Unfortunately, if you live in the United States, what should
be the “Wellness Industry” is now the “Sickness Industry.”
Far more money is to be made by the medical establishment if
you are continuously sick than if you are well and healthy.
They give you one outrageously expensive drug to cover up a
problem you have, and that drug brings on several other side
problems that require you to take more outrageously expensive
drugs. And the cycle continues on and on.
Pretty soon, you are more of a drug junkie from legal drugs
than the addict on the street corner who seeks out the drug
pusher for illegal drugs.
Where did our health care system go wrong? When did the
bottom line become more important than the health and well
being of the patient?
We have the FDA, which is supposed to protect us. And,
occasionally you read that they have taken a drug off the
market after it has killed so many people that public outcry
forces them to do something. But, for the most part, the FDA
seems primarily interested in protecting the billions of
dollars in profits raked in every year by the giant drug
Alternative medicines and therapies that have been used with
good results for hundreds of years are routinely banned or
blocked by FDA actions, apparently because they might cut
into drug company or main stream medical profits. Of course,
there are Doctors out there with genuine concern for your
good health who know about banned medicins and therapies that
might actually cure what ails you. But the situation is so
bad that they could lose their license and even go to jail if
they offer these to you.
Supposedly, we have the best health care system in the world.
But who is it best for? Not for you and me, the health care
consumers, I’m afraid. From all indications in my experience,
it’s all geared toward grabbing as much money from us as
possible, with little real concern for our health and well
So what are we, the health care consumers, supposed to do
about this sorry situation?
I believe that the only answer we have is in our own
education. In today’s environment, we not only have to
survive our medical problems, we have to survive the health
care system as well. And, the only way to do that is to
learn all we can and try to find the real facts about our
problems so we know what we are dealing with.
Now, on the Internet, we are fortunate to have a vast source
of information on virtually any subject. When you have a
medical problem, don’t take your doctor’s word as gospel.
Instead, do a search on the Net and read, read, read.
Chances are, you will find ways of treating your problem
without the expensive, dangerous drugs your doctor will
A little research will often not only save you and your
insurance company a bundle of money, but you may find ways
of actually curing what ails you, information you probably
won’t get from your doctor.
Look closely at your eating habits, as lack of the correct
nutrition is often the major culprit in most illnesses. The
body has an amazing capacity to heal itself if you give it
the right foods and deny it the wrong ones.