January 16th, 2012 09:44 EST
Why Are President Obama And Our Presidential Candidates Ignoring The Truth About Health Care?
We`ve all seen that cartoon where the boat springs a leak and the guy in the boat starts feverishly bailing the water with a can but the leak is flowing faster than he can bail. In the end he looks into the face of the audience as the inevitable happens, he along with the boat sinks to the bottom of the lake.
Well the boat is our country, we are the guy bailing the water, and the lake is our Health Care system.
When I hear our President and Presidential candidates speak about "fixing" the Health Care system what strikes me is that not one is addressing the influx of unhealthy ill people. In fact, it`s assumed that we will get sick someday and need to rely upon the Health Care system. This is actually a very new phenomenon. Back at the turn of the century very few people visited a doctor, and even fewer saw the inside of a hospital.
What happened? How did our population get so sick? Infectious disease has been replaced by a nastier form of disease - chronic disease. And it`s expected that every one of us will develop some form - diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, Alzheimer`s disease... I could go on but I think you would agree that most, if not all of us just accept this reality and hope for the best.
So why isn`t President Obama or our Presidential candidates addressing the rate of Chronic Disease? If I were in that boat I would first want to plug the leak, wouldn`t you? Or at least ask the right questions to determine where the leak is. Remember when no one was talking about balancing the Federal budget in 1992 and Ross Perot came on the scene with his bar graphs and pie charts giving people a first-time glimpse of what the deficit was and where it was going to lead us? We need a candidate to take up this approach and talk about why people are getting sick at such an alarming rate and what steps need to be taken to fix it.
I`m not hopeful that anyone will, so I`m going to do it myself. Why am I not hopeful? Because in order to do this a candidate would be committing political suicide. They would have to point the finger at some of the largest companies in the world. Companies that do a lot to help politicians get elected and stay in office.
In the 1930`s Dr. Paul Dudley White started speaking out against hydrogenated oils. He was one of the founders of the American Heart Association. He stated that in all his years in Harvard Medical School, during his Residency and as a physician he had encountered only one person with a myocardial infarction - heart attack. But by the end of the 1930`s the rate of heart attack had risen dramatically. Amongst other emerging dietary changes, he pointed to the introduction of the first hydrogenated oil. He knew then that Crisco, which was the first Trans-Fat introduced in 1911, was the primary cause of this surge in heart disease. No one paid attention. It wasn`t until 2006 that the FDA began to require food companies to identify the amount of Trans-Fats on food labels. Almost 70 years later. Think of the number of lives that could have been saved had anyone echoed Dr. White`s message.
Fast forward to today. It is estimated that by the year 2030 fifty percent of Americans will be obese - I think it will happen much sooner. The rate of chronic disease is rising so quickly that sustaining the Health Care system poses the single greatest financial threat to our stability. Why is this happening? Like Dr. White, I`ll tell you unabashedly. It`s the food we are eating.
Ask most people about their diet and they will tell you they eat healthy. So why then are we sicker than ever? For the first time in recorded history children are developing diseases usually experienced by the oldest Americans. Diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, colon cancer and many more. This generation has a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Very sad. Yet politicians sit suspiciously quiet. Could it be they`re just not aware? Could they be protecting their financial interests? Regardless of whether they are corrupt or simply ignorant, neither is acceptable.
Our food chain has been compromised in the name of profits. Just the way Dr. White`s message was squelched to protect the financial interest of companies like Proctor & Gamble, the facts about the dangers of our current food supply are being covered up. Attempting to point out which foods are at fault is impossible given the widespread adulteration of all foods under the watchful eye of the FDA and USDA.
Any time a politician lays out his or her plan to fix the Health Care system I have to cringe. Talking about fixing Health Care without addressing the real reason people are getting sick in the first place is tantamount to you talking about what colors to paint the wall while your home is ablaze, burning down to the ground. I say put the fire out first, then talk about redecorating.
In the spirit of Dr. White I say to you, abandon man made foods and the chemical potpourri they possess entirely. Do not obtain the majority of your calories from grains, corn, soy or fruits unless you want to be obese and sick. Find a family farm to do business with to obtain animal proteins from animals being fed natural diets and no hormones or antibiotics. Chickens do not eat a vegetarian diet when left to their own choices. They eat worms and bugs too. Cows are genetically designed to eat grass and only grass. Buy organic vegetables, fruits, eggs and dairy from your farmer as well. If that`s not possible, shop the Farmer`s Markets in your area. Become part of a CSA food buying club. Read some good books on Ancestral Diets. I`m willing to bet you have a great grandparent who lived into their eighth or ninth decade of life eating all the things you are being told today are bad for you. And they did it without knowing their blood pressure or what cholesterol was.
And don`t tell me you don`t have the time or money to eat this way because once you`re sick and in the pipeline of the Pharmaceutical Agenda you`ll spend hundreds of hours in doctor waiting rooms and tens of thousands of dollars on drugs that will allow you to live a broken life until the day they put you in the ground.
The Government isn`t going to help us keep the boat from sinking. We have to help ourselves.
Carl Lanore is the host of the Internationally Syndicated Super Human Radio show where he discusses the secrets and steps that anyone can follow to extend life, improve health and avoid chronic disease. "Live Stronger. Live Longer" remains his mantra, and Lanore walks the walk. He trains almost daily with heavy resistance training methods, eats an Ancestral style diet, began hormone replacement therapy in 2007, uses the supplements he talks about, and has turned back the biological clock of his body. He will tell you that he is stronger and in better health today than when he was in his late 20`s. You can tune in Live to Super Human Radio Monday through Friday from Noon till 2:00PM EST by visiting http://www.superhumanradio.com or using the AOL Digital Radio service SHOUTcast and search for Super Human Radio. Become part of the discussion on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/carl.lanore or get updates of upcoming shows by following him on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/triceptor
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