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The wonderful Wizard of OZ!

coconutsDo you know that powdered coconut shells make a great aphrodisiac? Or that dried wild bee honeycomb from the Arctic works just like Viagra?

I hope you believed me – because although I have NO science to back my claims (just made this up on the spot and hey, could really BE true) – Dr. Oz can’t be the only person you believe, for sure!

I used to watch Dr. Oz, back when he talked about things I could relate to. I know eating varied fruits and veggies are good, but brightly colored ones are best. NOBODY could convince me that Coconut Oil was bad for me because I grew up in the Caribbean on a daily diet of Coconut Oil! (By the way, Coconut Oil is now the rage!)

I stopped watching the good doctor when he started “promoting” products that were manufactured in the lab – as “miracle” cures.

What people did not understand is that the “cure” he was promoting is for the ailment: “How do I get rich fast?”

Oh yeah! THAT is a serious ailment afflicting many people worldwide – and many of them use the other question “How do I get thin fast?” to address their “How do I get rich fast?” dilemma.

Dr Oz

So what about his name did not give you a clue? I heard Oz, I thought of the wizard and I remembered the curtain billowing in the wind – with a disappointment hiding behind it.

Some people heard Oz and they thought along the lines of Louis Pasteur and whomever discovered salt!

Think of it this way. Dr Oz is AHEAD of his time. The day is coming when our nutrition will come from only powders or injections. That will be after we’ve so polluted the Earth that none of the food as we know it will be safe to eat – or even be able to thrive.

Then some enterprising reporter or 8-year-old wonder kid will skim through the archives and marvel, yes MARVEL, at how naive we were to laugh at Dr. Oz and dismiss the laboratory-produced nutritional enhancements he’s peddling!

Snake Oil

I say: let him, her or whatever gender-neutral beings we morph into by then laugh at us. For now, I’m having a real apple, a real steak, a real chocolate bar, a real vitamin – inasmuch as any of those things are really real…

ARE they?

Genetic modification, preservatives, hormones, farm-bred Salmon eating enriched pellets? Well – at least the animals are still alive! They wriggle. Can a pill do THAT?

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