A couple of years ago I was visiting my sister in Arizona. During lunch, I ordered a diet soda, as I did almost every time I sat down at a restaurant. She stared at me in disbelief and gasped, “You can’t drink that; you may as well be drinking poison!” My sister can be quite dramatic and it is always in my best interest to not argue with her. For quite a few minutes I listened to her explanation of why diet soda is bad for you. She had just read the new “it” book and I didn’t have a leg to stand on so I pushed the soda away. Not because I was certain what she was speaking was the truth, but I anticipated her talking about this book well into our lunch and that wasn’t an option. Although – I have to admit, I do look at diet soda differently; there is always that lingering, “what if?” in the back of my mind.
Living in this tech-savvy era, we have health information and gimmicks being thrown at us in all directions. TV ads, radio ads, books, the internet, and even our sisters can fill our minds with so much health information it seems next to impossible to sort it all out. This week’s communication will help you make sense of it all and offers some great resources for reliable health information.