Would You Like Some Vice With Your Vice?
Everyone likes free things, right? Sure. Free is good. But there should be a line between giving something away and advertising/sampling in an irresponsible manner. This is a story about a gentleman who went to get his coffee and attached to it on one of those protective sleeves was a sample of Excedrin.
Taking a look at the side-effects of Excedrin (which I’ve never done before, and was kind of frightening) makes it seem very strange that they will just give this stuff away randomly to coffee shop customers. I guess this is just another example of how I try to revolt against the whole “take some pills to feel better or at least feel like you’re doing something” mentality.
I find myself much more strongly drawn to natural medicine. I tend to believe that if I have headaches all the time then it’s probably something in my lifestyle causing them. I should probably get more sleep, or drink less caffeine, or stop working in front of multiple computer monitors. I’d rather fix that source of the problem rather than start buying some prescription in bulk.
Now I understand that not everything can be solved by eating flax seeds. I choose natural physicians who have some training or understanding of conventional medicine, to make sure they are well-rounded. I don’t want some chiropractor who made a certification with a crayon last week and just wants to crack my back and invite me back next week. I do however, want a doctor that understands my aversion to an over-medicated world. I don’t feel like I should have highly developed chemicals coursing through my body without first investigating some other ways of treating my ailments.
As long as it doens’t involve me giving up coffee, that is.