“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Benjamin Franklin
In 2013 Americans spent two and a half times what most people in other countries did on healthcare. We took more drugs than anyone else on the planet and for all the money we wasted and drugs we took, we fell in the bottom third of health statistics.
This starts the second week of 2014. Has your resolution made it this far? Have you started on keeping it?
While most of us make bold declarations about health and quality time with family every December 31, very few of us stick to our promises of upgrading our programs. Here is why: We have been sold a tool without any instructions on how to use it and even the best screwdriver doesn’t help you much when you need to pour a foundation on a new home.
The daily stresses we face chemically, from thousands of substances that didn’t even exist for our grandparents and emotionally from social situations brought on by our disposable-microwave society can cause the same amount of internal damage as physical injury. These stressors are compounded by more technical, sitting, jobs and recreation with less physical activity to work off the stress.
While there are countless cover ups to enhance beauty, the secret to beautiful healthy skin is what you put in your body, not what you put on it. There are 15-20 layers of dead, water-proof skin that helps protect us from outside injury, including the metabolically toxic hormone disruptors found in most make-up and skin-care products.
Rule #1 for great looking skin: If you can’t pronounce the ingredient, you probably should not put it on or in your body.
Too often, a doctor’s visit results in a prescription based on a few symptoms, no lab work and the current marketing trend of the drug companies.
It is no wonder that we, Americans spend 2 and a half times more on healthcare than any other country, consume 75% of the pharmaceuticals manufactured on the planet and rank 29th out of 30 countries in health statistics.
Making prescription drugs more accessible through mandatory subsidies only benefits the drug and insurance companies but does nothing to reform healthcare in this country.
In case you had not noticed, it is flu season again. Time to line up for nearly free injections that supposedly protect us from getting the flu. As mentioned in a previous article, removing opinion and research funding bias, Cochrane review shows no benefit of the flu shot.
Here are some simple things you can do to enjoy a less stressful and flu-less holiday season this year.
Do you have tension between your neck and shoulders? Do you wake up with a stiff or aching low back? Have you taken some form of pain reliever in the past month? Have you accepted any of these warning signs as a normal part of your life? Does a massage only help for the day?
Here is why what you are needlessly suffering through is not just a muscle and how while you may find temporary relief, you could be making things worse with the cover up.