Does This Country Have What It Takes ?
We Need A New Method, The Prevention Philosophy
It just seems that, just like buckling up in your automobile just might save your life, preventing the onset of a disease could ward off the use of medication to treat a disease caused from improper eating for many years as an example, along with all the medical and possible hospital expenses. Most diseases should be able to be prevented using proper nutrition, or at least delayed in their onset until a ripe old age is reached. Think of the savings in our medical expenses or even medicare payments to insure our future.
The U.S. is spending the greatest amount for its medical program for retirement and is receiving the least bang for its buck in medical care for the recipients. It could easily save much of the money spent to care for the sick and spend this money on other high priority programs like education, to be exact…free college education. The gross national product of this country is the highest on earth, but the spending level is also very high. We certainly must realise that things are not just that simple, that politics have a great bearing on just how the gross capital is divided amongst all national programs.
Our top nutritionists and medical experts know pretty accurately what causes people to become ill and to become seriously diseased other than those of us who are born with an affliction. They tell us that nutrition is the key. We know that essential fatty acids are needed daily at some proper level by all of us from infant to the elderly. We also know that Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils are required in our daily diet in order for all of our body processes to function properly. Certainly, if our government promoted the use of these oils in our daily diet, we are told by some of our nutritional experts, instead of suggesting a new food pyramid every few years, it could lessen the incidence of chronic disease levels in this country. It certainly could not be any worse than the situation we have now, where we have the highest incidence in the world of many of the most debilitating diseases along with virtual epidemics in diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.. We have only recently begun to ban trans fats from most processed foods and many of our fast food establishments now that we are told by some medical researchers that they have already done their damage.
It is hoped that we Americans have gained much knowledge from some of these experiences so far. In the news lately has been the fact that Omega 3 oils and their sources, such as Omega 3 oil capsules, Flax seed oil and other sources are becoming more and more popular among consumers because of what we are told seem to be their abilities to keep our cholesterol in check, lower our blood pressure to near normal levels and control some abnormal blood sugar problems. Who knows ? We may even begin to reverse the trends in some of these diseases.
To quote a saying from former President Calvin Coolidge:
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
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