HEALTH: Dementia is NOW an Epidemic

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017-Oct-10

Dementia and Alzheimer’s is Now an Epidemic in America
Posted on Sep 25, 2017, 4 p.m.

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  • One in 8 over 65 years old in the USA has Alzheimer’s
  • In 2014, an estimated 5.2 million in the USA have Alzheimer’s
  • Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men
  • 1 in 6 Women will develop Alzheimer’s
  • Just 5 years ago in 2012 the United States alone spent $200 Billion with Medicare, Medicaid and Out of Pocket Expense for Alzheimer’s and other Dementia care not including Private Health Insurance. This number is projected to go to $1 Trillion.
  • Alzheimer’s can start as early as the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.

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“Remember this if you still can, as most of the population starts to age we have to be prepared for what is rapidly going to be one of our biggest healthcare problems, if not the biggest healthcare problem, Dementia in all its forms. We have to start trying as many preventative measures as possible to curb or try and cure all forms of dementia before they take hold. We now know that 1/3 of our aging population will die with a form of Dementia and 1/6 of all woman will die with the most commonly known form of Dementia —Alzheimer’s,” stated Dr. Ronald Klatz, President of the A4M, Sept. 25, 2017.

“We all know healthcare isn’t perfect. If we don’t start addressing Dementia now, which is now a United States epidemic, caring for those“We all know healthcare isn’t perfect. If we don’t start addressing Dementia now, which is now a United States epidemic, caring for those effected with Dementia will soon become the single biggest cost of our healthcare system and become an unimaginable burden on the family, and loved ones that have to take care of the afflicted. We will all suffer along with our parents, our older brothers, sisters, colleagues, and friends as their minds decay. This is a problem bigger than Aids of the 80’s and just as serious as Cancer, and Diabetes. As over 10,000 people a day, projected to go to 15,000 people a day, turn 65 in the United States, Dementia will soon be the #1 Health Risk, age related or not. Dementia is quickly the disease that will affect everyone in America, directly or indirectly. It’s an Epidemic we really need to look at stronger, harder, and take as many preventative medicine type measures to try and halt, cure, or eradicate the Age  Disease. Dementia is not just affecting a segment of the US population. It is attacking Seniors the fasted growing segment of the American population at alarming rates,” added Dr. Ronald Klatz.

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This has to be addressed by all the politicians and bureaucrats who are “redesigning” the America “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else as yet to be identified.

Personally, I am very concerned about this. My family is “crazy” and maybe that inoculates me from the “disease”? 

I do follow a doctor who advocates for a plant based diet as a preventative to all sorts of diseases and health malfunctions. One of them is Alzheimer’s.

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/alzheimers-disease-grain-brain-or-meathead/

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Well, the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is “significantly lower” for Africans in Nigeria “than for African Americans…in Indianapolis,” for example—up to five times lower.

Alzheimer’s rates for Japanese-Americans living in the U.S. are closer to that of Americans than to Japanese. So, “when people of one ethnic group move…from their homeland to the United States,…Alzheimer’s rates [can increase] dramatically.”

“Therefore, when Africans or [Asians] live in the [U.S.] and adopt a Western diet, their [increase in] Alzheimer’s [risk suggests] that [it’s] not the genetics.”

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It’s hard for me to go vegan. I’ve been non-vegan for SEVEN decades. I am too lazy to exercise and diet. But I am making some “some” progress on these fronts. 

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), articles like “re-motivates” me.

How about you?

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HEALTHCARE: Did Obamacare Really Save Lives? NO!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/07/robert-p-murphy/obamacare-save-lives/

Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?
By Robert P. Murphy
Mises.org
July 1, 2017

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Conclusion

Although I personally do not yet have a theory on the specific mechanism that may be responsible, I am confident in saying that the actual data do not support the breathless claims that rolling back ObamaCare will literally kill many thousands of Americans. Fans of the Austrian school should not be shocked, though, to discover that having the federal government get more heavily involved in the health sector has apparently made things worse.

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I put this in the class of “District of Corruption speak” — like Brave New World’s Newspeak. You know where: “draconian cuts” don’t reduce the baseline spending, “The Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick”, and “Does that mean that someone’s 13-year old daughter could walk into a sex clinic, have a pregnancy test done, be taken away to the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, have their abortion, be back, and go home on the school bus that night? Mom and dad are never the wiser.”

So overtime any of the politicians and bureaucrats — or their flunkies in the media — make ANY claim, I dismiss it out of hand. If they were to claim “the sun will come up tomorrow”, I’d wait and confirm it.

That goes for their predictions on everything.

When listening to “pitches”, ask who’s getting paid off and what’s the pitcher’s track record.

Why believe any to them?

Argh!

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HEALTH: DVT prevention; your responsiblity — not the airlines or the Gooferment

Friday, May 12, 2017

http://www.popsci.com/legroom-blood-clots

Health
How to prevent blood clots as airlines squeeze you into tighter spaces
THE POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION IS LIKELY TO INCREASE AS LEGROOM DECREASES
—BUT IT’S TOTALLY PREVENTABLE
By Claire Maldarelli

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The bottom line, Stewart says, is that as long as people continue to practice unhealthy plane habits, the rates of DVT will either remain the same or increase—but with a little knowledge (and movement), the condition could be completely prevented.

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It’s a systemic problem we have the airplanes, their design, and the Gooferment. No one is responsible for the result —  crippled and even dead people!

Argh!

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HEALTH: Nutritions role in reducing suffering and needless death

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/physicians-may-be-missing-their-most-important-tool

Physicians May Be Missing their Most Important Tool
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM June 1st, 2015 Volume 24

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Yes, there’s still much to learn about the optimal diet, but we don’t need a single study more to take nutrition education seriously—immediately. It is the low-hanging fruit of health care. We have had the knowledge we need for some time; what we need now is the will to put it into practice. By emphasizing the powerful role of nutrition, we could dramatically reduce suffering and needless death.

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All by eating a plant-based diet?

Seems too simple but you can’t argue with the evidence.

Yeah, it requires retraining our tastes and our brain (i.e., memes), but look at what it avoids: heart attack, strokes, and type 2 diabetes. 

I’m “trying”. Oh, how I hate that word. “NO! … Try not! … Do or do not… there is no try.” (To do it justice, you must say the word try with all the revulsion and disgust you can put on it. Like you were talking about a rapist, a child murderer, or a politician!) — Yoda (Fictional character from George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movie)

“Try” to save your own life and extend your useful years.

But, like smoking, it’s hard to change the paradigms and memes of a lifetime.

But you and I have to “try”.

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HEALTH: Science moves from 10K to 15K; some say 21k?

Monday, March 27, 2017

https://lifehacker.com/15-000-steps-is-the-new-10-000-1793576452

15,000 Steps Is the New 10,000
Patrick Allan
Thursday 1:00pm
Filed to: HEALTH

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We’ve all heard the “walk 10,000 steps a day to be healthy” pitch, but new research says that, while 10,000 is better than nothing, it might not quite be enough.

The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, looked at postal workers in Glasgow, Scotland, including office workers and carriers who primarily deliver mail by foot. Each participant wore an activity tracker and had their body mass index, waist size, blood sugar level, and cholesterol profile measured throughout the study. All of which, of course, are risk factors for heart disease.

Unsurprisingly, those who sat most of the day had higher BMIs, larger waistlines, poor blood sugar control, and less than ideal cholesterol profiles when compared to those who moved around more. In fact, for every hour of sitting during the day beyond five hours, participants had a .2% increased likelihood of developing heart disease in their lifetime based on the researchers’ model.

But those who walked a lot throughout each day were the picture of health. Workers who walked 15,000 steps or more each day (which is roughly seven miles), or were standing upright for seven hours or more, had normal BMIs, average waistlines, and had no features of metabolic syndrome. Overall, their risk of heart disease was very low when compared to those who walked fewer than 15,000 steps, assuming they weren’t already at high risk for hereditary reasons. This research suggests that our current estimate of 10,000 steps per day may be too conservative, and that 15,000 steps is the mark we should be aiming for if we want to stave off life-threatening cardiac conditions.

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Argh!

I haven’t gotten to 10k on any kind of consistent basis. Let alone 15 or 21!

Argh!

Argh!

So I guess I have to rethink my commitment to steal back all my social security losses due to their Ponzi theft. By my rough calculation, I probably have to life to 120 to steal it back. 240, if you add in the Time Value Of Money. Argh!

So I better get moving.

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HEALTH: Eat your veggies and ONLY veggies

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/dont-wait-until-your-doctor-kicks-the-habit

Don’t Wait Until Your Doctor Kicks the Habit | NutritionFacts.org

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Just like most doctors smoked in the 1950s, most physicians today continue to consume foods that are contributing to our epidemics of dietary disease.

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Strong words for good advice.

But it does require all us autodydactics to reprogram our eating habits.

As hard as that is, we should take that doc’s quote: “I don’t mind dying, I just don’t want it to be my fault.”  — Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  March 10th, 2017 

Many a true word is said in a joke.

So sad that patients have to die because of their doctors’ stupidity, ignorance, and (I hope not) avarice.

Of course, the Gooferment has a big role in this continuing stupidity.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — attributed to Einstein

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HEALTH: Smallpox And Columbian Exchange

Friday, January 13, 2017

http://listverse.com/2016/12/06/10-weird-ways-disease-altered-the-world/

Smallpox And Columbian Exchange

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Smallpox can be spread by bodily fluids or objects that have been contaminated. To date, it is the only disease that has been eradicated.

In the 1500s, during the Columbian Exchange between Europe and the New World, smallpox devastated Native inhabitants, killing up to 90 percent of the population. This disease was also used as a method for biological warfare by European explorers who were colonizing the Americas. Native populations had no built up immunity to the diseases that Europeans brought over and were torn apart by the virus. Entire civilizations were wiped out, taking with them cultures, forms of art, and languages that are now lost forever.

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I focused on the “only disease that has been eradicated”.

That’s an interesting assertion.

What about polio?

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