The more I watch TV and listen to the radio, the more disgusted I get. I am convinced that the corporations in America want to turn us all into a bunch of fat, drug addicted people.
Watch the average hour of primetime TV. Count how many commercials during that hour are for either prescription drugs, or for fast food. Those two categories probably cover 90% of the commercials you see in an average hour. We are getting deluged by commercials telling us to eat a fattening 'King Kong sized pizza' one second, and then to take this cholesterol lowering drug the next! So you eat your King Kong sized pizza, causing your cholesterol to go up, which conveniently you can cure with this drug. And this drug is something that you 'have' to take for the rest of your life or you might die of a heart attack! Hmm, so now the pizza company gets rich from selling you bigger and bigger pizzas. These bigger pizzas cause an increase in cholesterol. Then you spend thousands of dollars over the course of the rest of your life taking cholesterol lowering medication (which is making the drug company rich) so you can continue to eat that pizza that is causing the cholesterol in the first place!
Wouldn't it be simpler and cheaper to just not eat the pizza? That way your cholesterol doesn't go up, you don't need to spend a fortune on drugs and you don't end up having a heart attack! Yes, eating healthy requires some discipline, but I personally think, in the long run it works out to be much easier and cheaper than the alternative (a lifetime of drugs, heart attacks, cancer etc.)
Television advertisers are trying to kill us.