Health and Wellness Blog

  • Why Are Healthcare Costs So High in the USA versus Other Countries?

    A recent phenomena in the healthcare industry is the rise of medical tourism. You’ve probably read an article or two that describes how someone can get surgery in Spain and enjoy a two week vacation while there – and the whole trip, including airfare, surgery and the hospital stay, still costs less than what it would cost here in the states just for the surgical procedure.

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  • To Meat or Not to Meat: That is the Question

    In my last column, I discussed the collusion of the dairy and flesh foods industries with the US government and Big Pharma to keep Americans fat, sick, and on prescription medications. There is so much confusing and contradictory information about what constitutes a healthy diet and I’ve been giving it much thought.

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  • Prediabetes: Real Disease or Excuse to Push Rx?

    There seems to be some confusion about diabetes. Let’s discuss. Type 1 diabetes is a childhood disease where the body cannot produce insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas that aids cells in their absorption of glucose or sugar. Your body needs insulin to fuel your cells where they store energy.

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  • Are You Taking Your Neighbor’s Meds?

    February 21, 2017
    Back in November, I wrote about the presence of pharmaceuticals in your drinking water. https://www.focusforhealth.org/drinking-prescription-drugs-tap-water/ I had read that you could drop off your unused over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and your pharmaceuticals at drug stores and police stations

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