MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 70 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!

Monday, October 20, 2014

$10,000,000,000 +

This is the amount of dollars spent on just a small number of meds when people choose the wrong lifestyle! This amount is  forever increasing! Big Pharma are making huge profits on meds that depend on bad lifestyle choices by millions of people. Drugs such as Symbicort and Spiriva are for COPD which is primarily caused by smoking, Farxiga and Invokana are for type 2 diabetes which in many cases can be prevented by not smoking, exercise and proper eating! The commercials I see on cable television for Lyrica, a med for nerve pain caused by diabetes, show people that are morbidly obese. Is their a connection? Lyrica is also used for other issues but the ad that stands out is the one for diabetic nerve pain! I am assuming the  reason for the diabetic nerve pain ads is simple math and marketing! There are 29 million people plus with diabetes and many less with the other issues. 
ED meds in many cases can be avoided by not smoking, proper diet and exercising, which helps prevent diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, all of which can cause ED! I posted months ago that if you are a man in his 30's, 40's, 50's and even 60's and if you need an ED medication I would explore all possible and potential problems with your physician. The possible side effects for all these drugs are many and hideous! All these meds are connected by one common denominator: bad lifestyle choices!