Shanghaied in Healthcare
Shanghaied in Healthcare
So, Mom comes to visit her grandkids this week. That lead to a jet boat tour of the Portland area. That led to a very interesting discovery for me.
Portland, OR used to be the Shanghai capital of the world.
See, many shipping boats 100 years ago would get to Portland as their last stop before leaving to the Orient. Now, Portland was and still is one of the top grain exporters of the world.
There was one problem.
Often, the ship’s crew would not be fully manned.
That meant that the shipping Captains would be forced to get crew in a hurry.
So they struck a deal with the local liqueur establishments. Anyone who was properly qualified… meaning they had too many already… was dropped into a downstairs compartment and dragged down the sewer system to the docks.
These unsuspecting bar hoppers were brought aboard and woke up hours later aboard a merchant sailing ship headed overseas. And they would work for free to gain passage back home.
Poor guys. They went to the bar to have some fun or nurse a wound from their loved one… and didn’t return for months later.
I guess you could say they did not trust the right people to manage their good time.
Which leads to another dilemma….
Who do we trust with our healthcare?
All told, we are completely dependant on pharmaceutical companies for our health. We have a pill for every disease… and we create diseases just to have pills for the symptoms.
But here is a good rule of thumb for caring for our health: if it is designed for one aspect of our body… then it is not good for our whole body.
If something says it is designed for our liver or cholesterol… then that is not health. That is taking our body and treating it like an engine.
“Yeah, all we needed was to replace the starter.”
But when we think of health we need to think holistically “drink water so you don’t get dehydrated”
That fulfills a need for the whole body and gets the body in a position where it can heal itself… as it was designed to do.
The fancy word for this is homeostasis.
That means there is a simple balance that needs to be maintained within the body’s system. If there is something out of place… say too many acidic foods, then heartburn or acid reflux become the body’s way of communicating the loss of homeostasis.
A constant diet of acidic foods means the body develops acidosis.
One would be required to change their diet and/or drink Kangen Water to neutralize those acids to bring homeostasis back into the body and allow the body to heal itself again.
One example is cholesterol in the arteries.
People see a cholesterol buildup in the arteries and panic as their blood pressure goes up and their heart has to beat harder.
But research is showing that cholesterol is the body’s defense mechanism when the blood gets acidic. Blood needs to remain at a pH of 7.365 to stay in homeostasis.
Drinking sodas or sports drinks or a diet high in sugars creates a lot of acid in the body. This creates a body full of acid… carried around in the blood stream.
Now if the blood is acidic… it’s going to eat through the veins and kill the body. So the body’s defense mechanism is to place a layer of cholesterol around the arteries to prevent the acid from destroying the veins.
Now, our medical system says we need Staten drugs to keep cholesterol down. Remember if they are targeting one system or problem… they are not dealing with health… just symptoms.
But what we really need is to stop drinking soda and sugars. This will slow the high acidic diet… as well as eating some alkaline foods (fruits and veggies).
Then the body can regain homeostasis and once there the body will flush the extra cholesterol out of the body all on its own.
The danger lies in the choice of maintaining a high acidic diet… where the short-term defense mechanism has to be continued. This was never intended to be a long-term defense and will do the body harm as we are seeing in our culture.
Adding toxic pharmaceuticals just compounds the problem and makes the body fight even harder to stay alive. We are creating a stressful body system that remains on survival mode. No wonder our bodies are creating serious complications struggling to stay alive.
And we are no wiser… especially when we look to our pharmaceutical drug dealer for health.
It is interesting to imagine being taken from a drunken stupor and wake up aboard ship and be away from friends and family for months.
But when the healthcare that we depend on takes us on a lifetime voyage of toxic medications which don’t ever bring us to health or solve any of the problems causing poor health, then we have to imagine our whole healthcare has been shanghaied and we are left afloat… victims of trusting a system that has been bought and paid for by the pharmaceutical corporations.
Now, I would be remiss to not provide you with what could be life changing information for you or your family.
There is a Japanese Devise called a Kangen Water unit that is now being sold outside of Japan. This is what they use in their hospitals and medical clinics. The doctors there write prescriptions… not for pharmaceuticals but to drink x amount of Kangen Water.
This seems weird, but they are very effective. Japan has the highest longevity in the world according to the UN.
Also, a radical change from an acidic diet would help reverse much of the damage our Standard American Diet… this would be like cutting back on sugars, sodas, sports drinks etc.
If you are looking for a way out of “the shanghai healthcare system”… I suggest you look at the first two in the recommended resources below.
Many blessings to you.
- 512-505-6833, option 2 (24/7 5minute overview)
- www.kangendemo.com (Pat Boone video)
- www.kingkangenwater.info (product info/story)
- www.kingkangenwater.com (my blog)
- http://2getwellnow.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/the-video-you-need-to-watch-about-kangen-water/ (Japanese video on the history and use of Kangen Water)
- Call me at 503-913-7110 with any questions