Right before the holiday season started last November, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released some very grim statistics about rising mortality (death) rates in the U.S.
In 2017, 2.8 million Americans died — up nearly 70,000 from the previous year. This grim statistic reflects the most deaths in a single year since the government started tracking the figure 100 years ago.
Of course, there are some very simple, practical, natural approaches that can help you improve your longevity and avoid becoming another statistic in this terrifying trend. And I’ll tell you all about them in just a moment.
But first, let’s look at what’s driving this tragic trend in mortality…
Backbone of America dying in droves
For many decades, U.S. mortality rates had been on a steady decline…and lifespan had been creeping up by a few months each and every year.
But then, suddenly, something unfortunate started occurring in one U.S. population group…
As you may recall, in 2015, I reported that two Princeton economists had found that mortality rates had increased by 33 percent among white, middle-aged, middle-class Americans. That increase marked the first time in recorded U.S. history that any population group had experienced an increase in mortality rate. In fact, the trend is so exponential, it’s now even driving up, for the first time, the mortality rate of the entire country!
What’s even more tragic is that this group is dying largely from suicides and drug overdoses. In fact, in 2017 there were 47,000 suicides — up from a little under 45,000 in 2016. And that figure reflects the most suicides in a single year in at least 50 years.
Of course, in this day and age, there’s a fine line between intentional suicide and accidental drug overdose — whether the person was using prescription drugs and/or “recreational” drugs. And recently, I saw case after case, where Medical Examiners (MEs) have become lax in nailing down the specific cause(s) — or manner — of death (accident, suicide, undetermined, or even possibly homicide).
It’s just become too complicated — with the increasing number of different prescription drugs often present in someone who has died from an overdose. (Thanks in no part to mainstream medicine’s unfortunate polypharmacy practices.) Plus, MEs now often find both prescription and illicit drugs in the systems of the deceased.
Furthermore, the insurance companies, which increasingly call all the shots in our medical system, are only concerned whether or not the drugs involved were “taken in accordance with prescribing guidelines.” That way, they can blame the victim, even for accidental overdoses, instead of paying insurance claims.
Meanwhile, the doctors who prescribed the drugs and the insurance companies (which provide malpractice insurance to doctors and life insurance to patients) get off the hook, not having to pay a dime.
A sad, new trend for Americans
In 2017, there were also increases in deaths from:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases — despite the government’s war against tobacco for the past 55 years
- Flu/pneumonia — despite more and more flu shots and the new pneumonia vaccines
- Heart disease
- Type II Diabetes
- Unintentional injuries (true accidents)
Of course, heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death among both men and women in the U.S. — despite mainstream medicine’s faulty efforts to get more people to take statins, cut cholesterol, and reduce salt and the consumption of healthy fats from foods like full-fat dairy, eggs, and meat. (As I’ve often reported, the science shows those steps don’t reduce heart disease or any other chronic diseases. Instead, they actually increase the risks!)
What we’re seeing now represents the longest period of a generally declining life expectancy since the late 1910s. During that time, World War I and the 1918 influenza pandemic (or “Spanish flu”) — the worst influenza epidemic in history — killed one million Americans combined. (In 1918, the single deadliest year for Americans, the life expectancy was only 39 years.)
And life expectancy had been going steadily back up ever since — that is, until now.
Despite all the modern medical technology, “wonder” drugs, and advancements in public health over the past century, CDC experts say: “We’ve never really seen anything like this.”
Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the CDC said in a statement, “These sobering statistics are a wake-up call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions that are preventable.”
And I’d certainly have to agree with Dr. Redfield…
But we will not get there following the mainstream medical myths we are being told, while essentially ignoring most effective, natural approaches!
Live longer with these 8 commonsense strategies
Fortunately, you can buck the national trend and faulty medical recommendations, and increase your lifespan. You simply need to follow some sensible, natural approaches.
1.) Avoid so-called “recreational” drugs (including supposedly “harmless” marijuana).
2.) Use alcohol in moderation.
3.) Avoid prescription drugs, especially statins.
4.) If you must take a prescription drug, make sure it’s been on the market for at least seven years. This gives enough time for researchers to observe any adverse risks and conduct a real safety profile (beyond the trumped-up data sent by big pharma to the FDA for “approval”).
Plus, a drug that’s been on the market for 15 or so years usually has generic options, which will be less expensive.
5.) If you’re 65 or older, don’t waste money on private “supplemental” Medicare insurance for Medicare Part D. I recently investigated the whole program when I turned 65 and found private Medicare supplements, and Part D, may be the largest insurance scams in history.
6.) Use the money you save on Medicare supplements for effective and safe care you really want and need — like bodywork, mind-body practices, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, and high-quality dietary supplements.
7.) Follow a moderate, balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, full-fat dairy (including cheeses), meat, and seafood.
8.) Supplement daily with a high-quality vitamin B complex (with at least 55 mg of B6) and 10,000 IU of vitamin D.
9.) Get a moderate amount of exercise, just a total of 2.5 hours weekly.
Of course, there are many other simple, natural strategies to stay vibrant, youthful, and healthy well into your 70s, 80s, 90s — and beyond. You can learn all about them in my protocol, The Insider’s Ultimate Guide to Outsmarting “Old Age.” If you’d like to learn more about this online learning tool or enroll today, simply click here.
“Suicide, at 50-Year Peak, Pushes Down US Life Expectancy,” Newsmax (newsmax.com) 11/29/18