Health Care in the (not too distant) Future!

Over the past few decades, “healthcare” in the USA has gone through some serious changes!  Back in the ’80s and ’90s it was not unusual to have a job where the employer paid for your health insurance, and it didn’t cost you a dime!  And the coverage was really good.

Today – not so much!  The policies that are available to you are VERY expensive and they don’t cover many “procedures”.  So you wind up paying much more for much less! 

So what to do?

Reform your health care!

Well what are your options?  Well from a guys point of view, a guy that really likes to do things for himself, without paying someone else, I say “I can do it”!

That’s exactly what I did!  My wife and I, years ago, decided to educate ourselves on the “ins and outs ” of maintaining our good health!  She became a board certified naturopathic doctor, and I received my bachelors in holistic health. We have both attended training on a wide variety of “alternative” therapies.  We then parlayed that education into opening a Holistic Wellness Center, first in NJ, and now in NC.

There are MANY alternatives to regular MDs and pharmaceuticals.  These include herbals, homeopathics, essential oils, and various modalities such as PEMF machines, induction lasers, craniosacral therapy, thermography and colorpuncture.  All of which (and more) we currently utilize in our practice.

However if I have broken bones or other trauma, get me to the emergency room!

I’m not saying that each of you should follow suit, but the information that we learned has become invaluable to helping us keep our health, and helping others do the same!

What I am saying is that you should learn about 1 or 2 of these, probably herbal medicine and/or essential oils, and they will go a long way to you getting out of the “system” and start taking responsibility for your own health, and the health of your family!

This will become an invaluable tool to you and those around you when the SHTF sometime in the future and standard healthcare may become unavailable to you and yours!

Think about it – you being able to help yourself and others maintain their health, without MDs and big pharma!  What a concept!

 

To Your Health!

Coconut Oil Controversy

Coconut oil as a healthy food has come under controversy again due to recent article in USA Today.  Unfortunately this article is completely off base!

It is based on the false premise that fats, especially saturated fats, are unhealthy.  This could not be further from the truth.  Our bodies need fats (good fats) to survive.

My wife and I have been using coconut oil for many years, and found the least expensive to be Costco brand (pictured above).  84oz. for around $20 bucks!

We ingest it in our smoothies each day, use it in cooking, and apply it externally to areas of our bodies that need a little help.

It can help with various health conditions, as it is an anti-fungal:

Coconut oil contains 3 different fatty acids (Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Lauric Acid) that have each been found to be effective against the Candida yeast (see the research studies here and here). Caprylic acid in particular is a popular and effective antifungal, which you can buy in supplement form.

And also antiviral:

The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s. Research has shown that microorganisms that are inactivated include bacteria, yeast, fungi, and enveloped viruses.

Dr. Hardick has a great article on heart benefits: http://drhardick.com/coconut-oil-heart-disease.

And consuming good fats can help you lose weight!

So it would seem that coconut oil is a VERY good food to use to regain and maintain our good health!

To Your Health!