We know that in all of the developed countries in the world, America pays the most money per capita yet receives worst coverage as a whole. Those who have healthcare coverage tend to see the doctor too many times, and those who do not have coverage never see the doctor. That has pushed America down in terms of standard of living.
Here’s an interesting grout that depicts the level of healthcare coverage by state.
The vitamin industry is a multi-billion dollar market that likely does more harm to your bank account than benefits to your body. Since multivitamins are big industry, it’s tough to navigate the multitude of claims from companies who’s sole purpose is to turn a profit. Do you really need you vitamin D or C to fix whatever malady or claim purported by clever marketing campaigns?
Outside of a recommendation from a family doctor for the sick or elderly, a balanced diet is the key to overall health. Anything more is probably not necessary. That means all of the money you spend in vitamins is literally going into the toilet. Since the body doesn’t need additional vitamin supplements, assuming that health diet, it treats it as waste.
But what about preventative measures that vitamin manufactures claim? Are there longterm benefits from a health dose of garlic or ginger?
Be it pro athletes looking for the edge in recovery, or someone trying to relieve pain using alternative therapies, stretch fascia therapy could be a viable treatment. Patients enjoy a pain free treatment, which is appealing, provided by practitioners ranging from therapists specializing in stretch fascia, massage therapists, and more.
Fascia therapy is an approach that can provide lasting pain-relief as it focuses on the root cause of your pain versus simply treating the symptoms. It’s also a technique in injury prevention. Overall, it offers a re-adjustment of fascia tissue for improvement and focusses primarily on all the systems that the fascia surrounds including: nervous system, circulatory system, lymphatic system, visceral system and all connective tissue.
Fascia therapy is a manual therapy which uses finesse not force to help the body heal. Although stretching can be viewed by some as a painful experience, stretch fascia is pain-free.
The percentage figures are for the level of non compliance. Honestly, if we included some level of IT systems there would be further non compliance. Our sense is that is another place of weakness in many organizations.
1. The hospital provides and maintains systems for extinguishing fires — 86 percent
2. The hospital manages risks associated with its utility systems — 73 percent
3. The hospital provides and maintains building features to protect individuals from the hazards of fire and smoke — 72 percent
4. The hospital reduces the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices and supplies — 72 percent
5. The hospital established and maintains a safe, functional environment — 70 percent
There are methods to reduce or eliminate snoring, some that require surgery, some with expensive machines. Nose and throat surgeons routinely do elective surgeries to open airways for people. Also, CPaP machines are popular for those who suffer from sleep apnea.
However, are there methods to try to reduce snoring that can be attempted at the fraction of the price?
If your diet consists of sugars and carbohydrates, are you putting the best fuel in your body? We all know about healthy diets, but what about the things we eat helping to fight off cancers? That’s the power of some of the power foods out there. Check this TED talk out for more.
Whether you’re working out at the gym or going on a big hike, the single most important factor for muscle factor is hydration.
Before, during, and after work outs, ensure you are suitably hydrated. Depending on your body size you will lose 1 and up to 5 litres of water during a strenuous workout. Hydration is important to keep your body functioning properly!
One of the quickest ways of living a healthy lifestyle is altering your diet to eliminate bad foods. One of the culprits in sugar, and soda contains loads of it.
Someone who drinks two cans a pop per day every day, for a year, will consume hundreds of thousands of calories, all from sugar. That’s 60 POUNDS of sugar from soda alone in a year.
That’s an extreme example, but it doesn’t prove a point, regular consumption of soda affects your health. It leads to weight gain (calories) and increases the chances, among other things, for Type-2 diabetes.
And this stunning graph that should raise a few eyebrows. (What are Americans spending their tax revenues on?)
Firstly, all countries in this graph have followed an upward trajectory (life expectancy increased as health expenditure increased), but the U.S. stands out as an exception following a much flatter trajectory; gains in life expectancy from additional health spending in the U.S. were much smaller than in the other high-income countries, particularly since the mid-1980s. And secondly, the gains for all countries (except for the U.S.) were not diminishing, as in the previous graph. This suggests that there are many other factors affecting life expectancy, that are not determined by healthcare spending. Indeed, as we have pointed out before, healthcare is just one of many inputs to produce health.
Source: Esteban Ortiz-Ospina and Max Roser, Financing Healthcare, 2017. Published online at OurWorldInData.org.