Sunday, March 26, 2006
Yah,.. Big Pharma is on your side….
Here’s a great little fight. US federal health officials are all mad at the cherry industry – yes, cherries, that well-loved fruit – because the cherry industry markets cherries as health food.
Yes, folks, cherries are good for you but the US federal health department does not like it that the producers tell you that.
According to this little snippet of an article I have, the US Food and Drug Administration has ordered no fewer than 29 companies to stop telling people their cherry-based products are good for you.
One part of the government tells people to eat more fruits and vegetables, and another arm of the federal government says “don’t tell ‘em cherries are good for them!”
There are numerous studies that indicate cherries (and blueberries and similar types of berries) have extensive health benefits, not limited to high levels of anti-oxidants, which are known to fight cancer.
Way back in the day, before the onslaught of crap food and high pressure marketing from Big Pharma to take drugs for every little thing (restless leg syndrome included), people just ate good food including cherries, blueberries, strawberries, and stuff like that. Also back in the day, there were many fewer cases of cancer.
Frankly people, this is a no-brainer: if the majority of what you eat is crap food like DingDongs, crisps and everything packaged, you’re not going to be in the best health. If you choose fruit, grains and decent meats and other proteins, you’re going to feel lots better and you’ll mostly be able to laugh at Big Pharma and their drugs for your restless legs. Have a crisp now and again, sure, but don’t let junk be the main part of your diet. Basically, if it comes in a cardboard or cellophane package, it isn’t the best choice.
Now as proof of what I just said, here’s the scoop on Restless Leg Syndrome. You can take any of these drugs to treat your syndrome:
temazepam, levodopa/carbidopa, bromocriptine, pergolide mesylate, oxycodone, propoxyphene, and codeine. Ummm yummy!
Or, you can apply a cold compress and correct your iron deficiency. How do you do that? Eat spinach. Simple. Many thanks to Frank’s Recipes for a great site where people can find all sorts of ways to make good food out of healthy things, including CHERRIES