Some of us have found this to be of great benefit.
Still, remember to ask your doctor.
In the past year, I have been able to lower my cholesterol to nearly zero by watching what I eat, exercising, taking little white pills and asking my doctor.
During this same period, my estrogen has gone up, my hot flashes subsided and my wrinkles improved. None of this would have happened without the hard work and research of the major drug companies, their salespersons, advertising agencies and the culture of pill taking.
It can go beyond that, as well. I have been reading about the chicken fat pills promoted by Kim Kardashian. These medications, along with the new shoes she hawks from Skechers, are guaranteed to tone your buttocks and other parts south. So far, I have lost three belt sizes and acquired buns of steel. My hair also seems to be growing long and black, and I continually want to pose naked. (These may be side effects.)
If I had not read People Magazine at the dentist’s office, I would not have seen the ad, nor had the courage, to ask if chicken fat was right for me.
The other day, I happened to channel surf and found a skinny, tanned man named “Dr. Oz.” He was discussing medical breakthroughs in hysterectomies. This sounded amazing. You can imagine my surprise when my primary physician refused to refer me for one. He must not have seen the show.
This whole advertising business is working so well for the drug companies that it really should be employed in other fields.
“Do you have demons or even just a sprite or two? Ask your priest.”
“Does your tailpipe drag and belch blue smoke? Ask your mechanic.”
“Does your hair grow faster than you’d like? Ask your barber.”
It is all a matter of good salesmanship, finding a need and filling that need with a product. The only additional factor is to provide a qualified professional willing to help out.
Keep on reading, trying new drugs, worrying about your health, and ask your undertaker if all this may be right for you.
• Mike McLellan can be contacted by calling and leaving a message at 830-4231 or e-mailing him at DrMikeM@sbcglobal.net.