Words of wisdom and miscellaneous facts by Dr. Wysong and others. This is an accumulation over several decades and the accuracy cannot be attested to.
Although there have been relatively few studies testing drug combinations, doctors commonly prescribe multiple drugs to each patient. The huge number of possible interactions between those drugs and with your own body's biochemistry presents a likeliness of safety problems. For instance, if a patient were taking ten drugs concurrently (not at all unusual since more and more drugs are needed to cover the ills of other drugs), the number of safety tests needed to cover all the potential ramifications would be 362,881. This is obviously an impossibility, as it is impossible to escape the dangers. When combining drugs, your health is in jeopardy. Again, no disease is caused by a lack of a drug. A preventative approach including a nutritious diet, exercise, and proper supplementation is a much better bet. World Center for EFT.
Medical care in the United States is the most expensive in the world, but is far from being the best care. Even though the U.S. spends twice as much per person on health care as other industrialized countries, the U.S. comes in last in preventing avoidable deaths. The U.S. also ranks 42nd in global life expectancy and 34th in infant survival. The solution is not more of the same, whether or not it is being provided free. The entire medical profession, public mentality, and political pandering need to be changed. No disease is ever caused by the lack of a drug. Health will only come from an emphasis on self-care, prevention, and natural therapies. The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System.
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Sight Loss Twice as Likely for Obese People
Degenerative eye conditions are twice as likely to affect clinically obese people. There are three major causes of sight loss - age related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. The obese have twice the risk of developing AMD or cataracts, and up to 10 times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (See Wysong Weight Loss Program, Wysong Health & Nutrition Publications, Opthid™) ScientificAmerican.com.
Diminished function and threat of disease drives the elderly to their doctor. Surely "doctor knows best." At least that is what common "wisdom" dictates.
On a trip down south, I noted so many elderly folks. Cold is a stress that becomes harder to tolerate as we get older. So people like to go where they are more comfortable. The warmth, oxygen carried off the ocean, and increased vitamin D from the sun all make a person healthier and just plain feel better. I have about double the energy when I go down south.
(Adapted from Solving The Big Questions As If Thinking Matters)
We tend to think of our physical reality as solid, touchy feely. But it is all a grand illusion—as is our pretentious materialistic-evolutionary hubris that we have it all pretty much figured out.
The idea that humans are immortal has been with us since the beginning of recorded history. With the rise of science and technology, and the increasing secularization of the world, the idea has become less fashionable. After all, if materialism and evolution are correct in arguing that we are nothing more than moving mounds of atoms, then we are no more special than any other conglomeration of chemicals. Rocks eventually turn to dust, therefore so must we--or so the reasoning goes.
In Washington D.C., nearly half of all black and Latino students drop out. Of those who graduate, nearly half are reading and doing math at seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade levels. In D.C.—the seat of national government, a place that should be the crown jewel of government in action—academic achievement ranks 51st, last in the U.S.
It is heart wrenching to watch animals struggling and dying miserable deaths in black ooze. This creates a spectacular claim on our attention, but so too does the dread that knots our stomachs as we contemplate an entire ecosystem being destroyed and people’s lives ruined for entirely preventable reasons. People, who have spent lifetimes of hard work to build homes near the beautiful Gulf coast waters, now get sick from the diesel-like smell wafting in on a sea breeze that once cleaned their lungs and lifted their spirits.
Yes, the holiday season is supposed to be a time of lighthearted merriment, goodwill, generosity, and religious fervor. For some it may be. For me, the tolling of the incessant Christmas songs from every public place—herding people into malls—brings but sadness as they take me back memory lane.
The December 2012 end of the world is taken dead serious by some. Others ignore it, and some ridicule it. Regardless, it creates a sense of unease in all.
Before getting too enthusiastic about predictions of the end of the world, perspective is useful. Let's set aside for the moment the self-proclaimed religious prophets (always present), Nostradamus, Mayan calendar decoders, et al. From the new, post-uniformitarian secular perspective (i.e., the world has a rich history of cataclysms), there is every reason to worry -- if worrying about things you have no control over is your forte.
Through the years I have often been criticized for my forays into subjects apart from health. Understandably, people come to me because of my formal education in medicine. They are then surprised, some even affronted, when they get something that seems unrelated to my degrees.
Although science, insofar as it obeys reason and facts--as opposed to speculation and ideology--has done much to help us understand our world, it has its limits. It can only explore and help explain the material four dimensions, and, by means of quantum physics, tell us that there remain unknowables underneath our perceived reality such as other dimensions, timelessness, infinity, and irrationality. It most certainly does not, and cannot explain ultimate origins or purpose.
Some people spend their entire lives attempting to decipher holy books. If the Creator of the universe did indeed write such a book, it would be worthy of our utmost attention. But most people hold this belief merely because it is what they were told, not because they have proven it to themselves. For some, the only proof necessary is that the book itself claims to be the word of God.
Society needs laws. They should be fair and just laws that do not unnecessarily infringe upon liberties. Our Founding Fathers knew this and installed a benevolent dictator. That dictator’s first initials are U.S., the last name is Constitution.
If we think things are ever going to return to the way they were, we are probably wrong. Washington is miring the country in so much red ink that we are now headed the way of the banking and corporate institutions they are bailing out. Don’t wait for manufacturing to return to our shores. Why is a CEO going to pay a union worker here $30 an hour to make a widget when he can get someone elsewhere in the world to make it for $1 an hour? Also, why conduct business here when success is demonized and the only solution government can think of for their economic woes and to prop up their dependent voter base is to tax the successful?
There is something new in the wind. On the one hand, there is swelling ignorance and apathy. On the other, huge numbers of people are storing food, buying guns and ammo, burying gold in their back yards, and protest marching.
The race issue has long outlived its usefulness in righting a wrong. Now it has beocme a political ploy, an excuse to empower and fund those who have made a career of keeping “racism” alive, and a means to expand a dependent underclass of voters.
One of my favorite sports is 2 X 2 beach volleyball. The only problem is, in beach volleyball you only get to hold the court if you and your partner win. Since it is not unusual for there to be pro players on the courts, they can monopolize the play, meaning I get a lot of sit time.
The current fiscal crisis is not the result of the national debt, the collapsing housing market, wall street, the wealthy, tax cuts, the war on terror, illegal immigrants, insufficient unemployment benefits, the Fed, too low of a minimum wage, China, Europe, outsourcing, or natural disasters.
The current financial problems are not new. They are the breaking flames from what has been smoldering ever since politicians decided to veer from the spirit of the Constitution. Their modus operandi has been: If it moves, tax it. If it moves too fast, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it. They figure it is their job to take (tax) from those who are ambitious, and give (entitlements) to those who aren’t. Although this is euphemistically called “social justice,” it is, plain and simple, theft.
The Nobel Peace Prize decision was made just a few days after Mr. Obama had been in office. Clearly the committee was thinking about something other than actual results. In his acceptance speech, President Obama graciously conceded that the prize was less about his accomplishments and more about hope.
The majority of those in government are lawyers. Presently the entire body of representatives of one of the political parties is lawyers.
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