Sometimes I'm tempted to avoid all the hype and hoopla that comes out about food and beverages! Media thrives on sensationalism and overstatements calculated to get everybody excited and paranoid.
I'm referring to this article that just appeared on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/alcohol-cancer-risk-one-drink-light-moderate_n_2694622.html#postComment
Every time I turn around, some dumbass pronouncement comes out about this food or that food, this drink or that drink that's either going to be my fountain of youth or the elixir of death. I like to take a close look, if I can, at where these pronouncements originated and what axe may be in the process of being ground. Especially suspect are places like Loma Linda University, run by Adventist head up their behind worshippers of Ellen G. White's psychotic nonsense about food and drink.
Not long ago, we were assured that a glass of wine or beer everyday would do much to prolong healthy life and add to the emotional well-being of the elderly. Now this sensationalized clap trap comes along to get everyone scared that they're going to die of some terrible cancer if they take an occasional drink.
The facts are that we're all going to die sometime and something is going to be blamed for it.
Will it be cancer? I don't know. Could be. Will the occasional beer I enjoy, or glass of wine, be at fault? Who knows?
Anything can be a hazard to my life or yours. I have to eat or I'll starve. I try to eat wisely, but there could be a carcinogen in just about anything I shove between my lips. It's a crapshoot whether it will get me or not. Just getting out of bed every day constitutes a hazard, but staying in bed will weaken my body and certainly get so boring that I'd wish I were dead.
So, how about shutting up with all this sensationalist clap trap? I do enjoy a little drink once in awhile, but since it tends to give me acid, I don't do it much. But, there are tums, so when I'm celebrating, pour that champagne and I'll chew a few.