A few thoughts about the stuff I'm seeing on the media lately. Normally I don't watch the news or read newspapers because they cause undue stress and unnecessary paranoia.
But I've been unable to avoid the Pig Pflu Paranoia Phenomenon of late, if only because of all the email I'm receiving about it.
1) I know from experience that if you're eating a healthy diet of Raw Living Foods that your body's immune system will fight off illness, including influenza.
As Dr. Ann Wigmore said, the cause of dis-ease is toxemia and deficiency.
2) The Pig Pflu Paranoia is blowing out of proportion.
100 people died in car accidents yesterday in the US alone.
Someone dies every day in the US in a bathtub accident; two-thirds of the time it's a woman.
But we still take baths and we still drive our cars. It's a psychological phenomenon called "acceptable risk." We know, at least unconsciously, the risks involved in driving a car, but because it's familiar and convenient we repress the knowledge and drive anyway.
Something new and unfamiliar comes along, and with a little sensational, melodramatic reporting we fear it irrationally.
Your odds of winning the lottery this week are about the same as catching Pig Pflu. Maybe greater...
3) The paper masks I see people wearing as Pig Pflu Protectors are useless against influenza. They may be downright dangerous because they give a false sense of security.
4) This hysteria is a great way to divert attention away from the real issues - the economy, and the bailout scandal.
This suffices with the mass of the people who have no means of distinguishing the false from the true paragraphs of a newspaper." --Thomas Jefferson to G. K. van Hogendorp, Oct. 13, 1785. (*) ME 5:181, Papers 8:632
Of course, when the same people own the newspapers as own Big Pharma and Big Agriculture, what do we get?
Working with you to grow your health,
P.S. "Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
P.P.S. This week on Grassy Roots TV - Back to the Roots of Healthy Eating Beth and I discuss the five tastes of food and their importance in maintaining a balanced, nutritious and interesting diet.
A new educator in the raw food world also makes her debut this week: Gertie Gieger, with food prep ideas for kids. You don't want to miss this one!