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Medicare Catastrophe

Long before I ever thought about becoming a physician, some of my peers practicing medicine during the mid 60s could already see the debacle the conventional healthcare paradigm was becoming -- rife with waste and promises of "cures" that often do far more harm than anything good.

The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons recently took a chapter from its archives, a speech given by Dr. Jack Schreiber during the 24th annual meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons about the state of medicine (circa 1967) that speaks volumes especially today about how, in so many important ways, so little has changed in conventional health for the better.

Much of it has to do with the state of socialized medicine -- Medicare -- in this country that often works against doing the right thing for patients. A particularly moving line in Dr. Schreiber's speech speaks loud and clear about why I work so diligently to further my vision for a new health care paradigm: I cannot and will not prostitute myself for a few pieces of silver, nor will I compromise my principles to gain public favor.

Dr. Schreiber believed "the bill" for Medicare, under-priced and oversold, would be coming due shortly, at least during his speech. Fact is, he was a bit early. New estimates released today estimate Medicare will become insolvent by 2020 and Social Security isn't far behind. Which is why the best thing you could possible do is to optimize your health as soon as you can with the help of the free tools I provide on my Web site.

Where should you begin? Just as you are unique in all other respects to anyone else, your body has a unique biochemistry requiring both certain proportions and types of healthy carbohydrates, fats and proteins that differs from others. Simply, what may be very healthy for others is not necessarily healthy for you, and vice-versa.

Learning how to eat according to your body's unique nutritional type is really the only way to begin to ascertain what is truly good for you.

Journal of the American Physicians and Surgeons Winter 2004: 123-124 Free full-text article

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