There’s a lot of talk these days about reforming healthcare, and much of this talk is centered around universal health insurance. But the elephant in the room is: no matter who’s paying for the care, our health as a nation isn’t going to improve until we fix the healthcare system.
Americans currently spend $2.4 trillion/year on healthcare. That’s about $4,200 per person. Our nearest competitor, Switzerland, only spends about $2,800 per person. And though we spend far more than anyone, we don’t have the best health. We’re not number two either, nor are we number five, nor ten, nor twenty. In fact according to the World Health Organization, the U.S. ranks 37th in overall health—out of 37 industrialized countries! So we spend the most, but fare the worst. (more…)
I’d like to talk about a toxin that you’re probably exposed to every day. In fact, because we’ve all been completely brainwashed, most people think this toxin is actually good for them. This toxin is more poisonous than lead and only slightly less toxic than arsenic, and yet, chances are, your city is not only allowing this toxin to be in your tap water, they’re actually dumping this poisonous waste product in and then charging you for it! If you haven’t already guessed, the toxin I’m talking about is fluoride.
Fluoride is not a vitamin or a nutrient of any sort, and it’s not good for your teeth. In fact, it makes teeth and bones brittle, causes dental fluorosis (white mottling of the enamel), and can even cause bone cancer. It also causes neurological problems, learning disabilities, lowered I.Q., increased risk of hip fracture, hypothyroidism, and more. (more…)
Fluoride is not a healthful nutrient, but rather is a toxic waste product. It’s more toxic than lead and almost as toxic as arsenic, and yet we actually add this poison to our water under the guise that it helps prevent cavities, when in reality it causes teeth to weaken and can even lead to bone cancer. This toxic waste product also shows up in most toothpastes and is promoted by most dentists, who also offer fluoride treatments. Now, I’d like to discuss another tooth-related toxin. (more…)
Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract (MetaHIT) Consortium examined the role of gut flora in health by a massive project (ref. below) to determine the DNA base sequence of the majority of the millions of genes in the thousands of species of bacteria that abide in human feces. Gut flora have been linked to many human diseases, as well as the normal function of the human immune system. (more…)
Cattle Are Finished by Selective Killing of Gut Flora. The Sickened Animals Store Fat that Grills Great. People Get Metabolic Syndrome.
The likening of modern humans to potatoes sacked out on a couch is misleading. The obesity epidemic linked to diets of processed foods more closely resembles the stumbling progression of cattle to abattoir. Antibiotics and diet systematically lead in both feedlot and food court to gut dysbiosis, immune system failure, hormone disruption, rampant fat accumulation, physical inactivity, depression and the modern suite of chronic diseases. Healthcare costs escalate, but vet bills, in contrast, are forestalled by a captive bolt pistol. (more…)
Milk Provides Complete Nutrition, Controls Gut Flora, Promotes Gut Development — Formula Doesn’t
I find it amazing that supplements are encouraged for exclusively breastfeeding infants. It doesn’t make sense to suspect that breast milk is inadequate and why is formula fortified with ingredients at ten to a hundred times the levels in breast milk? The answer is in the infant gut flora and perhaps in poor maternal nutrition/gut flora. (more…)
Three strikes and you’re out unfortunately does not seem to hold true for the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). Yet another study has now linked it to harmful bodily effects, further adding to an already long list. (more…)
You might be able to stop taking pain relievers once and for all if you choose to switch to natural herbs, which can both help fight pain and may help rebuild your joints. These therapies include… (more…)