Thoughts on the Health Care Situation

I think you can understand how this gets people fighting that shouldn’t fight at all. I read that Americans spend 3.2 trillion per year on “health care” – $9,990 per year per person. What do they spend that money on?

Some people may be unfortunate cases/disabilities etc… but the vast majority of the costs come from people that get sick from their lifestyles and then go to doctors and a “healthcare” system that doesn’t actually lead to changes in lifestyle.

People don’t sleep enough, eat enough healthy food, exercise enough, or practice what they need to in order to maintain general good health.

Why should people be forced to literally work in order to pay for someone else to go to doctors who will prescribe literally heroine so that they can continue eating junk food and not exercise and not feel the pain that results from their shit lifestyles.

Don’t get me wrong. I do not oppose collectively paying for education or collectively paying for health research or collectively even paying for heroine…


But we don’t.

How would YOU spend $10,000 per year on health care for yourself or for someone else?

How much money also do we have to spend? Infinite?

If we have a limit of money to spend we have to budget it wisely.

Does it look like the government budgets the money wisely? No. So some people say they don’t want to give the money their money for the budget to spend it.

The government COULD have had better school lunch programs. The government COULD have had classes in school that teach how to eat right, exercise, and they COULD have had classes start later so that kids could learn to get enough sleep.

But they didn’t. And they don’t. So many of us won’t trust the government with more of our money.

$9,990 per year per person. That just costs too much. People shouldn’t be spending that much. It doesn’t make sense. Imagine if everyone could afford to pay that. Like this ideal magic world where every adults makes $100k or whatever. Isn’t that still too much?

Because it’s not just spending $9,990 per person per year… it’s being SO SICK that we’re paying $9,990 per person per year… and it’s not even solving the disease. People are literally mostly paying for pain killers and drugs related to obesity. Check out these facts:


“During 2007–2010, half of the total U.S. population consumed <1 cup of fruit and <1.5 cups of vegetables daily; 76% did not meet fruit intake recommendations, and 87% did not meet vegetable intake recommendations ”

“During 2007–2010, 60% of children consumed fewer cup equivalents of fruit than recommended, and 93% consumed fewer vegetables than recommended”

Note that a cup of fruit tends to be around 100 calories or less. A cup of vegetables even less than 100. Most people get less than 10% of their calories from fruits and vegetables. Where do they get the other 90%?



“Percent of adults 18 years of age and over who met the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic physical activity: 49.0%
Percent of adults 18 years of age and over who met the Physical Activity Guidelines for both aerobic physical and muscle-strengthening activity: 20.9%”



“1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep”…/rele…/2016/p0215-enough-sleep.html

“Percent of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days: 48.7% (2009-2012)
Percent of persons using three or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days: 21.8% (2009-2012)
Percent of persons using five or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days: 10.7% (2009-2012)

Physician office visits

Number of drugs ordered or provided: 2.3 billion
Percent of visits involving drug therapy: 67.2%
Most frequently prescribed therapeutic classes:
Antihyperlipidemic agents

Hospital outpatient department visits

Number of drugs ordered or provided: 329.2 million
Percent of visits involving drug therapy: 72.5%
Most frequently prescribed therapeutic classes
Antidiabetic agents
Antihyperlipidemic agents”


OBVIOUSLY you don’t believe in shit healthcare. You believe in GOOD healthcare that heals and helps and doesn’t cost more than it should. But that’s not what’s actually in place. People live unhealthy lifestyles and have poor health. An intelligent and compassionate approach would FIRST see to it that people eat well, exercise, sleep well etc… THAT would be where the first dollars get spent. There would be a VISION where we don’t expect every year spending to get more and more.

You HAVE to understand that healthcare doesn’t come from nowhere. Professionals must get paid to do their work. Companies must pay to make their drugs. Hospitals must get paid. And all three of those want to make a TON of money. Doctors get paid a LOT. Drug companies get paid a LOT. Hospitals get paid a LOT.

It’s only “free” if you don’t have money so someone else pays for it. But it’s not actually free.

I TOTALLY support working for a healthier society – but I believe it’s current iteration to be MOSTLY a scam. I don’t think you will disagree.
Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations — United States, 2013
Eating more fruits and vegetables adds nutrients to diets, reduces the risk for heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, and helps manage body weight when consumed in place of more energy-dense foods (1). Adults who engage in <30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily should consume 1.5–2.0 cup…

My Vision Improvement Story/Response to Neighbor Asking About Optometry

If you have had any eye surgeries, you should likely disregard everything I write here, but if you haven’t this may be very valuable information.

First, I am not an optometrist, nor medical doctor, nor presently able to perform advanced eye exams for retinal health… however…

After having had glasses for 12 years and then learning to improve my eyesight enough to pass the driver’s test without lenses, I wrote a book about the process of going from “nearsighted to clearsighted”. I passed the driver’s test for an unrestricted license in 2011 and passed again in 2016. At my worst my vision was -4.00 with astigmatism and I improved to not need lenses at all. I have successfully worked with many people to aid them in vision improvement.

I’ve also worked with multiple vision professionals who work not only to care for eyes, but to actually help return the eye to a shape where clarity comes naturally without corrective lenses or surgery.

I understand this may seem like a fringe position, but I would recommend avoiding optometrists and opthalmologists that do not see most vision problems as treatable at the cause and mostly reversible because there is extreme statistical likelihood that if a person in the present day suffers from myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) it has more to do with their behaviors, environment, and mental/muscular coordination than some kind of genetically unwavering design.

We can look at population studies and see areas where people have gone from rates of 10% myopia in the 1940’s to rates higher than 80% in the 2010’s. ( So it’s probably not genetics. It’s probably modern lifestyles. There’s a study of Chinese ethnicity children living in Singapore and Australia. In Australia they had a rate of 3.3% myopia and in Singapore the rate was 29.1%. If I recall correctly they were 5-6 years old! I strongly believe in the reversibility and preventability of most vision problems.

I don’t know what specific conditions you’re inquiring for, and I am not a doctor, but I would most highly recommend considering an holistic approach to vision and assessing whether things like stress or strain, excessive indoor time, and insufficient outdoor time could be playing a role. I would be happy to lend you a copy of my book entitled “I Can See Clearly Now; The Strain Is Gone”. 🙂

In my experience working with people, I have not yet found an outlier conflicting with the basic theory proposed by those in the vision improvement camp – namely that stress and strain causes blur and relaxation allows clarity. In other words, everyone who has some vision problem ALSO has some stress and strain problem. When we direct attention to whether they physically or psychologically feel truly relaxed in and around the eyes – their answers have never been a resounding yes.

When people manage to truly deeply achieve a state of relaxation without lenses (provided they have not had surgery on their eyes or truly suffer from a physical limitation), they see clearly.

This makes sense to me. All of us who have slightly crossed our eyes know that we can produce blurred vision with only a tiny shift from proper coordination. Why should we assume that while we have been seeing blurry, our eyes were in fact properly coordinated?

By doing simple practices like closing our eyes and covering our eyes with our palms, we help give the eyes a break and truly focus on relaxing in the present moment. Many people notice they catch their breath and begin to feel better just from closing their eyes. Most people with blurry vision tend to have fatigued eyes and appreciate the rest. Myopia actually comes from Greek mu-ops for shut-eyes.

In summary, vision problems tend to be more psychological in genesis than physiological. Optometrists will tell you that myopia happens when an eye is too long. They will tell you that hyperopia happens when the eye is too short. But unless they practice some form of vision therapy if you ask them, “why are the eyes this length?” They will likely say “we don’t know” or “it’s genetics”.

Shouldn’t we want to know “why” we have some kind of undesirable results? I know how stressful it is to have blurry vision. It can even be dangerous! It’s scary! But what if there were understandable reasons for it? How about excess stress, fatigue, and strain? How about poor vision habits? I know what natural vision feels like now. It feels relaxed. It feels open. It “feels” clear – not just as a vision of acuity but an emotional state. It feels like there’s more space. I feel more free. It is easier to breathe. I feel calmer and more connected. I feel less blocked by some invisible barriers. I no longer feel this separation caused by a medium placed between myself and the world that I “need” in order to see clearly.

I’m 31 now. I first got prescribed lenses at around 12-13. I began improving my eyesight at around age 23-24. I managed to live without lenses very quickly, but it took me a couple years until I could pass the driver’s test. I still find myself learning how to be more relaxed and more clear and my vision continues to improve over time.

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Anonymous account of eyesight improvement

November 24 at 8:41 pm

Okay, So I got my first pair of glasses when I was around 11 years old.. It was in 1997 so its been a while now!.. I know/believe that I’m born with absolutely perfect vision eyesight… I don’t know/remember what happened since I had to start wearing glasses at age 11. It could very well be an old fear from childhood – but I can’t remember any specific situation…
I know the most optimal thing would be never to wear glasses but I’m not there yet where I can take them of constantly, since I’m having a job where I have to use glasses.. Also I still find that its way to dangerous to drive a car with out my glasses.. Riding my bicycle is not a problem as long as I drive slow and conscious..
I can not take them off more than I already do at the moment… I’m sure that I eventually will get rid of them and never have to wear glasses again – That’s my “goal” even though it might gonna take some time.. Rome wasn’t build on one day right! – so lets just take it from where I/we are now!…

As I said I’m all ready taking my glasses of as much as possible and its very challenging some times but its worth it, no doubt… My eyesight has defiantly improved just by getting a pair of glasses with less strength plus of course taking them of as much as possible..
When I’m of work I try to focus on getting in early nights and sleep as long as I care for – no restrictions!… Since November last year Ive been eating a low fat raw plant based diet only… Trying to relax, breath and spend more time in nature.. Doing yoga and meditation. I always find that I see more clear/sharp the first minutes after coming out of a meditation – It feels very nice… I believe these things I mention has helped me a lot with improving my eyesight naturally, plus many other choices I see as positive beneficial aspects for me….

What I have noticed is that my vision gets blurry if I stress, are underslept, or spend too long on the computer – so I’m trying not to spend to much time on the internet, and try to avoid these things as good as I now can..

How much more do you think I can go down in strength if I buy a new pair of glasses?.. I really don’t know how to figure it out…
In the beginning I did not see “perfect” with the glasses I’m wearing now and I felt kind of dizzy in the beginning, but after a few weeks wearing them it seems like my eyes “got used to them”, and now my eyesight is “perfect” – you know when I wear them!..

What is the next step in this experiment with improving my eyesight the natural way.. Please let me know your thoughts..

I post all my glass strength down below with all the details, from start and until now; nearsighted, correction for cylinder and astigmatism..

(The first number describes the size of my “vision problems” and tells how nearsighted I am.. The second number is the cylinder and the third number is the astigmatism).
As you can see the astigmatism on my right eye is quite big, but apparently I don’t have to wear a glass with astigmatism on my left eye any longer.
(I’m talking about the newest pair of glasses I have)..

Thanks for reading this…
I would also like to wish you guys all the best on your own journey..
Remember – it’s not about the destination it’s about the journey to get there!….

29-07-1997 R -0,75 -1,00 170 L -1,00

20-06-2000 R -2,25 -1,50 145 L -2,50 -0,50 80

09-10-2004 R -2,00 -2,25 155 L -4,00

24-10-2007 R -2,25 -3,25 160 L -4,25 -0,25 160

12-06-2010 R -2,00 -3,25 165 L -4,25 -0,25 150

15-05-2014 R -1,50 -1,50 160 L -2,75

Look for easy solutions to chronic problems.

WARNING: Kind of a gross topic! Don’t read before a meal!
So I used to have some toenail fungus or something. It looked like little indents in my nail and I didn’t know what it was from. I went to a couple doctors. One of them said that it had to do with the impact of my feet on the floor from playing basketball and there was nothing I could do about it. The other doctor said that it was some other kind of like fungus or something and I’d either have to take a pill for months or soak my feet in apple cider vinegar everyday for like 6 months. When she told me about the apple cider vinegar, I remember it kind of feeling like she’s like “being that cool person at the retail store that is like ‘hey man come back at 5pm we’re gonna put this item on the discount shelf later anyway’ and then winks at you”. Anyhow, I did the vinegar thing for a few days but I guess I didn’t have the discipline or expectation of success enough and didn’t keep it going and just had kinda embarrassing toenails. I read somewhere about coconut oil and started doing that and that was kinda good but still no real results.
THEN one day I just decided to rub a dandruff shampoo into my toenails. And guess what? They started looking better real fast. There was no longer the white kinda flaky gross grossness. I also tried to just rubbing salt on my toenails too. Not sure if that did anything but it felt kinda good. Now my toenails are pretty shiny and clean looking and I think in a few months they’ll look perrrfect.
BUT this problem lasted for like 7 years. I thought it was a nutritional deficiency (maybe it was in some way or sign of imbalance). Two doctors had ideas both which didn’t actually seem right – especially the impact from basketball idea. Both times these doctors acted like they had authority. I don’t recall them saying “hmm ya know I don’t really know”. I recall at least one of them giving me some latin name that I googled and found no real answers about either…
But there turns out to have been an easy two minute solution to something I’d had for Y E A R S.
There are probably so many easy solutions to chronic problems. Just why not? Why wouldn’t there be an easy solution? Even if we don’t know of one, why not LOOK for the easy solution? Why not BELIEVE that it’s probably out there?
And WHERE do we draw the line?
So you have cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc…
WHY not at least BELIEVE that somewhere in the universe exists an easy solution?
WHY should we believe that there are no easy solutions, and that the best course of action will be extremely costly financially and will almost by guarantee harm our body?

My Quora Post about LASIK

Thanks for the ATA.

I have interviewed LASIK surgeons about the physiology and anatomy of most people that undergo LASIK. Here’s what they say:

Over 90% of people that get LASIK surgery for myopia do so because their eyes are too long – NOT because their cornea is misshaped.

This is important because it reveals a major problem with LASIK surgery: LASIK surgery does not treat the cause of most people’s blurry vision.

Even though many people may be happy about their surgery, it still does not actually heal the eye.

If you look at the statistics in the past century, you will see that myopia has increased at astounding rates anywhere from 50% to 1,000% in certain populations. Now we have this surgery that many people say is effective… but it does not address the cause of the increase in myopia.

Beyond not addressing the cause, it actually creates a condition in the body where if the body were somehow to return to what would otherwise be an eye that provides clear vision without correction – the LASIK surgery would make that result negative.

So LASIK is a type of surgery that works against healing.

WHY do people have myopia in the first place? How do we know a specific individual’s cause of myopia?

Well, often we read that stress and strain can cause blurry vision. Most people have experienced this after a long night at work. Well what would happen if they got tested for lenses or surgery at that point? They would get a different lens or different surgery.

People’s vision fluctuates. Sometimes it gets worse… but sometimes it gets better.

But if you get LASIK surgery… you really do not want your “natural” vision to get better. By that, I mean that sometimes eyes get longer and sometimes shorter. The basic cause of blurry vision is said to be when the physical length of the eye is longer than the optical length.

How is it that one day a person could read the board in the classroom – and the next day they cannot?

The eye is supposed to be fully formed at age 13 in size. So how can a Law student at age 24 suddenly develop a disease that occurs due to the physical length of his/her eye being too long? Did studying too many books cause the eye muscles to grow in some irreversible manner? Why would this be so? Even if the muscles did grow from increased usage in close-up vision… couldn’t those muscles then atrophy as they are used less?

In other words, couldn’t the person change their behavior and use of their eyes and then have different results with regards to their vision?

It seems questionable as to why people could reverse so many other diseases but not improve vision. Especially when vision actually involves a wide variety of factors.

Not getting enough sleep contributes to poor vision (everyone knows that).

Not getting enough sunlight and outdoors time contributes to poor vision.

Being stressed and visually strained contributes to poor vision.


So why not try changing those things?

Isn’t there an intrinsic value in improving sleep quality?

Isn’t there an intrinsic value in seeing to it that you get enough outdoor time and sunlight?

Isn’t there an intrinsic value to not being stressed or visually straining yourself so much?

Yes. Yes. And Yes.

But that doesn’t mean a person will do anything about it, and if they prefer to just trust someone with a degree to cut their corneas to a degree based on a measurement that actually fluctuates often but people don’t pay enough attention to notice it or care.

LASIK surgery, like many other medical “solutions” really offers the cowards way out. It’s like instead of dealing with the root of the problems, just tape some fruit to the branches of the tree.

I don’t mean to be harsh here, but I have found in my years of working with people that many simply cannot take on the task of learning how to relax and decrease stress in their lives. They simply do not identify with their own agency in life or their bodies.

They are lost in their minds with little to no sense of control.

This is largely due to the education system they were raised in and a disconnect from the outdoors.

Just look back in history at rates of myopia. It makes it quite unlikely that genetics caused your bad vision.

Ask yourself:

Do I get enough sleep (truly), and is it high quality sleep?

Do I get enough outdoors time (truly), and is it high quality outdoor time where you feel free?

Do I strain my eyes often?

Do I live a balanced life?

Do I have very healthy habits?

If your answer is no to any of these questions – why not handle those before paying a lot of money for an irreversible surgery.

Simplest Explanation For Vision Improvement

Note: This is for people that have not had surgeries.

Here are the simplest steps for vision improvement:

  1. Remove your lenses
  2. Fully relax your body-mind

That’s it.

If you succeed to do steps 1 and 2 it’s almost a guarantee that you will see better.

But you have to do steps 1 and 2.

FULLY relax. I can’t even describe what full relaxation is. I am still on path towards experiencing it. Sure. I have relaxed enough to feel amazing. Sure. I love having a body. Sure. I feel like my mind’s pretty calm and awesome often…

BUT true? Full? Relaxation?

Like having no pain whatsoever in the body and no sense of any excess tension anywhere. Totally at ease from head to toe.

That might not come so quickly or easily unfortunately.


2 steps for vision improvement.

Remove your lenses and relax.


If your response to this is: “I can’t relax” or “Trying to relax sounds difficult or frustrating”…



More on this later, but just keep it in mind.



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