A Few Forthright Words

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Having watched the mess concerning the Affordable Health Care Act, I’ve learned a few things.

1. We have more medical science at our fingertips than ever before in history, yet we are the sickest first-world nation on the globe.

2. There’s no use pointing the finger at anybody over the state of America’s healthcare today. Because, you know, when you’re pointing one finger, three more are pointing back at you.

3. Medicine is just like any other business: supply and demand. The more we demand, the more they supply, and, as with any commodity, there are varying grades of quality, and it’s all expensive (mostly out of sight).

4. So how to change it all? Let’s stop demanding and start taking better care of ourselves.

5. Do the research. There are literally hundreds of books and websites out there about how to take better care of yourself, and how to move toward optimal health. The rules are pretty simple, and a lot of really smart people (besides doctors) find thousands of creative ways of doing it. (Just try googling natural health and start there.)

 

Coming in a few hours: How to Stop Wasting Your Money on Vitamin Supplements (and no, I’m not going to tell you to start eating right because that won’t help either).

 

 

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