Who Is Responsible For YOUR Health?

If you are like me, you feel YOU are the one who is responsible for your own body and health and mind. These days the world is being dumbed down and convinced that only special interest groups and governments are capable and intelligent enough to know what is best for you. Unfortunately their “one size fits all” approach is going to cause a lot of pain and anguish for those who do not fit into their neat little boxes. The new approach being taken doesn’t take into account that everyone tends to react differently to the same thing.

As an example…….fruits and vegetables do not satisfy my hunger, they only serve to stimulate it. Water doesn’t fill me and control my hunger either, it only bloats me and leaves me hungrier. I’ve learned to save my salad for last, especially if I overeat a really good meal, as it will take away that “full” feeling that makes you so uncomfortable. Carbohydrates just get stored in my body as fat. I have tried traditional diet and exercise just to find the fat never leaves my thighs or butt and after a year of faithful diet and exercise, I lost all of 12 lbs. and still had thighs that could seriously damage any car that hit me! THAT is NOT my idea of a successful diet and exercise plan. The only way for me to get the fat off my body is to drastically lower my carb intake. The fewer carbs I take in, the faster I can lose. AND I’ve noticed that I feel better and have more energy with fewer carbs and more protein (via meats – red meat in particular) in my diet. So for someone like me, their plans don’t work.

More importantly, is the goal behind this new movement. It is a goal that is moving us all into a socialist state, where you don’t own your own body or mind anymore, but instead have to succumb to the new “group think”. The new group think seems to be that anything that someone else finds to be unhealthy, unsafe, or is just something they personally don’t like that it is a bad thing and no one should be allowed to engage in it. To which I say, BAN ALL SPORTS! I hate sports, always have. Just think of all the money that could be saved in the healthcare industry if they didn’t have to treat sports-related injuries.

And let’s ban running and jogging also, I mean the damage to your joints in your later years just costs the healthcare industry millions of dollars in joint replacements, etc. Non joggers/runners shouldn’t have to pay for the healthcare of people who selfishly ran their joints to death in their youth, should they? THAT is the “group think” of today.

Here’s an idea of who is really setting these new policies in place. Once again, we note that behaviour modification and socialism advocate Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is backing these new initiatives big time.

Public health — the collective act of prevention

The ethical questions surrounding public health and obesity policies that seek to intervene into the medical and lifestyle choices of individuals for the collective good of society, has sparked considerable discussion. These policies are universally based on the belief that most chronic diseases can be prevented by certain “healthy” eating and lifestyles. As many people are discovering, when the science and evidence behind the most popular initiatives are critically examined, they suddenly don’t appear to be about what’s best for everyone at all.

An article in this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association hasn’t received widespread media attention — or any at all — but deserves to. It highlights that the revived field of “public health ethics” is larger than most might imagine.

© 2008 Sandy Szwarc

Read the FULL STORY here.

Now while this might not sound all that threatening to you, consider this, especially the italicized part (which I bolded for emphasis), sorry Sandy, this paragraph was too important, at least to me, and I just had to also include it just in case someone reading doesn’t click to read the full story:

In 2005, ACORN, with Dr. Woolf as principal investigator, was awarded a $300,000 grant from RWJF and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Prescription for Health Initiative, to study the use of electronic health records to rapidly identify patients with ‘unhealthy behaviors’ and quickly report them for intensive counseling. “Unhealthy behaviors identified were being overweight, smoking and risky drinking.” ACORN was one of 10 primary care centers with Prescription for Health to share this $3 million grant to develop “strategies for changing Americans’ unhealthy behaviors.”

So they want to use the new electronic medical records database (google health is one) to find us and report us (this is just so nazi-ish it’s not funny) for “intensive counseling”? I fear asking what “intensive counseling” means but it doesn’t sound optional or voluntary to me.

I have a problem with someone else deciding what is an “unhealthy behavior” for me. I know my body and I know what works and doesn’t work for it. And since there is NO guarantee that following their guidelines precisely will ensure your good health or longevity (don’t forget genetics are the major factor in all of life), I just can’t buy into their propaganda, and I want no part of their socialist/fascist lifestyle.

I have never been a follower, which might also explain why I’ve never really been a joiner either, and I refuse to start now.

The last time I listened to a doctor without asking for proof that I really needed the extra calcium they claimed I did just because I was a female and had turned 50, I ended up with my first ever (and hopefully last) kidney stone that just happened to be all calcium (just a mere 2-3 months after starting a calcium supplement). Just because I was a woman recently turned 50, I was told to take a calcium supplement for my bones. There were no questions as to the amount of calcium I was already taking in daily (which obviously was more than enough), no blood test to determine if I was calcium deficient……no, I was a woman and I was 50 therefore I HAD TO NEED more calcium.

I am not fond of doctors to start with, and this experience just reinforced my resolve to avoid them at all costs whenever possible. These days, if a doctor makes a recommendation, I demand proof that I actually need it before blindly accepting any doctor’s word that I do.

Color me stubborn, but I march to the beat of my own drummer, I listen to my own body, and I take full responsibility for what I do and don’t do. And as someone not afraid to use the common sense and free will that Goddess and God gave me……………I will continue to live this way and the RWJF (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), and any other nosy-body do-gooder, can KMFLWA (kiss my fat lily white ass).

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~ by swfreedomlover on June 2, 2008.

3 Responses to “Who Is Responsible For YOUR Health?”

  1. LOL! You GO GIRL!

  2. And I do agree, I just loved your last statement to the max! I’m in 100% agreement with you

  3. Thanks for the information on ethics.

    We recently wrote an article on doctor ethics on Brain Blogger. Doctors face so many different ethical questions that sometimes have no clear-cut answer. What if a doctor was out at dinner and got a call that a patient that wasn’t in a life-threating situation needed his help? Should he go or should he stay?

    We would like to read your comments on our article. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Kelly

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