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? Continue reading “How Is Your Health? How Do You Get Healthy?”

2011 US Health Care Spending More than Twice the Average for Developed Countries

The United StatScreen Shot 2015-07-28 at 10.59.44 AMes spends $8,508 per person on health care costs. That is two and a half times more than the average of $3,322 for OECD countries. America also spends about 50 percent more than Norway, the next largest per capita spender. At George Mason University, the Mercatus Center found that healthcare spending will consume about a fifth of the US economy by 2021.

What are the consumers getting in return for this? Results cannot be seen that all of this spending is being put to use in a way that will benefit the people. The healthcare industry should be about the consumer and wanting to do what’s best for them, not large corporations making huge profits at the expense of the consumer. The US Government and the healthcare industry must start separating which part of these costs are actually buying the consumers better health outcomes and which part of these costs are government intervention in the health care market.