Disease: the core business of developed nations

Most industrialized nations don’t produce much nowadays. We run huge trade deficits and our labor markets are heavily skewed towards the service sector which strives to bring the goods produced by other nations to local consumers as effectively as possible. There is one “commodity”, however, that we seem to produce with ever increasing efficiency: disease. 

 

It really is all about the money. The more people get sick, the more money is made by pharmaceutical companies. And yes, like all other industries, the medical industry has simply gone where the money is and, in the process, has become an illness industry instead of the wellness industry it is supposed to be. Currently, close to one in every five dollars in America are spent on health issues – more value than all manufactured goods combined.

As discussed in a previous post, 80-90% of all degenerative diseases are caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. This means that 80-90% of the pain and suffering, the social disruption and the financial losses can be completely avoided by simply living healthily. Really, if doctors were unanimously advocating and prescribing healthy nutrition and exercise instead of drugs, society would be much better off. But that of course will not be nearly as profitable…

The crux of the matter is this: We make lots of money by selling highly processed junk at fast food outlets. We make lots of money by selling cars and other devices that are designed to spare us even the slightest physical exertion. Then we make lots of money by “treating” the obvious diseases that originate from these self-destructive lifestyles. This is like paying one company to tear down your house and then paying another to try and build it back up again. And the worst is that we keep on repeating this process over and over again. This is sheer madness!

Please, break out of this unbelievably crazy self-destructive macro-environment we live in today. I’ve done that a long time ago and have now lived more than 1200 healthy days without even contracting as much as a common cold. It really is laughably easy.

Please watch the following video and spread the word. This madness must end now.

10 thoughts on “Disease: the core business of developed nations”

    1. Well, I have to admit that Norway is perhaps the place where healthy living is the easiest in the world – wonderfully clean air, wonderfully clean water and a great culture of being outdoors and in nature. I consider myself lucky to be living here.

      My lifestyle does have something to do with my apparent immunity though. My Norwegian friends still get sick and I often do things like loading up too much stress from being overloaded with too many things and having long sports practices in freezing rain without ever getting sick. So I must be doing something right 🙂

      Thanks for the tip-off about soy though. I have decided to replace my soy milk with oat milk and have just had that All Bran / oat milk / blueberry / hemp seed combo I wrote about two days ago. And I’m pleased to report that it is just as delicious 🙂

      1. Since when have you been eating hemp seed and how did you come across it?

        Envy you Norwegians all the clean air,water and pristine nature.I’d migrate in a jiffy if only I could deal with the cold.Alas I’m just not cut out to deal with it.

      2. I first read about hemp seed in this book: http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Worlds-Longest-Living-People/dp/1569243484/ref=la_B001K8HFLI_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340376767&sr=1-1. Even though hemp seeds are a bit expensive, I’ll definitely be eating it for the rest of my life. Super healthy and super tasty.

        I’m actually originally from South Africa, so I know all about your reservations about the cold. However, Norwegians have a very good saying about that: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” Also, if you learn to love cross-country skiing, the Norwegian winters are awesome 🙂

        I actually have two Indian colleagues who seem to be handling the winter well. Like all of us from developing countries, they just find Norway crazily expensive.

  1. It really is a sad system here. Also, people are brainwashed into thinking that they cannot or should not take responsibility for their own health. They need someone in a white coat for that. They couldn’t possibly do it. Add to that the emotional/spiritual wounding that people have in this country. There really isn’t very many good outlets for people to work through their issues. To look or feel vulnerable means facing up to “ugly truths” that people don’t want to do. Always keep up the appearance that everything is ok even when it’s not underneath.

    1. You touch on a very important point there about personal responsibility. Our modern era with its big governments and massive welfare programs is slowly converting all of us back into kids living with mom and dad – very limited personal responsibility and very limited personal liberty. This is a very dangerous trend that really needs to be reversed very soon…

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