Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Cholesterol - Friend Or Foe? - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Raynette did ask about the stuff
it's called CHOLESTEROL,
we seldom really get enough
all else is hyperbole.

The people with the highest score
they live by far the longest
and at the risk that I will bore
those who believe the strongest

that this strange waxy substance would
do damage to ourselves
but ask yourself just why it should,
read books on lofty shelves.

The theory was one big horse,
the biggest of them all
it died a death without remorse
the lie was just too tall.

The reason that they flog it still
is due to simple greed,
as doctors their prescriptions fill
to help the ones in need,

they know, of course, that Lipitor
brings in great tons of dough
its mother is a Pharma Whore
that's what you ought to know.

So eat, to your own heart's content
your butter, eggs, fat meat
don't let them scare you with a stent
or what befell old Pete.

What makes the people's hearts give out
is all the man-made junk,
ask me what this is all about
it's nothing less than bunk.

The arteries do not get plugged
by eating lard and eggs,
your average doctor simply shrugs
but lies do have short legs.

Comments about Cholesterol - Friend Or Foe? by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (9/9/2005 7:41:00 AM)

    Wow, this is really frightening. I would love to just absorb all your knowledge Herbert. Seriously, I think so many of the 'troubles' we go through personally as well as medically are because of lack of knowledge. Hmmmmmmm. You've really got me thinking on this one. So, you're saying eat only regular foods, nothing processed? (Report) Reply

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  • (9/9/2005 7:38:00 AM)

    And, Mahnaz, please keep telling people.
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  • (9/9/2005 7:31:00 AM)

    Basically, if in doubt look back and find out what our ancestors ate. The people who die today did not live in our modern times. According to some pretty respectable scientists our life expectancey (of the people born now) has decreased to less than 60 years and is falling further. If nothing drastic happens (Nostradamus) we will face extinction within the next three generations. If you think I am kidding, NO.
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  • (9/9/2005 7:18:00 AM)

    Now I feel much better. Excuse me while I go fix a farmer's breakfast. :) How on earth do you come up with these rhymes? ? ?

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  • (9/9/2005 6:48:00 AM)

    You know what is funny, i'm not a doctor but I have been telling people this for a long time. My grandfather used to eat three eggs and plenty of bacon (not this turkey stuff but honest to goodness pork bacon) , all the fatty meats you can imagine, and other things they now say are bad for you. And he lived to nice ripe old age of 93. I never believed all of the hype because I just never saw how it was possible. I see all of these older people living healthy lives eating pretty much what they want and then I look at the younger gen. being overmedicated and getting sicker.

    Anyway...good write Herbert! Wish more people thought about the medications they take.
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  • (9/9/2005 1:12:00 AM)

    how much do i owe you herbert saves me a trip to the doctor i just read your poems i now have a cure for everything, this one is great because i love a hunk of bacon and eggs every now and then just before breakfast i'll have a quick read and get rid of the conscience

    Warm regards allan
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  • (9/8/2005 11:41:00 PM)

    it's mother is a Pharma Whore? Classic...pure and simple. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 8, 2005

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