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Okay so everybody thinks wahoo the land of free medical!  Yes I live in Canada! The country of free universal healthcare. Well for some reason all of Canada is not created equal. Some groups of people have absolutely free medical, some groups don’t.

 

Lets look at the different provinces. Canada as a whole is supposed to provide its citizens free and equal access to quality medical services. Well some provinces like to charge its residence a “premium” for their access to the free universal service. British Columbia (where I live), Alberta and Ontario have felt they should charge people to access a nationally funded free service.  So in British Columbia to access the very same level of services the rest of country gets for free a family earning 30 000.00$ dollars per year must pay 1 662.00$ in medical premiums. Albertans pay…Hmmmm…seems that information is rather elusive on the internet. Why the secrecy Alberta? Oh well maybe one of my Alberta readers will chime in here with some rates. Quote a family of three or more please. According to the information I found on the rate in Ontario for a household taxable income of 30 000.00$ they would pay 300$ for the same care as we get in British Columbia for over 5 times the rate.

 

Shouldn’t a program that is paid for by taxes be the same all across Canada. I do not understand why we pay “premiums” in some provinces. I could understand if we received free dental or free prescriptions or shorter wait times for procedures than the provinces that don’t charge premiums. When I hear the word premium I get a vision in my head of better service. You know, like  a private concierge or a shorter passholders quay. But I have a hard paying extra for the exact same thing everyone else gets for free.

 

As a person who in not employed by a company with extended medical plans. I have no help on non medical programs like dental or message therapy. So I pay out-of-pocket one hundred percent of those needs. So when something comes up like say oh I don’t know a tooth extraction for a crown. I go out of country. In Canada an implant with crown can cost between 4200.00$ and 6000.00$… so I went to Mexico. Yup Mexico!! The service and workmanship are awesome and I got the all done for about 1300.00$. So if you factor in a last-minute deal to Cancun from Vancouver at about 1200.00$ twice, once for the implant and then 3 months later for the crown. That equals 3700.00$ all totalled. Can you believe that. I can get in two one week vacations and my dental work done to the same standards as they are in Canada for less money than the cheapest average cost of an implant/crown work here. So being that I have a condition where I needed several done you can quickly see my savings.

 

Yes one must shop around and find recommendations but there are excellent competent dentists down there at a fraction of the cost as the same qualified dentists up here. If you message me I would gladly give you the contact info the dentist used. I have heard of other places in the world offering medical tourism. Again there are good and bad practitioners everywhere, I mean look at the malpractice suits here. So be thorough in your investigation and go confidently and enjoy your tropical recovery locales.

 

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Where’s the beef?  Do you remember those commercials? Hopefully I am not dating myself here. Anyway, here is a link to the commercial, jog some memories I am sure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug75diEyiA0  Yeah so that is not what this is about. I am finding myself wondering more and more where the nutritional value. That, I think, is more and more becoming the question on peoples mind. Our mass production huge agri-business is not serving us well. I mean its serving a few large multi-nations nicely, but, us the consumer not so much.

 

We are experiencing way more disease than we did as a society 30 years ago. Our waste lines are getting ever bigger as our bodies are trying to find an adequate amount of nutrition needed in an ever depleting quality of produce. We are jacking up our meats with hormones and steroids to speed up growth times and portion size. But, at what expense, firstly to the animals and then ultimately to us, the human consumer of these Franken-foods.  It just seems stupid that we’ll dump steroids into our beef, pork and chicken and then ban an athlete for the same to himself.  I read an article not too long ago that said in order to get the same nutrition out of orange grown today as you could 30 years ago you would have to eat 8-10 of them.  I drive past a Booster Juice billboard that is promoting an orange drink they sell and the add says “because you don’t have the time to peel 10 oranges”. It’s not even so much we don’t have the time it’s who would or could sit down and eat 10 oranges. Virtually nobody. So that is where we find ourselves, looking for nutrition in all the wrong places. Now that last line reminds me of a song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MnU6p3sGSw High calorie nutritionally deprived processed or worse fast food.  You know, really it’s not our fault. We are victim’s, in a way, to big business. So what do we do about it?

 

We’ll I think the very first thing you have to do is to decide that you have had enough of this crap being forced down your throat, literally. Once that decision is made then you can start assessing what you’ve been doing and what you should be doing. Re-evaluate your diet, where does your typical meal come from? How is it made or grown? What kind of pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals have been sprayed on this thing you are about to ingest into your body? And nowadays you also have to wonder about what kind of genetic modifications have been done to this thing. I call it a “thing” because once man has altered it; it is no longer a natural food item. So let’s start reading labels. Buying fresh locally grown produce daily.  I know it can be tough to do, but the more you do it the easier it is to do. I mean in the winter months my wife buys her romaine lettuce from a big box store, it baffles how long it can stay eatable in the fridge. Makes me wonder what is in it to have it last that long.

 

We grow a small garden and shop local organics when we can, even meats and eggs. We look for high quality non GMO’d foods in the grocery stores. We have made the decision to eat smarter for us and our children. We have a bread maker and make our own. We also consume a high quality brand of vitamins and minerals every day. Awhile back we started doing a high quality meal replacing shake as well.  In the New Year we are starting an exercise program.  We still go out for dinner from time to time, it is never fast food, and to be honest we actually prefer eating at home. At home at least we know what we are putting in our bodies.  These things we have done over the last few years, they have become habits now. We enjoy being healthier, our bodies feel better. We have been getting some exercise over the years but we are hitting it with P90X and Tai Cheng in January.  Shakes, vitamins, healthy food choices and now an exercise regime, you can look for us on the cover of health and fitness magazine shortly! Just kidding about the last part but I am pretty stoked about the choices we are making and the benefits we are reaping. Hopefully you’ll find your way to your health plan. If you like you can check out the links at the top of this blog and see what we are doing.

Here’s to your health!

Cheers.

 

 

 

GMO Continued….

The more I learn and understand about the corruption in the corporations and our so-called government agencies that are supposed to protect us the more appalled I become. The Government feels it must police me, a single individual, and yet a huge corporation can police itself! It can independently deem its products safe without outside testing and bring this untested crap to market and feed it to us and our children. Who do they think they are, were do they get off? What about the breach of trust of our elected officials to do our due diligence for us with the funds we provide them via our taxes.

 

We, as consumers of the goods have the power to make or break these companies and they know it, and know it well. That is why they are fighting tooth and nail to keep labelling out.  California must bring in the law that requires the mandatory disclosure of whether or not any GMO is in a given food item. I believe that if this was to become a law that the GMO industry would go broke in a very short time frame. I further believe that these chemical companies should be held libel for any damage to “natural” products that their altered seed may have contaminated. If those suits don’t clean them out then the medical claims against them for feeding these unsafe and untested products to the general public should bury the hatchet! I, for one, think that if you bring something to market you should do it under full liability. Do you think that these corporations would be so quick to put unsafe product out to the masses if they were held accountable. But then again how can we expect them to be accountable when the so called governing body, our government, is so blatantly unaccountable and corrupt.

 

People we need to fix this! And fast. We need to vote for people who stand for something. That are not just in government for the payoffs, corporate payoffs at that. There are getting to be more and more of this callubor of candidates coming to the surface. They are seeing the fight in the people to fix this and they are starting to step up.  Take Kurt Haskell, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Michigan’s Seventh District for example, he is wanting to fight the good fight if given the chance. I say vote him in, what’s the worst he can do nothing? Isn’t that what the majority of those back stabbing b**tards are doing anyways? Find as many of these fighters as you can and put them in office and see what they do, can’t be any worse than what we already have, I tell you.

I got a link to this short video put out  by Gary Null Productions and boy does it open your eyes up to the corruption in the FDA. FDA should stand for Federal Diabolical Agency, that would be a closer description for what they do. Nice job guys, you rock! NOT!!!! I will include the linkto the video in here too. After you watch that short fifteen minute video you’ll have a whole new level of despise for these big chemical companies.  As I keep saying people, we the people are the power to fix this. We just need to stand up together and peacefully make a stand against these corporate beasts that think control us.  Look around search online find something in your neighbourhood that you can get behind and show up!!  We can do it!! together we stand-devided we fall!!

 

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So what is Get Free With Glen? My new website! I must say I am pretty excited. I have been wanting to get a web presence for a while now, and well now I have gone and done it.  I have named my new site www.getfreewithglen.com for a reason. The reason you ask? It is because getfreewithme was already taken. Curses for waiting to get on the web.  But the one I have is great it leaves no question as to who you are getting free with, me!! 😀

Why get free? Good question, but I may ask you one in return. Why not get free? Isn’t freedom better than captivity? Isn’t it better to be free of ignorance by arming yourself with knowledge? Is it not better to free oneself from oppression by learning how to apply your rights as a human being to your oppressor? Isn’t it better to be free from the bondage of credit card or other forms of consumer debt? Isn’t it better to be free from your time restraints like your job so you can enjoy your life the way it was meant to be enjoyed. See freedom can stand for many things to many different people. All of these may be of issue to you at  different times in your life. I know they have for me at different times in my life. In fact, I am still learning and growing so that I may overcome some of these and others in my life. I am no different from millions, actually billions of other people all around the world. We are all striving to achieve the level of freedom that we believe will give us the lifestyle we desire.  Take a minute and reflect on the things that are affecting you from really enjoying the life you want to live.

Ahh Freedom

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What is freedom to me?  Freedom to me is the ability to get up when I am rested, go to bed when I am tired. Can you imagine not trying to get to sleep so you can get rudely woken up a  blaring alarm clock? I also don’t want to have to worry about my daily bills, you know, to have more money than month for a change. Wouldn’t that be awesome to pay all your bills, enjoy a dinner out with the spouse once a week maybe? Take the family out for a nice dinner in a restaurant once a month and not have to pick their meals for them and then cheap out on the tip. Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy the little things that mean so much without the financial worry of  running short? Actually have a positive balance at the end of the month! Not having to start buying gifts for your child’s birthday three months early so it not a burden financially when  the exciting day arrives. That’s the kind of things I am talking about.  Or, can you imagine going on a trip for a week or maybe longer, to some exotic place, and not having to worry about cutting back to make that happen especially if you want to take the kids with you. These are the kinds of things I wanted and more, like to be credit card free, when the bill comes in you pay it in full, no matter how big it is. Pay off all your vehicles loans.  Live in a paid for house. Travel several times a year without having to plan for it months or even years in advance and then scrimp on fares and excursion when you are there.  These are some of the things I am thinking about when I think of freedom.

Not all but, most of peoples problems revolve around the lack of funds. Lets face it many of today’s medical issues are a result of improper diet or nutrition. It cost money to eat properly. What should be standard care, like regular dentist visits, or optometrist visits, people want these but put them off. Why? Finances. Most couples that fight about ninety percent of their arguments can be tracked back to lack of funds.  I don`t care how the fight starts but if you work it backwards and dig deep enough the underlying concern is the stress of getting by, lack of funds. The economies of the world are not getting better, so we, me and you need to look at ways we can improve our options and increase our chances at a decent life. Not only for us but for our children.

So that is the purpose of http://www.getfreewithglen.com to find solutions to help people to be FREE from whatever is holding them back. This blog is about helping people. I will post blogs with links to articles and websites that I have found to be informative or helpful to my development and growth. I will be looking forward to your comments and feedback. Let me know what your areas of concerns are and lets see what we can find together to remedy your situation. In doing so we may help many others in the process.

I am really looking forward to seeing where this blog will go.

All the best to you.

Glen