How Is Your Health? How Do You Get Healthy?

Evidence-based medicine to me is a bit of an oxymoron. Some of the healthiest people I know have gone out of their way to find options to conventional wisdom. I would call western medicine and its foundation evidence-based medicine conventional wisdom.

Over many years I’ve spoken with many, many health gurus who all say something different. I mean that they differ from conventional wisdom entirely. How is that possible, a nation like ours subjects its citizens to trial an error because citizens have to turn elsewhere for information?

It strikes me that with all the evidence-based research done why don’t we have more cohesion among what humans should do to be healthy. I mean, shouldn’t we by now have a clear path to what’s good for us, what is healthy?

The U.S. ranks last overall with poor scores on all three indicators of healthy lives

Just for fun, I’ve accumulated here authors and people who have a message that they’ve found the solution to health. The problem I hope is obvious, we aren’t researching these techniques with the same intensity we research bio-pharma-solutions? That means, our professionals aren’t armed with the information to make us healthy?

I’d like your thoughts about what you’ve done to get healthy, who do you read, or what you think about funding health research. Share and comment below, I just added this feature.

Robb Wolf, Paleo Diet

It’s tough to describe how excited I am about this program and I think it’s almost impossible to overstate the importance. We have a risk assessment program with “a lot” of people in the database (over a million people) that we can use to track the efficacy of this or other programs.
The Standard of Care has failed like building a rocket out of Balsa wood. It has cost lives and is contributing to an impending economic situation that if you really look at the implications should absolutely terrify you. Rob Wolf author of Paleo Diet Risk Assessment, find the article here.

Dr. David Brownstein

As I stated in my book, Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do, “You can’t poison a crucial enzyme or block an important receptor for the long-term and expect a good result.”  Health care providers should be searching for ways to make our patients healthier, not just treating symptoms with prescription drugs that provide no health benefits.  Drugs do not make us healthier.  And, keep in mind that many commonly prescribed drugs fail most who take them.
The International College of Integrative Medicine (www.icimed.com) is a good source to find a holistic practitioner.
You can find his blog site here.

Dr. Ken Pittaway

In The Wellness Revolution, best-selling author Paul Zane Pilsner demonstrates that public interest in wellness and anti-aging is leading to dynamic and dramatic growth in the health and wellness industries. … Consumer demand for natural health building and maintenance strategies requires that existing and aspiring health care professionals become proficient in the various natural health disciplines.
At the INHS, we teach and practice homeopathy, nutrition, homotoxicology, electrodermal analysis, othamo somatic analysis, botanical medicine, auricular and hand therapy, theory of acupuncture and soft laser therapy. You can find his school for M.D.’s here, Institute of Natural Health Sciences or email instituteofmich@aol.com

Paul Zane Pilzer

Sadly, as health care moved away from the work of medical professionals and became the most profitable sector of our economy, the prescription drug industry shifted from making products that prevented or cured diseases to making products that merely treated the symptoms of diseases.  …
 …  In my latest book, The New Health Insurance Solution, I examine a list of the world’s five top-selling prescription drugs: Lipitor, Zocor, Nexium, Prevacid and Zoloft. These five account for more than $25 billion in sales in the United States alone. Yet for most people taking them, these five drugs share these traits: 1) They do not prevent any disease, but treat only the symptoms of
Yet for most people taking them, these five drugs share these traits: 1) They do not prevent any disease, but treat only the symptoms of disease. 2) They are dangerous to your long-term health, because by treating only the symptoms of a deadly disease, they prevent you from modifying your behavior to cure the disease. 3) They are designed to be taken for the rest of your life. These quotes come from this page on www.paulzanepilzer.com.

Common Wealth Fund article; Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally

Healthy lives: The U.S. ranks last overall with poor scores on all three indicators of healthy lives—mortality amenable to medical care, infant mortality, and healthy life expectancy at age 60. The U.S. and U.K. had much higher death rates in 2007 from conditions amenable to medical care than some of the other countries, e.g., rates 25 percent to 50 percent higher than Australia and Sweden. Overall, France, Sweden, and Switzerland rank highest on healthy lives. From the Common Wealth Fund updated 2014 report found here.

 

When I hear “evidence-based medicine” it usually is in the context of defending a currently recommended drug or solution. But, I see so much money in healthcare and its negative influence that finding so many alternatives has become more common than the use of “evidence-based medicine.” I suppose it’s an irony when individuals have to find their own evidence of works for them.

BTW – my goal in everything I do these days is to find partners for financing health not conventional wisdom. As a veteran of rating and pricing individual insurance, group insurance for employers large and small and employer self-funding and recently independent of the system, I have some ideas, talk with me, djwatza@gmail.com.

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