I was reading a discussion on Orkut on medical sciences and the progress made.
Person A asked : "We used ayurveda(herbal products) , then went to pills and stuff and were coming back to ayurveda, realising its values. Millions of examples are there". So does this mean we are going back to old style of medicines?
And the answer one of the guys gave was very funny
He said :
"2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstitious, drink this potion."
1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."
1985 A.D. - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root!" "
Haha. Seems true sometimes. No medicine is perfect and all have side effects.
So we only change our choice based on time and tolerence levels of the side effects.
Medicines seems more of a fashion these days(may be in olden days also). And they also sell only if their is proper packaging and marketing.
Some years back, Kerela oil treatments were available only in Kerala, and only the diseased used to go there, but these days it has re-christened itself as 'Spa' which is available in every corner in a really posh beauty saloons and targetted at the upper middle class. And this has basically become a life style, and not restricted to diseased alone.
Recently i went to a doctor for some purpose, and he told me ur anemaic etc etc (usual stuff) and asked me about my eating habits. I told him i am currently on fruits and juice diet, as i want to reduce some weight.
He immediatey told me 101 reasons as why i should not be on a fruits and juice diet, but buy his Amway product and eat it.
And you know what more...that Amway product was a powder which i need mix in water and drink just twice a day.
Now i wonder what's the big difference between my fruit juice and his Amway product which is also a liquid:S:S
Yes..but there were two differences. One the Price was high and second there was some money back offer ;)