Starbucks pays more for health care than coffee beans. General Motors pays more for health care than it does for steel. 17 cents of every dollar spent in the U.S. goes to health care. That is 1/6 of all spending. 48% of all federal spending is related to health care. It is the biggest business in the country. It seems I wrote something similar about 40 years ago and these are the newest stats. Sadly, we’re not getting healthier. If you are relying on a drug store you will never be healthy.
For 40 years as a chiropractor I’ve seen patients take better care of their cars than their billion dollar body. That is how much it is worth when you add up all of the law suits for lost body parts. We put good gasoline in our cars, but we eat food that has zero nourishment. We exercise little and sleep even less. If you think your real doctor is paying attention to your basic needs, then you are not thinking. Doctors get paid to do things to you not for you. This results in Americans being the most obese, medicated, co-morbid, population on earth.
2 out of 3 adults are considered obese in the year 2014. 78% of those hospitalized for the current pandemic were obese. A decade ago, doctors prescribed 2.4 billion drugs. In 2020 it doubled to 5 billion. Disease did not double in 10 years. Real solutions are not popular in the medical world, but drugs are.
Type 2 diabetes is a comorbidity that is skyrocketing out of control. We are seeing 4.8% increases yearly. This disease alone is bankrupting our nation. The heart attacks that are caused by diabetes is expensive, but it also is a cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations, etc. When you are suffering from diabetes you are stressing out your doctor. He does not look forward to seeing you.
More pills, is more disease because each one has side effects and your doctor is very glad to give you some more pills for the new diseases that you developed from his last treatment. Our current system of health care has not worked well for the past 40 years. Why it is now so bad, that medical professionals are stealing the Chiropractic model of good health. They are advocating things that Chiropractors advocated for as far back as 1895. The best thing you can do to avoid medical intervention is to think about becoming healthy.
75% of health care costs are for Chronic Diseases. You are not going to get over Chronic Disease with a 10 minute visit with your M.D. Even now, most people don’t realize if they are a type 2 diabetic that they could get off their insulin if they changed their diet. The American Diabetic Association recommends that you drink Coca Cola if you want to because they feel the insulin your taking is all you need. The insulin actually makes you sicker. So does the soda.
When a disease can be cured by a life style change, the people selling drugs are going to get very angry. They will get their lackeys at their news stations that they keep in business with advertisements for their products to confuse you about what health is. And for the drug industry, it is you being on dozens of medications for your entire life.
While your doctor may actually want to help you, he will get in trouble with the drug companies if he is not writing enough prescriptions. If you doubt any of this, see if the word Chiropractic exists in their methods of helping people. They’ll send you to a physical therapist and that is not chiropractic. If you want to understand what chiropractic can really do for you, you could read this link. https://www.gregmalakoff.com/the-chiropractic-adjustment-and-why-you-want-them/