Horror stories are for Halloween time. Real horror stories are for those who would like to be awake from the dreary present or want to be shaken to the core. These people are hungry for in-depth sensations; they are just bored.
I prefer happy endings over scary. Life is a great experience. I would wish that nobody would experience something horrible in their lives. Anyway, shit happens as the main hero told in the movie Forrest Gump.
How can it be scary?
I am not a fan of real horror stories or movies. I read a few books about Stephen King and saw the movie The Shining. These creators are brilliant, and they know how to impress people. I know that nowadays, these fiction stories are not a big deal compared to real-life events.
There are more scary stories that I read in Dr. Carolyn Dean’s book Death by Modern Medicine.
I got this book when I wrote a research paper in college. The teacher asked us to compare two different things in our work. I heard about this book from actress Shirley MacLaine. I bought it and read it.
I could not believe what I read, but this book was actual. Everything that is written is facts.
How Are You Brave?
Dr. Carolyn Dean describes in her book Death by Modern Medicine one study. This research shows that a patient who gets a full-body CT scan is exposed to a radiation level equal to that of atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki.
The book’s author could not believe it and emailed Dr. Brenner, who published this research paper. The answer was that if somebody was two and a half kilometers from the epicenter, where the bomb dropped, they got the same exposure as a single CT scan. Uh, no fun.
Get Up from Couch
We all want to live happy and satisfying lives. We can complain that something is wrong or somebody is unfair to us. It does not change anything.
We must think and do what is suitable for us, our families, and the community. If we find comfort in eating, smoking, or some attractions, we will be in the same situation because these habits do not solve our problems.
More than 90 million Americans live with chronic illnesses. The direct cost associated with physical inactivity was over 76 billion in 2000. The indirect and direct expenses related to smoking were 75 billion annually. These numbers can go on and on because this book is the source of objective facts.
These facts are so scary that I could not forget them after reading this book a few years ago.
Cake, Muffins, Soda drinks for Anyone?
Nancy Appleton, on her website, writes about sugar. I am a big fan of chocolate. I do not want to give up on it. But… The author gives over 100 reasons why we must use less sugar.
Not everybody has a strong will and can get rid of comfort food right away.
However, rethinking our strategies would be a significant step toward our well-being.
Nancy Appleton backs her statements with research papers. She does not make up her comments about these sweet things.
Few statements make me shiver.
- Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
- Sugar may cause premature aging. Oh no, not for us.
- Sugar can weaken eyesight and cause hypoglycemia, copper deficiency, asthma, etc.
There are more than 100 reasons why we could give up on sugar. If these facts do not carry you, it is your decision.
Facts are Facts
These horror stories are real. If you want to have a Halloween mood before November, you can read this book. Points in the book Death by Modern Medicine came from mainstream medical research. Data from science, medical journals, and statistics are genuine.
I think it is good to be lost in a fantasy world, but we live here, in a real one. Here was a myth that the bird ostrich likes to put its head in the sand and pretend that nobody will see him. However, you will find another picture and story when you search for facts.
These real horror stories are excellent remedies for everybody who wants to expand their understanding of the real world.
Today, on January 17, I listened to the show Fresh Air on the NPR. The host presented the book The Danger Within Us written by the doctor and medical journalist Jeanne Lanzer. When I listen to these stories, I feel that I live in a surreal world. Why? I cannot believe that it could happen. For example, nobody pays attention to the side effects of medical devices. Some of the patients in the book acknowledged that they would be better without tools because there is plenty of pain and uncertainty about how this device will behave in the future. Victims are not just ordinary people but health professionals who had hip surgeries, for example.
You can listen to an informative and scary podcast from NPR.
Shit happens as Forrest Gump told. However, why not be informed and make decisions by gathering facts?