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Regathering Of Israel

Reflections On Health, Freedom And The U.S. Government

***The following is a guest post for Organic Health by Jimmie Parr*** When I was very young, my mother told me about the nutritional value of oranges, and citrus fruits, in general.  She said that English sailors had become known as “limeys,” because they carried limes, or other citrus fruits, on their vessels.  They had discovered that citrus fruits helped prevent a condition called scurvy, which had, in past times, been linked to a deficiency of Vitamin C. I say that, “in past times,” scurvy had been linked to a deficiency of Vitamin C because that type of information may now be lost on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In the March, 2006 edition of Life Extension magazine is an article entitled “Why Is the FDA Picking on Cherries?”  The article has to do with the U.S. Department of Agriculture having given a grant of $150,000 to cherry growers in Michigan.  Michigan cherry growers used the grant to do research about nutritional benefits of cherries.  Among other discoveries, the research revealed a correlation between the consumption of tart cherries and a decrease in pain in joints of people with arthritis.  The anthocyanin in tart cherries was said to be better at pain relief than an equal amount of aspirin.  However, the Fools and Dumb As…oops…the FDA told (Read More....)

Reforming America’s Sickcare System

****The following is a guest post for Organic Health by author Jim Knapton**** Let us not kid ourselves anymore. America does not offer, in the main, healthcare but hugely expensive systems to support the care of the largely unnecessary sick. Is this not more aptly labeled sickcare? In contrast to any other developed nation, we lack a national health policy whose minimum qualification ensures at least adequate treatment for all, irrespective of economic standing. Socialized medical plans, no matter how abhorrent to American individualists who see them as an abomination only because they are seen to adversely affect their pocketbooks, guarantee that no one will ever have to forfeit their material lives for being ill. America states a contrary view: only if you can afford it can you get it.

It is imperative that alternatives be sought to replace our current sickcare programs, where self-serving interests—pharmaceutical profiteering, malpractice insurance absurdities, multiple-payer inefficiencies, privileged professional associations, and poor quality hospital care—hold too great a sway.1 Instead of equal and just primary care for all, we have spawned a sickcare industry that (Read More....)