Compliments to Your
by Joann Flora,
Acupressure, Nutrition Counseling, Qigong
June 17, 2004
Ketchikan, Alaska - Much controversy exists today about food,
eating behavior, and our western, sedentary life style. The health
risks associated with these things have created a whole set of
health and medical considerations not known in in 1900. In 1900,
the top ten causes of death were principally infectious disease.
Today, the top ten are primarily life style disorders related
to poor nutrition habits, lack of exercise, and stress. We all
get tired of the doom lectures presented by health experts concerning
our eating and exercise behavior. Here's a lighter view of the
situation that makes the point just as well if not better than
most of the lectures you'll hear. (Note: Any brand references
are solely to illustrate the point, not to demonize a manufacturer.)
In the beginning....
God covered the earth with broccoli, cauliflower
and spinach, with green and yellow and red vegetable of all kinds,
so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.
Then using God's bountiful
gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry's and Krispy Kreme. And Satan
said: You want hot fudge with that? And Man said: yes! And Woman
said: I'll have one too, with sprinkles.
And, lo, they gained 10 pounds.
And God created the
healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man had
found so fair.
And Satan brought forth refined white flour from the wheat and
processed Sugar from the cane, and combined them. And Woman went
from size 2 to size 14.
So God said:
Try my fresh green garden salad.
And Satan presented crumbled
Blue Cheese dressing and garlic toast on the side. And Man and
Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.
God then said:
I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which
to cook them.
And Satan brought forth deep-fried battered zucchini and mushrooms
that Man ate with coconut shrimp, butter-dipped lobster chunks
and chicken-fried steak...so big that it needed its own platter.
And Man's cholesterol went through the roof.
Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat
and brimming with vitamin C, potassium and good nutrition.
Then Satan peeled off the healthful skin and slicked the starchy
center into chips and deep-fried them in animal fats adding copious
quantities of salt. And Man put on more pounds.
God then brought forth running shoes and gyms so
that his Children might lose those extra pounds.
And Satan came forth with Nintendo and a cable TV with remote
control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels.
And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering light
and started wearing stretch jogging suits.
God then gave them lean fish and poultry so that
Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite.
And Satan created McDonald's and the 99 cent double cheeseburger.
Then Satan said: You want fries with that?
And Man replied: Yes! And super size 'em! And man developed diabetes.
And, lo, Man and Woman went
into cardiac arrest. God sighed....and created quadruple
And then...Satan chuckled and
created HMO's and medical insurance.
To Your Health
Joann Flora 2004
Post a Comment -------View Comments
Submit an Opinion - Letter
Stories In The News