Health Care Crisis

DON’T DIET!!!   There are many people reading this right now who have tried every fad diet under the sun. You may have lost some weight for a period of time and then gained it back when you got sick of the constant restrictions – only to go on to another diet later and repeat the cycle all over again.   The problem with fad diets is that people often go through this cycle, and end up either giving up or reaching for the latest “diet” food.

When you look at startling health statistics we have below, there’s no doubt in any sane mind that there is a monstrous global health care crisis.  When you consider the suffering people are experiencing in mass today due to a lack of well-being, it’s difficult to imagine the burden this would put on a Savior who loved you so much He was willing to die for you.

In the United States, which tends to set the tone for health and lifestyle for the rest of the world, chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, depression, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes impact just about everyone.  In fact many people, both children and adults, suffer from more than one of these debilitating diseases.  Mental and physical health are deteriorating rapidly.
Statistics reveal that:
  • As many as five out six Americans die of heart disease and cancer
  • 4.5 million have Alzheimer’s—a number that has doubled in the last two decades1
  • 118 million 2 antidepressants are prescribed each year for some 57 million 3 people with mental disorders
  • 61 percent of American adults and one billion worldwide are overweight.
In the past twenty years, the number of overweight children ages six to eleven have doubled—tripled for adolescents.  Over 9 million US children (22 million worldwide) are diagnosed as being overweight and at risk of serious cardiovascular disease.  As weight is tied to conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar, these symptoms have raged out of control.  Conditions once set aside for adults only like adult-onset diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure now impact millions of children as well.

Mental health conditions are so bad currently that ordinary children today are more fearful than psychiatric patients were in the 1950s.  Autism, a severe neurodevelopment disorder impacts as many as 1 in 68 children, 1 in 35 if you’re a boy 6  (Conservative number is 1 in110 children and 1 in 70 boys).

Circumstances have declined to the point that for the first time in history, this generation of children will experience shorter life expectancies than their parents.

While these statistics sound like science-fiction or some post-apocalyptic movie, the fact is that they’re happening right now!

When the majority of people succumb to the same or similar severe health problems, you no longer have a “person issue,” instead you have a system that is just profoundly broken.  While some would say “better diagnosis” explains the incline in disease – it’s simply untrue.  The skyrocketing increase in the sheer numbers of sick people is to staggering to write off as anything other than a radical decline in well-being.  When the culture stops working out for you, it’s time to stop conforming to the culture of this world and participate in a better one!

Isn’t it time for a new health care system?

There’s a power in your body that prevents you from getting sick, heals you if you are, gets you well and keeps you well for the rest of your life.  Please get involved and stop participating in the crisis and a system that doesn’t work!

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