Even in common diseases the treatment is almost always a pharmaceutical and/or surgery. It will take time to restore your health if you can. I don’t want to be pessimistic but if we don’t have a significant involvement of people in addressing these issues it may be impossible.
If we don’t start improving our farms, ranches and overall quality of our food in America it may not matter. As most movements go it will take time to gain momentum. Thus, it will take time to repair and reverse the damage done.
That is because we have gone so far down this quantity over quality path it can’t be reverse without significant time and effort. Amazingly many of the substances used in the foods we eat in US are illegal in other countries. 1 I will cover this much more extensively later.
Which should alarm us but again most people apparently don’t know or don’t appreciate that this may be important. Again, some things I will investigate in future blog postings. So until this reversal happens if you aren’t involved in preventative medicine, you and for that matter all of us will be at the mercy of the healthcare industry.
Image what could be done with all the money that doesn’t have to be spent on healthcare? Then add the money saved from eating less. It could be a trillion of dollars a year. That makes what I say extremely dangerous.
Image how disruptive this will be? But disruption can be good and in this case it will be as how much longer are we going to spend billions to cure cancer. Yes some progress has been made but what if you never contracted cancer?
Wouldn’t that be physically, emotionally and financially better. Here in Texas there is a cancer center MD Anderson which is a nonprofit where if you don’t pay your bill in full, from what past patients have told me, they can take almost everything you own.
A story in Time magazine focused on one person’s issues there. 2 Again ties to pharmaceutical companies, outrageous salaries (for a nonprofit) and huge profits. I get it that nothing is for free and people need to be paid what the market will bear, but where is the compassion and empathy. A balance would be nice.
See I am sure most of the physicians there are compassionate and world class. They though are the ones who have to interact intimately with the patients not the billers or directors. People are desperate at the point they have cancer and who could blame them.
Taking advantage of them though doesn’t seem write. Perhaps I can’t free you from that system, but wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to be involved in such a horrendous fight? Not having cancer and potentially losing both everything you own and your life.
Those who survive you are often left emotionally devastated not to mention financially so. No, no one forced you to seek the best care but if you only know one system your going to seek the best of that system you can. Especially if your life depends on it.
- Name redacted (January 9,2017). The U.S.-EU Beef hormone dispute. Congressional Research Service. Can be found at Everyreport.com/reporte/R40449.html.
- Brill S. (April 4, 2013). Bitter pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing US. Time
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