Pussyfooting around the true causes of modern lifestyle diseases

Pussyfooting around the true causes of modern lifestyle diseases is getting more and more difficult for mainstream media to ignore.

For instance, in Charleston, West Virginia the opioid epidemic has caused so many deaths that the state’s burial fund for needy families is nearly depleted.

The state’s Department of Human Services has conducted 1,508 burials so far this year.

West Virginia has the highest rate of fatal prescription drug overdoses in the nation.

In 2015 the state’s prescription drug overdose was nearly three times the national average. These figures are from The Week (3/17/17).

Typically, it’s going to be a young person not financially in a great position, according to Robert Kimes of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

“Pussyfooting around the true causes of modern lifestyle diseases is because the media is largely supported by Big Pharma,” says Donald Light of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

“In refusing to fix the holocaust (of prescription drug overload), U.S. and European pharmaceutical companies, the federal government, medical journals, hospitals and doctors are intent on hiding it.”

Prescription drugs are now the 4rth leading cause of death in the U.S. and Europe, claiming 330,000 victims a year, as well as 6.6 million hospitalizations and untold discomforts, dysfunctions and road deaths.

Also, The Week (4/14/17), presented an article on the obesity’ epidemic.’ The Baby Boom generation is the fattest on record, and direct medical costs are about $1.8 billion a year, with an additional $5 billion in indirect costs such as lost productivity.

Obese patients submit up to seven times the number of medical claims normal weight patients do, says public health commissioner Rahul Gupta.

And then there are national costs. Zhou Yang, a professor at Emory University, found that obese older males spent almost $200,000 more on lifetime health expenses than normal weight peers—while overweight women spent almost $224,000 more than their thinner peers.

The percentage of overweight and obese young men has doubled over 50 years and tripled for young women.

There’s a slight mention of eating more fruits and vegetables and less processed food, but bariatric surgery business (trimming away the stomach’s capacity on 3 or 4 or 500-lb patients) has soared, and Big Pharma is busy working on medication.

And then, maybe, a small mention of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects about 6 million Americans, up 89 percent in the last 14 years.

Some little-covered medical professionals calls Alzheimer’s disease a “tsunami,” with drugs having little impact. (But there are many more drugs in late stage trials, we are assured).

The examples above from mainstream sources demonstrate that the longtime pussyfooting around the true causes of modern lifestyle diseases has left tracks that can no longer be ignored.

We have not even talked about glyphosate poisons soaking our conventional fruits and vegetables, mineral-depleted soil, or that only about one percent of vast U.S. farmlands are organic.

Professor Light is the author of the book, The Risk of Prescription Drugs. His website is PharmaMyths.net.

Other sources include: BusinessInsider.com