Less Pills And More Body Awareness By Wiggling Your Finger

Less Pills Is Fine With FitOldDog

less pills

Funny how a book can change your world view. This is certainly true for The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohllben. Never took a walk in the woods again without feeling I was meandering through one massive living organism. It’s probably watching me, Ents or no Ents.

Less pillsThen along came Winning The Story Wars. I had no idea about the massive impact of marketing schemes designed in the 1920s and 1930s, that still mold our lives today.

Have you noticed that our national ‘success’ is announced daily in the form of the state of the stock market and the gross national product:

Gross national product
The total value of goods produced and services provided by a country during one year, equal to the gross domestic product plus the net income from foreign investments.


What about the National Happiness and Contentment Indices?

This is a remarkable book, essentially a treatise on the nature of marketing that uses, in fact creates, myths for us to live by. It would appear that targeted marketing changed us into a consumer society. We were manipulated by fear and the promise of happiness based on externals, from gizmos to infallible pills.

You don’t need to eat right or exercise, just take this magic pill!

chronic plantar fasciitis

Heel pain was ruining Elise’s runs. The boot didn’t help. Orthotics made it worse. Tom’s approach had Elise running 16 miles, pain-free within a week. How did Elise fix her so-called plantar fasciitis so quickly? She’s an athlete, she is in touch with her body, and she was prepared to do the necessary work. It’s that simple!


noun, informal
A gadget, especially one whose name the speaker does not know or cannot recall.

We need gizmos, that’s for sure. I have one that keeps my aorta in one piece – has done for over eight years, now.

We also need doctors, but not all those pills.

I was pleased to see the editorial highlighted (and linked) at the head of this post.

Clearly, we need to get out from under the burden of too many pills, and improve our life-styles.

I went to a weird cardiologist (once), who told me that he wanted to put muscle toxins (statins) in our drinking water.

This is clearly medical pill dependency run amok. I didn’t go back. Drugs, like doctors (and veterinarians, such as myself, for that matter), are just tools in our healthy living toolbox.

If you don’t ‘hear’ anything, you’re not listening.

If you don’t listen to your body, how are you going to know:

Wishing you happy trails,

kev aka FitOldDog

Oh Yes! Whether you follow your doctor’s advice or not, could you ask them to explain this image to their patient’s, please?

sustainable body

Grey is muscle, white is fat, clear ring around the central white spot (bone marrow) is the femoral bone.

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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.