Tag: food

Is the problem with healthcare costs a food problem? Check out this well thought out point of view.

Is the problem with healthcare costs a food problem?  Check out this well thought out point of view. Computers that are programmed and fed bad data and code will spew out garbage or crash, something we were all familiar with when we ran earlier versions of Windows.  The old adage, garbage in, garbage out is true for computers. Humans are no so different, except that when you feed them garbage, the body can become ill over time and will develop symptoms, or worse, crash and you develop a life threatening disease process.  This is again, garbage in, garbage out but Read More »

The greatest risk to worldwide health is… according to the Huffington Post.

The greatest risk to worldwide health is…  according to the Huffington Post. Obesity and diabetes are two problems that are diet borne, and they are also two problems that seem to be overtaking the world. According to the Huffington Post, unsafe diets are making people sicker than all of the other major diseases combined. It used to be thought that it was just the American diet of fast foods was the main reason, but many of these eating habits have been exported to other countries who are now having some of the same health problems we have been accustomed to Read More »

Food fit for human consumption; how Consumers Union has taken food manufacturers to task to help us eat better, which may reduce healthcare costs.

Food fit for human consumption; how Consumers Union has taken food manufacturers to task to help us eat better, which may reduce healthcare costs. Every day, the media is printing something about the high cost of healthcare in this country.  If you read articles in many other countries, healthcare costs in many of the western societies who have modern day healthcare are reporting growing healthcare costs as well. Is it the complexity and over specialization of healthcare, the medical advances or perhaps the fact we are now living longer that has caused these costs to rise?   Could it be something Read More »

Are neurological diseases like Alzheimer a nutritional problem?

Are neurological diseases like Alzheimer a nutritional problem? Americans are becoming more diet conscious overall, and they are trying to eat better with the belief they will be healthier. In our healthcare system, we are all about treating diseases with expensive medications, yet, eating better and feeding yourself and your bugs (see article here) that help you digest what you ingest has been given much more attention than it has previously. If you doubt that Americans are more health conscious than ever, just look at Mcdonalds who are now regrouping in the face of falling sales, while chains like whole Read More »

Some common sense rules for eating and staying healthy courtesy of the NY Times.

Some common sense rules for eating and staying healthy courtesy of the NY Times. So many people and their doctors are so obsessed with what they east, with eating only the right foods, taking the right supplements, yet, somehow, we always hear that some of us who do eat this way obsessively find themselves with diseases or other problems. Perhaps, a more common sense approach to how we eat is needed. Like many of you, I love going out to restaurants, and sometimes when I am rushed, I do buy prepared foods from the supermarket, since competition has forced many Read More »