mentality leans towards doing everything that feels
good as hard as possible with the hopes of escaping
the impending chaos and often evading reality.
As a consequence, many of us rely on the quick fix.
One particularly alarming way in which this has
manifested itself is in what can be loosely
described as a ‘Pill-popping’ culture. We are
obsessed with pills, and for that matter with a sort
of chemical escapism that has an entire population
living with a latent substance abuse of all kinds:
caffeine, nicotine, anti-depressants, sleeping
pills, stress reducing drugs, bone marrow enhancers,
pain killers, inhibitors, sinus headache relievers,
multi-vitamins, intestinal and irregular stomach
regulators, pills to reduce menstrual cramps, pills
for enhancing bone density. The list goes on and it
seems that for every ailment (trivial or not) there
is always a pill to be had.
Headache? Vicodin. Indigestion?
Zantac. Nerves? Xanax. Magnesium deficiency? Magne
B6. Depressed? Take Zoloft.
More examples can be listed for dry skin, cracking
fingernails, earaches, back pain, bowl irregularity
and weight loss. The question begs to be asked,
whatever happened to trusting the self-healing body?
Daily routine allows people to regulate their
days and their time and thereby encourages the
compartmentalization of their time into work, play
and personal time. That said, many view routine as
a cause of their increasing medical dependencies.
The banalities of a capitalist life engulfed in
materialism and consumerism has us wired and wasted.
Being overworked and underpaid is tough, so tough
that there’s no time to visit the doctor, so it’s
much easier to pop a pill to avoid pain or
discomfort. The social discourse is that we are a
stressed out society continually on the verge of
burn out. Modern medicine tells us that many of our
problems are stem from psychology: stress, anxiety,
It’s all in the mind. So who is right? A person who
will equate a back pain to stress, working too many
hours, not getting enough sleep and thereby
requiring a lifestyle adjustment to counteract the
problem or the person that believes that back pain
comes from more tangible possibilities: bad
mattress, purse too heavy, breasts too big, bad
chair at the office, inherited a weak back from
parents, or spine problems..
If you examine the medicine cabinets and drawers of
households today, you may find a few or all of the following basic
Magne B6 for Magnesium deficiency
Procel to strengthen scalp and hair follicules
Xanax for calming the nerves and anxiety
Zantac for heartburn and indigestion
Tylenol the universal agent
Ferrous Sulfate for Iron deficiency
Imodium for diarrhea
Ercefuryl 200,Correctol, Dulcolax or Ex-Lax for laxative
Phenergan to treat nausea and vomiting
Calcia for calcium deficiency
Urispas to stop urgent urination.
Whatever happened to the old days when couple of
Aspirins took care of everything...
call this progress... so be it, I am not arguing
"Did you take your Prozac today?"
"One has to appreciate all the advantages of all
these NEW PILLS out - they were not made as a waste
of one's time, but rather to benefit those who need
"The BAD little issue that has been omitted in
this page is that one big overdose, and poof -