In this health video you will learn how baby boomers are revolutionizing health.
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Lyle Hurd: Now, one of my favorite topics, I would like you to give us your opinion of what kind of changes are going to take place in healthcare once the baby-boomers hit Medicare? Hyla Cass: That's a great question. Well, Medicare is on its way to bankruptcy, the government is on its way to bankruptcy. We are doing this cover-yourself medicine, where far too much testing, far too much expensive testing is going on. A lot of very expensive treatments and not a lot of great results. And the boomers are smart and they would take charge, and they are going to revolutionize health. They are going to take it on and demand that things work better, and more appropriately. I mean, we started the health food revolution, the nutrition revolution, nutrients, supplements. We got DSHEA passed in 1994, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which enabled us to keep supplements on the shelves. So we are actually very self-motivated. We are not going to just put up with status quo. Changes have to happen and people have to learn about their own health, ask the right questions, educate, educate, educate themselves and have really educated smart conversations with their doctors, where they are being partners, they are using doctors the as partners, not as an authority, as a God-like distinct figure, oh yes, my doctor said this, so this - I mean that's ridiculous. I really ask people to be partners with me. I am the expert. I don't expect them to know as much I do. But they are going to know more about who they are and what they need, and they use me a resource. And then I have written all these books, and I also give a lot of references that people can look things up. So I think it behooves people and the boomers know this to really learn as much as they can so they can ask the right questions and get the right things for them, and work with their physicians as partners. Lyle Hurd: So you are saying, you really need to be captain or co-captain of your own healthcare team. You need to know what you can do to avoid the system, and you know what you should expect when you have to access the system. Hyla Cass: Right and then besides that, there is a whole preventive aspect. Exercise, I mean that's huge, huge and diet huge, in terms of longevity and quality of life. And it's no longer a matter of eating what you want and watching TV all night and then going to a doctor and getting a pill. That's passé, that's history, doesn't work. So people are also exercising, eating better. I mean look what they baby boomer restaurants now. I mean you can have healthy meals in many, many places. So we are making a difference. Lyle Hurd: So we need to take arms against the sea of troubles and by opposing, end them. Thank you.