There is a great article posted on CBC.ca this morning that motivated me to write this post. It is entitled, "Cancer of the psyche: Weighing news of risks from cell phones to coffee" and if you, like many others, are stressed out about all the ways you can get cancer, this article may put your mind at ease.
From BPA plastics and too much aspertame to cellphone use and second hand smoke, there is another cause for concern announced on the nightly news almost every day. The most popular weapon in the "war on cancer" is usually related to blaming the victim. If you are overweight, smoking, drinking heavily, inactive and eating crap...well...it's no wonder you have cancer. We have been socialized to give money to cancer agencies, sponsor runners in various "fun" runs for cancer, buy the bracelets, the pins, and the t-shirts (not to mention the chocolate covered almonds and other sugary junkfood that is supported by the cancer foundations). There is no doubt that the war on cancer certainly keeps our economy healthy. Could you imagine how many jobs would be lost if they ever found a cure?
|Fast Food Kills!..never mind the |
chronic anger and emotional bankruptcy
that comes from spiritual emptiness...
it's all about the burger and fries!
Those that live in balance (or as close to it as they can) without a concentration on any specific health component will be healthier and may even live longer (with all things considered like the end of the world and other stuff). If you are looking for a healthier balance in life, may I suggest; a walk every day, eat your veggies every day, socialize and laugh every day, learn how to express your feelings assertively and do so every day, love deeply, manage your anger and stress, challenge your mind, do something different, believe in something bigger than yourself and you will enjoy the benefits of better health (while you drink from a BPA plastic waterbottle and talk on your cell phone).
That's all I got.