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May 15, 2023Liked by William H Bestermann Jr MD

Problems in the UK as well, I've heard from a UK friend.

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These medications were plentiful when we met them. Many of them are proven and highly effective but they are inexpensive. We must push to make them available. That is patient-centered care.

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May 15, 2023Liked by William H Bestermann Jr MD

As you know, this is all deliberate, as are many other things that are not for our benefit.

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Health care in other countries is ten percent of gross domestic product. In this country, it is almost 20%. We could have better health at lower cost soon. There is a rational way to achieve this goal. See the link. We have had this information for 20 years but we have done nothing about it. Healthcare is one fifth of the economy. If we had better, less expensive care, some people would not make as much money. That is the fundamental barrier to improvement and patient-centered care.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK222271/

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There is much else than this going on. But of course, yes: we could long have had much better health care at lower cost. So: who's doing this? That's what needs to be taken on.

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May 15, 2023Liked by William H Bestermann Jr MD

Totally unacceptable

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May 15, 2023·edited May 15, 2023Author

I agree and we need to fix it. We have not fixed our approach to chronic illnesses and this is part of it. I appreciate your comment.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK222271/

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May 15, 2023Liked by William H Bestermann Jr MD

I vote to get rid of all drugs. Go back to natural food and all that.

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Natural food --real whole food-- is a key part of what we recommend. We now have medications like losartan that precisely block the excess oxidant production of old age to help us stay healthier longer. You are missing that advantage.

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May 15, 2023Liked by William H Bestermann Jr MD

I'm doing alright.

But I don't know what I will do if something goes awry. So here's a hat tip to you.

I am more trending to thinking we should accept our fate...

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In 40 years of medical practice, I witnessed people shape their fate. If they ate real, nutrient dense food, did not smoke, they were healthier longer. If they had diabetes and took lisinopril, atorvastatin, metformin and an aspirin they lived 8 years longer without heart attack or stroke. You health is your most precious asset. I hope you enjoy it for a long time.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5506099/#:~:text=Conclusions%2Finterpretation,free%20from%20incident%20cardiovascular%20disease.

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May 15, 2023Liked by William H Bestermann Jr MD

I grow and eat real food now and the results are as you suggest. I also was on the verge of diabetes and have averted this disaster with the change of diet. Thanks for the response and your work. Here's to your health as well.

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Thanks Rick

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