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If Dick Cheney didn`t have government healthcare all these years he would have been dead
One thing that is not mentioned in all the articles I've read. Each of these countries determines how they count the life expectancy in their own country. It's not just as simple as you were born on date x and died on date y. Average the total for the country and you get life expectancy. I've read that some of these countries only count “natural deaths” and don't count accidental deaths (i.e. murder, auto accident, sporting accident, etc...). The U.S. has the highest. Also some of these countries don't count infant death before the age of 2. The U.S. is the ONLY country that counts all deaths regardless of the circumstances. This would lower the U.S. life expectancy greatly.
bfs....Although somewhat interesting I tend to agree with your surmise of how we as Americans lived or have been subjected too..
Also to add to the pharma, and medical intentions..I would certainly think you would agree that we have also been an over medicated society...And it sometimes takes it tolls, even as alcohol or tobacco might..
I guess one point would be the fact of antibiotics failing to have effect on certain diseases with some individuals; And possibly another would be organ or more precisely liver and kidney failures.
Although not having the professional training, I have lived long enough, to have experienced many maladies or dilemmas and have been a quick study, when having an interest in specific fields.
I could go on and credit longevity to great medical care offered in our Country, but then again
I'm a firm believer that Genetics plays a major part in our lives, and then the abuses we allow ourselves could certainly determine the quality and the length.
Yes many are so to speak...Island or island type Nations, surrounded by water...
With a diet very dependent on seafood..
Even the Swiss are somewhat removed from immigrant and diverse genetics...
Which in my opinion, plays a large part of living longer..
I have lived in other countries, where people are more into preventative medicine, where I got the chance to learn how to live healthy. For one they do not jump up and go visit a doctor every time they do not feel well and request that the doctor give them pills so they can feel better. Medication is not readily prescribed and people do eat healthier and especially not using processed foods as we do here in the U.S. and certain additives are banned since they are bad for our bodies. Another thing they do not have all the fast food restaurants that we have. This year I decided to take my health into my own hands and am so glad I did. I stopped eating anything processed, eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, eat nuts and eat chicken 1-2 times a month. I also am using herbs that are beneficial to my body. I also do my cooking at home. I am not saying that I am 100% there but am doing the best I can. I no longer need prescribed medications and feel better overall. So we wonder why we have such a big health problem -- well it has to do with big companies producing more and more bad foods and additives and pharmaceutical companies heavily pushing more medications on us. Just remember that medications make people gain weight and will eventually do some damage to our organs.
Percentage of smokers in each of these countries that promote longevety.
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