My Point Exactly (Why Big Pharma Sucks)

Filed under: General Health

I recently spoke about the ridiculous levels that prescription medications have reached, check it out HERE. But I wanted to touch on it again as Bill Maher makes some great points in the video below. I don’t agree with everything Bill Maher says, he is a little too left wing for me, but this is a great clip he has here about prescription medications, emerging new epidemics and how we are making ourselves sick.

Some of his other great points are how when the presidential race was being run, the candidates released their health care proposals. The words nutrition and exercise were used once, each, in Hilary’s plan, while the word drug was used 14 times. It is sad how Big Pharma is so influential in our health care policies. There is absolutely a time and a place for prescriptions drugs, but there are a lot of other healthier choices out there for a lot of ailments.

We are not a preventative medicine culture. We want to “cure” everything. Well why don’t we just do our best to prevent it from happening in the first place? It may not make some big industries as much money, but it will certainly save Americans a ton. Here are some fantastic tips for optimal health:

  • eat veggies and/or fruits with every meal
  • drink 5 cups of green/white/oolong/black tea every day
  • get at least 3 grams of EPA/DHA every day
  • drink a few glasses of red wine per week
  • only eat carbs not made from flour
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If you are able to follow these guidelines on a consistent basis while eating a calorically smart diet, combined with regular exercise, you are well on your way to leading a long and healthy life.

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Posted on December 10th, 2008 by Brian St. Pierre

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  1. Icanhazbicycle?kthxbai « No Magic Pill Says:

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