The â€œcult of the doctorsâ€ was always concerned about the beauty of the human bodyâ€¦
Step by step itâ€™s fading, under our indifferent eyes, the cult with a history of thousands of years. The medical practice implied keeping the state of health, without directives and reforms from any authority, only trough self-knowing and under the old Latin saying: â€œMens sana in corpore sanoâ€
Correspondingly, the â€œcult of the digestive tractâ€ is gaining more and more ground in the ranks of all Romanians, claiming victims of all ages. Thus, the grill has become a national sport, accompanied by the beer, and this â€œSportâ€ is imposed by travel agencies to seduce tourists.
Interesting enough is the fact that beer drinking and grilling has nothing to do with the Romanian traditionâ€¦
Looking at the city it is sad and frightening. The children are fat, the adults are fat, the old are fat, and they are struggling to carry their heavy mutilated bodies by all the extra fat, forcing their joints to carry the extra load.
So what is to be done?
It is evident to see that the cause of the populationâ€™s obesity is not the financial crisis, high unemployment or the government. â€“ it is in fact the uncontrolled and unbalanced alimentation.
Cardiovascular diseases â€“ myocardial infraction, stroke, hypertension â€“ have as the primordial factor obesity. Just to make things clearâ€¦ is it all in the hands of the doctor? Where is the self-responsibility that every person should have for his body, his health and of course his own children.
Recently I met a colleague and his wife that moved in the USA 30 years ago. After the natural joy of meeting each-other he asked me if I am suffering, as he noticed that I lost weight. They on the other hand have added a surplus of extra pounds, despite of diets. I told them that, thank God, I lost 15 kg only trough self-control, by taking long walks. I also told them that the only recipe is your own will.
I donâ€™t know if they believed me, but in that moment I felt like a doctor.
Dr. Sebastian Nicolau