Central planning failures, once started, develop a life of their own. Power once assumed does not release its choke hold easily.
Bad health comes from bad choices. The bad choices are both individual and the result of stupid impositions that keep freedom of speech and free markets from operating.
For instance, the central planning clowns threatened the cherry growers association with prosecution for promoting information about the health benefits of cherries for gout. The information was a quote from the US Department of Agriculture. Regulators are drunk with power.
The result is an overweight population. Becoming fat creates health problems. The health problems benefits the drug industry and mainstream medical who now have a vested interest in sickness.
The fat people and sickness support industry gorges itself on 17.2% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as of 2011 or ($8,608) per person for the worst performing system in the world.
“In 2013 U.S. health care spending increased 3.6 percent to reach $2.9 trillion, or $9,255 per person.” cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems
Are you married? Have children? That’s $9,255 each for the worst in the industrialized world.
Now there are 4 major industries who benefit from a fat population:
- The food industry which increases their market by increasing our size and hunger…
- The sickness support industry who are gobbling up 17% plus of everything produced…
- The insurance industry which couldn’t exist in its present form if there was freedom of speech to promote healthy choices and if health care were affordable…
- The control freaks of DC who claim to be our servants while operating as our owners providing us broken services and collecting our property with guns…
The combined power of those groups to influence and sustain stupidity at any cost make it almost impossible to improve our lives.
We use stupidity here as defined by Doug Casey, “Stupid defined as not necessarily of low intelligence, but having an unwitting tendency towards self-destruction.”
The problems cannot begin to reverse so long as central planning idiots attempt to justify their ongoing stupidity by micromanaging the food industry and protecting factory farms, monopolies, and cartels from unregulated competition, free market innovations, freedom of speech, individual choice, product liability, and an even playing field that slashes taxes, allows capital formation, and honest money.
It’s time to quit subsidizing and protecting mega-corporations or the DC rulers for that matter. It’s time for freedom and the miracle of free markets to replace stupidity, corruption, and central planning.
These are not bad people. They are addicted to the power, privilege, protection, profits, perks, and perversions of monopoly protection, regulation, and subsidies.
They can only be saved by refusing to tolerate their addictions any longer.
Explore and embrace any innovations that reduce the profits and the powers of the addicted.
Prescribing Vegetables, Not Pills
By Dr. Mercola
From 2010 to 2014, more than 5,600 low-income families have taken part in The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx). This innovative program, created by nonprofit organization Wholesome Wave, joins healthcare providers, farmers markets and children with diet-related diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes.
To date, more than 1,100 overweight or obese children have taken part in the program, receiving a ‘prescription’ for fruits and vegetables that can be redeemed at farmers markets for fresh produce.1
In New York, the FVRx program is run in so-called ‘food deserts,’ where fast food restaurants are easier to come by (and often less expensive) than fruits and vegetables. Among 550 children enrolled at two New York hospitals, 97 percent reported eating more fruits and vegetables (as did 96 percent of their families).
Also impressive, more than 90 percent of the families said they shopped at farmers’ markets weekly while 70 percent reported understanding more about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. About 40 percent of the children also lost weight after just four months.2
It’s these types of simple, innovative programs that can make a major difference in individual lives, public health and the surrounding communities. Even the farmers participating in the program benefit, as they reported selling more produce and increasing their income by close to 37 percent.3
One in Four Americans Eat Hardly Any Vegetables at All
The latest data shows that nearly 23 percent of Americans report consuming vegetables and fruits less than one time daily, with a median vegetable intake of only 1.6 times per day overall.4
Yet, I firmly believe we all need to eat large amounts of fresh, high-quality vegetables every day to achieve high-level health. Most vegetables are not very calorie dense and as a result they probably should constitute the bulk of your diet by volume.
The largest volume of your food should be vegetables. Vegetables contain an array of antioxidants and other disease-fighting compounds that are very difficult to get anywhere else.
Plant chemicals called phytochemicals can reduce inflammation and eliminate carcinogens, while others regulate the rate at which your cells reproduce, get rid of old cells, and maintain DNA. Studies have repeatedly shown that people with higher vegetable intake have:
Lower risks of stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease Lower risks of certain types of cancer, eye diseases, and digestive problems Reduced risk of kidney stones and bone loss Higher scores on cognitive tests Higher antioxidant levels Lower biomarkers for oxidative stress
You Can Cut Your Risk of Dying Prematurely Nearly in Half…