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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What is More Expensive, Health Care Reform Or Prevention?

I want all my friends and family to think about this. And then pass it on to those they care about!

I was there for a radio show this last weekend for Jamba Juice...The turn out was a little on the scant side, but looking over at McDonald's, the cars were just rolling in, the parking lot was full and the drive in had a huge line!

So here's the deal.

I was asked by a radio guy in an interview once, "in these economic times, isn't it better to get a low cost meal then a Jamba Juice?" Really, I mean...Really?

Let's think about this for a minute?????????

Let's break down the costs.

First of all, people are buying fast or processed foods not only for themselves, but for their children, and they are not buying healthy choices for the most part...they are buying what gave McDonald's and all those other chains their financial base...junk food and lots of it.

Did you know that with the chemicals and additives in a happy meal, that its the equivalent of giving your child a cigarette? How many responsible parents are there out there giving their one and two year olds cigarettes? okay, now double the amount of food and an adult is eating the equivalent of 2 or 3 cigarettes per meal...oh, that sounds healthy!

Now, what happens after 10 or 15 years of eating like this? Have you ever heard of Cancer,

Diabetes, muscular atrophy???

The cost of treating cancer, (and remember that we are detecting not only diabetes at a young age, we are also detecting breast cancer and other cancers at a young age as well!) is going up and the sky right now is the limit!!!

In 1999, Radiation was $14,000.00 per month, chemo was more...for one year it was $300,000.00. That is $821.91 per day...and a 16oz Jamba is to expensive? Eating right is to expensive? $821.91 verses $4.00 to $12.00 per day to prevent cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, osteoporosis and other diseases is better then any other medication out there! And when you have no insurance, how do you pay $821.91 a day for your treatment? And that is just for one person in a household, what happens when all this catches up with you and you are not only trying to treat diabetes, but cancer and other health concerns on top of that and for different people under your roof?

Remember, this food is being fed to children as well! What will be the cost of treating our kids for these diseases?

Remember the bank bailouts? We are going to be paying for that mess for a long time and all for the greed of others...with health, its gluttony and it's worse. Those of us who are mindful of what we eat and how much we eat, exercise for our health on a daily basis, will be the ones that will being paying for the rest of this nations ill habits! We are going to be the ones to show up at work and take on the extra loads that get pushed off because our co-workers health is affected. It's the health conscious vacations that will have to be postponed because there were co-workers that couldn't tow the line, it's the healthy ones that will have to contribute more into a national health plan or private company health plan because we are strong enough to work longer hours, take fewer breaks, take less sick days and earn more money...and that just isn't fair.

Did you know that last week in Germany, they released findings that artificial sweeteners are being found in high amounts in the drinking water? Saccharine, Aspartame and Sucralose can't be filtered out of the urine and now the German government is dealing with health issues from people who have severe reactions from those chemicals...and yes, they are chemicals. Sucralose is Trichlorogalatosucrose...three molecules of chlorine (that's right, the stuff you clean your toilet with!!!), one molecule of galatose (from milk) and one molecule of sucrose (table sugar), Aspartame is worse, it actually causes your insulin to rise which can lead to diabetes! If it's in their water, what do you think is lurking in ours?

Its a known fact that whole fruits, whole grains and whole vegetables are the best thing for the care and maintenance of the human body!!! it cleanses it, nourishes it and keeps it running right.

You know those expensive facial creams you get at the mall? Some of them are $300.00 and last a month, and people by them!!! Did you know that the largest concentration of Alpha-hyrdroxy, the expensive stuff in those creams are found in Fruits and Vegetables? Fruits and Vegetables that you can buy at the grocery store? For cheap? Not Processed? Did you know that it's more effective to eat alpha-hydroxy then to put it on your skin? When you eat the food, the acids influence your basal layer of skin, so you skin takes on what you eat from the inside out, it's more effective.

I am almost 50 years old and look like I'm in my late 20's or 30's...why? Number 1 is genetics...I'm Polynesian, my people eat fruits high in enzymes and vegetables but also because I'm an advocate of eating healthy, like Jamba Juice. My kids wouldn't think of going into a McDonald's! They go to Jamba Juice. They are all honor students, they are all well behaved, healthy and they are all successful, why? Because I gave them the tools to not only make good decisions, but to eat well too!

The only time that we have gotten ill is when we have introduced bad food or bad medicine into our routines. What do we keep in our medicine chest? Vitamins and Supplements! What do we do for breakfast, lunch or dinner dates? Jamba Juice or somewhere that will offer us whole fruits, vegetables and whole grains so we don't get sick!

I want my friends and family to be healthy. I want my friends and family to be successful and have long and happy lives! I want my friends and family to make better choices in what they are eating and doing so we can all be together, laughing and enjoying each other's company.

I'm not paid by Jamba Juice...but I wanted you to see the logic in making a choice between Jamba Juice verses fast foods, processed foods and choices that could take you away from a good life.

Jamba is not expensive...again, eat the wrong things and you will pay $821.91 per day to fix Jamba, All Fruit and you will end up paying $4.00 to $12.00 a day for better health!...what an insurance plan!

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