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Whatʼs Causing The U.S. Population To Be Sicker Than Other Nations?
(NaturalNews) If you think pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, and various other instruments of modern Western medicine are responsible for improving quality of life and increasing the average lifespan in America, think again. Based on the figures, the U.S. far outspends all other developed nations on healthcare expenditures, ranking in at a whopping $8,233 annually per person, on average. The only nation that even comes close to this figure is Norway, which spends roughly $5,388 annually per person on medical expenditures, or roughly 65 percent of what the U.S. spends. With all this extra money being spent on healthcare, it might be assumed that Americans are extremely healthy, and are living far longer than people from other countries. But this assumption could not be further from the truth. According to the data, the U.S. ranks last among its developed peers in terms of average lifespan, with women bearing the brunt of this disparity -- and according to the experts, life expectancy in America is only continuing to decrease.
Sick-care industry, GMOs to blame for poor health, early mortality There are several logical answers that cannot go unaddressed, if America is spending tens of billions of dollars every year on healthcare, but Americans are sicker and dying earlier than people from other countries: the first being the fact that American healthcare is driven primarily by profits rather than outcomes; a second glaring factor that mainstream medicine continues to ignore is the prevalence of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food supply, which appears to be a primary cause of increased disease rates and early mortality. "The medical system is by far the leading cause of death in the United States today, killing more people than heart disease or cancer." You might want to STOP eating GMO foods! Below are just some of the food products popularly identified to be genetically modified:
1. Corn - Corn has been modified to create its own insecticide. Monsanto has revealed that half of the US's sweet corn farms are planted with genetically modified seed.
2. Soy - Soy has also been genetically modified to resist herbicides.
3. Cotton - Like corn and soy, cotton has been designed to resist pesticides.
4. Papaya - The virus-resistant variety of papaya was commercially introduced in Hawaii in 1999.
5. Rice - genetically modified to contain a high amount of vitamin A
6. Tomatoes - Tomatoes have now been genetically engineered for longer shelf life.
7. Rapeseed - In Canada, this crop was renamed canola.
8. Dairy products - 22 percent of cows in the U.S. were injected with the GMO hormone (rbGH).
9. Peas - A gene from kidney beans was inserted into the peas creating a protein that functions as a pesticide.