Friday, September 02, 2005

Stop! Don't Swallow

    How can we stop being pillsters? First by accepting our frailties and by acknowledging that falling ill is part of a healthy life. Vijaya Venkat, who has lived without medicines for the last 22 years, says: "Absence of disease is not health, absence of health is disease." So rather than popping a pill, try feeding your cold. If you are browsing, visit a reputed and independent medical site and beware of covert commercial sites. Or even better, just take rest. Sick leave is still part of our employee agreements. And if you're not feeling better, check with a doctor. Don't be a pill popper, under the sugary coating—those are toxic drugs that are sliding down your throat.
A must-read for most of us.

2 Comments:

At 10:30 AM, Blogger gawker said...

It's funny how many common threads I find in your blog that I also write about in mine. Here's something I wrote a while ago about Americans' propensity for pill-popping for every imaginable (and unimaginable) medical condition possible.

 
At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Anand said...

Thanks CG for the link. I have the restless leg syndrome too!

 

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