Better Health Bytes Banner

Home Search for Your Topic Here Site Map Ask About Health About Us About Pamela Levin Your Better Health Starts Here

 

Note: Here is your health improvement information as you requested.
If you no longer want these health tips, click unsubscribe at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your Health Care - Is It Healthy For You?

Annual checkups, lab tests, health screenings, vaccinations, prescription drugs - do they add up to better health?   

www.betterhealthbytes.com

Volume IV   # 65     Copyright 2013        All Rights Reserved
 
If you have a topic you'd like covered, let us know at
ask@betterhealthbytes.com
 

M ore and more people are questioning the current health care system and pointing out ways it doesn't work.  The top topics they mention usually have to do with its accessibility or its expense. Turn on any media at any time of the day or night and you're likely to hear a lively debate about insurance companies, monthly payments and benefits.   

But are these even the right questions?  Shouldn't the top question be,

                              "Is our health care system healthy for us?"

Consider these facts about properly prescribed pharmaceuticals:

·        in the U.S. in 2011 doctors wrote 4.2 billion prescriptions - a little more than one per month for every man, woman and child; 

·        100,000 people die from adverse drug reactions each year; 

·        another 200,000 per year are seriously injured from adverse reactions; 

·         more than 4,000 people every day are admitted to hospitals due to adverse drug reactions; 

·        properly prescribed pharmaceuticals are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.; when improperly prescribed pharmaceuticals are added, they rise to the third leading cause of death after heart attacks and cancer; 

·        more that 50% of all medicines are not correctly prescribed, dispensed and sold; 

·        68 million prescriptions each year contain some sort of error. 

These statistics are directly about a system whose express purpose for existing is to deliver health care. Yet the people who became part of these statistics took their lives in their hands.  Should accessing health care as it is now delivered actually be considered risky behavior?   What is real health care, anyway?

As more people ask these questions, they are finding answers that work for them. Perhaps this is why the organic food market is so robust and growing every day, and why more people consult 'alternative practitioners' such as herbalists, naturopaths, homeopaths, clinical nutritionists etc. when they have a health issue they want to resolve. They are looking for more than symptom suppression; they want to address causes.  They are embracing evidence-based medicine (in other words, what works) rather than medical treatments based on a standard of practice set from double-blind, placebo-controlled research that can often take many years to complete - and many more years to change once established. 

The evidence-based approach collects information about what actually works in the clinical setting with actual people (rather than laboratory rats, for example).  It is based on the fact that each element - each specific detail of what works for each person is part of a whole.  For example, a headache and an infected, ingrown toenail, say, are seen as part and parcel of the same person, not two different and unrelated phenomena that should be addressed by two separate specialists, who probably don't even talk to each other.

The current medical care delivery system parcels out areas of specialty that can result in the consumer receiving recommendations and treatments that actually operate at cross purposes to each other, and then, more often than not, simply suppress or manage a symptom rather than addressing their cause(s).

It's for these reasons that more people are concluding that the Western medical approach as it's currently constructed, is not a health care delivery system - instead it is a disease-management system.

They are finding out that no insurance plan or medical benefit package is going to provide real health care.  To receive that, they are stepping outside the system to consult practitioners who use a holistic, evidence-based approach.

(Note: Portions of this article were taken from Natural Female Hormone Care lessons.
To find out more,and to access a complimentary hormone self-assessment,  go here:                                  
NaturalFemaleHormoneCare.com


DeCava, Judith. "Drugs, Supplements Food," CNC, LNC.Nutrition, News and Views Volume 17, No 1, January/February 2013.                                          

 **********************************

                                               http://www.betterhealthbytes.com

You're welcome to forward this newsletter to anyone you feel may benefit.

If this newsletter was forwarded to you, you can sign up  for your own copy
and request a topic you'd like to see covered,
click here
  


Get Your Own Copy of BetterHealthBytes delivered to your inbox plus  request a topic you'd like covered!

We HATE SPAM and respect your email privacy.

Let us know what what topics you're interested in. That way you'll help shape content and empower other readers.  We encourage you to let us know what you'd like covered.

Note: We do not make recommendations based on any individual's specific health situation.We offer general information beneficial to anyone with health concenrs. We do not guarantee an answer to every question or request.

Tags: health care system health care issues drug side effects effects of drugs complementary and alternative medicine traditional Western medicine articles about health health articles

SPECIAL NOTICE:

To learn how to create the emotional life you desire, go to
Emotional Development 101,

a series of 10, one-hour per week online classes!

Banner-Emotional-Dev 101-tn.jpg

Register now at:

http://www.emotionaldevelopment101.com

and begin immediately!

Graduates' responses:

"I have a greater sense of inner peace..."
***
"I feel optimistic and hopeful about the future..."
***
"Superb... full of insights..."
***
"Profoundly changed my life..."
***
"I now realize so many things about myself, my life & the world..."
***
"My life is already enriched..."
***
"Made me feel relaxed, important, having a place on earth... to need, feel & be happy about myself."
***
"...an incredible experience..."
***
"...opened up a whole new world I didn't even know existed."
***

See Course Outline
Hear Free Audio Introduction
Access Course Objectives
Learn All Details
go to:
http://www.emotionaldevelopment101.com