Health Care As Defined By Most
The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a fairly large university that self funds it’s health care program. The essence of the article is there is a growing struggle because of the rapidly escalating cost of prescription medication and medical services. The solutions being implemented include: higher co-pays, use of generic prescriptions where possible and limited prescription refills for certain drugs. For example a person may get a two week supply of a very expensive drug rather than one month to make sure they were benefiting from the medication. There is more to this process of managing traditional health care to ensure the procedures being reimbursed are reasonable and necessary. That is a separate topic.
The Above Partial Example Whether It Is For Self Insured Plans, Insured Care or Provided Care Is Not Health Care – It Is Sick Care.
In my book Building Business Profits Fast that was published in 2013 I devoted an entire chapter to what I labeled The Gold Formula tm This formula applies to any situation in life whether it be professional or personal. Here is how it applies in the health care arena:
What is the goal?
My goal is to be healthy. Do I manage my life to be healthy? Yes I do. Do most of the people I know manage their life to be healthy? No they do not.
What would I do if I were responsible for the health care of the country or a company?
I would manage health like I manage health care for myself. As above, I would first define the goal which is to be healthy. Note I am excluding those situations for now that are the few exceptions. Those include accidents and the small percentage of situations where the attention of medical professionals is clearly valuable.
Once you define the goal then it is important to be specific as to what are the strategic areas that based on the information we have today are the ones where we need a game plan? There are four and I refer to these as the four pillars of health care – health care for me, a company and for the nation.
The Four Pillars ofHealth System For Achieving The The Goal of Being Healthy
1. Mindset – each person needs to decide what they need to have the right mindset for health. This means each person needs to understand there are resources for personal growth and development that address minimizing stress which is a leading cause of high blood pressure and heart attacks. Healthy mindset means in your heart and mind you know it is natural to be healthy and to advance in life with vibrant energy. Once you know that then you can reinforce that mindset with resources that help you navigate the stuff our ego throws at us. We define that stuff as problems and stress. There are many other areas where self- development helps a person including self-worth, confidence, expanded consciousness and more. Personal: I devote minimum 30 minutes and often more to achieving my mindset goals.
These mindset resources also reinforce the importance of:
2. Healthy lifestyle as defined by what we eat and drink. People in America mostly eat industrialized processed food and contaminated water. Bad water is found everywhere including in the bottles we buy. Why in the world we accept GMO fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy and fish is beyond my comprehension. Healthy lifestyle also includes:
3. Exercise and the main point is we strengthen our immune system when we regularly exercise. Regularly means at least 30 minutes 4 times a week. For anyone to do that the exercise program of choice like the food and drink we choose to make part of our life must be sustainable. If you love going to the gym that is the right program for you. If you love yoga, dancing, walking, running, biking, skating …whatever it is, that is the right program for you. If you think you are going to love your top pics everyday let me be clear you are not. What you have to love is the picture and feeling of being healthy. That picture and feeling will be your why. In America we generally have given the responsibility to our doctors and pharmacists. That does not work. These three pillars are incomplete now that we know about:
4. Increase the circulation in our capillary system that naturally slows down as we age, experience stress, experience physical or emotional trauma and from environmental influences including less than optimal food and drink, pollution, electromagnetic impulses from cell phones, WiFi, radio, TV and more. When this circulation system slows down,cell cannot get the blood needed for nutrition, oxygen and waste removal. When the cells begin to not function properly, health problems begin. The common treatment is prescription medication which can further slow the circulation. Our capillary circulatory system is minute, extensive and has not nerve receptors. When diabetics begin to lose circulation in their limbs and most notably in their legs they can run the risk of amputation. This is because medication, massage and other therapies do not increase that circulation.
People with the healthiest lifestyles including those in MLM that market high quality supplements still have the problem with this circulatory system slow down because of the factors mentioned above. Note I am an advocate of the MLM industry. I have found that I provide more value by focusing on this 4 Pillar System. The Fourth Pillar is The BEMER This is German technology that is nearly two decades old proven to increase the circulation in our capillary network. When combined with the first three pillars, we now have the foundation for a very rewarding health care system.
How This All Relates To The Gold Formula tm
The Gold Formula tm is simply tracking the variance from plan. I discovered the Gold is in the variance and for anyone to have a variance they have to have plan and measure actual results against the plan.
This 4 Pillar Plan Will Work For More Than 90% of The Population.
I have just begun to get this message out. Please adopt and share if it makes sense to you.
PS The 4 Pillar System is a comprehensive approach to improving the quality of life. I look forward to talking with you about implementing this program.