared for anything physically speaking I hope for the best. I have prospects to learn something new.
Do you use a guide? No I don’t. I don’t believe in guides. Just empirically doing and learning by myself. Life is Open Source.