Looking for Health and Happiness? Eat More Lard.

Now that I’m a woman of a certain age I’ve been a little obsessed with taking care of myself. If you’ve kept up with my posts you know that I’m working out. I’m also taking a hefty number of supplements. I’ve never counted them, because I’m pretty sure I’d gag if I did. It’s taken a while to figure out what works for me, but I’m happy there are so many choices when it comes to taking responsibility for how I feel.

I try to make informed decisions, but there will always be charlatans who promise miracles under the guise of healthy living. I’ve decided to share a few of the more outrageous ones from the past.

I'm pretty sure he's looking for repeat customers

I'll stick with Motrin.

I don't know what to say about this one other than I'm completely creeped out.

Rotten teeth & obesity makes babies just that much more adorable.

Don't you wonder what's in this?

I'm too busy being horrified to think of an appropriate response.

I haven’t decided which one of these wins the Stupidity Award of Health Care. It’s probably a toss-up between the tape worms for weight loss and eating lard for happiness.

This week-end I’ll be in Tucson for the Tucson Festival of Books. They offer workshops, panel discussions and, of course, books. And it’s FREE!!! I went last year and it was better than any writer’s conference I’ve been to, including those I had to pay for. I’m really looking forward to it. In the meantime…


Oh yeah, don’t forget to eat more lard!


About Diana Douglas

Diana Douglas, author. Coorganizer of the Arizona Novel Writers Workshop. Member Arizona Historical Novel Society, Member BooksGoSocial Authors, Transplanted Texan. http://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Writers-Workshop-com http://twitter.com/#!/themodernscribe
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13 Responses to Looking for Health and Happiness? Eat More Lard.

  1. Marcia says:

    OMG, Diana! Those are hilarious! It’s amazing what nonsense people might believe because it’s advertised. I’m with you..tapeworms and lard?! Frightening advice!
    Have a great time at the book festival! I’d love to be going, too (if I wasn’t 2500 miles away).
    Take pictures!

    • You know, we could probably get away with eating lard if we swallowed a few tapeworms first. But why would we want to?
      I’ll post pictures of the Festival next week.

  2. These ads are hilarious! I wonder which ‘cures’ and nutritional advice will be obsolete and silly a generation from now? The lard one is just too funny.

    Have lots of fun at the festival!

  3. Thank you! I’m sure we’ll have a great time.

  4. O. Leonard says:

    Where do you find this stuff? The sanitized tape worms were too much. Erectol, “On a drugstore near you!?” Maybe on a drugstore shelf, but on a drugstore? Say hi to Tucson for me. Lived there for 12 years.

  5. souldipper says:

    The festival sounds great. Hope you have an even better time than before!

  6. These are great! I wonder what people will thing of the Cialis ads in 100 years…?

  7. They’ll probably think the same thing we do. Why are all those couples who are supposedly intimate, sitting in seperate bathtubs?

    • I’m wondering what year that ad came out. Heck even on “I Love Lucy” Her and Ricky weren’t allowed to sleep in the same bed and when she got pregnant they had to watch how they worded it in fear of being censored. T.V. and ads have come a long way since then!

      • I think they ranged from the early 1900’s to 1950’s. Television & print censorship was the most stringent in the late 1950-1960’s. It seems funny that you could get away with more in the 1920’s than the 50’s

  8. molly says:

    Sanitized tapeworm, start cola earlier, eat more lard! Enjoyed the journey back in time, thanks Diana, cheers catchu8r molly

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