Health Care

September 7th, 2009

Dr. Oz, Oprah’s medical expert, now has his own show on NBC broadcasting from Rockefeller Center in NYC. He is quoted saying, “If all I offer you is healthy food, you’re either going to eat that stuff or you’re not going to eat. And most people will eat. After a while, it becomes what you’re used to eating. It’s a little bit every day that makes a difference.”

Well, some 32 years ago, that’s what I did raising my children. No, I’m not a prophet and I am not a physician, but I do know, “If 50,000 people do a stupid thing, it is still a stupid thing.”

Raise your hand if you think what you eat affect your health: blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, allergies, asthma, obesity, and the list goes on.  If you raised your hand, you are right.

That’s the biggest key to health care, eat right.

Ok, you and I know that there is chaos in the nutrition industry. Agriculture has molded American eating habits, and, alas, a lot of the rest of the world.

Yet a few insights are being shared:

  • carbs can make you fat
  • carbs are necessary for good health
  • acid foods cause cancer cells to grow
  • alkaline foods help guard against cancer
  • vitamins and minerals and antioxidants are necessary for good health
  • eat your fruits and juice your vegetables
  • extra virgin olive oil is good for you
  • too many calories make you fat
  • sodas deplete your body’s calcium

My list goes on but if you just experimented with your own eating program for one month and conformed to the above guidelines, you would feel better and be measurably healthy.

If it’s 10 o’clock at night and you get the urge to eat, and there are no ice cream or chips or popcorn or cake or cookies in the house, would you eat the veggies and salsa that was there or would you jump in the car and load up on snacks first?

I’m betting the farm you will eat what’s there.

So plan to have only the good stuff “there”.  That’s the first concrete step to universal health care that the US should corporately agree on.

If no one buys the junk, you can be sure the manufacturers won’t make it. If less people are sick, physicians will have the time to reach out in preventive education and proactive care. If the drug companies don’t sell their drugs, they can begin to develop nutrition programs to improve the health of all.

That’s health care that would leave the physicians freer to help the desperately ill, not just those of us who make ourselves sick because we don’t eat right.

If I sound harsh, it’s because if everyone took one step in this direction, to eat better, our health care system would not be clogged like the arteries we work so hard to jam with junk now.

If I am not harsh, no one will pay attention.

In my opinion, taking responsibility to eat better will save us billions and billions of dollars and make us healthier without drugs. That’s what I’m talking about!

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