Saturday, March 16, 2013

Amerikan Health, I"m not the only one that SEES the problem

I found this report, US Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health from the National Academies Institute of Medicine; and it is pretty scary.  (you can click on the title and read the whole thing)  It seems that the world at large is doing better that the US is healthwise.  The US population in fact suffers from higher infant mortality, lower birthrate, higher overall poor health and decreasing longevity.  The US is rated 17th in life expectancy(low), 34th in infant mortality. (infant)((high)) and the HIGHEST per capita in spending on health care. 

This should be a wake up call to every person out there!

There seems to be something wrong with Amerikans.  Part of the problem is that we are becoming a more sedentary society.  People sit in traffic jams waiting to go to the gym to ride a stationary bike.  That's only part of the problem.  Diet is the main thing.  If you have been here before, then you know that I talk a lot about nutrition.  And poison.  The US FDA has a list of over 3000 chemical, artificial, modified, colorant and other products that can be added to foods manufactured in the US.  Or for consumption in the US.  700 of those additives are known toxins and are class 2 carcinogens or worse.  Hundreds of those chemicals are outlawed in MOST of the rest of the world, yet they are consumed daily here.  It isn't because big business can't make our foods without them, they can, and do for the rest of the world.  It's just cheaper, so they feed them to all of us citizens in the biggest long term feeding experiment ever.  And the results are staggering, look at the first paragraph, and try to realize that we will never find one thing that is the root cause; but that it is the Amerikan way of growing our food using GMO seed, spraying ever more toxic pesticides, herbicides and fungicides on our food.  The way the food is harvested, the way it is processed using huge numbers of toxic substances, and lastly, that Amerikans have become complacent with the way their food is created for them.  Cooking is becoming a thing of the past, heating, and reconstituting prepacked salty tasteless and nutrient poor foods is becoming a necessity for most Amerikans.  And we are suffering for it.

  According to a study by the EWG, blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 toxins, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides, and chemicals from non stick products. Of the 287 chemicals EWG detected in umbilical cord blood, it’s known that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals; 217 are toxic to your brain and nervous system; and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. Clearly, when babies are born loaded with toxins in their blood, it’s a sign that toxic exposure is too high.

Since the mid-90's, the number of Americans suffering from at least three chronic diseases has nearly doubled.  Our life expectancy has dropped, and sadly, infant mortality has increase.  Diseases that once were rare are now commonplace and are approaching epidemic levels.
1.  Autism now affects one in 88 children, compared to one in 25,000 in 1970,  CDC figures
2.  Type 2 diabetes in the Us increased by 176% between 1980 and 2010
3   Alzheimer's is rising at alarming rates.  It's estimated that 5.4 million older Americans now has it.  AD rates have DOUBLED since 1980
4.  Infectious diseases caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria now may cause as many as 105,000 deaths each year.  With most of those infections having been contracted in hospitals.  CDC estimate
It is estimated that right now, of everyone that is alive at this time, 1 in 3 will get cancer in their lifetimes.  70% of them will die from it.  We have no estimates as to those born after today.  What will their chance be if they continue to eat the poisons in our food supply that have NEVER been tested for long term use as food.   EVER!   There have been a few privately funded studies and those do not look good.  We are poisoning ourselves, and our future generations. 

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