...is worth a pound of cure
i have to say that i was reminded of this in a local and global way today
my friend at work had mouth stuff done - she loves going to her dentist as they do hand massages and even dip them in wax...a very relaxing time according to her but i digress. she had major gum cleaning done as she had what she called pockets of bacteria from the same said dentist's addition of crowns in her mouth - humm, i said to her but she continued.
she explain how her mouth was numb for hours and then hurt like heck for days afterwards. plus, she had to put medicine on her gums that tastes awful and take the dreaded anti-biotics.
now i explain all this for a reason - as i told her months ago when she started having this problem -- to rinse her toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide - not only does it get rid of the bacteria on her toothbrush from sitting in a bathroom, one of the filthiest placesin the house containing all sorts of airborn bacteria - people think of what else you do in there:: it also whitens your teeth naturally
and folks, if you decide to try this at home, don't swallow -- rinse very well with plain water after brushing!
back to my point - for a few pennies of prevention, she would have avoided the 'pound of cure' given to her by her dentist...ok, she got the massages and soft music playing but hey, who among us WANTS to do to the dentist, even with all those perks?
so i reminded her of the peroxide thingy and she went out and bought some...good as she can now prevent it from happening again.
so let's take this little saying globally....
what ounce of prevention can we do to avoid paying that pound of cure on our small blue planet? and i think i came up with it - it has to do with our purchasing power! if each of us decides to make smarter purchases then we can change our world, no matter what the little man behind the screen who is current posing as our president throws at us!!
buy local produce, cars that don't pollute, house furnishings and appliances that dont kill us... buy 'green stocks'
don't support big corporations who don't give a damn about us - get informed and knowledgable about what you buy, where it comes from and who is making it!!
these are just a few of the things i have personally done - please feel free to list more!