Saturday, February 05, 2011

Medical science and taste buds

The implications of a doctor's advice can be devastating to a human being's taste buds. A well-equipped hospital, with all the medical technologies at its disposal, can run a few machines on your body for 4 hours - across 4-5 tests and ruin the food habits for the rest of your life.

The medical reports, churned out using great templates and designer software, will make you wonder whether you should believe those reports at all. You almost begin to wonder, what are those white paper reports worth after all? The results of such reports are so seemingly damaging - the doctor will take a look at them, consider your age (if you are in the 20s or 30s, you are lucky), and tell you to reduce consumption of all your favourite dishes.

That hits hard. Things that you have loved having in your mouth for so many years, are thrown out of the window in 4 hours. Reduce consumption, be careful, eat items of your liking in lesser frequency, are the stark realities of a goddamn expert doctor's analysis.

Medical science may be advanced, but it has absolutely no clue about the impact it has on people's interests, taste buds etc. Sad, but true. Anyway, that is what it is supposed to do I guess i.e. tell people to focus on the exact areas that is bringing down their health. To that extent, I would give credit to medical science;but, I realised today, what a ridiculously tragic effect such diagnosis can have on taste buds.