Mrs. Cardiology–Five Ways to Save Money & Health with Antioxidants 9-11-2013
Mrs. Cardiology–Five Ways to Save Money & Health with Antioxidants
| 09/11/2013 08:30 AM EDT
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- Five ways you can save money and your health by taking anti-oxidant supplements.
- How much will you save if you invest in the health of not only your body but also your kids?
- Doctors bills
- Prescription costs
- Time off with or without pay
- Lost time in school
- Lost time at work
Sachin’s–Sunita’s sons story of being sick for 10 days every January and supplementation
So lets get everyone on track with that important first step… get armed with your score so you know
where your start line is!
So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.
1. Reduce Your Consumption of Drugs
– That includes alcohol, cigarettes, over the counter, prescription and otherwise. Drugs are a huge financial drain, and in most cases, unhealthy for the human body. A significant portion of the global population abuses the crap out of them on a daily basis, legally and illegally.
2. Avoid Overpriced, Unproven Supplements –
Most people assume that FDA approved nutritional supplements are proven products. Wrong! Do you really think the FDA has enough resources to precisely verify every new dietary supplement proposed to hit the market? I assure you, they don’t and there is no feasible way they ever will. Remember, the FDA concentrates its efforts on drugs, not supplements. Under the active Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act, producers of dietary supplements do not have to verify that their product is effective, safe or at all healthy prior to placing it on store shelves. Sometimes someone has to become dreadfully ill from a dietary supplement before it even becomes a “blip” on the FDA’s rad
3. How Healthy Eating Saves You Money On Health Insurance
We all know eating healthy helps us look and feel our best, but there is another great reason to upgrade your health style: a healthy diet can save you a ton of money on health care costs.
Over the past decade, health insurance rates have skyrocketed. In 2009, monthly premiums in the United States were 131% higher than they were in 2000, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is largely due to the high cost of treating diseases related to unhealthy diets.
According to a recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and RTI International, health conditions related to obesity (including type 2 diabetes and heart disease) cost the American health care system over $147 billion each year.
What is this money spent on?
• Open-heart bypass surgery: up to $20,000
• Prescription medication and supplies for diabetes: $115 to $177 monthly–for life
• CPAP machines (to treat sleep apnea): from $150 to $5,000
An obese person costs 42% more to treat than a person of normal weight, which is an additional $1,429. Health insurance plans must pass these costs onto you through higher premiums. In order to recoup these expenses, obese individuals often find it harder to find individual coverage, due to the increased risk of health problems obesity entails.
4. GOOD NUTRITION ESSENTIAL FOR OUR MENTAL HEALTH & INFLUENCED BY DIETARY FACTORS
One of the most obvious, yet under-recognised factors in the development of major trends in mental health is the role of nutrition. The body of evidence linking diet and mental health is growing at a rapid
pace. As well as its impact on short and long-term mental health, the evidence indicates that food plays an important contributing role in the development, management and prevention of specific mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease.
A balanced mood and feelings of wellbeing can be protected by ensuring that our diet provides adequate amounts of complex carbohydrates, essential fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals and water.
5. Medicare and Future Reimbursements
Decreased reimbursements under the current “sick care” medical model has caused us to worry about future revenues while, most importantly, maintaining the quality of care we are used to providing. If we could address the “cause” to our illnesses, rather than just treat the symptoms, we will set ourselves apart from our competitors and practice a true “health care” model.
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