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We need more prevention

There has been a recent uptick in reports of medical fraud and it has spurred me to share a few things here. I am referring to the spate of articles recently about Drs. prescribing surgeries that are not necessary, because they make alot of money through surgery. Now, I am not singling our Drs. to say they are bad people. There are scam artists in all fields of endeavor. Unfortunately though, Drs. are seen in many cases as all knowing which makes fraudulent practices easier to get away with for a while.

Drs. are under a lot of pressure in many ways, and this is exacerbated by the fact that they have little margin for error, because of malpractice suits. This causes them to order tests that might not be necessary, such as MRIs and X-rays, and other high dollar tests to cover themselves. They don’t have much of a choice, because the system says to do this. The system also says that a first course of action is prescription medication. Yet errors in prescription meds is one of the top killers in the world and side effects lead to further health problems. The off-shoot of this system is massive amounts of money being spent for treatments that jack up the cost of health care (sick care) in general. I am not an expert on the health care system, but I understand the market place generally.

Let’s Stop Simply Treating Sickness

The health care system is about treatment of sickness, not about prevention and lifestyle change. Drs. are not schooled in these areas. I have a customer who is a family practice Dr. who said to me a few weeks ago, “I don’t know anything about nutrition and prevention…I look to you in this area because you are much more of an authority on this than me, and I would trust you to be able to tell someone how to stay healthy and what types of nutrition support to use.” He is a Daily BioBasics customer because he understood the basic premise that he doesn’t get what he needs from his food (fruits and veggies, fiber, antioxidants, vits and minerals, probiotics) and that he could never eat enough of the right foods to overcome the short-fall.

Anyway, the point is simple: A few simple steps, taken everyday, will keep you out of the Drs. office now and later.

A. Exercise, eating right and high quality supplements now
or
B. surgery, rehab, and prescription drugs for life later (but probably not too much later based on current trends).

A. leads to a long, active, high quality life where age is mostly a non-factor in what you are able to do.
B. leads to a life of limitation, low quality of life, where you are chronologically older in years than you should be.

The easy thing is always the hardest in the long run. A drug is easy to treat a symptom, but the long run price is massive.

We can all live vibrantly. It’s simply a daily choice.


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