Timothy J Salas 9/29/14 Escape from the Western Diet Summary In the article “Escape from the Western Diet” by Michael Pollan says there many different nutritional theories that causes a large number of diseases to those who eat a “Western Diet”. Pollan disagrees with these theories and says that both the food and health industries are to blame for this. Pollan claims the food industry is to blame because they use these different nutritional theories to release new products, and that the health industry is to blame because they use these theories to develop new drugs and treatment methods to profit off them. Denis Burkitt an english doctor stationed in africa during WW2 suggests that the only way to avoid this is to “go backwards to the diet and lifestyle of our ancestors” which Pollan says “to eat foods that are less processed”. Pollan points out that this is easier said then done by describing its not as straightforward as it sounds and that even factors like soil condition and livestock can make this concept a daunting task.
These people just don’t understand the concepts of exploitation and scientific research. To have one’s cells used for medical research is very scary. No wonder in the novel people were frantic when hearing about the Hela cell. This book has made me more mindful of what I allow my doctor and other health care professionals do to my body. I feel that I feel more of an urge to really pay attention to what I give consent to and the meaning behind bioethics.
Sicko is most closely related to Farmer's argument against just looking at healthcare's cost-effectiveness that he describes as one of the "excuses of our times" (Farmer, 274). In Sicko, one of the most horrifying facts brought to light is that some American insurance companies give bonuses to doctors who can find ways to avoid meeting the cost of medical treatments for policy holders. This is an overwhelming example of putting cost-effectiveness before health and quality healthcare, and even casts Americans as an unequal group because the film shows other parts of the world that have better access to quality health coverage. This shows that there are many levels of inequality in the healthcare system, and they are in place for a variety of reasons: social, economical, and
The New York police violated Delbert's rights by tricking him to confess (which he later retracted) and by having him sign a written statement that he could not understand because he was illiterate. The story reflects the need for euthanasia in the United States because the story tells how someone can have a disease so fatal and not receive any help for it. Euthanasia should be legalized because of patient’s rights, prevention of pain and suffering, and to create health care alternatives. Euthanasia is one of the most controversial topics in the world and several people have many opinions regarding the topic. Euthanasia has been around for centuries and has been a difficult subject for individuals to discuss.
The doctors can't accurate diagnose or understand what or why a patient is feeling a certain way, so the corrupt medical establishment gives them this nonsense to spew. These side effects are primarily phase 1 but are a constant problem across the board. Notice the root word of fibromyalgia is fib[e]r, it's not a coincidence. This Family Guy clip indirectly references
Barrett also helped Taylor realise that no one can be trusted, and that she should not always believe everything she hears from the Senator Rox and the government Taylor never paid any attention to ads, and usually ignored them (as she explained in Page 207). Barrett helped Taylor realise that advertising in the Chattering World, was all about the government trying to persuade everyone to vote for them. For example, when Senator Rox lied about the “Q-Plague” disease, so he can come up with a cure for it (Cue-Kill) to gain money and respect from the public. Barrett does not only change Taylor, he also changes himself. Through the book Barrett becomes a stronger and more knowledgeable person, learning many different things that he would not have learnt at Simplicity.
The only physicians the author interviews in his book involve the topic of genetic doping. How could you write a book on steroids and not interview Harrison Pope, M.D. from Harvard, the leading expert on anabolic steroids? Jendrick dismisses the medical consequences of steroid use, blaming the media for sensationalizing and spreading misinformation about steroids. While I agree that the media uses scare tactics to alarm the public and grab more ratings, his claim that 99% of testicular shrinkage returns to previous size after discontinuation of steroids is more irresponsible.
Skloot’s purpose of telling Lack’s story does not come without the terrifying discovery of human experimentation. Researchers claim their experiments are for the greater good, but when they walk on a thin line, they will inevitably trample on both sides. According to the School of Law at Northwestern University, people who “violate bodily integrity and autonomy are routinely punished,” and yet scientist will escape unethical situations will only a slap on the wrist (99:1). Uncovering facts of Henrietta’s immortal life, Skloot indirectly poses the argument of medical malpractice. The medical experiments conducted during the nineteen forties and fifties were very controversial.
The Moral Blindness of a Post-Modern Society in “Killings” In Andre Dubus’s short story “Killings,” Dubus emphasizes the idea that there are significant amounts of moral blindness in a post-modern society. He uses not only personal relationships, like those between Frank, Mary Ann, and Richard, but also society as a whole to show how this idea of moral blindness affects everyone. Dubus uses the idea of moral blindness in the story like a crack in a windshield; it starts out small, but as the crack continues to grow, it becomes more dangerous for everyone in the car. No person in this post-modern society is safe from becoming morally blind, but Dubus makes a point to show that nature is unscathed by this pandemic, and is the only morally straight element in this story. Dubus uses the love triangle between Frank, Mary Ann, and Richard to create the idea that love can be a factor in moral blindness.
The Plague of Public Opinion Thomas Syzaz once said, “The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. The belief that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his salvation, security, and sanity.” On the other hand, the1832 Cholera epidemic, in America, was unexpected and brought light to the public view on health. The outbreak sparked numerous debates about contemporary health practices, sanitation, medical knowledge, and society as a whole. New York City doctor, Martyn Paine, composed a series of letters that documented the treatment, etiology, diagnosis, and prevention of Cholera, in a scientific manner. The letters were consistent with the humoural theories from medical antiquity and emerging Sanitarian public health reformers.