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TX Public Health Coaltion suggests how lawmakers can "save money, save lives"

**TX Public Health Coaltion suggests how lawmakers can "save money, save lives"**



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March 2011 news conference by members of the Texas Public Health Coalition, suggesting to Texas legislators how they can save money while saving lives this session. The group of physicians, nurses and other health care stakeholders endorsed several bills while opposing planned budget cuts to tobacco and obesity programs.
we're here today to lay out the coalition's position on parts of the proposed state budget and to announce our endorsement of eight key bills now the state of Texas faces a huge budget crisis the people of Texas face a huge health crisis We strongly encourage our senators and representatives to make healthy choices today that can both help them balance the budget and help Texans live longer healthier and more productive lives Texas can no longer afford to indulge the smoking and eating habits of some at a huge cost to all Texas taxpayers tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in Texas period nearly 25,000 deaths each year in Texas are linked to tobacco the direct and indirect costs of smoking in Texas is 20 billion dollars a year the draft state budget in both the House and Senate cut about 23 million dollars in state and federal funds from tobacco control programs this cut amounts to four-fifths of our very meager tobacco control budget we oppose this cut as being penny wise perhaps but very pound foolish the cost to the state for these bills is absolutely zero but the savings are advanced a report that was released last week suggested that if we had an indoor smoking ban it would save Texas Texas legislatures Texas business and individual Texans and more than 400 million dollars a year prohibiting indoor smoking will make a big difference in the number of heart attacks in the number of asthma premature births and other diseases from which millions of textin suffer it would also make a huge difference in the state budget obesity costs Texas business is almost ten billion dollars and that's projected to exceed thirty two billion dollars by 2030 obesity is responsible for a twenty-seven percent increase in health spending more than five million texans are obese and that's expected to double over the next twenty years meaning that by 2040 at least seventy-five percent of texans will be overweight or obese increasingly this crisis is beginning in childhood and texas is tied for seventh place among states in the share of its children that are obese despite all this the draft state budgets are going the wrong way they would cut 4.8 million dollars that's all state funding for obesity prevention programs they would cut public school health programs by over two-thirds 65 million dollars once again we oppose these cuts as penny wise but pound very foolish

Eat Organic Food To Improve Your Health and Save Money

**Eat Organic Food To Improve Your Health and Save Money**



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– Organic food is more nutritious, better tasting and safer for us than conventionally grown food. To make the switch to healthier food, Laura Klein of OrganicAuthority.com suggests we replace the food we eat most often with its organic version, which will help put us onto a more healthful way of eating, and reduce medical costs in the long run. The best place to get organic food is at health food stores, farmer’s markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture). Make the switch to organic food today, and feel better tomorrow!

Learn more about organic food at and why not to eat conventional food at

Also visit Laura Klein’s website

Video produced by Larry Cook, author of “The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Living,” found at
Hi, everyone. My name is Laura Klein, and I’m the publisher
of OrganicAuthority.com. So, you may be wondering why you want to go
organic. Well, a lot of reasons. Well, number one the food, I think, in my
opinion is more delicious. And there’s a lot of people who agree with
me, and it’s a whole heck of a lot healthier. Because if you’re eating conventional foods,
that are sprayed with toxic pesticides and chemicals, and all that yucky stuff, or if
you’re eating meat that is full of hormones, antibiotics, and even pesticides, because
those cows and those animals have to eat something. And a lot of time, the feed is actually sprayed
with pesticides as well, you’re consuming that on a daily basis. So, one of the biggest recommendations that
I make. If you want to improve your health, is simply
upgrade the quality of your food. An easy way to do that is start buying organic. One great tip for getting started to go organic
is commit to buying the food that you eat the most of. So, maybe you’re like me. You love cheese. Who can get enough cheese? I'm sorry I can't. So, buy organic cheese. Or, maybe it’s milk or maybe it’s a piece
of meat. Or, if you love tomatoes, start buying organic
tomatoes because if you eat a lot of tomatoes, or a lot of cheese, you’re going to be consuming
all of the chemicals that go along with it. So if you make that one upgrade, you’re
going to be well on the way to a healthy lifestyle. We’ve had many readers write into us and
who say they actually started going organic for their kids, and they started cleaning
up their own diet and the weight started to fall off. They lost 20 pounds like that. So, it’s much simpler than you think. And, if it’s too expensive, or if you think
it’s too expensive, you gotta start shifting that mind shift. Because if you invest a little bit in your
food, which is a powerful form of prevention that may add up to less doctor bills, less
prescription drugs, and that means a whole lot more money in your pocket. I’m Laura Klein, and come check us out at
OrganicAuthority.com.

Dr. William Davis: Can You Opt-Out Of Conventional Healthcare?

**Dr. William Davis: Can You Opt-Out Of Conventional Healthcare?**



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As healthcare costs continue to rise, with specialty drugs in particular being advertised to the public and driving as much as 26% annual growth in use, we stand apart in the Undoctored program as enjoying magnificent health. We are healthy, slender, look and feel younger, while not subjected to the lists of medications, doctoring, and hospitals that drive healthcare costs.

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can we opt out of conventional health care and conventional health care insurance let me tell you what I mean by that think of it the people around us are being prescribed new drugs that often cost as much as 3,000 to $20,000 per month we have health care insurance premiums that are skyrocketing and costs are not being restrained in fact some costs are growing faster than ever such as specialty drugs growing at 26 percent per year recently now here's the question I posed what if you and I engaged the program like the undoctored program that is the program based on my new book undoctored why health care has failed you and how you can become smart in your doctor and you enjoy magnificent health you and your family you feel great you look great you don't have high blood pressure high cholesterol acid reflux but myalgia joint pain and you don't take any of the drugs for in those things and don't get all the complications of those drugs down the road will you enjoy a level of health functioning and appearance other people won't have but the people around you who are prescribed those expensive drugs who go to the doctor and engage in very costly health care those costs are borne by you you share in the burden of those costs so the 5% of people who end up taking some of those specialty drugs at three thousand seven thousand ten thousand twenty thousand dollars a month even though you're not taking it you share in the cost you subsidize their health care their excessive healthcare costs what if we could devise a means to opt out of that process what if we collaborated coordinated process where because we are healthier we can prove it that we don't take those fancy expensive drugs we don't need we not expose the excessive costs of the complications of those drugs nor of healthcare and we just go better business not having to see the doctor very much at all not going to the hospital very much at all not taking expensive drug what if we could join forces and opt out of conventional health care and health care insurance that is among the long-term goals of the undoctored project to help us craft the process we no longer have to pay $1,500 $2,000 a month for health care insurance and eight thousand dollar deductible but they may be pay only 200 or 300 dollars a month and maybe a $500 deductible or something like that would that be great forget opt out of participating that awful conventional system well I don't have all the answers for you right now it's something going to work towards and talk about discuss in coming months and years but there are two things I asked you to do to help us get there one is to provide your data because we need the data that prove this process works on a large scale in the new undoctored Connect website this is at the end of June 2017 and we are soon going to launch the new undoctored Connect website I'll announce that on social media part of åland akkad Connect website is for you to enter your data basic data blood pressure weight waist size what drugs you take and some of the symptoms you have at start day 30 60 90 180 and we're going to collect that data anonymously of course and then report that data and analyze it and we'll show it to interested parties the US government health care insurers because we'd like to show that on a large scale people can reclaim health and it's virtually free and very effective so please when I announced that the undoctored Connect website is up and operational I invite you to enter your data it's all anonymous we don't you don't want to are don't on a way to live we just want the collective data also know that the undoctored inner circle it's a membership site for a fee some of those fees are going to go towards development this project up out of conventional health care it also gives you a ringside seat kind of a board of directors seat on crafting how and what this looks like over time you'll have a say many conversations that lead us down this path so if you want to be part of this process think about joining us in the conversations in the undoctored inner circle so my vision is to help us find a path that allows you to not have to participate in subsidizing other people's awful health and health care now you can enjoy the fruits of being healthy you and your family can by saving money as well as enjoying extravagant and magnificent health