We’ve known for years that Americans tend to be overweight and sedentary, and that our health care system, despite being the priciest in the world, produces poor results. Health nerds who closely follow the news may know that we live shorter lives than people in other rich nations, and that infants in the U.S. die from various causes at far higher rates.
However, a recent report tapped vast stores of data to compare the health of affluent nations and delivered a worrisome new message:
Americans’ health is even worse than we thought, ranking below 16 other developed nations.
Americans Disease Rate Disturbing
These are not just the underdeveloped areas, even if you’re fairly well-to-do this is just as much of a problem. The results surprised even the researchers. To their alarm, they said, they found a “strikingly consistent and pervasive” pattern of poorer health at all stages of life, from infancy to childhood to adolescence to young adulthood to middle and old age.
Compared to people in other developed nations, Americans die far more often from injuries and homicides. We suffer more deaths from alcohol and other drugs, and endure some of the worst rates of heart disease, lung disease, obesity, and diabetes.
As individuals, the study found, “Americans are less likely to smoke and may drink less heavily than their counterparts in peer countries, but they consume the most calories per capita, abuse more prescription and illicit drugs, are less likely to fasten seatbelts, have more traffic accidents involving alcohol, and own more firearms.” However, even fit, nonsmoking Americans have higher disease rates than those elsewhere, the report said.
Among the most striking of the report’s findings are that, among the countries studied, the U.S. has:
- The highest rate of death by violence, by a stunning margin.
- The highest rate of death by a car accident, also dramatically so.
- The highest chance that a child will die before age 5.
- The second-highest rate of death by coronary heart disease.
- The second-highest rate of death by lung disease.
- The highest teen pregnancy rate.
- The highest rate of women dying due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth.
As I reviewed this article, like many of you, I am sure, I was upset and disappointed. There is sufficient evidence that suggests our medical “sick care” system is one of the leading causes of death in America and in some cases causes more harm than good. This is a fact that I am no longer willing to accept and just sit by while it happens.Ranked below 16 developed nations for health care = America. Learn more and beat the odds. Click To Tweet
How to Improve Your Health Odds and Beat Death and Disease
So many people put their health last because they are too busy, think they can’t afford it, think they are fine because they feel good and don’t make the time to live a healthy life. Even worse than that is the fact that we are so quick to blame others for our health issues rather than take responsibility our own health.
There is an answer, and you can control your health and your future! That is the 5 essentials of Max Living.
- Getting adjusted and correcting your spine
- Eating natural healthy foods
- Exercising the right way
- Cleansing your body and environment of toxins
- Having a clear plan and commitment to your health success.
Learn More At Our Upcoming Free Community Dinner
It is up to us to change these numbers and these stats for the greater good. Our mission is to change the way families view and manage health to eliminate unnecessary suffering and live a better life. That is why we host the community dinner, to share that mission, to be a message of hope for health and a better life!
Please come and invite your friends and family!
Monday June 6th, 2016 at Rubino’s Ristorante. Sign up at www.dinnerwithdrtimsmith.com.
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