Why Are We So Sick?

By: Roy Williams

It might be surprising to many of you but America is far from the best when it comes to health care as reported by the Commonwealth Fund’s data. That is in spite of the fact that in 2011 the U.S. expenditures for health care totaled a whopping $8,500 per person.

When you look at the 10 other major industrialized nations, next in line for spending was Norway, which spent $5,700 per person and New Zealand spent the least on health care coming in at $3,200 per person. In spite of those facts, our media, and even members of Congress, assert that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world.

The U.S. health care system falls way behind in many respects, even though we spend more per capita than any other country on earth. The same has been true for many years, dating back to 2004 when the documented evidence was published. To my knowledge, there have been no reports since 2011. Could that be part of the censorship going on by our media and governmental agencies who don’t want us to know the truth?

Ranking of health care performance among 11 industrialized nations are as follows: Best to least are, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, France, Canada and, coming in last, the U.S. Why are we told over and over again that America has the best health care system when it is so evident that we do not?

At NEWtritional Health Care and our stores, we see and hear it all. So many complaints are about the cost of everything pertaining to health care from medications to hospital stays and even insurance cost, including amounts that they have to pay out of pocket. We hear complaints about reactions to medications, the number of medications prescribed, having to see a half-dozen specialists, the amount charged by the hospitals, and not getting to actually spend any time with their doctor.

In its 2013 book, U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) documented that “the U.S. generally has worse health outcomes and higher premature death rates in all age groups and income levels than the average among 16 other high-income nations.”

Now that we know the truth, that the U.S. is among the sickest and least healthy nations on earth, what are we to do? Of course we can just go on as if those facts don’t exist, or we can make new decisions. As for me and many others, we are fighting back by seeking a better, less expensive and more effective way to support our health.

If everyone would just do these steps, they could cut their overall health care dependency by half in as little as six months to one year, reduce inflammation and pain, lose weight, and increase stamina. Have you been taken in by the national media and their advertising campaigns? Are you tired of going from one doctor to another just to be put on another prescription? Can you say that your health has improved evidenced by, more energy and vitality, more ability to go and do what you truly enjoy and ease of relaxation and rest? If not, then begin doing the following.

Step 1) Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day and stop all soft drinks. (Preferably use distilled or purified water with alkalizing drops added).

Step 2) Cut out all foods and drinks that have high-fructose corn syrup and refined sugar added.

Step 3) Stop eating foods that are cooked in hydrogenated oils. (If you must fry your foods use extra virgin olive oil.)

Step 4) Begin supporting your overall health by taking a really high-quality multivitamin-mineral combination such as Life’s Fortune or MSM+C.)

Most of you would not hesitate to go to your doctor if you thought something was wrong with you, even though you know that all they can offer is treating the symptoms of your disease or disorder. Doesn’t it make more sense to improve your lifestyle doing the simple things suggested above? If you continue doing what you have been doing, are you going to expect a different outcome? I certainly hope not. After all, that is the definition of insanity.

Please consider going by NHC Herb Shop in Killen or Herbs & More in Athens and allow us to at least give you options on how to support your health naturally without being dependent on the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industries that rank lowest of the industrialized nations mentioned above.

Your friend in health,

Roy P. Williams