I thought I’d share some interesting financial data with you today. Yes! It’s show me the money day – a pretty compelling look at the difference in my healthcare costs before and after I fired my traditional doctor and my psychiatrist. Instead, I went to see a Naturopathic Doctor and a Doctor who treats his patients with nutrition.
2013, 2014 & 2015 Healthcare Costs
$8,000 – 10,000 a quarter or $35,000 – $40,000 per year which is an average of $3125 per month
- Psychotherapy, psychiatry, and general practitioner visits for managing Bi-Polar II Disorder
- Emergency Room visits for uncontrollable migraines
- Prescription medications for Bi-Polar II Disorder, nausea, ear infections, and sleep disorder
- General practitioner visits for recurrent ear infections, exhaustion, sleep disorder, migraines, constant headaches, psoriasis
2016 Healthcare Costs
So far this year $1001 which is an average of $125 per month
- Check-ins with Naturopath on diet and supplement plan plus electric current treatments for my tennis elbow
Note: I no longer suffer from migraines, headaches, ear infections, a sleep disorder, nausea, psoriasis, or any symptoms of Bi-Polar II Disorder. Further details of the seemingly endless positive health impacts of changing my health care providers.
So, yeah. If you want to know the reasons why I no longer give one Scottish Highland Games toss what mainstream doctors (or anyone else) thinks of Naturopaths or doctors who treat patients with LCHF and KETO diets, I can give you approximately 39,000 reasons every year for the last 3 years. Science schmience. Show me the money. Give me my own anecdotal evidence EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Do I give one flying ring-tailed lemur whether there is any scientific evidence to back any of this up? Do I give one fat, juicy Mediterranean fig how or why it works? Do I need to get a second opinion from anyone anywhere about the efficacy or validity of any of the protocols I am currently using or used to figure out WTF was wrong with me? Do I care one iota if any “expert”, scientist, doctor, or other “suitably qualified” person tells me I need to see a traditional Doctor or Specialist because I am endangering my health?
No. NO. No, I don’t. All I care about is this and the incredible improvement in my quality of life since I changed tack and stopped listening to (and paying) the vast majority of ‘healthcare’ providers. Oh, and I care about the $3000 per month I am now NOT spending on healthcare. Because guess what? I am healthier *by far* now than I have been since I was 11, or maybe even younger than that.
And that is all I need to know.
Also, don’t talk to me about organic being more expensive, or the cost of grass-fed beef, or how it’s too costly to eat healthily, because I can assure you that while my grocery budget *might* have gone up a little, it certainly has not gone up up $39,000 a year. Or even $1000 a year. I’ll take spending $1000 a year on great real food v. $39,000 a year on ‘sickcare’ any day of the week.
Happy Labor day, Americans! Happy first Monday in September, everyone!