Don’t we all like to have a long life in good health? Since the U.S. has got the best ‘modern’ medical system in the industrialized world, honored with most Nobel Prize laureates in medicine, this seems possible. Still, see the backside of the medal - and the way out of the vicious cycle…
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Melanie Briggs from Houston, TX, asks:
My grandmother, immigrating from Greece, almost made it to 100 without major ailments. But my mother and her brother were treated to death, only 71 and 73 years old, with heart failure and cancer. Are we in a medical stage of retreat, Doctor?
It is a somehow ‘schizophrenic’ situation. On one side, e.g., peasants up in the high Andes of Ecuador in South America are working in the fields as ‘centenarians’ well beyond 100, in good health.
On the other side, U.S. medicine – the most modern in the industrialized world – in last 40 years has lifted life expectancy for men by almost 10 years up to 76, and for women by 6 years up to 81 years, respectively. Two thirds of biologically predestined life expectancy only. And this at a very high price, according to a meta study elaborated at the University of Southern California in Davis, CA.
In fact, according to the U.S. governmental Institutes of Health, 2 million U.S. citizens die each year – premature - of chronic illness, and 50% of those surviving at 55+ and older, have at least one chronic illness which, to be sure, puts a lid on our life expectancy.
To put it in the conclusive words of the respective study at USC:
“We could increase the length of poor quality life more than
For this seemingly contradictory situation limiting full life expectancy in good health, following facts are responsible:
“Stay close to nature, and her eternal laws will protect you.”
Supported by Swedish pathologist & physician Are Waerland:
“We are not dealing with disease but wrong lifestyle. If we
change our lifestyle, illnesses will vanish in no time.
NATURAL WAY OUT
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Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD