Diseases like heart disease and diabetes are not "old age diseases". They are modern diseases.USA Today reported that as of Jan 2002 450,637 peole died from heart diseases. Heart diseases has declined in recent years but much of that is do to a decline in smoking. Children are getting diabetes now at unheard of rates. Sure many people live long enough to get heart disease but that doesn't explain so many deaths. Health care spending is about treating symptoms not disease. It is part of the problem.Heath care is part of disease. Take hyper tension for example. The most used drug now is the expensive calcium channel blockers. Not because it is most effective but because it is the most promoted. It isn't about science. It's about buieness. This drug accounts for 85,000 death annually. I can cause heart failure, heart attacks, gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney and liver damage. Doctors treat symptoms. Symptoms are not diseases and what is called hyper tension is no exception. Annual treatment with CCB's is almost $1,000.00. Many who take this drug feel worse on it than without it. Go from sitting to standing and you can faint or feel dizzy. It is because this drug interferes with calcium from cell to cell causing the heart to relax slowing it's beat which results in a lower pressure. Congrates doctor you lowered a number, problem solved. Drugs make more problems without addressing the cause which is complex.
When the statin is promoted as reducing you risk of heart attacks by 25% what does that mean? 25% of what? Lowering tryglicerides is one of the easiest things to do without drugs yet they want you to take a toxic drug to do so.Cholesterol is good for you. You make 5 times the cholesterol than you can consume. Eating less cholesterol will in many cases not lower your cholesterol because if you consume less your body will make more and the other way around. That is why diet will not "work". Nor is it good to have low cholesterol. The lower the better makes no sense for a vital substance. The Cholesterol Education Program is adding to sickness. While cholesterol is at the site of clots it is but one of many thing present. That doesn't make it the guilty party and since every cell contains cholesterol of course it will be there. After George Mann studied the Masi cattle hearders of Africa he said the lipid hypothesis was the greatest medical fraud of the 20th century. They eat copious amounts of raw and cooked meat, organ meat, blood and raw milk from cows with amost no heart disease, diabetes, cancer or tooth decay. They also had some of the lowest cholesterol levels. Many other "primatives" such as the Inuit, and Plains Indians also had robust health BEFORE converting to modern foods. They had no doctors or dentists. No "experts" to tell them what to do. Parents taught the children what to eat and what not to. Mothers to be, pregnant woman, and those breast feeding had special diets.
To say that modern is advanced is folly and arrogance. It ignors cenrturies of practiced wisdom forgotten. If eating less and exercising more was all we had to do we would not be so fat and sick. What you eat will determine how much you eat. What that is is starvation. Being hungry all the time will lead to failure and binge eating and addiction. Only giving your body what it needs will result in being full and mantaining optimal heath. With feed lot farming, GMO foods, pesticides, hormones, anti- biotics, persevatives, additives and synthetic vitamins and minerals it will only get worse. Eating wrongly no doctor can help. Eating rightly no doctor is needed.