Last year, Joseph Biden became the oldest man to serve as president of the United States.
This fact alone is a cause for concern. Especially when you consider how common it is for presidents to fall ill when in office (even when they assume office at much younger ages!).
Not to mention, President Biden has a history of “brain bleeds.”
So today, on President’s Day, let’s first take a closer look at why presidential health is such an important issue for our country.
Then, I’ll tell you about an important step you can take to protect yourself from “brain bleeds” and other serious cardiovascular concerns.
Many U.S. presidents suffered from poor health
Eight American presidents have died while serving in the nation’s highest office. That’s nearly one out of every five!
Then, Congress passed the 25th Amendment to the Constitution following John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.
This amendment officially laid out, for the first time, the orderly process of succession, should a U.S. president die while in office.
But the amendment, as important as it was, still left the Constitution with two large loopholes—rife with conflicts of interest.
First, we still have too much grey area when it comes to determining a sitting president’s physical or mental capacity to lead.
For example, if a president were to develop signs of Alzheimer’s disease…who would determine his or her capacity to lead? And how would they determine it?
Second, the Constitution still lacks clear guidance for what to do if a sitting president unexpectedly becomes physically or mentally disabled or incapacitated.
For example, President Biden recently transferred executive power to Vice President Harris (VP) when he underwent a planned colonoscopy (as President Bush had done before him). However, there’s no clear plan for how to transfer that power to the VP should the president suddenly lose the ability to lead…
Like what might happen after suffering a “brain bleed.”
Both scenarios are critical—and they’re far more common that you may think…
In fact, about half of all American presidents have suffered a serious, unexpected health problem that impaired their ability to lead while in office:
- George Washington almost died from infection at three different points during his years in office.
- Grover Cleveland had a “secret operation” for oral cancer, which surgeons performed on a ship on the high seas.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a heart attack and stroke while in office and almost died three times.
Here’s another interesting point…
Presidential medical care isn’t always top-notch
You would think that a sitting U.S. president would get the very best medical care. But in reality, ailing presidents often receive substandard care because their physicians, staff, and family are desperate to keep the illness from the American public.
And this complicates matters even further…
During the 20th century, a tradition emerged that the U.S. military corps would provide free medical care to the sitting president and members of Congress. But in my view, this tradition, which appears nowhere in law, gives the military undue influence over the president, Congress, and their families. Especially during a crisis!
Well, more than 20 years ago, I worked with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), Chairs of the Congressional Judiciary Committees, to try and help remedy this situation.
In fact, we drafted recommendations to create medical guidelines for implementing the 25th Amendment when a president becomes unexpectedly incapacitated.
But, of course, Congress never enacted these guidelines.
So, here we are in 2022, with a 79-year-old man in the White House with a history of “brain bleeds,” yet no clear guidance on what to do if and when his medical condition is affecting his ability to lead.
Of course, unlike our current sitting president, you have much more control over the state of your own health…and your treatment options.
If you want to avoid “brain bleeds,” strokes, and other serious cardiovascular problems, there are many cutting-edge and natural treatments available to you, as I outline in my Heart Attack Prevention and Repair Protocol.
I also outline simple strategies for staying vibrant, youthful, and healthy well into your 70s, 80s, and beyond in my Insiders’ Ultimate Guide to Outsmarting “Old Age.”
P.S. Tune back into tomorrow’s Daily Dispatch for some tips on how to defy the odds and ultimately increase your longevity.