Wellness issues - The Cost and the Payoff

Wellness issues exact an economic cost. Sadly, the medical establishment and Insurance companies only give lip service to wellness. They support programs that only hint at the fringes of the real problem, while enjoying the benefits of an entrenched medical system motivated mostly by profit.

In other words, eating right, exercise, and therapy won't keep you healthy. These so-called wellness programs don't address practices, regimens, or education that is truly required to get well and stay well.

Worth noting, is the fact that just like wellness has a cost, so does sickness. Often though, the cost of sickness is obscured by individual episodes of illness, usually over time, and if you are one of the lucky ones, covered at least in part by insurance. There are also hidden costs like time off from work, non productive down time, and so on.

Embracing the wellness concept means you will be funding your health mostly outside the traditional medical system, as insurance companies don't cover most of the supplements, nutrition and treatments available.

Dealing effectively with wellness issues requires a shift in thinking - In most cases we have to forget everything we've been conditioned to believe is true, or at least challenge the truthfulness based on what we know today.

One of my favorites is the assertion that you have to eat red meat and drink cow's milk to get the protein your body requires, almost to the exclusion of vegetable sources which is much more usable by the body.

Another was the debate that raged throughout the 80s and 90s about whether Vitamin-D was essential to prevent disease. Proponents were screaming that Vitamin-D was indeed essential to the prevention of disease, while opponents would show up in the media with these studies that suggested that Vitamin-D was somehow not good for the body or that it was ineffective.

Thankfully, that nonsense has been thoroughly discredited by a variety of pier reviewed studies that vindicate the efficacy of Vitamin-D.

The system indeed is slanted to favor standard care, even though the evidence is overwhelming that there is no real provisions in standard care to support real wellness, but when you get sick, they are ready to treat you, drug you, and in many cases, financially ruin you.

To me, that sounds like care after sickness. What's healthy about that? If you are part of the growing number of individuals who see the light, Welcome to a great rest of your life!

By every known metric you can think of, It's cheaper and more life fulfilling to focus on wellness than to wait for sickness by ignoring the eventual and the inevitable.

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