Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Too many people who put their faith in a healthcare system that doesn’t work anymore. In fact, it works against us in many ways.
In our current system, doctors overly prescribe medications for outrageous profit and are often depressed or suicidal, uninsured citizens die rather than seeking treatment, and insured patients are forced into bankruptcy under the weight of crushing medical bills.
The wisest thing to do is to take your own good health & prevention very seriously because your whole life could change if you end up admitted. No one will ever look out for your health better than you-you are the expert in your body & lifestyle!
The reality is that most medical interventions are prohibitively expensive, and they often do not work as well as we have led to believe.
In the coming pages, I am going to reveal to you a simple, powerful method you can use to take responsibility for the health of your body & regard insurance “protections” as a last resort.
Most importantly I would like to hear from you. I want to know what you think!
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The Madness of the Current System…
In case you haven’t noticed, there is an acceleration of prescription medications available for every ailment you could imagine. And for the first time in our history, those prescriptions are being marketed directly to everyday people, rather than to the medical professionals who recommend them. In short, Big Pharmaceutical has so cleverly cultivated our desire to ease our pain with as little effort as possible that they have handed the over the power of safe and deeply specialized decision making to those of us with no training or education to make those decisions.
Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? What has been the tremendous push in this kind of negligence? Profit, of course.
Pharmaceutical companies make US$300 billion a year, a figure expected to soon rise to US$400 billion. (World Health Organization).
Have you ever realized the side effects of these so-called treatments? They are awful! Call me crazy, but I don’t think the risk of night terrors or uncontrollable urges to gamble are worth whatever they’re selling.
Very often, pharmaceuticals do more harm than good. So why are they so profitable?
We want a magic pill. We want our pain and discomfort taken away from us as quickly and easily as possible. We like to believe that if we feel better, we are better. However, very few, if any, modern medical interventions treat the cause of our dis-ease with the intention of real healing.
Americans are spending more and more for less and worsening healthcare than ever before.
The U.S spent $3.8 trillion dollars in 2013 (Munro) and as of 2012 our life expectancy is lower and our obesity rates have increased more substantially than 34 other nations (Kane). Heart disease, the leading cause in the U.S., cost $444 billion in 2010 (Griffin). The cost of diabetes rose from $174 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012 (American Diabetes Association), and it remains the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. with markers becoming more common in children (American Diabetes Association). Even with a large part of these costs being absorbed by taxpayers, individuals continue to borrow and go broke to pay the costs of medical bills our broken system (Brill).
Over 50% of bankruptcies are a consequence of medical bills (LaMontagne).
All of this and people are still not getting the miracles they hope for. Chemotherapy (Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group) and coronary bypass surgery (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Trialists Collaboration) are both touted as medical miracles, and yet they have repeatedly been shown to have surprising little effect.
I have great respect for the men and women who practice medicine with pure intentions. I believe that most professionals enter the field genuinely wanting to heal people and make a positive impact on their lives.
Unfortunately, the system is rigged against us all and there’s plenty of evidence to support that.
In a 2008 survey of 12,000 physicians, only 6% described their morale as positive. Most said they didn’t have enough time to spend