Digestive health seems to be all we hear about these days. Yogurts that promise to care for our health, or juice, if the yogurt isn’t your thing. It can become a sea of options and products, each one of them promising more than the rest.
It is starting to feel like a trip to the local grocery store is more like a second trip to the doctor’s office. As empowered women it is very important to remember one small thing these words of medical wisdom; they are coming from commercials, the same thing that told us as children we needed sugary cereal and the newest Barbie toy. We aren’t kids anymore and maybe we should rethink where we’re getting advice from.
My favorite ad is the one where the woman is at home after a long day and the commercial voice comes on and tells her that having the little drink box out of the fridge will fix her right up.
Did you know that it has been clinically proven that a good solid nap anywhere from 15-90 minutes in length will do the exact same thing and naps are free and available when you are in no need to go shopping for one?
My two other favorites deal with our bathroom habits. Who said we wanted to discuss that on TV? The one with the actress interviewing women on a park bench is the most degrading thing I’ve ever seen. Women should be stronger then that. Let’s not tolerate one more ad like that until men do the same thing. If you really need the help, try a fiber tablet. Being empowered isn’t about broadcasting everything in our lives. And it isn’t about spending lots of money. It’s about sharing what we know.