Monday, July 31, 2017

Health & Medical Care 2

This is an eye-opener regarding healthcare in America.  Quote: "They scare you with knowingly false claims that you’d have no doctors, nurses or hospitals, and thus would die.  This is trivially seen to be a bald-faced lie when one simply looks at the growth of administrators .vs. physicians in medical practice — the latter actually diagnose and treat persons, the former do not and if nearly all of them disappeared tomorrow there would not be any impact on the number of physicians and nurses — and thus there would be zero impact on the ability to deliver medical services either. If you get the force, fraud and extortion out of the medical system at all levels from pharmaceuticals to hospitals to the local imaging center and testing company you’d find that most of those administrators would lose their jobs — under a competitive market they would produce far less in value than they cost. Indeed, you only need to look at the quarterly filings for virtually any public company that operates in a competitive market and you will find that SG&A (that’s sales, general and administrative expenses) typically runs about 10% of revenue and most of that is G&A.  Businesses in a competitive market can’t spend more because if they do someone will come in, compete with said firm and destroy it by undercutting their prices.

This is about modern day science and its problems with getting things right.  Some science is good, others not so much.  Quote: "Science is getting a lot of attention these days. People seem to love it or hate it… and are even marching about it. Science has brought us a long way. It’s sent men to the moon and diseases into oblivion. And for the most part we are living longer healthier lives, thanks in large part to brilliant scientific discoveries. As great as science is though, it’s not completely infallible. But people who go against the scientific grain are treated like blasphemers. So why is it ok to question most things in life, but not science?

This item has some interesting content. Check it out to see if you think it is worthy of consideration. Quote: "In the spring of 2007, my future was clear: I was headed toward being bedridden and possibly demented. I have secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and had been experiencing seven years of steady decline. I had already tried to improve my diet, switching from a vegetarian diet to a Paleo diet that included meat, but even with these dietary changes, my decline continued."   http//


This is an important warning Charles passed along about certain plastics and their harm to our health.  Quote: "Look around your home and take note of just how many plastic items are around you.  From food containers and utensils to bags, water bottles, shower curtains and children's toys, plastic has become a permanent fixture in our everyday lives – but it's one that comes with serious consequences. Approximately 200 billion pounds (that's 100 million tons) of plastic are produced every year. Some now say we have entered the "Age of Plastics."1 But all of these plastic chemicals are now finding their way into your body and the environment, where they are accumulating over time with potentially catastrophic biological consequences."

This item offers good advice on how to avoid GMOs and toxic herbicides.

This item is interesting.  It suggests we pay attention to the timing of our meals and experience the consequential benefits.

This item provides a very interesting article telling us what the condition of our fingernails tell us about our overall body health.

This item lists what it considers the best 14 vegetables on earth.

More healthy eating tips on how to avoid cancer.

Vitamin C fights cancer. 

Interesting foods and cooking tips to avoid aging yourself.   Quote: "Although cognitive decline is a complex process, scientists have determined that one of the key contributing factors is Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs). AGEs lead to increased oxidative damage, cellular degeneration and chronic inflammation in our cells which drives aging and age-related diseases.  AGEs are formed through a process where sugar reacts with protein and fat. That means on one hand, diet can contribute to more rapid cognitive decline — the more dietary AGEs we consume, the more rapid the decline may be. Fortunately, on the other hand, you can reduce dietary AGEs and stop AGE formation by making better dietary choices…"

This is a warning for anyone on statin drugs.  I don't know if this is all on the up and up but I have seen a number of other items indicating statins fail to perform as advertised and have a number of unhealthy side effects.  FYI, you decide. 

George Burns

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