Nutrition is the medicine of future
The healthcare costs continue to grow, and it is more important then ever to eat nutrient-dense superfoods high in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that can protect you against damage of toxins and free radicals.
Currently, Americans spend over twice as much per capita on healthcare compared to any other developed country. As a result of a wasteful and profiteering healthcare system, the US spends about $2.7 trillion dollars a year (which is 17% of its gross domestic product) on health care.
Large medical bills that people cannot afford to pay are the main reason behind 60% of personal bankruptcies in US.
Amazingly, these are the people who already have insurance, but their coverage isn't enough to pay their bill. About 56 million adults—more than 20% of the population between the ages of 19 and 64, will struggle with health-care-related bills this year.
Americans spend more and get less for their healthcare dollars. In fact, the profit of giant pharmaceuticals has grown more drastically as a result of overcharging American consumers and taxpayers. In the last decade, 11 largest Pharmaceuticals made $711.4 billion in pure profits. In 2012 alone, the drug companies’ profits reached $83.9 billion, 62% higher than in 2003. http://healthcareforamericanow.org/2013/04/08/pharma-711-billion-profits-price-gouging-seniors/
The insurance premiums go up by at least 10% every year, while wages for the average American family stay the same or increase by a small margin (2 or 3%). That’s why an average American family with $50,000 income a year mayfind it impossible to pay for high medical bills and deductible insurance plan.
The current healthcare system is going to fail, as long as the focus of the debate is not improving nutrition in our schools and communities:
Prevention is hardly considered as an option and billions of dollars and millions of lives are lost on expensive medical treatments and procedures that don't work.
In fact, more and more medical doctors and respected scientific community members are admitting that majority of chronic diseases are caused as a result of unhealthy life style choices like bad diet and lack of exercise.
In fact, conventional medical system is one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States, annually,12,000 people die due to unnecessary surgeries, 7,000 people die due to medical errors, 20,000 people die due to other errors, 80,000 people die from infections acquired at the hospitals and 106,000 people die from adverse side effect of medications.
In the future medical doctors would not treat their patients with current expensive medical treatments and procedures since most health issues (directly or indirectly) are related to diet and life style choices such as: lack of exercise, environmental toxins or stress.
In fact, if you go through an open heart surgery, the problem with the plaque built-up in your arteries won’t go away if you continue to eat foods high in bad fat and bad cholesterol, (without physical activity).
If you survive the detrimental side effects of conventional cancer therapies like chemo and radiation, the cancer cells are still very likely to come back again if you continue to smoke or eat GMO/processed foods or foods high in toxic ingredients/additives, fat and sugar.
Keep in mind that cancer thrives on sugar and oxygen and you could starve cancer cells with alkaline environment and a diet high in antioxidants. Cancer cells exist in 95% of people, but it’s kept under control via the immune system.
When the immune system gets weakened or damaged (due to poor diet, smoking, environmental toxins, stress or lack of exercise), the cancer cells are likely to spread out and take over the body.
Keep in mind that many patients die due to side effects of conventional cancer therapies and not the tumor itself.
According to a new shocking study published in the journal Nature Medicine, chemotherapy can backfire making cancer worse by triggering tumor growth: http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/artemisinin-sweet-wormwood-chinese-herb-iron-can-kill-cancer-cells.php
Thousands of people who have turned into alternative cancer therapies (like intervenes vitamin C, vitamin D, nutritional therapies, and herbal remedies including thunder god vine, Turkey Tail mushroom, colloidal platinum and silver, sweet wormwood, Cat’s Claw and Blood Root) are now cancer free.
They are a proof that diet and exercise do work and aremore effective in prevention of chronic diseases like cancer or diabetes.
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In fact, inflammation and oxidative damage are the root of many chronic diseases and anti-inflammatory foods (organic fruits and vegetables, spices and herbs) and antioxidants could significantly lower the risk of chronic diseases.
Eight giant pharmaceutical companies are the same biotech and chemical companies controlling and growing our food supply.
95% are US corn is replaced with Monsanto’s toxic BT corn. Bt toxin subsidized by our tax dollars is linked to hyperactivity, infertility, cancer and obesity. We are subsidizing cancer, obesity and diabetes, while the average American family cannot afford to eat healthy.
The real solution to the current healthcare crisis isn’t another healthcare reform, but changing our entire food system and infrastructures. 50% of US farmlands are used to grow soy bean and corn, whereas only 3% of US farmlands are used to grow fruits and vegetables.
We need to shut down factory farms, stop slaughtering, killing and abusing millions of sick and unhappy animals and ban certain toxic pesticides and herbicides like neonicotinoids (sprayed on GMO corn) that are killing millions of bees and birds:
In fact, factory farming and confined animal feeding operations (CAFO’s) are the main reason behind the greenhouse gasses causing climate change and global warming. According to commondreams.org, “nearly 65 billion animals worldwide, including cows, chickens and pigs, are crammed into CAFOs".
These animals are literally imprisoned and tortured in unhealthy, unsanitary and unconscionably cruel conditions. Sickness is the norm for animals who are confined and they are fed GMO corn and soybeans.
To prevent the inevitable spread of diseases from stress, overcrowding and lack of vitamin D, these animals are fed a steady diet of antibiotics. Those antibiotics pose a direct threat to the environment when they run off into our lakes, rivers, aquifers and drinking water.
According to a 2006 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, including 37% of methane emissions and 65% of nitrous oxide emissions.
The methane releases from billions of imprisoned animals in factory farms are 70 times more damaging per ton to the earth’s atmosphere than CO2.
Factory farming isn’t just bad for the environment or cruel to animals, but disastrous to our health and environment. Don’t we think there are consequences when we eat unhappy and sick animals that have been mentally and emotionally tortured and abused?
By the mid-century, the population of the planet will reach to nine billion and if human beings want to survive and leave a better planet for the future generation, we need to stop this unhealthy, brutal, andenvironmentally disastrous and reckless farming system and replace it with organic food farming and other sustainable alternatives.