oswarped wrote:It is in their best interest not cure anything because if they did it would mean the end of the money stream.
There's big bucks in making sure there's a steady/growing number of customers.
Yes, there are well-intentioned healthcare professionals & what-not, but the overall system is too deeply entrenched. Decades & decades in the making.
If people/entities are pulling in money, they want to ensure that money continues to flow. Nobody wants to be out of a job, especially a good-paying one. And this goes for not only the traditional healthcare companies, but also the likes of the FDA, ALA, ACS, AHA, etc.
Honestly, the best healthcare is not to get sick in the first place. That means taking some serious responsibility in one's life. For starters, eat good, nutritious food. Real food. Some may consider it a scam, but years ago I embarked on a journey of introducing as much natural/organic food as possible into my diet. It can make a big difference. There's a lot of garbage out there these days that's being passed off as "food" -- stuff that I feel sick from eating it. You are what you eat is definitely not a meaningless cliche.
As a related side note, supermarket *pet* food is poision, from my experience. Our furry friends can experience a sudden & dramatic improvement in health when you feed them similar real food as above. Yes, you might pay a bit more at the cash register, but: 1.) Pets now eat less (as they're getting the nutrition they're supposed to), and 2.) You save big $$ on vet bills.
I won't get into other aspects for human health, such as regular exercise, good mental/emotional health, daily multi-vitamins, etc. Heck, I even use raw/unfiltered apple cider vinegar (the real stuff, dark liquid with things floating in it), as well as unrefined coconut oil, both externally & internally, for maintenance & all sorts of various minor ailments which can pop up. These two items alone can work wonders (and save some good $$, to boot).
Back on topic: No, no more flu shots for me, unless absolutely "necessary" (like visiting a newborn), as I grudgingly comply if that's the parents' wishes.
Anyway, only one body & one mind. Take care of them. And that means doing some homework & making some easy-to-implement decisions. Definitely been paying off for those in my household for years now. As odd as it might seem, there are many whose livelihoods rely on you being sick & unhealthy. Stick it to them where it hurts.