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Old 3rd May 2006, 19:10
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Americans Sicker Than English

This is from a free newsletter i receive... it's written by Mike Brescia of www.thinkrightnow.com

Those of you in the U.K. may not be aware that in the U.S. many Americans have a completely stubborn belief that the U.S. has the best health care in the world. I thought Americans and Scots alike might find this interesting:


Great headline today.

"Americans Sicker Than English"

Surprise, surprise.

This new government funded study that tells us that
Americans, as a country, are in a poor state of health...

....even though we spend more than DOUBLE the amount per
person in health care costs.

Shocking.

A National Institutes of Health spokesperson says that
it's a mystery why we're sicker. It makes me wonder if
he's a spokesperson for the fast food and processed food
industry as well.

In the U.S. $5,274 (US) is spent on healthcare, on
average, for every person.

England? Only $2,164 (US)

We're #1! We're #1!

Uh, not exactly.

Compared to other countries, the U.S. population ranks
48th in life expectancy according to the CIA World Fact
Book, 2005)

Actually, for all we spend on healthcare and for all the
"safety" features on all the toys, cars, electronics, etc.
our manufacturers are forced to implement that other
countries don't require, it's even worse than it sounds, eh?

Wow. More than twice the diabetes, 30% more high blood
pressure, nearly double the cancer.

And this is just for whites... at every single economic
level.

For minorities, it's even worse!!

Ah, here's a small clue...

....More Americans are obese, says the study.

Here's a great quote from a co-author of the study...
"Everybody should be discussing it: Why isn't the richest
country in the world the healthiest country in the world?"

Oooh! Ooooh! I know!

More fast food, more marketing of fast food, boxed food
and canned food.

Look. In order to be alive, you must eat live foods.

Yes, lots of vegetables and fruits in their natural states
and less meats and processed foods.

Cancer? Eat live foods.

Diabetes, high blood pressure, intestinal problems, immune
problems, inflammation, no energy, allergies, arthritis,
heart "disease"?

Eat live foods.

If it can not rot...

If it will stay "good" for months in your cupboards until
you get around to finishing it, you should not really eat
it. And at least you shouldn't eat large amounts of it.

Richer doesn't mean smarter. We're puppets.

"I'm loving it!" How about those two chins? Loving those?

The bypass? The Prilosec? The doctor bills?

"Your deserve a break today!" But do you deserve a
fractured hip? The laughter? The marriage with no (or no
good) sekks?

When someone who is overweight gets upset at the
suggestion to change their diet, you know what many (2 of 3
Americans are overweight and 1 in 4 is OBESE) say?

"Hey, life's short, I'm going to enjoy myself."

It's pretty sad when chewing and swallowing is your
greatest joy.

Last I checked, food is actually on your tongue for only a
few minutes a day, but fat shakes around with you, making
you feel rotten 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Are those couple minutes of pleasure worth the 24 hours of
self-loathing?

Say no.

Why not get your biggest joys from accomplishment, helping
others, sports, learning, teaching, exercising... and being
a head-turner?

Oh, I know food can give that oh-so-coveted instant
pleasure. It can. But when did getting instant pleasure
EVER give you anything lasting... that you were proud of?

Life isn't short. It's long...

....long enough to give you loads of pain for bad decisions.

....long enough to delay some gratifications for later.
The lasting, truly enjoyable kind.

Cool. I like your phrase, "...letting go of that which
does not serve me or where I see myself going." If every
person could gain the presence of mind to know what doesn't
support where they'd like to go, there would be a lot less
suffering in the world. Thanks, Jennifer. Keep it up.

The truth is, all foods are drugs.

I should rephrase that. The chemicals found in ALL foods
are drugs. Many foods (mostly, food in it's natural state)
have good chemicals in them and many (all processed foods)
have bad chemicals. And just like pure drugs, food can
make us feel physically and emotionally good or bad.

The only question is, what chemicals are you putting in
your body every day and in what quantities.

Looking at it this way, obese people are actually drug
addicts.

Stop being an addict.

Get healthy.

Live longer.

Make your life mean more than shoveling in massive
quantities of food that your body doesn't need so that you
have the health and energy to achieve many good and great
things.

Don't make it your destiny to be fat because you were
addicted to what the legal drug pushers (processed food
manufacturers and fast food joints) told you that you
"deserved."

You have too much potential for that to be your destiny.

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Old 3rd May 2006, 20:24
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well as billy connely elegantly put it to americans "dont eat things that come in buckets, no wonder your all so fat"

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Old 4th May 2006, 13:48
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That is a serious misrepresentation of the outcomes of the original study.

Nice to see that the bandwith-wasting twee-circular-email merchants don't bother letting fact get in the way of their particular bugbear.

Anyway, Isn't this more a case of stating the bleedin'obvious? The outcomes are hardly any sort of new news, are they?


Oh, what a surprise! I see thinkrightnow is the site of some crap commercial "self-improvement" guru.


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Does England here refer to England proper or the UK? (Just asking!)
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eat more apples and less junk food and youll get healtier probably

americans refuse to give up junk food
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