Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Impending Healthcare Revolution

I've been a follower and practitioner of so-called alternative medicines for several years now. I turned on the radio in my car this morning as I was leaving from work. An individual whose name I can't recall was talking about Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidants, in addition to a product by Purity Products called HA Joint Formula.

The basic concept is that in order to reverse aging or slow aging down, it has to be addressed at the molecular level. Botox injections, plastic surgery, makeup, etc... are mostly artificial and address your outside appearance. But you could look like you are younger, and still have heart trouble, joint pain, and what have you.

Another product that I've been looking into is Meaningful Beauty. Of course, it is targeted towards women, but men have issues associated with aging too. So there you go.

Antioxidants are also found in blueberries, strawberries, dark chocolate, plums and olives. So eat more fruit in addition to checking out these products.

My overall point is that we have a healthcare crisis in this country. We need to start becoming proactive again about our health as well as other areas of our lives instead of being dependent on government programs, insurance agents and doctors who may or may not know what they are doing. No one is going to do it for you, so you might as well be proactive anyways.

1 comment:

Amelia said...

Vitamins are so cheap if you don't mind buying the off-brand...I don't understand why people, even young people, can't suck it up for 30 seconds a night and pour themselves a glass of water and swallow the darn things. I take glucosamine, too. Since I had surgery on my knee in high school, I figured my joints weren't getting any younger from all those years of cheerleading, especially as I continued cheering in college.