Americans are Sicker Than Most of the World

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May 18, 2006 | 5,860 views

No matter what their income or education level, white middle-aged Americans are considerably less healthy than their equivalents in England.

They have higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, lung disease and cancer, despite the fact that U.S. health care spending is twice that of England on a per-citizen basis.

Shocking Information

This information is considered stunning by health care experts, although it coincides with the previously noted fact that U.S. life expectancy is fairly low among industrialized nations. The precise reasons for the health gap were not determined by the study.

Twice the Rate of Diabetes and Cancer

Americans had twice the rate of diabetes as the English, and almost twice the rate of cancer. The health of rich Americans was similar to the health of lower-income British citizens.

Think about that. Americans spend twice as much on health care, yet are still generally in poorer health than their peers in the UK. That may explain, in part, why the average American lifespan has decreased compared to that of other developed countries.

What's really compelling and alarming about the study: When scientists created a hypothetical world where Brits suffered from the same lifestyle risks as Americans -- obesity among them -- America still had more health problems.

The so-called "experts" claim it's all a big mystery, but it's no surprise at all to me considering so many Americans still are manipulated and deceived by the multi-national food and drug companies that care far more about profits than your health.

In fact, it is surprising to me that Americans aren't even sicker.

Overdependence on health-harming processed foods, and useless and dangerous quick-fix drug band-aids are some of the major physical reasons why U.S. immigrants outlive their American-born counterparts; they are less likely to die of heart disease, lung cancer and suicide.

For one thing, 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food goes toward processed foods. Folks, you simply cannot stay healthy without you, your spouse or someone you pay spending some quality time in the kitchen preparing good wholesome food for you to eat.

How can you possibly be healthy with that much processed food in your diet? You really need the reverse ratio to stay healthy -- 90 percent non-processed food. Only 10 percent or less of the food you consume should be processed.

Also, it would be best to eat as much of that non-processed food with the least amount of cooking, as heating the food is simply another form of processing that will diminish the biological value of your food.

You will also want to limit frozen foods as much as practical as, like most processed foods, they are also deficient in important biophotons.

You don't have to despair and say, "Poor me because I was born in the United States. I am going to die sooner than those born in a foreign country." Instead, you can take the proactive step and aggressively implement the diet suggestions and other health tips found in my Total Health Program.

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