I was challenged with the question, “What is freedom to you?”, this past weekend and it got me thinking. So, I am going to give you my thoughts and I challenge you to think about this question for yourself and your family.
I grew up with the education that we live in a free country. I learned in history class about the American Revolution and how our founding fathers fought for freedom. That fight for freedom continued throughout American history for land, slavery, voting, equal rights and now we are faced with the biggest fight of all… personal freedom of choice.
I believe that the biggest and most important freedom is to be able to decide what I do with my body, my personal health and the health of my family. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful that I live in America and I am thankful for the freedoms we have and those who fought so hard throughout history to give me that freedom.
Now it’s time to fight again because we are losing our freedom of personal choice.
The high cost of medical care
According to the studies on health in America we spend the most money on medical care per person in the world (average of over $8,000 per person per year). Why is that?
- We take over 70% of the world’s medications.
- We are one of 2 countries in the world that allow medications to be directly marketed to the people.
- We recommend more vaccines than any other country
- We have more access to the medical system than ever.
Does our high medical spending equate to better overall health?
NO! According to studies, we are ranked last in health care among all industrialized in the world.
- 1 in 4 kids is on some type of medication
- The average senior citizen is on 4 medications
- 1 in 48 boys is now on the autism spectrum
- This is the first generation in history where parents are expected to live longer than their children.
The top 3 causes of death are completely within our control, but they continue to rise.
- heart disease
- the medical system itself
If you read in-depth studies, such as “Death by Medicine”, it is suggested that medicine is the top cause of death in this country.
Freedom of Choice in Health Care
What is the solution to this problem? The current government rules and recommendations aren’t working!
Now we are forced to get medical insurance and gain better access to the top cause of death. As you may have seen costs of medical insurance is higher now than ever. Insurance costs you more out of pocket than ever and it covers less care than ever.
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The government recommends more vaccines for children now than ever and instead of children’s health increasing studies show that it is rapidly declining. So rather than educate parents and help them make informed decisions we are forced here in California to vaccinate our children despite the documented dangers and personal choice.
Our freedoms are being taken away more and more all the time. We are being forced into a medical system and paradigm that is not only failing but has already failed! Statistics suggest that the medical system is now causing more harm than good.
You have to ask yourself, do the powers in control really want us to have freedom of choice and do they really want us to be healthy? The laws stealing away our freedoms are promoted and pushed by pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, hospitals and medical associations. These are all giant corporations profiting from our suffering and our disease.
There seems to be widespread agreement that medical prices are burdensome for American patients, and new solutions are needed. – New York Times
Who do you want to make your health care decisions? Those who are profiting from your sickness or what you know to be best. I fear that is will get worse before it gets better and we will continue to lose freedoms unless we do something different.
True freedom in life comes from health, health comes from within and you have the power to live an amazing healthy life. I am here to help every family enjoy that freedom, will you help me reach those who do not know this principle of health and who want to be free?
Join us at our Patient Appreciation Day
Everyone deserves freedom of health.
Bring your family and friends! Wednesday November 18th, 2015. Event is all day.