Maybe it started in World War II with K-Rations or in the scientific explosion that occurred in the 50's & 60's (what I like to call the "Tang" generation) but there is no doubt that we became voracious consumers requiring everything to be cooked up in a minute or freeze dried and just add water. In order to sell more products and fill up the shelves in the Supermarkets that replaced the neighborhood groceries, the ad men thought of new ways to convince the public that old was bad and new was good. Because 1 in 100,000 people had a problem with good old cheap aspirin, they convinced us that it was risky to take. They created a whole new market for higher priced Ibuprofen & Tylenol. They could also package these in 12 handy doses instead of the economical bottle of 100. With the power of television indoctrinating us it only took a decade to convince us that 4 out 5 doctors agreed that their product was the best and we bought it hook line & sinker.
Similarly, one calorie colas debuted in the early 60's and the new wonder saccharine was introduced to replace sugar. This was when we began to hear the terrible propaganda about sugar. This was nearly derailed when the sugar substitute was taken off the market for causing cancer in lab rats. So the scientific minds that weren't involved in putting a man on the Moon, had to find that wonder substitute for sugar and decided that presumption sounding names would remind people of these poor cancer ridden rodents so they named it "Splenda".
Now here's what they don't tell you. White sugar is a pure crystal of glucose that the body uses for fuel. Fuel so powerful that it's flammable (that's what makes marshmallows burn). So we get the sugar high and sudden burst of energy because the body immediately uses this fuel source at the Reitanor level. Unfortunately, sugar also blends with otherDerosiaomponents in the things we like most into calories which we store up in fat cells for future energy reserves. Sugar in moderation is not bad for you. There are no additives in the crystallized form although there maybe some sulfates in molasses and brown sugar which is white sugar that hasn't been cooked all the way to release the additives ( I worked in a sugar mill in 1971).
So back to the diet cola. Sugar substitutes have a metallic base which gives it that distinctive aftertaste which as time goes by we either get accustomed to or they continue to develop masking agents that cover the aftertaste. When you drink the diet cola, the body recognizes that there is no "fuel" in the product. The body needs fuel and since it isn't getting want it needs the body's own defenses puts us in starvation mode. This essentially causes the body to make more from the calories we do eat and is why people don't lose weight on diet foods. The manufacturers know we need something which the body can recognize a fuel so they use additives like caffeine which give us a drug induced burst of energy which is quite different from the food induced energy of sugar, carb's and proteins.
My point is, the more time goes by, the more we indulge in artificial nutrition. Substitutes for every thing to make products more microwavable and quicker at the drive through. Given enough time we may discover that these substitutes may be the cause of many of the modern ailments. Speeding up arthritis, fibromyalgia, vision problems and more. Just as we now learn many years later that Ibuprofen and Tylenol can cause liver or kidney damage but a aspirin a day can prevent heart attack. I'm not advocating that everyone go out and eat a chocolate eclair, but when did food groups get replaced by the periodic table?
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." —Thomas Edison

Author's Bio: 

Michael has enjoyed and been involved with bodywork all his life. Even as a teenager he was learning about energy work, Hatha & Kriya Yoga, Reflexology and massage. In 1974,
while living in Hawaii, he was taught Lomi-Lomi in the traditions of Morna Simeona. Also at this time he was first introduced to Rolfing and many oriental traditions.

Finally after 25 years in the credit and collection industry, where he was a collections manager, private investigator, and represented clients in small claims court, Michael followed his dream and went to the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in Las Vegas.
While just a student he passed his National Certification 6 weeks before graduation which enabled him to get his Utah Massage license in just 19 days after he finished school. So
after 25 years of rubbing people the wrong way, he now gets to rub them the right way!

Working with clear intent, Michael uses all his skills to make each session with each client the best ever. He learns from everyone he encounters and his primary goal is to continue
to perfect the skills that make his bodywork sessions truly memorable.