Less is more…..
I know all you mindful souls out there have heard about minimalism. As senior citizens we, as a group are faced with the horrors inflation can have on our savings and we must remain active and vigilant in our efforts to remain in control of our new reality as we age.
I had this aunt Rosie. She was a wonderful woman. She always lived on the fringe of poverty and was a tireless advocate for seniors until her passing at age 97! She was a character and was featured on many local and national news stories. I have decided to follow in her footsteps and on occasion use these pages as a forum for Seniors not willing to “go quietly into that good night”
It struck me this week that when it comes to matters of health, our system is poised and ready to drain the last ounce of blood from your finances and many times complex, expensive solutions are the only panacea offered to ailing seniors.
I had an extreme physical reaction to some allergen which left me weak to the point of not walking. I avoided the hospital and visited my family doctor who has always been gentle and kind, not one to press the panic button and order a slew of expensive medical testing. Fortunately based on my past medical history and about thirty minutes of discussion he was certain that I had a reaction to a large amount of grain I had consumed in the form of an entire pizza!.I had a history of digestive issues and when he took the time to ask if I had eaten anything grain-like in excess, the answer presented itself.Two days later after an herbal based cleanse product which cost under $12.00, I feel much better.
I asked him if there was a type of doctor who specialized in these type issues he said,”Let’s proceed slowly. I Think you have identified the problem, stay away from that food and let’s revisit this in a week.”He also told me that any doctor treating this condition would have ordered a panel of tests an prescribed some new drug which was probably not covered by my medicare supplement He went on to say that the only doctor he would visit was an MD who was also a Naturopath but there was only one in the northeast and he was not accepting new patients. His name is Dr. Strauss..
Did you know that the queen of England’s personal doctor is a naturopath ? She looks strong to me.
In America we have this complex medical establishment which functions much like the Military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned of. It feeds on us, especially as we age.
Have you looked at a hospital or doctor bill after it has been partially paid by medicare? The government and the insurance companies get hugely discounted rates from the doctors and hospitals but any reaming balance is charged at the full rate and presented to you for payment. You are being duped out of your hard earned and ever shrinking dollars by what I call the Medical.- Insurance Company complex.
Seek simple solutions with caring, intelligent doctors instead of being ground up and spit out by big business which seeks to drain your last dollar. It is time to stand up and be counted. Write your senators and congressmen and seek out a more minimalist position when it comes to the funds you have put away for a rainy day, including those dollars you invest in your continued health..
Peace & Love,