Are you worried about the cost of healthcare today? When I say healthcare, I mean:
- The cost of medication
- Hospital charges
- Rising insurance premiums
- Food costs – especially organic food prices
- The price of vitamin supplements
Yep, prices are rising rapidly today, so what do you do to avoid falling into the ditch?
No one wants to get sick or go to the hospital, so do everything that you can to prevent it.
Try these 10 basic steps to achieve health independence:
- Eat 75% raw foods
- Cook homemade meals as opposed to eating out
- Avoid highly processed foods and stay away from the Drive-Thru take-outs
- Avoid all diet sweeteners (pure stevia is OK)
- Don’t get any vaccines (they’re NOT what they used to be decades ago)
- Supplement with a high-quality multivitamin at least 5 days a week
- Drink mostly water
- Get plenty of sleep at night
- Move your body/stay active/exercise daily
- Maintain a positive attitude
The Healthcare Trap
Our freedom in America goes unmatched, but that freedom can be abused, especially by Big Corps and Big Pharma.
The good ole’ U.S. does not directly regulate or negotiate the price of drugs, so drugs with no competitors can be expensive. In today’s world, generic alternatives lower the cost and are less expensive options, but bottomline, our modern medical community prefers that you stay sick because it pays the bills and lines their pockets.
The United States has the most expensive healthcare system of any country in the world. A consultation with a doctor costs, on average, $190.00.
Preventing illness costs a lot less when you eat a healthy diet, take your supplements, and exercise every day. You can avoid a hospital visit by maintaining a positive attitude if you feel sick.
I’m not suggesting that you avoid going to the doctor if you have an illness. When I was an EMT, I learned that the ER is a blessing in an emergency, but if you consistently practice healthy precautions to avoid getting sick, you can heal many minor illnesses without needing the ER.
Hospital costs average $2,607 per day in America today, and an extended hospital stay can result in bills amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Due to rising in-patient costs, many people choose out-patient day surgeries to avoid extended hospital stays.
Do whatever you can to prevent a hospital stay, including home births with a midwife. It takes self-education and courage, but it’s worth a try.
Rising Insurance Premiums
Even though the price of gas, groceries and food has shot up in 2022, health care premiums for employer-sponsored coverage has remained down. This isn’t expected to stay low, however, but for now, it’s great for the people who have healthcare at their work.
The average cost of single health insurance policies was just over $7,900 in 2022, with employees responsible for about $1,350 of that cost.
Researchers at Morningstar Foods predicted after their second 2022 quarter that they saw their highest rate of inflation at 5.2%.
The year to year index ending October 2022 showed that all items in the U.S. increased 7.7%.
Organic fruits and vegetables are typically more expensive than conventionally grown produce. According to a study of 17 organic products, organic foods can be anywhere from 7% to 82% more expensive than nonorganic choices.
It’s obvious that choosing organic is the better choice, but because eating organic can get very expensive, buy local, and avoid higher grocery store prices while eating organic and quality homegrown foods. Search for your local farmers and farmer’s markets and help them out, too, by buying from them.
It’s a win-win for everyone.
The Price Of Vitamin Supplements
If you don’t eat the healthiest diet, vitamin supplements can help provide your body the essential nutrients that are not found in fast foods or highly processed foods.
Supplements are still important if you DO eat a heathy diet because I’m not sure if anyone can trust the quality of food anymore especially if you are buying corporate-grown foods.
Even some organic products are not totally organic these days.
You get what you pay for. This applies to anything, but especially when buying vitamin and mineral supplements.
Many people think health supplements aren’t worth it because many are over-priced, and no doubt some are, but it costs money to make quality dietary supplements such as vitamins, proteins, fish oil capsules, energy bars, herbal blends, and/or sports nutrition products.
So, again, you get what you pay for. Do your research and always know what you are buying.
Do what you can to avoid needing a doctor, the pharmacist, or having to go to the hospital. They are great in an emergency, but keep a positive attitude in your ability to stay healthy and well on your own.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.
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