By Bob McCauley, ND
Of course you were in “perfect physical shape” when you had a heart attack. That’s what happens to everyone who is in perfect physical shape; they have heart attacks and strokes (heart attack of the brain). In fact, this scenario plays out countless times a day, perfectly healthy people in perfect physical shape drop like flies from heart attacks. I’m sure he was just walking along – healthy as a well-fed teen – and suddenly he has a heart attack. Why? Because he was old, of course. It’s inevitable that we all get sick and have heart attacks or cancer or some other disease when we’re old. That’s what being old is all about: disease. Or so we are taught to believe.
You would think the FDA – Food and Drug Association – that is supposed to keep us safe by making companies tell the truth about their products – might want to talk to Bayer Aspirin about their ridiculous commercial that features an elderly man sitting alone talking to us in a testimonial manner: “I was in perfect physical condition and I had a heart attack.”
Well, I beg to differ. This guy, whoever he is, was NOT in “perfect physical condition” when he had a heart attack or he would have not had a heart attack to begin with. People who are in perfect physical condition don’t have heart attacks because they have strong hearts that are not susceptible to heart failure, heart attacks or strokes. This is achieved by living on my health protocol and not living on a diet of cooked and/or processed foods that are void of nutrients.
I’m not trying to split hairs, but it is important to note two things in regards to this notion that we can be in “perfect physical condition” and still have a heart attack. That is the average person’s perception of health is and what our expectations of health are as we age. The commercial is incredibly misleading when you stop to think about it because it is suggesting that even the healthy are susceptible to a heart attack when in fact nothing could be further from the truth. People who ARE actually healthy don’t have heart attacks or strokes, but rather only people who are not. If the man in the commercial was actually a healthy person he would not have had the heart attack. A recent poll revealed that 66% of people (in the US) rate their health as good or excellent. People believe that they are healthy because they don’t exhibit any outward signs of disease.
To be continued . . .