In spite of the plethora of negative spin on U.S. health care reform, there is a broader positive perspective. January 1, 2014 marks a historic change in health care choices. The change includes a little noticed provision (against the din of negativity), whose long-term impact is likely to be life changing.
Holistic Health Care (HHC) dating back to 3,000 BC has reached a milestone. From Hollywood to traditional medical schools, HHC is being used more as an effective means to improve health and quality of life rather than merely a back-up strategy to TWM (Traditional Western Medicine – Allopathic procedures). According to the Deloitte 2008 Survey of Health Care Consumers, the Baby Boomer generation is the most likely to use HHC and make medical decisions independent of their doctors.
If prescription or OTC drugs are so good for people, where are all the healthy medicated customers? The truth is, there aren’t, any. There is nobody taking twelve prescriptions or OTC drugs with a clean bill of health. In fact, the more prescriptions a person takes, the worse their overall health. And if you approach the healthiest people you can find and ask what prescription drugs or OTC drugs they are taking in order to be so healthy, they give you a confused look: Healthy people do not take prescription or OTC drugs!