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Tips on Keeping Mind & Body Young

By Jesse Anson Dawn


Jesse Anson Dawn (accurately photographed at age 67), author of the national award-winning book Never “Old,” plus The Rejuvenator’s Bible, speaks out about a most stirring subject: how to personally control the unwanted effects of “aging.”

Presently answering the question:
“Dear Jesse, we’re concerned about the uncontrolled prices and side-effects of pharmaceuticals. Can your Awareness column provide some helpful information about that?”

Dear Readers,
To effectively address this question, let us now take a freshly aware look at some of the up-sides and down-sides of what has come to be called:

“Big Pharma”
“Big Pharma” is the satirical name given to this planet’s most profitable industry — pharmaceuticals — a cartel that has discovered (or invented?) so many diseases, that they now sell more than 15,000 different kinds of pills — all of which adds-up to profits of over $500 billion a year.

As a newly-drugged maze has surely overtaken the “good old days” — back when medicine cabinets contained maybe some aspirin and Alka-Seltzer. But nowadays a deluge of “spark-up-the-younger-you” pills get persistently pushed — precarious potions such as “anti-depressants” — plus “diet-drugs” such as Meridia (recently linked to heart attacks and strokes). And then comes the too often lethal (due to kidney failure) side-effects of “hypertension” pills, costly drugs such as Cardizem, Procardia and Hyperium, medications listed as annually grossing over a billion dollars each — worldwide.

But most popular of all is the (rarely lethal) “perk-you-up” potion — Prozac — a pill reaping larger profits than industry giants such as the Ford corporation — (a stunning fact about “priorities”). Woo-ha! — Prozac — the potent pop-scription so widespread that I heard a comedian joke about a ”pharmacy action film” coming out — a “drugstore cowboy thriller” called “Get Me My Prozac!”

Further yet, another wildly sarcastic idea for a film about Prozac, was that of the zany comedian who calls himself “The Nutty Movie Maker” — The “Nut” whose wacky vision for “drug-joke” movie was this: He, along with a camera crew, would take a box filled with 300 Prozac-fed hamsters to the Netherlands city of Amsterdam. And there they would set this dizzied mob of cuddly critters free to roam streets, all while they filmed a movie about them called “Hamsterdam.”

Ah yes, laughter IS good medicine, but it’s surely no joke that health and happiness is increasingly becoming a pill-induced, “quick-fix”-feeling — a chemical-laced mode of mind-control largely promoted by pharmaceutical ads — catchy commercials that rule the airways worldwide. And the more massively widespread these ads get, the more people that “Big Pharma” has as guinea-pig-like “test subjects” for their latest billion-dollar pills.

And as to why guinea-pigs have become the favorite animal for laboratory testing of new drugs, it’s because they habitual-ly sit in one spot, barely moving, and will eat almost anything (including bitter-tasting pills). However, due to television’s power to keep people mesmerized, unmoving and [unthinking] for long periods of time, all while being deluged with junk-food, pill and chemical-cola commercials, human beings have now become ideal “test-subjects” for various pharmaceutical concoctions.

Although to avoid getting chemo-hooked by all those ads, along with my research and writings, I compose (and record) verses for little Wake-Me-Up songs, such as this one I call—

Beyond Chemomania
I pay no heed to cola jingles,
and TV-pushed “medications,
all those “Big Pharma” reruns
aiming for a drug-laced nation,
But to keep my mind and body
from getting too impaired,
I switch to another channel
whenever commercials get aired,
As more and more I realize
that TV is only “killing” time,
so I try to do more reading,

Oh yes, I refuse to let television eliminate book and article reading from my life, especially helpfully-healing non-fiction, because mind-power is too crucial to let it vanish via an overload of Tube-View-trivia.

And despite all the ads that push everything from useless “wrinkle-removing cream” to phony pills for fighting “free radicals” — I remain a pharmaceuticals-free-“radical” to the core. But of course some medications can be truly helpful, and yet instead of teaching us self-healing methods, drugs tend to steer us away from mind-power abilities.

Although evolving human perception beyond the hazards of “quick-fix” (lack of thinking) is not so easy to do, especially when nearly every “family doctor” is continually barraged with brochures from chemical companies — slick ads that ceaselessly push the “Unbeatable Effects!” of their latest “Phenomenal!” pill.

But thankfully there are physicians wisely uncontrolled by the overly-powerful pharmaceutical empire, Pulitzer Prize winners such as Dr. Robert N. Butler, a brilliantly informative author who has often published this important fact:

Adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals have become the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. — killing over 106,000 Americans a year...

Nevertheless, despite this [long covered-up] and hard-to-swallow statistic, drug makers continue to avoid any form of regulation, mainly because they easily spend billions to keep politicians in their pocket.

As on and on it goes like that, bigger and bigger pay-offs, paving the way for more and more cover-ups...

However, my path isn’t to cover-up, but to UNCOVER the truth, realizing that the KEY to HEALTHFUL LONGEVITY is not a pill — but the healing wisdom gathered from a joyfully EVER-LEARNING way of life...

True Youthman Jesse will answer any questions (about real rejuvenation and protection-energy) by emailing him at jesseisforreal@yahoo.com