Can we get serious about Healthcare for a moment?
Can we cut the Republican vs Democrat bull crap for one thread? (/pipe dream)
None of this "All Democrats want death panels to kill grandma!"
None of the "No Republicans care about minorities or poor people!"
Let's talk about whats really going on.
For starters, why do we need Health Insurance?
Basically, we need it because otherwise, if/when we get sick/hurt, we're hung up to dry in oceans of debt. Ever had to go to the emergency room, much
less have a hospital stay? Then you know the reason insurance helps so much. The bills are exorbitant!
A large part of this is because of the high price of drugs and treatments. Not surprisingly, you being sick/hurt is a HUGE industry (read as $$$$) for
a relatively small group of people. (Read as 'Big Pharma.")
Who are these people? (This list is most likely incomplete, but I believe the ones I name are, at worst, purposefully attempting to create/perpetuate
sickness/illness/cancer/malnutrition, and, at best, are complacent with taking a pleasant kickback (read $$$$) for allowing it to happen.)
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Disease Control
These institutions are silencing Natural, cheaper treatments. The education our western Doctors receive is nearly 100% funded by these institutions,
with an obvious bias towards their 'western' approach. They treat symptoms, not the root causes of dis-ease.
True health comes from a combination of:
A) Good mental health (optimistic views, minimal amounts of stress, a sense of overall happiness and well-being)
B) Good physical health (moderate exercise, activity and physical exertion.)
C) Good diet (This is ESPECIALLY key, in my opinion.)
Yet these institutions do not seem to take many of these aspects into consideration, definitely not to the extent they need be. Our Daily Recommended
Values of vitamins and minerals are a joke. Even achieving their standard daily recommendations would still leave the average human being malnourished
. Many diseases and illness's can be cured by changing diet alone. Yet, instead of addressing the 'patients' diet, prescription pills are prescribed.
On a large scale, prescriptions do MORE harm to the overall functioning of the body than they do to benefit the system.
To a high degree, cancer patients who decline any Chemo/Radiation therapy will actually outlive the patients who DO choose to go forward with these
modern treatments. Meanwhile, there are many many natural 'cures' and treatments for all kinds of ailments available if you just look.
Most diseases and ailments could be completely PREVENTED if we just adhered to an overall healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, most people are completely
unaware and uneducated as to what that actually means. And in the meantime, companies like Monsanto run amok with steroids and antibiotics and GMO's
and other poisons, all with the permission of our Government (AKA the FDA.)
You don't have to look much further than the controversy surrounding rBGH (Bovine Growth Hormone) which is injected into cattle to produce more milk
and more meat. rBGH is also directly linked to cancer. Directly linked.
People who try to come out with cures and natural remedies are quickly shut up and often times thrown into jail. Why? Because natural cures do not
make very much $$$$. And there is an entire TRILLION dollar a year industry built up around you being sick.
Will Mitt Romney address any of these issues? No. Will/has Obama? No. They will both continue to let Monsanto do whatever they want to do, which
usually includes having 'employees' of Monsanto who are also our politicians. (Hillary and Bill Clinton being only two examples with many many many
more to boot.)
All of these pieces combined fit together to form the perfect storm to create a Healthcare 'crisis.' Millions and millions of unhealthy, malnourished
people willing to pay un-Godly prices for 'treatments' that will ultimately make you more sick, weaken your own natural immune system, and require you
to buy more treatments for 'new' symptoms. It's a horrible cycle.
Of course people 'deserve' access to health care. That's based on basic human compassion and the belief that 'all Men are created equal.' But just
because you made the decision to live an unhealthy life and then rack up thousands and thousands of dollars on worthless treatments, doesn't mean that
the rest of us need to foot the bill.
My solution starts with YOU.
Live a healthy life. Be aware of your thoughts and how they are affecting your emotions, thus affecting your chemical/hormonal balances, your stress
levels, and your overall health.
Eat right. Eat organic. Limit (or completely extricate) preservatives and additives. Don't drink non-organic milk (actually...just don't drink milk,
period.) Exercise Exercise Exercise! This can be as little as a 30 minute walk a day. You are an animal! You are not meant to live a sedentary life.
Your lymph system relies on movement, and there are so many other important reasons too.
Try to avoid pharmaceuticals and opt out for vitamins, supplements, and natural remedies/cures. There are definitely still reasons to go to a doctor,
but perhaps do your own research first and see what some cheaper, healthier options are.
Breathe. Relax. Make sure you get adequate rest and mental peace. Limit your alcohol intake, and seriously...just stop smoking cigarettes.
Where we spend our money speaks VOLUMES. So don't give to big pharma. Don't give to Monsanto and other food industries that care ZERO about your
health when it comes to the Almighty Dollar. Shop with local, organic farmers. Get familiar with your local health store. Be PROACTIVE when it comes
to your health.
Look in to 'Blood Type Diets.'
Boost your intake of fresh veggies and fruits.
You will be amazed at how much healthier and happier and more energized you feel.
You'll be grateful for how much easier your bowel movements become.
Your 'significant other' will be very pleased with the other areas your energy and stamina increase.
AND you will begin the decline of our dependence on a corrupt and unhealthy institution.
Don't get me wrong, I acknowledge there are still times when Western Medicine is extremely valuable, particularly in the trauma departments and
situations where immediate attention is required. But, all in all, Western Medicine is a very heavy, unhealthy elephant sitting in the corner of the
political pulpit with nobody talking about him.
So forget about pretending that the "Democrats" care more about your health than the "Republicans" or vice versa. The only person who truly matters
when it comes to who cares about your health...IS YOU.
Loving our body does not mean accepting our unhealthy, destructive habits and telling ourselves "I love me regardless."
Loving our body means acknowledging your unhealthy and destructive habits and then promising yourself you will do whatever it takes to make it the
most healthy, functioning system it can be.
You will never know your true power until you've reached the power of true health.
Good luck on your path, and excuse me for not citing any references. I trust that if you care about your health as much as I care about your health,
you'll do the research yourself. Trust me, honoring and taking care of your physical vessel is one of the most important things you can do in this
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