Everyone knows that the food you eat, the exercise you do, the relationships you have are essential for your optimal health.
It’s all so sad that we’re able to put our heads together to make a long list of things we can’t control. I’ve been told that the list is going to include a whole food pyramid, but not the whole of the list. So, where is the top food pyramid? I guess everyone knows.
Well I bet it’s not on the list. The most important food to me are the ones that will keep me alive. You may not know this, but people have been dying of heart disease since the early 1960’s. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. So it really is that important.
The problem is that most of us do have a pretty solid grasp on what we can and cannot control. As it turns out, the only thing we can control are our health. By improving our diet and exercising, we can reduce the risk of heart disease and some other diseases. But we also have a responsibility to our loved ones and our community to teach them to do the same.
The folks behind this sweepstakes have a pretty interesting way of doing it. By giving away a bunch of free heart masks and other health products, they have created a unique opportunity for people to learn more about heart disease, and hopefully help others in the process. I have no doubt they’re all doing this out of good intentions, but some of us have heard of this brand before and we’re not interested in being left out again.
The story goes that a couple of years ago a teenage girl in a very nice hotel room with a bottle of wine and an old pair of sunglasses went through a lot of trouble to get them for a few days. The girl was diagnosed with a type of heart problem. There were two of them, and the only way she could get them was to go back to their place in the hotel and get a bottle of wine.
This story was really interesting because after the girl went through the trouble of getting the glasses, her doctor refused to give her the prescription because he thought it was unethical. He went on and on about how he could have them for free but the girl would never know and that’s why she tried to get them.
The story ends with the girl sitting at home with the prescription so it must have been all her fault. The doctor wasn’t wrong, we all need to be aware of our bodies, but we also need to have our health care provider on our side when there are problems. Not everyone makes the best choice in life and it’s very important to have someone who will stand up for you.
The health care provider in this story is the doctor that the girl had the prescription written for. He was a woman, not a man, and he did, indeed, treat her for diabetes.
The doctor’s goal here is to make sure that you can’t get enough of your health care provider. If he can’t do this, then you’re not doing anything. The doctor’s goal is to get you to have a health care provider you can trust.