Tag:steroids in baseball
Posted on: February 11, 2008 11:34 pm

Where's The Proof?


Where is the proof that steroids are bad? Before we condemn everyone for the choices they make for their own bodies, how are we so sure that this activity is bad for them? Is it only the Lyle Alzado thing or that wrestler who killed himself and his family because of supposed of roid rage? Why do we never hear of the benefits of steroids? There must be benifits or people wouldn’t use them. People seem too eager to me to tell others how they should live their own lives.


I’ve seen good and bad effects of steroids listed in literature. The bad effects seem to mostly occur when taken in massive amounts or up to ten times or more, the prescribed amount. Just like most medications, steroids can be good or bad. But the hysteria of sports and steroids seems to only focus on the bad and has outlawed the drug in sports entirely.


There are doctors in the United States who prescribe steroids for many purposes but we are now living in a time where their best medical opinion has been outlawed. Are we moving into an era where longevity and healing will be the sole province of the government, not it’s people? The powers that be will decide who lives and who dies, who lives long and who lives short, who lives sick and who lives healthy.


I just want to be sure the information is correct before I die within a natural lifetime, without the benefit of an unnatural cure, which could extend my life. And I wouldn’t want to miss out on a longer life because baseball purists want stats to be on a perpetual level playing field, at the expense of us all.

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