Archive for April, 2017

Training Myself To Be An Early Bird

This is a busy season of life, and a couple of weeks ago I decided to make some adjustments in my time management. I’ve said no at times when I would normally say yes, and I started getting up earlier than normal when we returned home from Colorado earlier this month. Now instead of getting up […]

What do you get for your money?

Shouldn’t the most expensive healthcare in the world also buy you the greatest health in the world?

If you pay $ 600-$ 1500 per month for a high-deductible health insurance policy for your family, does that mean that you and your family will enjoy better health? Because Americans spend nearly $ 10,000 per person per year on healthcare—-more than any other country on the planet, double the spending of the U.K., Canada, and Australia-—does this mean that Americans pay more and thereby enjoy better health? Less diabetes, less heart disease, less obesity, fewer cases of autoimmune disease, less arthritis, etc.?

Sweet Revenge

 

Sweet Revenge 

We have learned in the last few months that nearly 5 decades of research on heath and nutrition were shaped and directed by the sugar industry. We now understand that fat was wrongly demonized for commercial gain and that sugar consumption–the real cause underlying the surge in type 2 diabetes, weight gain/obesity, heart disease, dementia, and some forms of cancer–was essentially allowed to balloon in the American diet. You can read about this on your own here:

From the New York Times

From the Journal of the American Medical Association

I’ll let you in on an industry secret

 

Here’s an excerpt from my new book, Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor, available on Amazon as well as other retailers.

 

The unspoken secret is that healthcare providers prefer treatment over prevention, expensive over inexpensive, patent-protectable over non-patent-protectable, billable procedure over nonbillable procedure, BMW over Toyota Prius.

Spiraling healthcare costs are the expected result because greater revenues are built into the basic principles that drive the system. The endless year-over-year increase in your health insurance premiums should therefore come as no surprise because this system is designed to take more and more of your money.