Hairpiece Healthcare

Is an imitation ever as good as the original? Consider men who sport a hairpiece. I’m convinced that most people can tell they’re wearing a toupee. What I’ve often wondered is… do they know that we know they’re wearing one?

When it comes to simulations, reproductions, and replicas, I’m of the opinion that nothing compares to the real thing. At least, that’s the way it is with our health and the function of our bodies.

Don’t believe me? Just ask anyone with dentures…

Unfortunately, this is news to some people. Thanks to an abundance of pharmaceutical drug ads and a variety of gimmicky infomercials, people are willing to believe all sorts of nonsense about how to obtain health.

Take for example, one-a-day vitamins. If you believe that your daily nutritional requirements are satisfactorily met by swallowing nothing more than a cheap synthetic tablet from Wal-mart, I’ve got news for you… You’ve been duped.

I’ve started calling it Hairpiece Healthcare, and it’s when a person does something that seems like a good health-conscious idea, but in reality, isn’t. Here are some examples:

  • Ordering a “diet” soda with your super-sized bucket of fried chicken
  • Routinely taking antibiotics when you have a cold
  • Exercising at the gym without good form and/or using equipment improperly
  • Using pills to treat symptoms without addressing their cause

There’s an old saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I believe the same can be said about the road to rthopedic surgery centers, Type-II diabetes, and a variety of other illnesses.

The truth is, many chronic ailments are self-created. Following years of repetitive stress, bad habits, and poor dietary choices (well-intended, I’m sure), people will develop all sorts of health problems.

You don’t have to be one of these people. To avoid the fate of hairpiece healthcare, assume nothing. Learn everything you can about what you put in your mouth. Let your body do what it was designed and programmed to do. Interfere as little as possible. If something does manage to get in the way, correct it… Don’t just look for quick-fixes and short-term relief.

You only get one body. Science is working hard to make as many imitation parts as possible. Impressive as they are, they’ll never be as good as the original.

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