May 1, 2017 1:38pm CST
If one is not rich or well off and is thinking of switching eating habits from what is called unhealthy eating to healthy eating - this can prove very challenging. Why? - because healthy foods do not come cheap. Now consider this - the pharmaceutical industry globally is a trillion dollar one - and most prescription drugs cost an arm and a leg. In fact many people need assistance to procure what they need, because these drugs are necessary to keep us from death's door when we become really ill. Therefore we must have them at whatever cost. Expensive healthy foods, expensive drugs - is there a conspiracy to keep us sick , resulting in the rich getting richer? of course unhealthy eating is not the only contributor to people getting sick - but lifestyle on a whole. Is there anything we can do or change in our lives so that we would need to visit the pharmacy less?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
There are some things we can do but you are so right about this. And yes sometimes unfortunately I believe there is something coming down from the very top..I mean logically that makes sense to me that we are being kept that way. I do not think it is at all not possible in fact I think it is more than possible. We can only afford what we can afford and just try to stay healthy as you say food and meds. So dang crazy expensive..then just buy best food we can with less chemicals in it. There are some things that are good like teas, apple cider vinegar things like that..my bladders busted tho so cant drink acidy things lol Oh and exercise, walking helps. But we are constantly being cutting back, cutting back.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
@Kandae11 Also on the conspiracy note, I am constantly in survival mode Kandase..it is a given with me..everyday I feel that I want to be able to walk long ways if I have to and also to be in the best shape I can be for our life may depend on it in the times we live. I want to be able to give it my best, even if it is hopeless.
@TiarasOceanView Whatever happens in the future it is best to know that you tried and gave it your best shot. A lady once told me what is the point of exercising, taking all those vitamins , fighting to keep healthy - and a gunman could take your life in an instant. I replied - so what if he doesn't and you live to be ninety - but your body is so ravaged with illnesses that you can't enjoy your longevity
• Redlands, California
Pretty much, just exercise. Maybe take some herbal supplements, but those not cheap either, unless you grow your own. The problem is when you only eat bad food, it does not make you want to exercise. It says I feel like crap and will exercise tomorrow, but never do because you feel the same way. Vicious cyclical world we live in.
• United States
I think that you are smart enough to make judgement on this. I eat healthy food or I think that it is,but do have others. Do not like people to tell me what is healthy and what is not. You or we are the judgement of this.I do not listen to them. Life is short and going to do it my way.Thank you Frank Sinatra.
Hello Kandase, I love your discussion, there are a few things we can do to better our health and its very inexpensive, I like to stock up on cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, garlic and ginger. All of these wonderful items have magnificent medicinal purpose's. Cayenne is really good for the heart, I use it in small doses. Garlic is great for just about anything, I use that one when I am sick with the flu. Apple cider vinegar is great in soup and can be put in water to drink and we all know about apple's and I use it for gargling if my throat is sore. Ginger is wonderful if you have a sore tummy. I always have these herbal remedies on hand, just in case I am feeling ill but in all honesty I use one or the other quite regularly . Take care Kandase, have a great week, big hugs from Cathy XO
• United States
Well, I guess I don't know for sure, but the biggest change I've made in my eating habits is buying more fruits and vegetables. They aren't cheap but they fill me up and they taste wonderful. I'm also exercising more, which doesn't cost me much of anything at all, and I'm sure that will go a long way to making me healthier.
• United States
Here is something to add to your conspiracy. My son's insurance recently increased the premiums. However, the cost of any type of anti-depressant or tranquilizer went down while the cost of curative medicine like antibiotics went up and so did the co-pay on them. So it's cheap to stay numb and happy while fighting an infection will cost more. I have argued to years that the government is trying to keep us sick, obese, and stupid. Any one with an IQ over 60 would be able to reason that making healthy foods cheaper is the key to controlling medical costs and creating a more productive society and that in turn will make the economy healthy. Instead, lean poultry is often more costly than fatty beef or pork. Pasta dishes are cheaper than vegetables and fruits. If you're poor and you want your children to stop crying in hunger, fill them up with hot dogs and macaroni and cheese! They'll be fat and their brains won't work very well but they won't be starving. I don't know about the rich getting richer in this scenario. Society is less productive when it is sick and the minds of the children are deprived of the nutrients they need to be intelligent and innovative. That means there is less money to be made and less product to sell. But there definitely is a conspiracy to keep the people unhealthy, whether by food control or pharmaceuticals. They say a lot of the cost of medicine is because of expensive research and development and I can see it to a point but not this much.
The govt is now making it compulsory for the doc to prescribe generic medicines which are cheaper. I get your point about healthy food the organic ones cost a lot. However I suppose their are many traditional food good for health and not costly.Also walking is free...No need to go to a gym...That sort of thing