Will Eating-Related Diseases Plus The High Cost Of Conventional Medicine Consume Your Income And Steal What You Save For Retirement?
A True Thanksgiving Story- I just returned from visiting my parents, family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. On Wednesday evening, my parents and other family members had prepared a pre- Thanksgiving Day dinner consisting of ham and all the trimmings.
I watched as the men in the family consumed foods that were loaded with fats, cholesterol and sugar. By the end of the dinner, one of my relatives breathing was labored, my father was exhausted, and just past midnight my 50 year old brother had a major stroke and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. This is one Thanksgiving we won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
Sadly, both my father and my brother had already experienced heart and circulatory disease that required major surgeries, consisting of several stints implanted into their bodies, to keep them alive. These two men, whom I admire in so many ways, are by the world’s standard two very bright and successful individuals. So, why do two intelligent people keep eating food that is killing them?
Both my dad and brother say they are pretty much following the kind of eating program that their doctors recommend for patients with heart and circulatory disease and both of them are sure their doctors would tell them the right thing to do- after all their doctors knows what’s best for them. (Oh I almost forgot, we came close to loosing my wonderful father, as he had a stroke this past February).
Well, anyway, why would my family and friends listen to me? I’m not a Doctor; I’m just a cancer survivor who believes I am here to tell this story, because my surviving the cancer and keeping it a bay is based on my eating a 99% raw living food diet- a diet consisting of daily drinks of wheatgrass accompanied by rejuvelac and eating meals that blend, combining my food in the proper proportions, so every ounce of food I take in nourishes my body and strengthens my immune system.
Over the last few years, whenever I talk with my mom and dad about what’s going on in their lives, we always seem to end up talking about their health and the costs of their medicine eating into their retirement. I always try to gently weave the health benefits I have received from eating a raw living food diet and how it has saved me from the high costs associated with managing a disease like cancer. My parents and friends have seen the positive changes in my body and how the raw living food lifestyle has reversed the damage that cancer brought into my life, saved me from spending what I make on medications and has enabled me to regain the years I lost, due to the disease. It’s sad for me to say, but even with my family and friends being able to see how this diet has helped me regain my health, they are still blinded to the truth by the medical experts, media and their own historical eating habits.
Even in the face of illness, disability or even death, it appears most of my family and friends will continue eating the cholesterol laden meats and prepackaged foods, loaded with toxic substances, masked by sugar and salt, and hope for the best.
The Standard American Diet – What It Really Costs
A new study that details the price we may all pay for health care costs in retirement has just been released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). According to the report, a 55-year old couple today, that believe they will be able to safely retire in 10 years, will need to have saved a minimum of $655.000.00 to cover health care, high drug expense and regular living costs including a vacation or two. This figure does not include any long-term care costs. (My parents were smart enough to buy the long-term health care insurance, which they are having now in their mid and late 70’s).
What about Medicare coverage? Well, the EBRI estimates are for all costs above and beyond Medicare. Here’s the clincher: EBRI feels their estimates probably underplay the actual costs!
I believe that a couple that adheres to a healthy high raw living food lifestyle (2/3rds raw) and excludes all meats and dairy and includes eating blended foods, juices and properly combined organic vegetables, leafy greens, sprouts, seed and nuts could substantially lower the amount they need to save for retirement. At a minimum, they would not have the high costs associated with drugs that treat only symptoms but can’t cure disease. They would find themselves enjoying the benefits of good health and longevity.
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Have A Rawsome Holiday Season!
Your Friends at CHI