Why Are The American People So Unhealthy?

Why Are The American People So Unhealthy?

It’s amazing. With all the scientific and medical knowledge we have accumulated and all the monies we have spent on so-called health care — and continue to spend in ever greater amounts — the health of the American people isn’t getting better. In fact, instead of improving, it continues to decline! Is this failure to improve the health of the American people due to ignorance, or just might there, perhaps, be another reason? Think about that for a moment. Yes, let’s spend just a minute or two to think about the state of health of the American people. Of all the industrialized nations of the world, the United States claims to have the greatest health care system in the world. America spends more per capita on health care than any other industrialized nation in the world, yet the health of the American people ranks among the lowest in the world. What's wrong with this picture?
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It’s amazing. With all the scientific and medical knowledge we have accumulated and all the monies we have spent on so-called health care — and continue to spend in ever greater amounts — the health of the American people isn’t getting better. In fact, instead of improving, it continues to decline! Is this failure to improve the health of the American people due to ignorance, or just might there, perhaps, be another reason? Think about that for a moment. Yes, let’s spend just a minute or two to think about the state of health of the American people. Of all the industrialized nations of the world, the United States claims to have the greatest health care system in the world. America spends more per capita on health care than any other industrialized nation in the world, yet the health of the American people ranks among the lowest in the world. What's wrong with this picture?

Why Is the Picture So Wrong?

Have you ever wondered why with all our resources...why with all our government funding...why with insurance companies...and why with a greater number of people on healthcare......why aren’t Americans the healthiest people in the world? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will force every American, whether they want to participate in it or not, to enroll in a plan that has nothing to do with health. That’s because there is nothing in the ACA that promotes health or the prevention of sickness. Rather, the entire Act revolves around how physical problems will be treated after they occur. In other words, every American, will be forced into a system that has already proven to be a complete failure. And for vivid proof that it is a failure, just for a moment, take a look at the health of the people. Could the reason that the American people are not experiencing health be because legislators who are in charge of the health care industry are being influenced by special interest groups who profit from sickness? Think about it for a moment – if there were no sick people to treat it sure would hurt the profits of those in the health care business. Are our citizens beginning to realize that government-mandated health care is not the best way to bring health to the American people? There are encouraging signs! On November 28, 2012, the NewsMax Wire service published this headline: “Gallup: Majority Say Health Coverage not Government’s Responsibility.” The article went on to say:
“A majority of Americans believe the government shouldn’t be responsible for making sure that all citizens have health insurance, according to a Gallup poll.”
Are the American people finally beginning to realize that government health care is not the solution to the physical ills of the people? Are they beginning to understand that...
“The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” (1 Corinthians 3:19)

A Picture of Health

Is there a “better way” than the world’s way to deal with the physical ills of the American people? I say absolutely...and I have been proclaiming that “better way” for over 20 years That “better way” is what I would like to devote the rest of this Health Tip to. Here at Hallelujah Acres we don't have access to endless research dollars or vast teams of medical researchers — and yet we have found a way to nearly eliminate sickness from not only the people of American but people everywhere. Millions of people across America and around the world have adopted The Hallelujah Diet and, as a result, have recovered from over 170 different physical problems, including terminal, metastasized cancers. Better still, once these people recover from these ills they don’t get sick anymore. How can this be?

Getting to the Root of the Problem

Concerning health care, we need a paradigm shift. Rather than focusing on sickness and constantly trying to come up with new ways to treat sickness, we need to focus on wellness and the cause of sickness. Once we can determine the cause of sickness, it is possible to eliminate that cause. And once the cause of sickness has been eliminated, sickness, itself, will simply cease to exist. In a recent Health Tip, I shared that when the Affordable Health Care Act was being debated before Congress (2009), Democrat Senator Tom Harkin had a great deal to say about that piece of legislation. Here are a few exerts from his speech:
“Many of our legislators are in the pocket of some of the big businesses in the Health Care Industry who stand to profit greatly in the treatment of disease, while other legislators see the Health Care Reform legislation as an opportunity to gain even more political power and ever more control over the people. . . . . The fact is we do not have a health care system in the United States; we have a sick care system. If you’re sick, you get care, whether through insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, community health centers, emergency rooms, or charity. The problem is that this is all about patching things up after people develop serious illnesses and chronic conditions. . . . Consider this: Right now, some 75-percent of health care costs are accounted for by heart disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and obesity. What these five diseases have in common is that they are largely preventable and even reversible by changes in nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle.”

4 Facts You Need to Know

#1 – Nearly 10% of Health Spending Is for Obesity

That was the headline for an Associated Press article dated July 28, 2009 and published in many of the nation’s newspapers. Here are some of the highlights:
  • Obesity’s not just dangerous, it’s expensive. New research shows medical spending averages $1,400 more a year for an obese person than for someone who’s normal weight.
  • Overall, obesity-related health spending reaches $147 billion, double what it was nearly a decade ago
  • Two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese
The story notes that it’s not an individual problem, but a societal problem – as the nation’s health bill illustrates
  • On average, health bills for a normal-weight person are about $3,400 a year, but that rises to $4,870 for someone who’s obese
  • Obesity related conditions now account for 9.1% of all medical spending

Here’s something else you need to know:

#2 – Smoking is the Greatest Source of Preventable Physical Problems

The American Lung Association reports that approximately 8.6 million people in the U.S. have at least one serious illness caused by smoking. The list of diseases caused by smoking includes:
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema)
  • coronary heart disease
  • stroke
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • acute myeloid leukemia
  • cataracts
  • pneumonia
  • periodontitis
  • bladder, esophageal, laryngeal, lung, oral, throat, cervical, kidney, stomach, and pancreatic cancers
Smoking by parents is also associated with a wide range of adverse effects in their children, including:
  • exacerbation of asthma
  • increased frequency of colds and ear infections
  • sudden infant death syndrome
Secondhand smoke causes more than an estimated 202,000 asthma episodes, 790,000 physician visits for buildup of fluid in the middle ear, and 430 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases each year. That brings us to this third piece of information:

#3 – Refined Sugar Consumption Causes Physical Problems

Research reveals that refined sugar suppresses the immune system, a system God placed in our bodies to protect it from germs, viruses, and bacteria. A person with a suppressed immune system will have little resistance to colds, the flu, pneumonia, and so much more. As a result of my personally stopping the consumption of refined sugar 37 years ago, I have been able to keep my immune system so strong and protective, that I haven’t experienced the flu, sore throat, or even a cold even one time since. Now here’s the last important thing I want you to know:

#4 – Animal Foods are the Primary Cause of Cancer, Heart Attacks, Strokes, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Heartburn, and More

Animal sourced foods such as flesh, dairy, cheese, and eggs are involved in 90% of all physical problems. By eliminating animal foods we are able to almost cancer-proof our bodies, reduce heart attack and stroke risk by 96%, practically eliminate any fear of Type II diabetes or osteoporosis, and within only a few days after stopping its consumption, usually eliminate acid stomach problems and heartburn.

Prevention is the Only Solution to the Health Care Crisis!

Sickness and disease are preventable in almost every instance! So why do our elected leaders and the entire health care industry show practically no interest in the prevention of physical problems? The answer is as simple as –

Follow the money train and remember there is no profit in wellness!

My dear friend, do you realize that if everyone in this country were on The Hallelujah Diet, there would be practically no medical problems? Sadly, the American people of today are looking in the wrong place to solve the health care crisis. Instead of looking to government for a health care plan, they should be looking to themselves and what they can do to prevent disease, not just treat it. Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high we will share some of the things that could be done by our political leaders if they truly desired to improve the health of the American people. Trust you will join us!

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