You hear it all the time on the news that statistics show people are living longer than compared to previous generations, but this is (in my opinion) a false statistic.
The truth is obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are on the rise in this country, affecting a staggering number of Americans, but that's not even the worst of it... Each of these, an epidemic in and of themselves, are effecting people at younger and younger ages.
So how can you have a statistic claiming that people are now living longer than ever when health issues like the ones mentioned above (normally thought of as adult concerns) are plaguing children at such an alarming rate?
The answer points directly to a major weakness in western medicine... treating the effects of these diseases and health issues instead of focusing on the causes. All too often, and with the help and support of drug companies (and those who profit from them), doctors waist precious time trying to relieve the symptoms of a more serious underlying problem.
Poor diets can be blamed for much of the health problems plaguing those in this country. The plain truth is processed foods, pesticides and chemicals, as well as unsafe and unhealthy meats and poultry are killing us, and instead of putting time and money into fixing our broken food industry we rely on pharmaceutical companies to invent the next miracle drug that promises to make all our aches and pains go away.
You don't need a miracle, just the desire to live a long healthy life that isn't dependent upon drugs.