Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Pertaining To Your Health

It is the things that we do or do not do to our bodies that have an awful lot to do with how healthy we are or are not. For most of us, no matter what illness you are suffering from, no matter what discomfort you feel and no matter what is wrong with your body, you should ask yourself the following questions. Apart from medications or other treatments that may have been recommended by my healthcare provider(s), what am I not giving or doing to the cells of my body that they need?  What I am giving or doing to the cells of my body that they do not need?

Making the necessary lifestyle changes based on your answers should improve your ability to at least be as healthy as you can be, if not totally overcome whatever health challenges you may have. In addition, they should enable you to prevent others in the future. Giving the cells of the body all the nutrients they need (oxygen, food and water) and creating a healthy living environment within your body (exercise regularly, get enough sleep, try to reduce or better manage stress), should enable them to produce enough energy for the body to do everything it was designed to do, be as vital as it can be and be able to take care of itself as it was meant to do. In addition, if you are unfortunately ill or injured, should help expedite healing.

Healthcare Problems

The only way the healthcare problems facing our nation today can be resolved is to significantly reduce the number of people contracting diseases and conditions, especially chronic ones (such as: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure) In order to accomplish this, we have to change the basic foundation upon which our healthcare system functions. This means we need to change from one which focuses almost all of its resources and energy on combating illness (“sick care”) to one which places much more emphasis on prevention of diseases in the first place (“preventative care”).

Preventative Healthcare

This starts with the government providing significant financial incentives (up to $5000 per year) and the insurance companies rewarding healthy living as well. The government needs to also spearhead a major education program about the importance of early detection and making healthy life style choices in how we choose to live. In addition, the health insurance companies and our healthcare providers need to support and guide us in this endeavor.

Personal Accountability

Each of us needs to make living healthy a priority in our lives and accept the fact that WE are ultimately responsible for our own health, that the first person we should hold accountable for our health is ourselves, not our doctors, hospitals or health insurance companies. If enough people started to do this, the number of us contracting diseases would be dramatically reduced, the demand for healthcare services would be reduced, the amount of co-pays and out of pocket expenses would be reduced and the amount of dollars the insurance companies would have to pay out would be reduced. All this would result in a significant reduction in our nation’s healthcare costs which is huge (about $3.5 trillion dollars in 2017) and ultimately the end of the healthcare crisis once and for all.