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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Doctors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death

Doctors Are the Third LeadingCause of Death in the U.S

Do you actively strive to achieve and maintain health?
Or do you wait for something to go wrong and then go to the doctor?

Do you know that being under a doctor’s “care” is the third leading cause of death?

That’s right! Solid fact! Right behind heart disease and cancer is death at the hands of the medical establishment. Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, "250,000 deaths per year are caused by medical errors, making this the third-largest cause of death in the U.S., following heart disease and cancer."

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Dr. Starfield has documented the tragedy of the traditional medical paradigm in the following statistics:
Deaths Per Year -
106,000 Negative effects of drugs
80,000 Infections in hospitals
45,000 Other errors in hospitals
12,000 Unnecessary surgery
7,000 Medication errors in hospitals
Total deaths per year from iatrogenic* causes250,000·
The term iatrogenic is defined as : induced by a physician or surgeon, or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures

There are other studies that estimate the death toll from iatrogenic causes to be as high 700,000 but one quarter of a million is enough to get most people's attention.

So, do you want to prevent the need for a doctor by pro-actively striving for good health?

Or do you want to turn yourself over to the people who are the third leading cause of death in America because you haven’t done what you can to stay healthy?

Good, you have decided to stay healthy to avoid doctors!

The proven, scientifically validated, plan to stay healthy is very simple.· Exercise daily! As little as 30 minutes a day will significantly protect your good health· Eat sensibly and be aware that good choices (salad rather than ice cream) will pay good health dividends· Use high quality nutritional supplementation (see study below)

Finally a “landmark” (20 year) nutritional study has been done that compares the dietary supplement usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of:·

Long-term multiple dietary supplement users, (persons who consume several high quality, organically sourced, cold processed nutritional supplements, Shaklee)

to persons who use multivitamin/mineral vitamins (products sold at the grocery store, drug store and usually taken as one capsule a day)

to non-users of nutritional supplements

Probably the most striking result of the study is that person who used no nutritional supplementation at all were actually healthier than the person who used the one capsule a day products.

The persons who used several high quality nutritional supplements (Shaklee products) over a long period of time were much less at risk for disease than non supplement users and the “one capsule a day” users.

BROCHUREDownload the study brochure (English).

CITATION View the study citation in PubMed,
a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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