Re: The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of dark chocolate consumption as prevention therapy in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease: best case scenario analysis using a Markov model
Everyone loves chocolate. The Latin name for chocolate is Theobroma, which means food of the gods. Apparently, even the gods love chocolate. We love chocolate, because it helps us to love and feel loved, which is why it's a favorite gift for Valentine's Day. But chocolate's connection with love is illusory. In reality, chocolate is an addictive stimulant-aphrodisiac that tricks and traps us by creating the fleeting euphoria of love, but the sustained sickness of loneliness. The euphoria of love and the sickness of loneliness are polar opposites that reinforce each other: the euphoria blinds us to the sickness, and the sickness makes us crave the euphoria. Ironically, our beloved chocolate creates, aggravates, and perpetuates the very sickness of insatiable loneliness and longing that it seems to cure.
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