HA! As if I don’t care about the superbowl. But I got your attention, did I not? Depending on what “faith” you are, you just thought either “huh, Dr. Eric isn’t a real American”, or you thought “I knew he was as intellectual as me”!
But the point that has to be made isn’t so polarized. The point is simply that there is a cultural drive towards things like a superbowl, that if you do not guard yourself, they will take you down the wrong path. A good example, is the cultural view of the superbowl food. If you stuck with the guacamole, and homemade salsa, and skipped the usual chips (corn chips – typically made from typical corn, which in the world of a Publix or Kroger supermarket is a GMO Corn). You need to get something from the organic section in most cases, or head off to Trader Joes or Whole Foods to overcome that concern.
How about the beer? Did you ever read the beer post on the Food Babe’s page? She has done some good research on this. I imagine her home looks like a fanatical home, but she publishes good work because of it! So if this is correct, should you be drinking any mega beer, or large scale manufactured beer? Definitely not, but be sure to like their commercials :)
The culture is a mess. It is there to sell you whatever, and to lure you into trusting it because the FDA exists. So simply because there is an FDA, we assume that they are looking out for us. “How could it be sold if it was bad for us?” Because the FDA is in need of cash just like anyone else.
“The thing that bugs me is that the people think the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it’s doing are as different as night and day.” – Dr. Ley, Former Commissioner of the FDA
This quote from Dr. Ley says it all, that when we pursue anything out of the simple perspective that it cannot be “that bad”, we are foolishly running towards destruction. I have seen it all too many times, up real close and personal. And it isn’t pretty.
So now as I watch some of these commercials, I am thankful for the creativity of so many people, but I think of the purpose behind so many. Sell a beer, or a Coke, or a car, or who knows what in some of these, and I cannot help but feel like we are a dying people. Dying faster than we are living, because our culture is broken. I want to fix it, but I don’t have the ability to do that. You do however.
The same reason we are in this mess… all of our decisions, is the same way we get out of this mess… all of our decisions. Lets continue to enjoy the things that don’t harm us, but lets safeguard ourselves against those that do. I have nothing to gain, I just want to see less disease. Period. No strings attached. So now that we are at halftime, I am going to go get a Pepsi and enjoy the show. Kidding. No Pepsi here.
Be well and Be blessed! Hope to see you at tonight’s 60 Day Turnaround starting class at 6:45pm! – Dr. E