I awoke this morning to this news story on NPR, about how some doctors are shifting their emphasis from drugs, prescribed or OTC (over the counter), to other non drug means to reduce back pain. Now that's what I call progress!
By the way, I made the button in the photo to emphasize this very idea. To me, Health is what we do for ourselves; how we live, including what we eat, how we sleep, the exercise we get, and our mental health, including a sense of well being that can come from self respect, acceptance, and love.
I only made one button like this. But if you want one, please let me know and I'll make them available on this web site!
When I hear that the government wants to "reduce health costs," I think such a statement is absurd. Health doesn't cost you, it is a factor in your quality of life. What they are really trying to say is to 'reduce the cost of medicine and medical care.' There are many ways to do that, of course, but the primary way is for us all to make our efforts at maintaining our health an integral part of our lives.