An Unhealthy Nation

I came upon this article from Health Impact News Daily.  It is worth reading.  The article makes it clear that we need to take care of our own health and not rely on government or the experts to act in our best interest

U.S. Ranks First in Healthcare Spending – Last in Life Expectancy

As the title states, the article points out that

  • In the US we spend more on healthcare and yet we have the highest death rate as compared to other  high income countries, and that:
  • Government is not the solution.
  • The FDA acts on behalf of the drug companies, condemning natural remedies can’t be patented and controlled by the drug companies.
  • We are addicted to prescription drugs, and prescription drug kill over 100,000 people each year.
  • US babies get more vaccines before age one than any of the other comparable countries, and yet we rank #1 among those countries in infant mortality.
  • As of 2011, drug companies are protected from liability from harm caused by vaccines.
  • 50 countries restrict or ban GMO foods, yet the US and Canada don’t even require GMO labeling.

What can we do?  I believe we need to take control of our own health by eating right, exercising, getting plenty of sleep and adopting a healthy lifestyle.  In this way we will live healthy lives, and when we do get sick and need medical assistance, our bodies and immune system will be strong and better able to combat disease.

 

Comments

  1. I absolutely agree. It seems we need others to blame for our health issues when the oroblem really lands squarely on our shoulders. 🙂

  2. Preach on! I find it offensive that we have to fight tooth and nail to get foods labled organic but GMO slides by without a second thought. Money blinds officials to the truth of what our nation is putting in its body.

    As we have been talking over your past few posts, as a whole we are shown natural and traditional practices to be the home of the bogeyman. Many people are of a mind that ignorance in where their food comes from is bliss.

    • Absolutely, I was telling someone about dairy and they said, “stop, I don’t want to know, I love dairy products and I don’t want anything to change my mind” It sounds like the same words a heavy smoker would use!

  3. At times it may seem that I go to the extreme as I spend time with farmers learning of how they do what they do among many of the other places I go. But hopefully when I do this I can share with yet one more person the importance of knowing where our food comes from. This isn’t just a battle for our health but also a battle for our lives.

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