Oct 14 2022
Do ”They” Want You to Get Sick and Pop a Pill?
Being sick is scary AF and sometimes, the easiest thing for us to do is call the doctor, pop a pill and cross our fingers that we feel better. But does the healthcare system in America truly want us to feel well if they simply keep prescribing us toxic medications? Sure, there's been a lot of chatter lately about all the measures that turned out to be wrong in terms of the pandemic. But instead of focusing on the last few years, I want to share some stories that have happened to me over the last few months. From a wisdom tooth removal, a potential surgery and a blood test scare, I was reminded of the broken healthcare system. So often, the American healthcare system isn't looking for the cause of a malady, but merely puts a band-aid on the problem. They order MRI's and perform surgeries, prescribe drugs for a "quick fix" except most of these drugs come with potentially serious side effects. And the moment a patient suggests an alternative or holistic treatment, western doctors will often just roll their eyes. It's a cycle that I first noticed as a child and going through this process again, I wonder if the US healthcare system and big pharma want us all to get sick. I know, a pretty dystopian view of the world but I really think it's time to question if healthcare in America is simply here to make a profit and put a band-aid on our health problems. I play a clip from a powerful Bari Weiss podcast entitled, Eating Ourselves To Death where she speaks with Dr. Casey Means about the obesity epidemic in America. I also a play a clip from the Bill Maher podcast where he speaks with Ross Douthat, author of the wonderful book, The Deep Places where he writes about his experience contracting Lyme Disease. I hope today's episode inspires you to think more deeply about how you approach health. Thanks so much for listening to the show, and remember, I'm also very excited to say my new book SSAFY can be purchased by visiting SSAFYoga.com or on Amazon by clicking HERE and if you enjoy today's episode and you want to support the show, please subscribe to the podcast on iTUNES or Spotify. It's always helpful if you share the show with your friends or head over to iTunes and write a quick review. You can also support the show by becoming a subscriber at www.patreon.com/eddiecohn and on the music side, you can also purchase my new record at eddieconn.bandcamp.com or visit my website www.iameddiecohn.com and sign up for my email list and newsletter. As always, thanks so much for listening and supporting the show. Please reach out on IG @eddiecohn with any questions. Thanks for listening.