turn off your televisions

I think tv, while in moderation can be very enjoyable has led to much disability in our modern American  homes.  What good does it do?  Studies have shown that in fact when young children watch too much tv it actually trains their little minds to be unable to concentrate for long periods of time.  (try watching the light bounce off the wall in a dark room while the tv is on and observe how many times the light changes and flickers.  Several times/second!)  So why does the public school system condone the use of media devices?  To diversify learning for the sake of modern thinking?  Does it really help or is it actually harmful?  If some are visual learners…give them hands on visual stimuli to look at.  Not flickering led bulbs that have no lasting impression. 

It is my opinion of the later.  TV has trained Americans to be parrots.  Monkey see monkey do.  Just because something is on TV we tend to validate the argument of what the seller or news broadcaster is trying to sell or convey.  We automatically think, well if it’s on tv it must be legit.  Quite the contrary.  I would say if it’s on tv….run from it!    America has become a nation of “please me first.”  If I want it, I get it.  If I have a problem, take a pill.   

I came across this interesting read on anti-depressant medications.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/16/dr-brogan-on-depression.aspx?e_cid=20140116Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20140116Z1&et_cid=DM37747&et_rid=400207733

According to the author, “Eleven billion dollars are spent each year on antidepressant medications, pharmaceutical companies have 625 lobbyists, and they underwrite more than 70% of FDA trials.”  EWWW….70% of those drugs approved are approved because of the lobbyists telling the FDA…if you don’t approve this drug you won’t get our money. 

So readers…before you take that pill and automatically trust it’s safe for you or your children consider…70%  of those FDA trials were approved because of lobbyists.  A false positive. 

Enjoy the read and I hope it provokes us all to think for ourselves a little more. 

true medicine does the following. 

“We need to identify vulnerabilities, modifiable exposures, and support basic cellular function, detox, and immune response. This is personalized medicine, where these abstract labels become meaningless because they only address the “what” of the symptoms” in an impressionistic, non-specific manner.  One as helpful as saying the fever is the disease, and Tylenol the cure. Psychiatry’s swan song has been sung…listen for its plaintive wail.”

 

 

 

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