Quote: Originally Posted by JLM
I think their number one endeavour is profit, by many of them.
All of them.
Of course some do as you say, but I think the "cures", not individual cases so much as for the epidemic, lies more in diet and lifestyle.
Yes, cancer is by and large an environmental disease.
I find there is absolutely too much of the "drugstore mentality" these days because people have gotten themselves into such a state that radical action is needed.
I won't disagree. In fact all medical professionals advise their patients to mitigate known risk factors...but they can't force them to do so. There's still a genetic component of course, that risk can't be removed.
Taking all these drugs now is not a sane substitute for eating potato skins and apples peels 25 years ago and maintaining a strenous exercise regimen.
You've said before that you require drugs for blood pressure, I think it was. Some people require treatments even after living healthy lives filled with rigorous exercise and eating nutritious diets.
I think Taxslave was addressing the situation as a whole.
Well, I was going by the words he used...not what I think he was addressing. He has been repeating the same nonsense that many people do. Myths and falsehoods about cancer are commonplace.
Just speaking for myself I have been on very mild blood pressure medication for half my life to maintain acceptable levels, but I also limit salt intake, limit red meat consumption and get two hours of exercise every day and watch my weight (girth) I think if I didn't do those things I'd either be on much stronger medication or would have already either succumbed or been badly comprised by heart attack or stroke.
Ahh, yes I remembered you saying this once before. It's not insane that you take these drugs to maintain homeostasis. That's life, the bodies mechanisms break down. It's good that you have adjusted your lifestyle, but as with so many others, you still require pharmacology to stay healthy.
People are living longer because of the advances in medical knowledge, with immunization programs, better hygiene, better nutrition, surgical methods, and drugs. That poses new challenges that should be addressed. They are being addressed.