We live in a very bewildering world. Accidents kill 4% of us. Diseases kill 96%.
Some of the diseases that kill us are preventable; not curable – but preventable.
Health insurance costs are increasing in America at almost three times the rate of worker’s income. Therefore nearly 40 million people do not have health insurance. This means they don’t go for checkups, physicals and screenings that would detect preventable and curable diseases. This means they don’t see a doctor until they are coughing up blood or their spouse calls 911. So the first doctor they see is the Emergency Room doctor. Then they expect a miracle cure to drag them back from the portals of death.
Who is responsible for your health? You!
One out of every ten Americans cannot name a single risk factor in diabetes. That is a crime. Lack of awareness is the cause of lack of responsibility.
We need to get educated and to educate others. We need to know what causes certain diseases and what prevents them.
We don’t catch these diseases that kill 96% of us from a door knob or a toilet seat – we cause these diseases by what we put in our mouths and/or what we don’t put in our mouths.