Syndrome of Syndromes
By Don Bennett, DAS
A new syndrome is upon us: AED, Any Excuse for a Drug. The pharmaceutical
industry has become very adept at taking a bunch of already existing symptoms
and assigning them a syndrome or disorder (usually identified by a three
or four letter acronym so it's easy for you to remember). But don't worry,
they've created a new drug to manage this new condition. Ask your doctor
if Restorall is right for you... You needn't suffer from RLS anymore (Restless
Leg Syndrome). The fact that AADD (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder) might
be avoided simply by eating the diet you're designed to eat, getting amounts
of physical activity you're designed to have, and not consuming things
that help cause this "disorder" in the first place, is not something
you're going to hear from them. But who can blame them; they're not in
that business! You can't blame the shoe industry from trying to get you
to buy more shoes than you actually need, and neither can you blame the
drug industry for wanting everyone on the planet to be on multiple drugs.
Shoes that you don't need will only hurt your bank account; drugs that
you don't need will hurt you.
you tell a child in school to sit still in their chair and pay attention,
the pay attention part isn't the problem, the problem is the sitting still
in the chair when the child is full of vibrant energy and exuberance (and
maybe stimulation from a sugar-laden breakfast). It's not natural to expect
a child like that to pay attention! And if his attention is less than
desired, then by definition, he's got an attention deficit. Make that
attention deficit a disorder, and it's Ritalin to the rescue. Did you
know that school districts are given financial incentives to recommend
students be put on Ritalin? If the school is desperate for funds (and
what school district isn't), might it affect their judgment in this matter?
healthy doses of knowledge will help rid our society of AED.
December 6, 2009
TV commercials are now talking about the latest 3-letter condition; P.A.D.
(Peripheral Arterial Disease) and naturally it's dealt with by taking
medications. But to really deal with it naturally, try living in harmony
with nature and respect your body's requirements, and you'll find, as
with most ill-health conditions, you can forgo the meds.
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