Monday, February 21, 2011
The Solution to the Health Care Crisis. Yes, it is that Easy :)
Today, we hear the problems surrounding health care in the United States almost on a daily basis. How can we resolve our Health Care Crisis? How can we afford to take care of all of the health problems facing our nation with dependable and adequate medical treatments? We will need to look at the principles of our present health care system and how it is supposed to work in theory first in order to arrive at a solution. In Theory, if we are to pay a premium for health care we should be able to afford to heal our citizens who are sick. However, modernity has pushed us to a state of unhealthy habits and a care-free sentiment about our health. We stopped taking responsibility for our own health when we began to pay Insurance Companies to take on our own responsibility so we would not have to worry about it.
The truth is that we should always be responsible and conscious of our health. If we were to educate ourselves better about our health, the benefits would be instant and we would not have to pay so much for health care both personally and collectively. If we were to be more conscious about our health and what we eat we would see tremendous benefits in terms of our health and the amount of doctors and hospital visits we have in a lifetime. The simple principles of digestion, nutrition and diet would bring enormous benefits to the general health of our nation. If we are to truly solve the health care problem we need to look to the source of the problem: not taking responsibility and care of our own health. What we need to do is to engrain the principles of health eating, exercise, and consciousness into our every day lives. There are many diseases plaguing our country and a big part of them can be alleviated through healthy eating. We can also become a stronger nation by the implementation and practice of Yoga which brings many benefits physically, mentally, and spiritually. It is important to bear in mind that we should really try to learn from our history and the history of other civilizations. There are many cultural traditions which provide many methods of healing naturally. Ayurveda is one such tradition being the most ancient and also the most comprehensive medical science in the history of mankind. In Ayurveda, you are taught everything relating to health from your breathing, to your posture, your nutrition, digestion, meditation practices, natural herbal formulas, natural oils and so much more. You can choose to adopt the methods of your liking to try them first. What is clear in Ayurveda is that there are many ways to heal naturally and that we are a part of nature with which we can align ourselves. Ayurveda can provide a complete education on health and the principles are easily incorporated into your everyday life. The responsibility for our health never ceases to be our own. We need to nurture ourselves and value ourselves so that we can begin to take care of ourselves.
The other problem we face is that we constantly undervalue our own health. We ascribe value to so many other things but fail to remember that we cannot enjoy anything unless we have our health first. We only value health when we are sick and then when we feel better we forget why we got sick in the first place. Our health should be the top priority in our lives or we should at least provide for some health eating and exercise for the same. Eating organic foods and balanced meals, drinking at least 3 liters of water daily and taking some nutritional supplements can go a long way in improving your health. If we began at the fast food level and demanded not to have so many processed foods consumed in our nation I think we would find that our nation would begin this healing process. It is unbelievable that we are still feeding our citizenry processed foods that are very low in nutritional content and very high on fats which are very damaging to our health.
The problem with health care is a problem we created. We should look to the source of disease in our country if we are to solve this problem. The heart of the matter is related to our own perspective of health. We need to educate ourselves further and to simplify our health education so that many Americans can benefit from natural healing and other countries can follow suit in the same way.
WHAT DO YOU THINK????
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