The Accepted Norms of Health and Wellness in Current Generations Are The Insanities of Tomorrow's
We don't need to go very far back in time to see what was once acceptable in medicine is now frowned upon by even our mainstream society. In fact, many argue that many past tendencies were deranged insanities of that time. But do things really change through successive generations?
Take for example the 1949 TV commercial from Camel cigarettes.
Part of the commercial states in no uncertain terms that "time out for many men of medicine usually means
just long enough to enjoy a cigarette...in a repeated national survery, doctors in all branches of medicine, doctors in all parts of the country were asked, What cigarette do you smoke Doctor? Once again, the brand named most was camel."
Many of us will look as such
commercials claiming deranged thinking and even insanity to suggest that Doctors were recommending cigarettes to their patients.
In another shocking 1950s cold cream commercial, they made dirt radioactive enough to register on a geiger counter which was then applied to a models face. "The geiger counter proved that Dorothy Gray's Salon Cold Cream cleanses up to 2 1/2 times more thoroughly than any soap or other cleansing cream tested!"
It seems unfathomable in today's societal norms to even think of applying radioactive material to a woman's face to justify it's effectiveness. Or is it?
Drug advertisements continue to (or attempt to) convince the ill- or un- informed that they can’t live without prescriptions drugs, even if the risks far outweigh the benefits. The drug Stelara is an excellent example of ludicrous marketing ads which pharmaceutical companies such as Cilag AG employ to help sell poison for common skin conditions.
Abilify is another example of thousands of toxic drugs we have promoted as medicine to
those who are ill. Take note of the usual cheerful explainations of the dramatic side effects if you choose to take the medication as advertised. Most shocking is the last statement by the actor. After going through the long list of side effects she states "adding abilify has made a difference for me."
History is filled with stories of absurd medical ineptitude, and in all likeliness, today's medical practices will be seen in a similar light several decades from now. It seems that each generation of medical authorities are so engrossed in their sense of superiority, they fail to learn from history and recognize their repetitive assaults on the human body through their misguided intentions to treat symptoms with poison. The reason mainstream medicine has lost its footing in the hearts and minds of the people is not due to the lack of scientific progress, but sheer ignorance enveloped in a thick layer of insanity.
So one might ask,
do successive generations ever really learn from the deranged and harmful ideals of previous generations? It seems the answer is a resounding NO!
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.