Health Matters

Cutting Through the Fog

Chronic disease is a real problem, as anybody who has one knows all too well. Estimates suggest that 60% of all adults in the U.S. have at least one chronic condition, which account for more than 2/3 of all causes of deaths. A third of all people worldwide suffer from multiple chronic illnesses. [Setting aside the question of whether any of these mainstream numbers can be trusted.] Of course, this is enormously profitable. Treatment of chronic conditions in the U.S. alone costs around $2.5 trillion. And since we have finally recognized that virtually every aspect of modern life is a money-making racket, a cradle-to-grave shakedown, we can hardly expect this to be any different. (A racket, recall, is when you deliberately cause a problem in order to profit from solving it.)

One of the things I have learned about the most from comments on this blog is about health-related…

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